On this page, we gather tips about teaching English in Colombia. This page is kept up to date with new links regularly. Remember these are just links to some of our discussions, and some of the information may not be correct or even conflicting - you still have to do your own research.



General info





Where can you find a teaching job?

There are 3 ways: you can find private students (no visa needed), you can go with a small school (and just look for a job when you're in Colombia), or you can go with a large school (and get a job before going to Colombia).





Which city?

Most people go to teach in one of the big cities (Bogota, Cali, Medellin), although teaching in a smaller town can also be a great experience:





How much money should you make?



And what about the visa? Basically, you need a work visa to teach.





Or how about teaching Spanish?



What are Colombia schools like?





Please leave comments and links so I can add them to this page over time.

Posted on January 8, 2005


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Comments:

Are online TEFL courses accepted in Bogota? Hi all, I was born in Colombia but have grown up and have Canadian Citizenship. I am planning on returning to Bogota in August for 6 months to teach English. After that, the plan is to continue to New Zealand to get my teaching certification. Because of how expensive travel and tuition are going to be I don't want to spend the $1500 or so getting an onsite TEFL/CELTA certification. Do you guys know if the schools / Universities in Bogota would accept an on-line TEFL course since I have already been teaching English at a Junior High School for two years? I tried contacting Colombo and the Britishcouncil but the latter told me only about their CELTA course. My parents say that I should not bother taking a course but I am not sure.

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teaching esl in Bogota with a masters in TESOL I have a masters in TESOL fom a college in NY. Any recommendations for schools in Bogota that would hire an esl teacher?

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some colleges hire english teachers, they prefer native ones. you can find opportunities in colombian news papers

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salaries? I have recently graduated from an accredited Canadian university with a Degree in Mathematics. I am interested in either teaching Math at an English school in Medellin Colombia or teaching English at a language institute. Would anybody know what type of salary range I could expect assuming I can find a full time position? Any help would be deeply appreciated.



Sinorito@math.net

Posted on January 8, 2005


Teaching in Colombia Hi all. This is my first time posting a comment and so I hope it works. I am going to be working with a non-profit org. and thus am lookingto teach English to make some money. I will be living in Barranquilla. Does anyone have any info on this place? Are there teaching opportunities? I have a BA in Spanish and my ESL certificate; what do you think?

Posted on January 8, 2005


colegio gran bretagne or school de ingleterra ? I've been offered a job package to teach at either Colegio Gran Bretagne and/or The English school, both in Bogota.



The salaries do not differ greatly but i was wondering if anyone could recommend one over the other?



I hope to be moving with my 3 year old daughter to Bogota for Setember and may be without my spouse for a year. Is this safe to do with my little one ? She has been promised a place in either school...



please help, thank you sincerely

Posted on January 8, 2005


Teaching jobs Hello Everyone

I was just curious as to where I can find job postings to work as an english teacher in Colombia. I have no teaching experience or certification. I am, however, a native speaker with a B.A and wondering if this is enough. If I do need certification, is a TEFL online course good enough? Also, do most schools offer housing and medical coverage?

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Jobs My ex-wife was able to find a job just because she is a native speaker.Try a private intitution first.

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The english School Vicky. I'm an English School graduate and if you ask me I'd choose the English School. I've never heard of the other school you mention, which is pretty weird considering the fact that all the prestigious international schools in Bogotá are well known and belong to an association called uncoli. I don't think the Gran Bretagne belongs to uncoli, or perhaps it is a new school, which might not be convenient. The English School has a nice atmosphere quite a few british teachers, so you will have company during those tough first weeks. When I was a student at the school there were quite a few foreign students, and small children are taught english from a very young age, so I think you shouldn't worry too much about your daughter.

I hope you have a good time in Colombia, I'm sure you will make tons of new friends.

Posted on January 8, 2005


overseas placement service for teachers try search associates--if you google it, the name will appear at the top--i taught in colombia for 7 years in the late 70's and 80's--in barranquilla and cali--went to school at the granada school in the 50's as my dad was a pilot for an oil company--search associates is a place to start--also I would look up under the US State department all the overseas american schools supported by the US government via the State department--these are not DOD schools. Cali has an excellent school--Bolivar and Parrish in barranquilla is ok as well. good luck

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COLOMBIA It's a beautiful place!!!

I love the states as well, but Colombia has its charm.

If you are currently living in Colombia enjoy it and help it building a better place.

Posted on January 8, 2005


Job in Bogota, Colombia POSTED ON MARCH 1, 2007

Hi!! We are an English Institute in Bogota, Colombia and we hire English teachers from all over the world. No English teaching experience is required. We provide training and we teach in Multinational companies . The pay is excellent. Please give us a call in Bogota at Tel. 3216776 ot Cell. 3102416446 as soon as you arrive to Bogota.

We have classes starting everyweek.





Regards,

Adriana Posso Bergsneider

petersons@etb.net.co

Posted on January 8, 2005


Job in Bogota, Colombia POSTED ON MARCH 1, 2007

Hello there! Would you like to teach English in Bogota, COLOMBIA? We are hiring English Teachers from all over the world. Requisites: To stay in Bogota for at least 3 months, teaching experience is welcomed but not required because we provide training. As well, Spanish language is not a requirement for an English Teaching position. We teach executives in Multinational companies. The pay is excellent. Please give us a call in Bogota at Tel. 3216776 ot Cell. 3102416446 or as soon as you arrive to Bogota.

