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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Bolivia

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Bolivia


  • Education: 
    Preferably a BA/BS though for teaching English in Bolivia it’s not required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    TEFL/TESOL Certification is the basic requirement that can be collected either via the 4-week in-person TEFL course or on completion of the 170-hour online TEFL class.
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Mid of February to Mid-March, again in July and August
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private tutors and teaching in English schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Face to face interview for locals in advance or over phone or email being limited
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-25 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals, private students, and children
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    500-700 USD (3,500-4,900 BOB)
  • Visas: 
    Mostly Tourist Visa provided
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    500 - 900 USD (3,500 - 6,200 BOB)
  • Start –up cost: 
    1000 - 1200 USD (6,900 - 8,300 BOB)
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Market allows break-even
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
  • Vacation:  
    Depends on the employer
Teaching English in Bolivia

Bolivia, being the little and poor country that it is, fails to give a very remarkable flight as a significant English-teaching job market to a portion of its more settled and bigger neighbors like Argentina, Peru, and Chile. In any case, an expanded combination into the world economy and a significant travel industry development has prompted an expansion sought after for the English language. This place is a decent choice for any individual who wishes to consummate their Spanish language abilities. While some may consider being one-off in an unexpected direction, the chance Bolivia gives to TEFL guaranteed teachers to dive into the local culture is too unparalleled.

The job availability regularly appears in the long periods of February-March and July-August. Teachers are generally enrolled locally by in-person prospective employee meetings in Bolivia. While such things as resident or degree prerequisites don't exist, it is an unquestionable requirement to have a TEFL certification. Modest wages are the standard and one can't exactly hope to get rich while teaching English in the country. Notwithstanding, Bolivia has ease of living so the costs normally get covered permitting candidates to lead a modest lifestyle. Significant urban areas, for example, Santa Cruz, Oruro, El Alto, Cochabamba, and La Paz are the ones having the most grounded job markets for English teachers.

In spite of the fact that a Bachelor's degree isn't a necessity for getting an English-teaching job, numerous businesses will in general give it a solid preference. A more serious quest for a new job will be essential for those without a degree.