Teaching English in Argentina
Teaching English in Argentina
Argentina has always been one of the largest job markets for teaching English in South America. English teachers in Argentina typically find work February through March and again in July and August. English teachers are expected to interview in person, and they are also responsible for airfare and housing costs. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers and share accommodations with their coworkers.
English teachers can afford a comfortable lifestyle in Argentina. English language schools typically offer approximately 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel, explore, and take on private students. TEFL TESOL certified teachers without a bachelor’s degree can find excellent opportunities to teach in Argentina, but teachers with four-year degrees are preferred. TEFL certification is required. Most available English teaching positions are in the major cities of Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bariloche, and Mar del Plata.
Staff Articles about teaching English in Argentina:
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- Teach English in Buenos Aires & Discover the "Paris of South America"
- Money Tips for Teaching In Argentina: Learn About The "Blue Market"
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Feedback from our TEFL class alumni who are now teaching English in Argentina:
- Buenos Aires, Argentina English Teaching Q&A with Victoria Tatcheva
Requirements for Teaching English in Argentina
- Education: BA/BS not required but preferred; TEFL TESOL Certification is required and students can obtain certification at our Buenos Aires Argentina TEFL Course, any of our other Worldwide TEFL TESOL locations or by taking the Online TEFL TESOL Class.
- Peak hiring months: February–March; July–August
- Types of jobs: English language schools
- Typical hiring process: interview in person in Argentina
- Average teaching hours per week: 20–25 hours of classroom plus extra prep time
- Types of students: business professionals
- Cost of living per month: $800 - 1,000 USD (6,569 - 8,212 ARS)
- Average monthly pay: $800 - 1,000 USD (6,569 - 8,212 ARS)
- Start-up cost: $1,200 - 1,500 USD (9,854 - 12,318 ARS)
- Potential to save or break even: break even
- Accommodation/housing benefits paid: no
- Flight reimbursement: no
Interesting Facts About Life in Argentina
- Argentina is a founding member of the United Nations.
- Argentines consume more beef per capita than any other country in the world.
- Argentina’s wine industry is booming, and some consider the Malbec produced in the providence of Mendoza to be the world’s best.
- In 2010, Argentina celebrated the bicentennial of its independence from Spain.
- Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, towering at an astounding 22,841 feet.
Living in Argentina Teaching English...
Argentina is one of the most populous Spanish-speaking nations in the world. A diverse and cosmopolitan population lends the city a strong European ambiance, apparent in its splendid array neo-classical, art deco, and art nouveau architecture. For refreshments and dining, simply join the locals at one of the country’s innumerable streetside cafés, restaurants, and bars, and feast on sumptuous plates of asado (grilled meats), luscious dulce de leche, and fresh empanadas, accompanied by world class wine and yerba maté. After dinner, hit the town and dance Argentina’s national dance, the tango.
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