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Teaching English in Peru

Peru is a Latin American tiger. It is truly one of the great success stories in South America and it keeps getting better.

Peru’s economy is growing between 5-9% every year, and it’s a large country with a population of over 30 million people. Peru is geographically diverse with big cities, beautiful rural towns, and rustic, steamy jungles. Peru’s economic success and its popularity as a global tourist destination creates a huge need for English teachers. Peruvians place a high value on academic credentials and they’re always looking to advance their English language skills to remain competitive in the international market.

A TEFL certificate is the basic qualification that opens the door to teaching opportunities throughout Peru. New positions are available every month, year-round. Demand for English teachers is so high that TEFL graduates can immediately begin their career teaching English right after the course. TEFL graduates find opportunities working with adults and teens in both private institutes and public school settings. Private institutes hire year-round. K-12 schools follow the Latin American school year and tend to hire between January and February. The Peruvian culture holds “profes” in high esteem and you should be prepared to dress and act the part.

The low cost of living in Peru means teachers can enjoy a good life, even on a modest salary. Peruvian food is delicious, comes in huge quantities and is cheap; Housing and travel are also very inexpensive. Depending on your lifestyle, a frugal English teacher can save money every month.

The Maximo Nivel TEFL certification course in Cusco, Peru, exceeds all global TEFL standards and that is why we guarantee lifetime job placement assistance upon successful completion of the program. During your TEFL course in Peru, our instructor provides a full workshop on resume-building, job search, and various teaching opportunities all over the world.

TEFL Certification in Peru

Teaching at the Maximo Nivel English Institute in Peru

Maximo Nivel’s English program in Peru has 1,600 students and it’s the third largest language institute in Cusco. Our TEFL graduates are prioritized for English teaching positions and we hire 4-5 new teachers every month. It’s important to note that ESL teachers work a split schedule–2-3 hours in the morning and 3-4 hours in the evening. This gives you free time to explore the historic city of Cusco and take care of personal errands. Maximo Nivel provides all teachers with the full ESL curriculum, syllabi, materials, quizzes, and exams which saves you a great deal of time and energy compared to other institutes.

Other Teaching Opportunities in Peru

In Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and of course Lima, there are hundreds of private English institutes and K-12 schools. TEFL graduates who are willing to commit to a minimum of 1 year can obtain positions in K-12 schools. For teachers who prefer to commit for only 3-12 months find opportunities in language schools. Most English teachers work 25-30 hours per week, although total hours and curriculum standards are different from institute to institute.

Teaching English in Peru
Education Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
Certification TEFL Certification is strongly preferred
Hiring Season K-12 Schools: Jan-Feb
Private Institutes: Year-round
Hours/Week K-12 Schools: 25-30
Private Institutes: 25-30
Commitment K-12 Schools: 1 year
Private Institutes: 3-6 months
Learners Business and tourism professionals, university students, kids and teens
Cost of Living $350-$450/month
Average Pay $350-$550/month
Visas: Tourist Visa
Independent Contractor Status
Program Fees
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