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Teach English in Colombia

Now accepting applications for the English Ambassadors Program 💚

About teaching in Colombia

The English Ambassadors Colombia program provides a safe, supportive and fun environment for TEFL teachers to grow both professionally and personally. Teaching English in Colombia allows you to gain valuable teaching experience in regional schools whilst also gaining a deeper insight into Colombian life and culture

We are looking for Ambassadors who can contribute to the sociocultural knowledge of Colombian students through the exchange and interaction of educational experiences and who can provide authentic, real-life context with the local students in the English language.


Package for English Ambassadors

Bogotá, Soacha, Mosquera, Medellín, Manizales and Villavicencio

  • Competitive local salary

    Up to 2.5 Million Colombian Pesos per month
  • Guaranteed teaching schedule

    Full time weekly hours
  • Insurance

    Local health insurance provided
  • Visa sponsorship

    Legal work permit
  • Accommodation support

    Assistance with finding housing
  • Secure contract

    One year renewable
  • Orientation

    Training and orientation on arrival
  • Visa fee contribution

    Partial refund of visa fees for teachers after 6 months
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Colombia is still a relatively undiscovered South American gem!

Are you ready for one of South America’s most spectacular destinations?

Teaching jobs in Colombia

At a glance


We are now hiring for the following exciting locations:

  • Bogotá, Soacha, Mosquera, Medellín, Manizales and Villavicencio

    Arrival Dates

    Hiring is ongoing throughout the year and you can start any month

    Teaching Schedules

    • Full time schedules, 6 AM - 1:40 PM Mon - Fri OR 1:40 PM - 9:20 PM Mon - Fri OR 10 AM - 7 PM Mon - Fri
    • Teachers also usually work one Saturday in 15 days
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    Hone your skills as an English teacher in Colombia

    Develop lessons, role plays, activities

    Generate positive learning experiences

    Curriculum development

    Enjoy a collaborative environment

    Future success

    Successful student pathways

    Teach English in South America


    • Fluent English speaker 
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certification - not yet TEFL certified? Book your TEFL course today 
    • Strong interpersonal, listening and group management skills
    • Be empathetic and respectful of people's differences
    • Great communication skills and Teamwork
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      An ESL teacher's monthly compensation in Colombia ranges from $700 to $1,000 USD, depending on the employment and level of experience. A housing stipend, airfare, health insurance, and other benefits are generally included in private school jobs. It should be noted that a language institution may pay a lower income without providing any of these additional perks.

      Anyone interested in beginning or furthering their ESL teaching career abroad should consider teaching English in Colombia. The country is an economical destination with a plentiful supply of teaching jobs. The Colombian government also places strong focus on bilingual education making Colombia a great hub for TEFL teachers.

      The startup expenditures for English teachers in Colombia will be between $1,000 and $1,600 USD. You'll need to budget for expenses such as housing, transportation, groceries, and setting up your new local phone number on arrival.

      The low cost of living is one of the key advantages of living in Colombia. Furthermore, it is a low cost of living in a country that provides many of the first-world services and infrastructure that you would find in a far more expensive area.

      Colombia is the nation of magical realism - it's capital city of Bogota offers a rich array of art, culture and cuisine. The coffee is out of this world and the street art will leave you speechless! Colombia is also a hugely diverse country and home to the second largest population of Spanish speakers in the world. The country is still relatively undiscovered so now is the perfect time to go and see Colombia for yourself.

      Want to teach in Colombia?

      We’ve got you covered! Discover our teaching jobs in Colombia and launch an exciting career as an international teacher. To apply for this role, fill out the below application form and an advisor will contact you with next steps.

      Apply now

      Simply fill out this form and we'll get straight back to you. If you have any questions you can always email us at [email protected]

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