Travel & Teach - Peru

Travel and Teach

English has always been demand in Peru, so there will be excellent opportunities for finding work, both in Lima and the other major cities.

We suggest that you ensure that all terms and conditions are investigated thoroughly before you agree to work for anyone. Throughout the region, American English has had the edge over British English, although this should not prejudice British English speakers too greatly.

Freelance teaching generally pays more and should be relatively easy to organise, as long as you have a base, a telephone and can afford some basic advertising (a small ad in the newspaper, for example, or on Facebook, which is the most popular social media platform in Peru).

It is possible to do well or at least supplement your income quite substantially.

We are beginning to see more and more positions advertised outside of the country through the internet and you might like to try for current positions. Also you could try English language newspapers like the Lima Herald or Lima Times.

English language bookshops are a good place to make contacts and the telephone directory will have a list of schools in the area, although the next step, unless you speak Spanish, is to find a way to communicate with the school employees.

Your ability to speak English may be all you need in order to get started teaching, such is the growing demand from the population. However with a degree and TESOL certificate you are likely to secure better pay and conditions for yourself. Ensure you dress very smartly for interview and highlight any business or commercial experience you have had.  You might find the guide to writing your CV on our site quite helpful here. 

If you are looking for work on spec, do not expect a contract initially, even though work is plentiful.

Our recommended courses for Peru are:

All Global English accredited courses now include online English teaching as standard, which is important, as post pandemic much teaching has gone online, and may stay that way in some form.


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