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Teach English in Colombia

Now hiring 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, Itagüi, Cali, Manizales and Villavicencio

  • Competitive local salary

    3,169,340 Colombian Pesos monthly gross salary
  • Guaranteed teaching schedule

    Full time weekly hours
  • Insurance

    Local health insurance provided
  • Visa sponsorship

    Legal work permit - teacher is responsible for visa fee
  • Accommodation support

    Assistance with finding housing - teacher is responsible for rental fees
  • Secure contract

    One year renewable
  • Orientation

    Training and orientation on arrival
  • Visa fee contribution

    Visa fee contribution after 6 months working
  • Paid leave

    According to Colombian law and institutional rules
  • Flexible schedule

    Work only one Saturday every two weeks*

* See full scheduling information below

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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


CITIES: Bogotá, Soacha, Mosquera, Medellín, Itagüi, Cali, Manizales and Villavicencio

      Arrival Dates

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

      Teaching Schedules

      • FTBS: Monday-Friday: from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm (with 1 hour for lunch) + *Saturdays from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm (with 40 minutes for lunch)
      • FTM: Monday-Friday: from 05:50 am to 01:40 pm + *Saturdays from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm (with 40 minutes for lunch)
      • FTA: Monday-Friday: from 01:30 pm to 09:20 pm + *Saturdays from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm (with 40 minutes for lunch)
        * You only work every other Saturday
      • * Branch and schedule subject to availability at the moment of your arrival to Colombia. Branch and schedule changes possible according to availability.

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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 
      • TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certification OR Bachelor's degree - 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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