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Travel & Teach - Ecuador


If you are looking for a South American adventure, teaching English in Ecuador is definitely something to be considered. It boasts a rich history dating back to the Incas and is a country of outstanding beauty and diverse geographical and ecological regions. The people are friendly and welcoming and there is demand to learn English

The cost of living is cheap and provided that you do not expect to save money, you should be able to live quite comfortably. It is also comparatively safe, compared with some other countries in the region, although it is never wise to be complacent. Everything considered, Ecuador represents one of the most promising South American destinations for the travelling teacher in search of an EFL adventure.

As with many countries in the region you’ll find a preference for American English, although this should not deter teachers from other countries in their search for employment. The key requirements are often native speaker ability, a TESOL certificate and simply being in place. A degree will enhance your prospects, as will any business qualifications or experience, as the commercial sector generates much of the better paid EFL work.

Tips for teaching English in Ecuador: 

* choose the 120-hour TESOL Premier course for Latin America
* the 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners course for Ecuador
* alternatively, it may be possible to find teaching with a shorter UK-based weekend/3 day course
* view a great comment from a TESOL graduate James Connor teaching English in Ecuador 
* aim for the capital and major cities of Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca to begin your search

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