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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Panama

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Panama


  • Education: 
    Preferably a BA/BS though for teaching English in Panama it’s not required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A TEFL/TESOL certification is necessary
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Months of February-March and again July-August
  • Citizenship Requirements:  
    Preference given to citizens of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Canada, UK, and USA though this is not always a requirement
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private students, adults, and students in English language schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Local, in-person interview
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-25 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    900 - 1300 USD
  • Visas: 
    Tourist visa and limited work visa
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    900 - 1300 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    1350 - 2000 USD
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Break-even market
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
  • Vacation:  
    Depends on the employer
Teaching English in Panama

There is a notable shortfall of heavy tourism and development of resort destinations in Panama. Apparently, striking mountains, rainforests, and seashores for exploring makes it a country simple for individuals to become hopelessly enamored with. The Panama Canal is another fascination worth visiting, standing apart as perhaps the most noteworthy wonders the world has at any point seen.

English-teaching jobs are commonly found during February to March and again during July and August where those pursuing TEFL programs in Panama are preferred. In-person interviews are the standard practice and candidates are to be accountable for their lodging and airfare charges. Favored accommodation is in lofts as of late abandoned by the past teachers while numerous additionally select imparted convenience to their colleagues.

English teachers having pursued EFL/ESL teacher training courses acquire solid hourly payments which permits a modest way of life. Work weeks are commonly 20 to 25 hours in length which leaves a lot of time for travelling. A four-year degree isn't required for teaching in Panama; however, recruiters are willing to see candidates having one. Additional income from online tuition and private coaching are a part of the normal practices. An accredited TEFL certification is necessary for a permanent job. Significant towns and urban communities, for example, Panama City have the majority of the English teaching jobs.

It isn't important to have a Bachelor's degree for getting some work in Panama, yet numerous businesses have a solid inclination for the equivalent. Those without a degree ought to set themselves up for an extraordinary and exceptionally serious procedure of employment search.