Although the most popular type of work teaching in Chile is at private language centres, it’s very common for teachers in Chile to work at public schools too. To work in a public school, applicants usually apply through recruitment agencies rather than directly to schools. If you’re successful in your application, the agency will usually place you in one or more schools and arrange a teaching schedule for you. This is a good option if it’s your first experience teaching English abroad and you feel that you need a bit of extra support.
Another popular option for those teaching in Chile is to teach private classes. This type of work is usually done in addition to a full-time job. It’s not the kind of work you can arrange in advance; you’ll generally build up a clientele of private students after working in Chile for a while and getting to know people around you. Once you get one or two private students, that should get the ball rolling and they will recommend you to other learners.
It is also possible to teach at private schools in Chile. However, to be eligible for these jobs, you’ll need a teaching license or a Master’s degree in education. Like teaching private classes, this kind of work is also easier to find once you’re on the ground in Chile.