We have classes starting every week.



Best Regards,

Adriana Posso Bergsneider

petersons@etb.net.co

Posted on January 8, 2005


TEFL Qualifications I would highly recommend the British Council TEFL Course (in Bogota and elsewhere).



A number of reasons really. The British Council is a UK government funded cultural organisation a bit like the BBC. One of its purposes is to promote excellence in English Language Teaching. As a result its teacher training courses are of a very high standard, there are excellent library and reference resources and it offers the most widely recognised ELT qualification worldwide - the CELTA from Cambridge University, which is a passport to teaching anywhere.



In Bogota the British Council also has a very big language teaching centre split over two sites near the Zona Rosa which is seen by most Colombians to be the best place to learn English and employs a number of teachers.

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On line Certificate I think it is a better idea if you get your TEFL Certification here in Colombia. On line courses are like on line college degrees (usually worthless). Please visit our company's (ISSO - International Student Services Org.)web page www.estudiosexterior.com. We offer the International TEFL Certificate program and we also have a job placement service and housing and airport pick up service. We have had many participants come from other parts of the world (UK, Canada, USA and Australia) We have centers in Bogota, Cali and Barranquilla. E mail me at tefl@estudiosexterior.com and I can send you more information about the ocurse, our company and the services offered.

Posted on January 8, 2005


Tutor Needed in Cali I need a tutor to help my Colombiana learn English. She lives in Cali and I'm hoping to get somebody to work with her once or twice a week. I am going to Cali in December to "tie the knot" so, I need some help QUICKLY! = ) If there is anyone out there interested, please email me at: Nathan_Lumpkin@yahoo.com for your rates.



Thanks,

Nathan

Posted on January 8, 2005


I need a job does anyone have a specific web site or company that hires english teachers in bucaramanga, colombia. help

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I need a tutor in Bogota near Carrera 18 I need a tutor to provide private English lessons to an 11-year old child. Please send me an e-mail at angelicasantacruz@yahoo.com indicating me what language method is used and your rates.

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Part time? Bogotá is a nice place, safe as N.Y. "depends on the area"

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hospital employment does anyone know how easy it is to get a job working a hospital in colombia.. i would appreciate anyone with knowledge giving me any information thanks

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I have a masters as well and have lived in Colombia for a year and never was able to get hired at a school. It is difficult here because everything is through connections. There are a lot of ads in the newspapers and even though I have applied and have education and experience NOBODY has even called!!



I put 2 ads in El Tiempo and I had a great response. I have been teaching since March and it has been going very well for me. I teach privately so I am my own boss and I make great money..



Maybe you will have better luck than I did with the schools, but if that fails put an ad in the paper and you will probably be surprised.

Posted on January 8, 2005


Certification To tell you the truth, what counts here in Colombia are connections. You can teach in a University without any certification if you have the right connections. You have to at least be a self taught grammarian, meaning study grammar like hell and be dynamic. Good luck!

Posted on January 8, 2005


Teach in Cali Hi, I just regustered today so am new here. I am from the state of Texas and I am moving to Cali around May of 2006. I need help, how do I look for teaching possitions? Should I call from here or should I wait until I get there? Also what schools are good to teach. I will graduate from University of Texas with a BA in IDS EC-4th and I am also certified.

Thanks guys

Posted on January 8, 2005


Anyone knows about teaching german jobs? Hi, I'm helping my boyfriend to search for a job here in Bogota. His English is very good, but his Spanish is almost non existent. Therefore you can imagine how difficult it has been for both of us to find something that could represent an income for him in Bogota. I was thinking he might teach german or english lesson, do anyone knows if someone needs him?

He'll be arriving in late December, thus we urgently need to find something, let's say for January...



HELP!!!



LILIANA :)

Posted on January 8, 2005


A new life in Colombia I was interested in any advice anyone could offer... I am planning to relocate to Bogota in the summer of 2006. I am a single female (30) with two children, a girl who will be 12, and a son who will be 3. I was born and raised in Boston, MA, I am first generation born in the U.S., all of my family is from Colombia, mostly from Santander. I have basically had enough of the harsh winters and life here. I would like my children to have the opportunity that I wish I always had, to be raised in Colombia amongst their culture, traditions and people. We are all bilingual, I currently am a elementary school teacher in the Boston Public School system. I am looking to teach in Bogota, if possible. I have a masters degree in early childhood education. The only family I have left is pretty much extended family. I don't know where to begin to search for a job, a home/apt, and appropriate bilingual schools for my children. It will be a big move for us, as we have always lived here in Mass. we spent a month last summer visiting Colombia and traveling all over. I had visited previously but hadn't for some time and this time really fell in love and decided it was time to make that move. Any suggestions/ resources would be greatly appreciated!













