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Teaching English in Bolivia

IMG_4771Teaching English in Bolivia is definitely a good opportunity for someone looking to gain experience. ESL teachers can find jobs as long as they are native speakers and hold a TEFL/TESOL certification. In general, English teaching jobs at language institutes are paid hourly, however, at Instituto Exclusivo we do have both salaried and hourly positions.

Multiple Intesol Bolivia graduates have moved on to teaching at Instituto Exclusivo, the language institute where the course is given and where many of the practicums take place.

People who decide to teach English in Bolivia shouldn’t expect to save a lot of money, but they should be able to live comfortably on the wages they earn since Bolivia has a low cost of living. In general, this is true for teaching English throughout all of South America, although the better jobs through the British Council or large language schools usually offer better salaries and benefits.  Most schools will help organize your visa even if you are on hourly pay, but they generally don’t pay for housing or flights.

We have a list of Language Schools both here in La Paz as well as around the country for those who wish to find work here in Bolivia when the course is completed.