James talks to CW about his Teaching English experience in Cali, Colombia

To future candidates,

My name is James and I was part of the English Teaching Fellowship programme for the 5 month period and I was based in Cali. Like most of you, I didn´t really know what to expect from the programme or actually living in Colombia, so I hope this will help and answer any questions or quell any worries you may have. 

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Teaching English in Colombia: How do I give the best Skype interview ever?

By Tracey Chandler

consejos-entrevista-trabajo-skypeIf you want to teaching English in Colombia, you’ll be required to commit to an online interview via Skype. Sound daunting? Here’s a few tips to help you show off the very best of your talents and strengths…

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Which “Teaching English Program” is the one for me?

By Tracey Chandler

TeachersChoosing the right Teaching English Program to sign up to is important. It’s naive to think that all programs are the same or require the same kind of experience. What’s more, you’ll need to think very carefully about the place you want to teach in. If you’re going to spend a number of months in the destination of your choice, it has to be a place that interests you on a number of levels. Continue reading

I Want to Teach in Colombia… Which is the perfect TEFL course for me?

By Tracey Chandler

Breakfast with our Colombian co-teachers, Cali. By Sara FrenchOne of the questions that we’re regularly asked is whether or not it’s necessary to study towards a TEFL qualification if you want to teach English in Colombia. The short answer, is “yes”! It’s really important to have a TEFL qualification, particularly if you don’t have any formal teaching experience of any kind, and you’ll find it a lot easier to land your dream placement with a certified qualification in your pocket. Continue reading

Applying to Teach in Colombia: What’s the Placement Preference Form?

By Tracey Chandler

Teach english in Colombia!If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you’ve decided you want to teach English in Colombia. At the very least, you’re 90% sure about signing up and you’re just doing a little bit of extra research into the process before signing on the dotted line. Continue reading

Month One in the Happiest Country in the World

By Sara French

English Fellow Orientation, Bogota. By Sara FrenchHola de Colombia! My name is Sara French and I am an English Teaching Fellow in Colombia, South America. I graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina this past May with the daunting thought of “what am I going to do with my life?” I think this crosses every college graduates’ mind at some point. I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during Spring 2014 and always knew I wanted to return to South America. Continue reading

CW Destinations: Chile

thumbStretching more than 2,600 miles down the western coast and averaging only 109 miles wide, Chile is the skinniest country in South America. Also, it is home to many natural wonders: the driest desert in the world in the north, the endless coastal area in the west, the majestic Andes in the east and the smoky and snow-covered volcanos in the south. The Easter Island and the Robinson Crusoe Island in the Pacific Ocean are definitely also among the main attractions of the country. Continue reading

Working while travelling

By Andrea Gottschalk & Marina Errecart

A young woman with a backpack is looking at the ruins of an ancient Maya city Tikal. Guatemala

A young woman with a backpack is looking at the ruins of an ancient Maya city Tikal. Guatemala

Sometimes we feel the pressure of routine and daily life, we miss freedom and adventure. Constantly dreaming about travelling but at the same time we feel prisoners of the safety of a permanent job. Our home surrounded of our loved family and friends also seems impossible to leave behind.  Continue reading

CW Destinations- Guatemala: Heart of the Mayan World

By Andrea Gottschalk & Marina Errecart

thumb (3)Since we are settled in more than 20 cities across Latin America, it is essential for you to have precise information about each destination. Sometimes the best decisions are not the easiest ones… But do not worry; we are going to help you! Continue reading

What makes Spring in Argentina such a great time to visit?

By Tracey Chandler

Argentina Spring, By davelizadventure.blogspot.comSpring in Argentina is a wonderful time to visit, firstly because of the weather. The days begin to get longer after the winter, and the sun starts to come back out of its shell — without being that kind of aggressive summer sun — so that we can run around freely in shorts and t-shirt. Continue reading