Priscilla

Posted on January 8, 2005


cartegana Will you ever get over to Cartegana?I live in Destin FL and i am thinking about moving soon to Cartegana

Posted on January 8, 2005


I've lived in Medellín for the last 3 years teaching English What would you like to know about teaching English, living, dating, driving/getting around, studying, maybe even buying property in Medellín or travelling around Colombia by car/bus/plane? I have lots of first-hand information and answers for you.

alejandroenfuego@yahoo.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


a company in bogota for work Hello, yes, i used a company called...

internationl job corp.

u can see there info at.

www.internationaljobco.com

have a great week

Mike

Posted on January 8, 2005


School in Bogota yes, I recomend you to contact colegiocampoalegre@colcampo.edu.co

It´s a nice mid size bilingual school in a beautiful location with high academic standars.

Walter

Posted on January 8, 2005


TEFL Training in Cali Can anyone give an indication what kind of money is to be made teaching English in Cali, Colombia (I'm considering taking the ISSO Teacher Training Certificate Course".

Thanks,

Amador - 29.01.06

Posted on January 8, 2005


if your certified you can contact colegio panamericano which is the top bilingual school in bucaramanga. if you´re not a certified teacher, you might at least be able to get on their sub list



check out their website



www.colegiopanamericano.edu

Posted on January 8, 2005


Info about British Council CELTA course? It looks like my (Colombian) wife and I (US) may be moving from the UK to Bogota, possibly in as little as a few months. She's a lawyer in Colombia, so that's her job search; I've been working as a technical writer, and don't suppose there are many positions for English-language technical writing in Bogota, so I'm thinking about going into teaching English. I've read most of the posts here on poorbuthappy, and have done a little research around the web, but I still have some questions that I hope someone can answer!



While I don't have any formal experience/training in teaching English as a foreign language, I have a big academic background (including a fancy graduate degree from a fancy university's English Faculty ;)), and it looks like I could probably get some kind of English-teaching job just with that. Still, I'm looking at this as a new career, rather than something to get by on whilst backpacking around, so I would quite like to get some kind of qualification in teaching English before jumping right in.



It seems like I could take a TESOL or even CELTA course here in the UK for substantially less money than the British Council in Bogota's CELTA course. On the other hand, taking the British Council in Bogota's CELTA course, could be a good way of helping me get settled, make me useful contacts for future jobs, and I think they even offer Spanish lessons to their trainee English teachers. So for all that, it might be worth the extra money. Has anyone here taken the British Council's course or know anything about it? I'd be really interested in hearing about any experience with it, or about getting teaching positions at the various private schools. Any thoughts or pointers?



Cheers,

Carl

Posted on January 8, 2005


Info about British Council CELTA course? Hi Carl



Saw your message posted here and thought I??d reply.



I took the CELTA course in Bogotá last year and I??m currently living and teaching English privately here. I??m coming to London on a short trip week after next and would be happy to get together and give you some pointers based on my experience. If you??re interested post a further message and we can arrange to get together.



Paul.

Posted on January 8, 2005


HELP!! Hey Everyone,



So I've been firing off e-mails like it was my job in the last week. I have found a few websites, here and there after doing a bit of google searching. Just wondering if anyone could help in my job searching. I have a BA in Politica Studies from Queen's U in Canada, I'm taking my TESL/TEFL certificate, and have experience with private tutoring for the past year. As well I have worked extensively with ESL students in a number of different ways. Lastly I am completly bilingual, since I was born in Venezuela and family is from Uruguay.



Anyhoot, if anyone could help in finding work at a highschool, institute etc. It would be greatly appreciated. I am planning to be in Colombia by the mid-end of August if all pans out well.



Thanks in advance.



Nick

Posted on January 8, 2005


CELTA or TEFL/TESOL Dear Carl and Paul Anthony,



Both certifications are accepted in Colombia as a valid certificate to teach English. ISSO - International Student Services Org. offers the International TEFL/TESOL Certificate program in association with ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada. Our certificate is valid world wide and we have a very strong job placement service. We have a network of teachers and institutions nation-wide where you can offer your services as an English teacher. Our program cost less than the BC CELTA. If you are interested please visit www.estudiosexterior.com. We have had a lot of participants from UK, USA, Canada and Australia.



Best regards,



Harold Bratovich

Posted on January 8, 2005


Would love to go back, but need help Hi all,

As I have been reading everyones input I was able to attach some knots there and educate myself on some things.

I am looking to go back to cali, does anyone knows how much it cost to take the TEFL there and how long does it takes to finish?

I have three semesters of Crinimal Justice and have lived here, U.S.A, for5 1/2 years. Maybe that helps!

Any jobs that anyone can lead me to?

Please any inputs would be greatly appreciate it.

Posted on January 8, 2005


Teaching Tips Hi all... I manage a small group of teachers here in Bogota... and I'm gonna tell you about what I know and hope that it helps... money- $5,000 an hour - bad; $15,000 an hour - average/good Colombo Americana, Berlitz, Passanges, British Council... are the big name institutions at the moment... Berlitz is a franchize (rather like McDonalds!) World-Wide, but bad rep for teaching. Passanges... I don't know much... British Council is in a class of its own, you need CELTA, two years experience post CELTA and still its hard to get a job, but it's the best by far!... Colombo... is cool... friendly atmosphere, alot of my friends like it alot... Institutions and most schools pay holiday pay and Seguro whilst paying $15,000, working 8 hours a day you'll make about 2 million before tax a month. There's a lot of crap insitutes out there and no

regulations to get rid of them... Praxis, Meyer... and others, pay nothing, treat you like dirt have a methodology written by Kindegarton school children. Not advisable! HTL (Higher Technology Learning) is not what it says on the tin... most of the teachers are taking English classes themselves and its stupidly expensive for the students...Take from the rich, to make the rich richer. I suggest to anyone who is thinking of teaching for a period of time (6 months) even if it is just a back-up... to take the CELTA course at the British Council... I took it and its amazing, simply the best... have turned teaching into a science. Its expensive, but 100% quality and worth every single penny. I think the CELTA kicks the hell out of the TEFL with observed teaching practice, pronunciation method, understanding the student, class planning... These guys are the professionals! Cheap... is cheap immitation.

