You can find more information about teaching in Venezuela, such as salaries and visas, in FAQ Venezuela. If you're looking for general information about teaching in Latin America please read FAQ Teaching in Latin America.
Making the Move
Moving is stressful as it is, but moving to another country can be chaotic. Check out 30 Days to Move Abroad, which makes moving overseas a breeze. Teaching English is a great way to see the world, but before you go it helps to get information from people who have done it before. A good place to start is Teach English Abroad: The Complete Guide which has everything you need to know. Cover letters are what an employer sees first and if your cover letter gets rejected, the employer will never look at your CV.
Getting Cheap Flights
Travelling the world and teaching English sounds like a dream come true until you have to purchase your airline ticket. Fly Cheap! Airfare Secrets Revealed! and Insider Secrets to Cheap Flights will show you tricks that will get you the cheapest ticket available.
How to Teach English Online and Get Money shows you how you can do what you love while being your own boss. You'll be taken through the steps of opening your own online teaching school and learn how you can teach English online while living anywhere in the world. You can even teach while on vacation.
Be aware that generally Latin American institutes do not get teachers visa. That doesn't mean that it's impossible, however, if working legally is important to you, be sure to ask your employer about visas. If they promise to get you a work visa, but tell you to enter on a tourist visa, be aware that they may not end up getting you a work visa at all. Primary and secondary schools, as well as universities seem more willing to get visas than language institutes.
If they can't, you could always work on a tourist visa. If you go that route, remember it is illegal, however, it can be done. You should find out about overstaying your visa and border hopping. Some countries, such as Mexico are easy to get visas for, others like Ecuador and Panama are difficult and you can run into trouble if you overstay your visa. Some countries like Peru and Costa Rica have many teachers that work under the table and just border hop.
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Rosetta Stone Spanish Latin America: Consistenly a best seller, Rosetta Stone uses an interactive method to get you speaking Spanish fast. There are games and online lessons to help you take your Spanish to the next level. You can also learn on the go with apps designed to work with iPhones and Android systems.
Synergy Spanish maintains that traditional ways of learning languages don't work because it all boils down to grammar. By starting with 138 words, you'll begin to branch out and be speaking Spanish before you know it.
Current Job Openings
If you're looking for current jobs, try these job search sites. If you're a licensed teacher, try getting a job at an international school. You can find more info in this article I wrote about international schools.
Emails and websites often change, so if you find a school that needs updating, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a school that you would like to add, feel free to email me with the name, website and contact information.
Please go to the websites to see which cities the institute are in as they tend to expand rapidly. Try looking under “sedes” or “centros”
- Centro Venezuelano Americano, email@example.com
- Inlingua, firstname.lastname@example.org
- IVI Idiomas Vivos
- VENUSA , email@example.com
- Wall Street Institute School of English
- Alpha Learning Region, Av Fco de Miranda, Edf Parque Cristal, Torre Este, P4, Ofc 4-10, Los Palos Grandes, firstname.lastname@example.org
- ARCA Programas Educativos, CCCT, Primera Etapa, P1, Ofc 133-134, Chuao, email@example.com
- Arlington International Institute of Language, Torre La Pinata, P2, Ofc 2C, a la salida del Metro, Sabana Grande, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Asociacion Venezuelano Americana de Amistad, Av. Libertador, Chacao, Multicentro Empresarial del Este, Torre Libertador, Núcleo A, Piso 10, Of. 101 - 102, email@example.com
- British Council, Av Ppal de El Bosque, Torre Credicard, P3, firstname.lastname@example.org
- British School , email@example.com
- CBC Effective English Center, Centro Capriles, Mezz 2, Ofc C59, Plaza Venezuela, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Centro Cultural de Idiomas Ruge, Various locations
