A firsthand cultural immersion experience in Chile aimed at providing support to local Chilean language teachers of English, students and schools willing to expose their students to native speakers of English in order to improve their second language competence mainly in oral and speaking skills.

Our Teaching Assistant in Chile program begins with an intensive one-week orientation and cultural immersion program in Santiago and continues with a ten-week teaching assistant placement. Both segments include room and board (two meals per day) with welcoming caring Chilean host families that will introduce you to local culture.

This cultural experience is much more than an excellent opportunity to discover and explore Chile. It is a true learning experience to develop mutual cultural understanding by daily contact with students at school and by sharing daily life with a Chilean host family.

Your contribution

You are expected to contribute 20 hours per week at your designated school as a teacher assistant to the main teacher of English plus 10 hours of English instruction per week to the host family as reciprocity.


Available throughout Chile from the Pacific Coast to the highlands of the Andes and from the Atacama Desert to the Islands in the south.

Program length

11 weeks (one-week immersion program plus ten weeks of volunteering at local school)

Program dates

2017     Start & End dates
Intake 2: From April 24th to July 07th
Intake 3: From July 31st to October 13th
Intake 4: From August 21st to November 03rd

2018    Start & End dates
Intake 1: From March 5th to May 18th
Intake 2: From April 23rd to July 06th
Intake 3: From July 30th to October 12th
Intake 4: From August 20th to November 02nd


Online, phone or skype interview or through in country partners
Min twelve weeks before program start date.

Housing & Meals

Home-stay, half board (two meals per day)


• Pick-up and transfer from Santiago de Chile International Airport(SCL) to your host family upon arrival
• One-week program orientation (15 hours of Survival Spanish training, class observation, teaching practice at local school, ESL methodology lessons, outdoor language assignments, 3 cultural seminars)
• A stipend of 90,000 Chilean Pesos per month served at school
• Placement with a carefully screened host family
• Host family accommodation and two meals per day throughout your program
• One-way bus fare from Santiago orientation to your placement
• Teaching manual
• Chile Guide by EIL Chile
24/7 emergency support
• Free Wi Fi connection at EIL Chile Office and/or access to PC
• School placement
• EIL Chile T shirt and Bag with map and immersion week materials
• Santiago city Public Transportation Card (BIP) with initial load of $ 4.000.- Chilean pesos
• Program evaluation throughout the program
• EIL Chile program completion certificate


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