All my teachers must have the CELTA, we stick by the methods taught by the CELTA... teachers work part time more or less, with regular classes, two hours a day 5 days a week will make you a million pesos... 25,000 an hour after tax, I provide a very good support system for all the teachers and we're all friends and drink together... email address is Hugh_Proctor@Yahoo.com ... any questions send me an email... and take it easy guys... have fun!

Posted on January 8, 2005


CELTA OR TEFL Thanks Hugh_protocor for your Inputs, that was very helpful.

Any info on where to take CELTA in Cali?

Thanks

Posted on January 8, 2005


CELTA or TEFL Dear Monica,

You can contact us at tefl@estudiosexterior.com - Harold Bratovich. I will be glad to help you with all of the information needed and we can set up a telephone conversation to answer all of your questions and doubts that you may have regarding our program and services. It is very important to know the academic content of both programs to be able to make a comment on any of them. I think any advice by people that dont know both or have little academic knowledege and teacher training experience is just ill-advise. Our program is accepted world wide. We have a centers in Cali, Bogota, Barranquilla and Quito. ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada has centers in Toronto and Vancouver. The program is accredited by the Canadian Language Council, TESL Canada, CAPLS and the Colombian Ministry of Education. Hope to see you in our April 17 initiation.



Best regards,



Harold Bratovich

ISSO

Colombia - Ecuador

Posted on January 8, 2005


TEFL program in Cali Dear Monica,

please e mail at tefl@estudiosexterior.com or you can call me on my mobile phone at 315-565-5481. I am out of the office and will be back on Thursday. I am at our center in Bogota. You can try to reach me in Bogota at 57-1-218-1679. Our adminnistrative director, Luis Fernando Gutierrez, told me that you had called.



We have a course starting April 17, 2006. Please let me know if you can make it to save a spot for you. We have participants from local high schools, universities and language centers that are going to be participating in it, thus adding a lot of personal experience to the training and to your future in teachin English.



Hope to hear from you soon.



Best regards,



Harold Bratovich

ISSO

Academic Director

tefl@estudiosexterior.com

www.estudiosexterior.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


re: BushLawyer Hi Amador,



I'm wondering if you did the ISSO Teacher Training Certificate Course in the end? How did you find it. Any info would be great,



Jake

Posted on January 8, 2005


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Where to go in Latin America? Hi, I'm a university student from the Netherlands interested in going to Latin America for 6 months. I've been offered jobs in several places so far: Bucaramanga (Colombia), Maracaibo and Barquisimeto (Venezuela), Manta and Loja (Ecuador), Panama City (Panama), and in São Paulo (Brazil). The job in all of these cities would be that of an English teacher, teaching children, teenagers and/or adults. My question to y'all is: where would you go if you had a choice between these destinations? I'm really doubting between Bucaramanga and Barquisimeto, as they both appeal to me a lot and seem to be similar. The only thing that worries me about Bucaramanga (and the rest of Colombia, for that matter) is my personal safety. Which of the two cities are most interesting in terms of culture, going out, friendliness of people, weather, and safety? I really hope you can help me out!

Posted on January 8, 2005


FOR AUSTRALIANDUDE Hi!, I am colombian and I have been studying in an english institute in my city Manizales.....I think we have a high level, because I recently arrived from Australia and I was pretty confident with my second language,I also know that Bucaramanga, the city you are talking about is beatiful, peaeful and has a good weather, like 20-25C'. So, I may recomend you to come and teach in Colombia, my teachers are very happy here and they came from the states, Romania, Indonesia, Holand, etc...You will find good peaple and friend, and in your spare time you can travel to islands, mountains and gungles as well.....If you make this desition: !welcome to Colombia!

Posted on January 8, 2005


Advice Hi!, I am colombian and I have been studying in an english institute in my city Manizales.....I think we have a high level, because I recently arrived from Australia and I was pretty confident with my second language,I also know that Bucaramanga, the city you are talking about is beatiful, peaeful and has a good weather, like 20-25C'. So, I may recomend you to come and teach in Colombia, my teachers are very happy here and they came from the states, Romania, Indonesia, Holand, etc...You will find good peaple and friend, and in your spare time you can travel to islands, mountains and gungles as well.....If you make this desition: !welcome to Colombia!

Posted on January 8, 2005


TEFL in Cali If you want to do a TEFL course in Cali contact teflincali@colombia.com

Cambridge University certification, teaching practice with real students, multiple trainers, everything you need!

Posted on January 8, 2005


Academic Schedule - Job Finding Hey, I have a B.A. in Spanish and am getting my CELTA certification this July. I was hoping to arrive in Bogota in early August and am wondering what my chances are of finding work at that time?



