I am curious about the potential job markets in South America, specifically Chile, Peru, Ecuador or Colombia. I have two years of TEFL experience in China and Spain teaching all ages along with a 120 Hour TEFL course. I just want to gauge what to expect in South America which I am considering as my next TEFL opportunity. I have read the country FAQ's which I found quite lacking, but I know South America is not nearly as popular for TEFL opportunities as Asia and parts of Europe. I just want a general idea of what to expect. Also, I am American in case that is an issue.
What are the average salaries in any of the countries listed? (I am aware many are quite low, but most of the information I find online is a few years old) Best time to apply? (I have heard March is a good time to apply because the begining of the school year, but was wondering if September or October would be an issue) Visa costs? Overall quality of life in each or any of the countries? Any experiences or reccomendations you wish to share?
I will thank all in advance to those are willing to answer any of these questions for me and any other advice you are willing to give.