- Centro Educative John Steinbeck, Ctro Emp Sabana Grande, P10, Ofc 3, Sabana Grande, email@example.com
- Centro The Place, Av. Fco de Mirando, Edf Easo, Mezz, Ofc 7, El Rosa, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Encoven, Av La Estancia, Cubo Negro, Chuao, email@example.com
- English in Company, Av Libertador C/c Ca Alameda, Torre Exa, Chacao, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Escuela Campo Alegre, Escuela Campo AlegreFinal Calle La CintaLas Mercedes, email@example.com
- Gateway, Av Venezuela, Torre Clement, p5, Ofc 5B, El Rosal, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Global Class, Av. Fco de Mirando, Edf Roraima, P3, Ofc 3G, Campo Alegre, email@example.com
- Global Communication Skills, Av Romulo Gallegos, Edf Torre Boleita, P4, Ofc 4A, Los Dos Caminos, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Globorama Consultores Educativos, Av Los Jabillos c/ Fco Solano, Torre Tepuy, P5, Ofc B-C, Sabana Grande, email@example.com
- IELS, Av. Bolivar, Edf Caroata, Ofc 1J, Parque Central, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ingles Caracas, Av Roma, N 2702, La California Norte, email@example.com
- Instituto Venezuelano Britanico, Av. Fco Solano, Torre Los Mangos, P2, Sabana Grande, firstname.lastname@example.org
- International School of Caracas (Must be a licensed teacher), Colegio Internacional de CaracasCalle Colegio, entre Los Samanes y Las Minas de Baruta, email@example.com
- Laico, Languages in Company, Av. Fco de Mirando, Ctro Plaza, Torre B, P18, Los Palos Grandes, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Languages Now Inc, Av. Guaicaipuro, Edf Dante Gualtieri, Ofc 3C, Chacao, email@example.com
- Learning Time Academia de Ingles, CC La Piramide, Pb Loc 17, Prados del Este, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Optimal English, Av Fco de Miranda, Edf Easo, P6, Ofc 6C, El Rosal, email@example.com
- Oxford International Center, Blvd de Sabana Grande, Edf Onivas, Sabana Grande, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Piccadilly English Center, Carrera 17, entre Calle 40 y 41, N 40-22, Barquismeto, Piccadilly@hotmail.com
- Sofos Education, Av Este 2, Edf Administradora Union, P6, ofc 6A, La Candelaria, email@example.com
- Switch to English, Prolong 2da Trasv El Pedregal, La Castellana, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The International English Club, Prados del Este, email@example.com
- Top Secret Language, Torre Cpriles, Mezz 3, Ofc L66, Plaza Venezuela, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tour Idiomas, CC Plaza las Americas I, Nivel Plata, Loc 2-29, El Cafetal, email@example.com
- Tu Clase de Ingles, Av. 14, Ota Preludio, Alto Prado, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Valencia Canadian Educational Service, email@example.com
- Centro Cultural de Idiomas Ruge, Various locations
- Centro Venezuelano Americano de Zulia
- Escuela Bella Vista, Avenida Cecilio Acosta Calle 67 Entre Avs. 3D Y 3E Sector La Lago Maracaibo
- Academia Americana, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alpha Learning Institute, Av Bolica, cruce con Calle 1, Torre Sindoni, Mezz 5, Ofc 9 al 14, email@example.com
- Chelsea, Av Ppal Qta Chelsea N 10, El Bosque, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Centro de Idiomas Alpha, email@example.com
- Centro de Idiomas Modernos, Prolong. Av. Las Delicias, CC y Hotel Paseo Las Delicias II, Mezz, Los 2MZ9, Base Aragua, firstname.lastname@example.org
- FUNCAUC, Fundacion Universidad de Carabobo, Av Rivas Oeste, PB, Loc 1-2, Carolina I, email@example.com
- Global English, Av Las Delicias, Edf Banvenez, P5, Ofc 53, Las Delicias, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The British Method, Ctro Profnal Plaza, P5, Ofc 5A, Calicanto, email@example.com
- The Language College , firstname.lastname@example.org
- International School of Monogas, Km. 1, Carretera vía a La Toscana. International School of Monagas, Maturín, estado Monagas, email@example.com
- Centro Electronico de Idiomas, Av 11 c/ Ca 78, Dr Portillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CIIC Centro International de Integracion Cultural, Ca 72, c/ Av 16B, N16B-09, Ca 72, email@example.com
- Intercultural, Av 10, esq Ca 71, Ota International, Tierra Negra, firstname.lastname@example.org
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