I understand that in Colombia there are two main academic seasons, one starting in either August or September? If I arrive in person to look for work in August will I be too late? Or is there some last minute hiring going on?



I have also heard that highschools pay a bit more than private institutes (which seems to be a reversal of the norm). Is this true?

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teaching in General Hello all, I am a native English speaker thinking of taking up TEFL English teaching and seeing Colombian Citie's and some other South American Countries. Could someome please tell me is TEFL English teaching hard to do? do you need to be a certain type of person, super confident/ very talkative etc. Helping me with this would be much appreciated... a great help :)



Thanks

Brian

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teaching in General Hello all, I am a native English speaker thinking of taking up TEFL English teaching and seeing Colombian Citie's and some other South American Countries. Could someome please tell me is TEFL English teaching hard to do? do you need to be a certain type of person, super confident/ very talkative etc. Helping me with this would be much appreciated... a great help :)



Thanks

Brian

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teaching in General Hello all, I am a native English speaker thinking of taking up TEFL English teaching and seeing Colombian Citie's and some other South American Countries. Could someome please tell me is TEFL English teaching hard to do? do you need to be a certain type of person, super confident/ very talkative etc. Helping me with this would be much appreciated... a great help :)



Thanks

Brian

Posted on January 8, 2005


About a place Walking around Bogota trying to find a place to teach some hours and meet new people, I saw an institute called Alliance in 116. Any info about this place? It looks nice from the outside, and it seems that they have many students (or at least many cars)... I'm just looking for a friendly atmosphere, where people are not so pretentious...you know what I mean, right?

Posted on January 8, 2005


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Posted on January 8, 2005


From: Mr John Ofori

Manager

International Commercial Bank

Kanashi Branch

Ghana.

Attn: My mail address; john_ofori003@yahoo.de



My name is Mr John Ofori , I am the regional manager of the International Commercial Bank of Ghana kanashi in the Western Region of Ghana. I got your information during my search through the Internet. I am 50 years of age and married with 2 lovely kids. It may interest you to hear that I am a man of PEACE and don't want problem, I only hope we can assist each other. If you don't want this business offer kindly forget it as I will not contact you again.

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us, as the regional manager of the International Commercial Bank; it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each year. On the course of the last year 2005 end of year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made one million five hundred and fifty thousand dollars [1,550.000.00] which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have since place this fund on what we call SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.

As an officer of the bank I can not be directly connected to this money, so this informed my contacting you for us to work so that you can assist receive this money into your bank account for us to SHARE. While you will have 30% of the total fund .Note there are practically no risk involved, it will be bank to bank transfer, all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund who made the deposit with our branch so that my Head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account. If you accept this offer to work with me, I will appreciate it very much. As soon as I receive your response I will details you on how we can achieve it successfully.

Best regards,

Mr John Ofori

Posted on January 8, 2005


TEFL program in Cali..Harold Bratovich WEll, this is for everyone out there who is thinking of taking the TEFL course with Harold Bratovich. DON"T....I went to Barranquilla and was supposed to get a work visa etc....an aggrement with HAROLD. But in the end I left his english school. He soon closed shop and left for Cali. I understand that many people were upset with him and left with not paying the staff, rent etc.

HE is a devil, and tell you many things. REMEMBER....everything is Colomiba is about business...the bottom line money. Harold is all about business nothing more. He will take your money and laugh all the way to his bank.

Hey Harold if your reading this remmeber you still owe me 700,000.00 pasos.......plus interest at 19% since July, 2003.



Regards

Richard Johnson

Posted on January 8, 2005


Calling All Native Speaking English Teachers I am looking for Native English as a Second Language teachers in Bogotá and/or those who can pass as native speakers. I am only interested in talking to individuals and not established schools/organizations. If you fit this category please get in touch to talk about mutually beneficial teaching opportunities. I can be contacted by email at paulbogota2000@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from anyone interested.

Posted on January 8, 2005


ISSO - International Student Services - TEFL/TESOL ISSO - International Student Services Org. - offers an internationally accredited and registered program in Colombia. We have had many participants come from other parts of the world (UK, Canada, USA and Australia) We have centers in Bogota, Cali and Barranquilla. E mail me at tefl@estudiosexterior.com and I can send you more information about the course, our company and the services offered. We can also send you a list of past participants and their contact information. We have a network of institutions where we can offer job guidance and job placement. We are ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada's authorized training center in Colombia and the participants that successfully complete our program receive a certificate from both institutions. Our program is accepted worldwide.

Posted on January 8, 2005


Teacher-Student Network's TEFL Certificate Program Teacher-Student Network offers an internationally-recognized TEFL Certificate Course in Bogotá, Colombia. For more information about our academic program, please feel free to contact us at itsdnet@yahoo.com.



Teacher-Student Network's teacher training program is based on an active learning approach, giving our TEFL trainees extensive opportunity to practice what they study. Trainees in our program participate in classes where their trainers model the teaching techniques to be mastered. Trainees then undertake skill-building activities, both individually and in small groups. They also lead their own EFL practice teaching classes for a minimum of four hours, receiving guidance and feedback from our experienced teacher trainers.



We limit class size to 12 trainees for maximum benefit to participants in our program. Our trainers will give you personal attention throughout the course, and encourage you to develop your own teaching style while mastering the essential skills of teaching English.





During the course, you will:

? Learn to plan and teach your lessons using a communicative approach. Skills covered include teaching reading, listening, speaking and writing;

? Develop the ability to create your own materials that introduce and integrate these skills in a lively, enjoyable and productive format;

? Thoroughly review English grammar and learn how to create dynamic, effective grammar lessons;

? Learn how to teach populations with specialized needs, such as businesspeople and young learners;

? Develop classroom management skills;

? Learn how to teach and improve specialized content such as vocabulary teaching, teaching pronunciation and teaching True Beginning level students;

? Learn how to handle complicated aspects of the language classroom, such as error correction;

? Become familiar with different methodologies and learn how to incorporate those methodologies into your classes so that they can best meet the needs of individuals students;

? Become familiar with cooperative learning and how to incorporate it into your classroom;

? Learn how to meet the needs not only of Spanish speakers learning English, but learners of all languages, and much more.

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Returning to Latin America HI Everyone;



I am Canadian and have spent 6 years in L.America from '97 to '03 at which time I went to China. I was in Medellin for 2 months in '00.



Now I want to come to Bogota and teach mainly Business English. A few questions: Is it easy and cheap to get a student visa and is this a reasonable solution/alternative to getting a working visa?



Is overstaying the visa logical? Fine for same?



I also sincerely would like to find a wife and it seems you can get residency that way? Is it complicated?



I'd like to eventually get a lot of privates and be independent of any one particular language center or employer.



Thanks in advance.

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Coming to Colombia from China Hello;



I put one comment on this system but it seems to have got lost.



I spent '97 to 2003 in Latin America mostly Mexico City. Spent 2000 in S.America including 2 months in Medellin and 8 months in Santiago. I speak reasonable Spanish.



I want to come to Bogota soon and would like to teach Business English, first for training centers, then get privates, and finally start my own consulting business.



Does someone know a little more about student visas? Rules for getting them and the cost? Some people seem to feel it's a good way to deal with 180 day visa rule.



I have 10 years experience, and 2 teaching certificates.



Really appreciate any general info on teaching in Colombia especially job leads!

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Coming to Colombia from China Hello;



I put one comment on this system but it seems to have got lost.



I spent '97 to 2003 in Latin America mostly Mexico City. Spent 2000 in S.America including 2 months in Medellin and 8 months in Santiago. I speak reasonable Spanish.



I want to come to Bogota soon and would like to teach Business English, first for training centers, then get privates, and finally start my own consulting business.



Does someone know a little more about student visas? Rules for getting them and the cost? Some people seem to feel it's a good way to deal with 180 day visa rule.



I have 10 years experience, and 2 teaching certificates.



Really appreciate any general info on teaching in Colombia especially job leads!

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I just happen to be from Long Beach,CA, and I love visiting South America, My first visit was to Bogota, Ibaque, and Cucuta and not being a spanish speaking person, I had a great time. Would I travel to South America again, You Bet! The people are wonde

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Latin American Vet If you are interested in teaching in Colombia please send us your resume via e mail to tefl@estudiosexterior.com.

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Teaching in Cucuta Hello,



I love this site. Very helpful. I am a Canadian Citizen looking to move to Cucuta to teach english. Has anyone ever been there, or know of anyone there? Are there many school in that city? I have yet to find any postings for english teachers from that city.



Any help would be much appreciated.

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Teaching tricks Hello there everyone!

Beware of individuals working illegally in Colombia and acting as middleman for English classes. Their modus operandi is as follows: they collect a large amount of money from the students and then, they send the CELTA certified teachers, and after that, they take off with all the money, ripping everyone off. To attract CELTA teachers, they offer 25,000, 35,000, even 55,000 pesos per hour, because they are not going to pay you at all.

When it is too good to be true, it probably is!

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teaching in Colombia Hi,



I'm planning to live in colombia and i'm looking for a job there.

I would like to teach english or another language (French??), although I'm not a native English speaker (I'm from Belgium). Do you think it's possible to teach without being a native English speaker?

I volunteered before in Venezuela and there i teached English, i also gave private lessons to students and children in Colombia, but also as a volunteer. And what about a TEFL-course in Colombia, are those courses available for non native English speakers??

Gr,

V

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need advice on teaching jobs????? Hi, I'm an American with 4 years of teaching experience, mostly elementary school in the states. I have a teaching license here. I'm going to Bogota in July. I'm set to take a TEFL certificate course there. I'm wondering if I can find a good full-time job after the 9 week course.(around late September). Or, should I try to get a good job full-time that starts in August, and try to do the TEFL course at the same time. It seems like that would be a HEAVY load of work. I appreciate any advice.



Matt

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Hi Matt.... I am going burning the trails for you. I am currently in Bogota taking a TEFL class and looking for a job. I will be able to give you all the advice you need once I am done with my search (which will be LONG before you get here). I am told by everyone at my TEFL school that there will be NO problem finding a job after you complete your course. We'll see!



Brian

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International TEFL course finally in Medellin!!! International TEFL / TESOL Certificate



Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification Program ?? teacher training program.



Internationally registered and accredited

120 hour teacher training program

Meets international standards

Certify your knowledge internationally

Teach based on international standards

Move up the ladder

Accepted anywhere around the world.



FOR MORE INFORMATION REGISTER ONLINE

OR IN PERSON

Medellín - Cra 65 # 40-25 - Tel. (57 4) 2653913,cel.301-288-7633

www.estudiosexterior.com



*** Accreditations and memberships:

C.L.C. ?? Canada Language Council ,CAPLS ?? Canadian Association of Private Language Schools, CEC - Canadian Education Centre Network, FIYTO - Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations, FODESEP Fondo de Desarrollo de la Educación Superior, C.C.B Camera de Comercio de Bogota / Cali

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Job in Bogota, Colombia Hi!! We are an English Institute in Bogota, Colombia and we hire English teachers from all over the world. No English teaching experience is required. We provide training and we teach in Multinational companies . The pay is excellent. Please give us a call in Bogota at Tel. 3216776 or Cell. 3102416446 as soon as you arrive to Bogota.

We have classes starting everyweek.



Regards,

Adriana Posso Bergsneider

petersons@etb.net.co

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Cool... Good stuff...a bit old, but good...and it can always be updated..

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English Teachers Urgently Needed in Bogota !!! Please send your résumé to:petersons@etb.net.co or Oca75@hotmail.com Phone number in Bogota 321-6776

Movil phone 310-241-6446 or schedule an interview and come to The Osaka Trade Center, Calle 74 # 15-80 Office720 Interior #2

Excellent pay 20,000 pesos per hour of (60 Minutes)After taxes(take home money) CALL NOW!!!

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teachers Urgently Needed in Bogota !!! Please send your résumé to:petersons@etb.net.co or Oca75@hotmail.com Phone number in Bogota 321-6776

Movil phone 310-241-6446 or schedule an interview and come to The Osaka Trade Center, Calle 74 # 15-80 Office720 Interior #2

Excellent pay 20,000 pesos per hour of (60 Minutes)After taxes(take home money) CALL NOW!!!

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teachers Urgently Needed in Bogota !!!!

Please send your résumé to:petersons@etb.net.co or Oca75@hotmail.com Phone number in Bogota 321-6776

Movil phone 310-241-6446 or schedule an interview and come to The Osaka Trade Center, Calle 74 # 15-80 Office720 Interior #2

Excellent pay 20,000 pesos per hour of (60 Minutes)After taxes(take home money) CALL NOW!!!

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teachers Urgently Needed in Bogota !!!!

Please send your résumé to:petersons@etb.net.co or Oca75@hotmail.com Phone number in Bogota 321-6776

Movil phone 310-241-6446 or schedule an interview and come to The Osaka Trade Center, Calle 74 # 15-80 Office720 Interior #2

Excellent pay 20,000 pesos per hour of (60 Minutes)After taxes(take home money) CALL NOW!!!

Posted on January 8, 2005


English Teachers Urgently Needed in Bogota !!!!

Please send your résumé to:petersons@etb.net.co or Oca75@hotmail.com Phone number in Bogota 321-6776

Movil phone 310-241-6446 or schedule an interview and come to The Osaka Trade Center, Calle 74 # 15-80 Office720 Interior #2

Excellent pay 20,000 pesos per hour of (60 Minutes)After taxes(take home money) CALL NOW!!!

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English Teachers Urgently Needed in Bogota International institute, Excellent pay 30k per session of 1:30 minutes. contact oca75@hotmail.com or petersons@etb.net.co No experience necessary

we provide training. CELTA teachers are welcome.

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If you want to teach English we want to hear from you Contact us: oca75@hotmail.com

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If you want to teach English we want to hear from you Contact us: oca75@hotmail.com

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english teacher How many classes a day can you offer? I have B.A. in English, EFL teaching experience, and am near-fluent in Spanish. Looking to relocate to either Colombia or Ecuador soon.



Saludos,

Chris Bruton

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santa marta Anyone know the address of the Colombiano-Americano Institute in Santa Marta? I'm interested in teaching there. Or any other well-paying school in S.A.

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If you want to teach English we would like to hear from you We provide training and excellent pay, we teach adults,

nice and friendly enviroment!! oca75@hotmail.com petersons@etb.net.co

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Teaching opportunities in Bogota Drop me a line if you want to become an Eglish teacher. oca75@hotmail.com

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Other job in Colombia, Bogota If somebody is planning to come to Bogota and not necessary wants to teach English, there are also other opportunities here for foreigners.I know from experience it is hard, but very possible if you determined enough.



I recommend to look at Colombian part of craigslist.com and also elempleo.com. That is how I found a job in English in Bogotá. I went through the whole recruitment process via internet and phone and company helped me with a visa with working permission. I've been working in this company for a year now and it has been a great experience. I started as a phone agent and now I'm working in marketing which is something I always wanted to do.



I would recommend everybody to look beyond English teaching, there are a lot of American and other international companies here that look for foreigners with good level of English. You can always start in call center and end up working in something you studied for plus you get to know Spanish really fast which gives you more perspectives for future.



In fact there is a new job opening in my company for a sales person. I think its a great opportunity for someone that is self motivated, knows american culture a little bit and of course can sell. Sales people here make much more than people on other positions and more than a regular colombian average. This is a job description. If somebody is interested, please write to: gwynethmarta@hotmail.com.



A leading online business is looking for telephone sales professionals with the following qualifications:



- Minimum 2 years experience in telephone sales or telemarketing

- Completely fluent in the English language (Spanish is optional).

- High integrity & self disciplined.



Benefits:

- Compensation: US$1,500 to $4,000 per month (co$3,000,000 to co$8,000,000 per month).

- Opportunity to work at home after fully trained (varies from 1 to 6 months).

- Salary contract with Colombian firm (optional), includes vacation, health, Sesantias, beneficios sociales, etc).

- Opportunity to earn experience in e-commerce.



Marta ( Polish girl with Colombian soul)

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Home School in Bogota Hello, my name is Vicky Castro.



We have a Software Development company here in Colombia and since we are expanding the business we will have to remain here in the contry at least for three years.



We are looking for a Kindergarden and elementary private tutor for our four years old son.



We want to private tutor because the english level and US or Canadian curriculum we are looking for it is not available at regular private schools.



We are looking for 6 hours/day, from Monday to Friday and we are offering $4´000.000/month (USD 2.000/month) for a native english speaker with elementary school experience and patience.



If interested, please contact me at vikcycas@vc-soft.com



Vicky

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Private Elementary Tutor Hello. My name is Vicky Catro. We owned a Software Development Company here in Colombia (www.vc-soft.com) and we are looking for a private kindergarden and elementary tutor for our four years old son.



We want him to be have a 100% english education following the US or Canadian elementary school curriculum.



We are offering $4´000.000/month (around USD 2.000/month) for 6 hours/day tuition form Monday to Friday.



We are looking for a native english speaker with children education experience and patience.



We need him/her to start August 2.007.



Please contact me at vickycas@vc-soft.com

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David We owned a Software Development company here in Bogota, we would like to talk with you. My email is vickycas@vc-soft.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


Private Elementary Tutor Hello. My name is Vicky Catro. We owned a Software Development Company here in Colombia (www.vc-soft.com) and we are looking for a private kindergarden and elementary tutor for our four years old son.



We want him to be have a 100% english education following the US or Canadian elementary school curriculum.



We are offering $4´000.000/month (around USD 2.000/month) for 6 hours/day tuition form Monday to Friday.



We are looking for a native english speaker with children education experience and patience.



We need him/her to start August 2.007.



Please contact me at vickycas@vc-soft.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


Private Elementary Tutor Hello. My name is Vicky Catro. We owned a Software Development Company here in Colombia (www.vc-soft.com) and we are looking for a private kindergarden and elementary tutor for our four years old son.



We want him to be have a 100% english education following the US or Canadian elementary school curriculum.



We are offering $4´000.000/month (around USD 2.000/month) for 6 hours/day tuition form Monday to Friday.



We are looking for a native english speaker with children education experience and patience.



We need him/her to start August 2.007.



Please contact me at vickycas@vc-soft.com

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Teaching English in Colombia If you are a certified teacher from the USA, Canada, or elsewhere in the world, you may want to inquire about the possibilities of teaching in one of the nine U.S. accredited schools located throughout Colombia. All of them are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the students graduate with both their Colombian and U.S. High School diplomas. While all schools have the majority of their students being Colombian, most of these schools offer U.S. type curriculums and programs including TRIBES, DESTINATION IMAGINATION, MODEL UNITED NATIONS, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, JUNIOR NATIONAL SOCIETY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES, and many other programs that distinguish these schools from other educational institutions.



Armenia: Gimnasio Ingles / www.gimnasioingles.edu.co

Barranquilla: Colegio Karl C. Parrish / www.kcparrish.edu.co

Bogota: Colegio Nueva Granada / www.cng.edu

Bucaramanga: Colegio Panamericano / www.panamericano.edu.co

Cali: Colegio Bolivar / www.colegiobolivar.edu.co

Cartagena: Colegio Jorge Washington / www.cojowa.edu.co

La Guajira: Colegio Albania

Manizales: Colegio Granadino / www.granadino.edu.co

Medellin: The Columbus School / www.columbus.edu.co

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I am thinking of moving going to Columbia. What's the range for TEFL salaries for someone with an MA (not TEFL) and 5 years experience teaching English in Asia?



Thanks,

Me2

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new school in bogota searching for foreign teachers

I am from spain and opening a language school and a foundation to work as a volunteer with street children, if interested please contact me anthuertas@hotmail.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


searching for foreigner teeachers in bogota I am from spain and opening a language school and a foundation to work as a volunteer with street children in bogota, if interested please contact me anthuertas@hotmail.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


searching for foreigner teachers in bogota I am from spain and opening a language school and a foundation to work as a volunteer with street children in bogota, if interested please contact me anthuertas@hotmail.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


searching for foreigner teachers in bogota not in bucaramanga but I do in bogota if interested! anthuertas@hotmail.com

Posted on January 8, 2005


Hi there,
I recently heard that a university student is allowed to teach courses to younger students. That happened to a Colombian friend of mine, who, while studying at the University, was also teaching to students of 10 years old. Is that a common practice in Colombia? How much experience do you need? I guess you are supposed to be a older student in order to be able to teach... Does anyone know something about this?
Thx

Posted on January 8, 2005