Top Ten Cities to Teach English Abroad in Latin America

By Glenn Schneider

1. Bogota, Colombia

2. Mexico City, Mexico

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Santiago, Chile

5. Montevideo, Uruguay

6. Guadalajara, Mexico

7. San Jose, Costa Rica

8. Medellin, Colombia

9. Quito, Ecuador

10. Sao Paolo, Brazil

 

Worldly Watering Holes: English Teachers & ITA Staff Pick Their Favorite Bars Around the Globe

 

By Helen Schenck

Here at International TEFL Academy we like to believe we are experts in a couple of things: advising students on teaching abroad, training them to go teach, and assisting them in actually finding work abroad! But, beyond that, there is one thing that each member of our staff is definitely an expert on: finding a good drink! As a staff who has traveled to over 80 countries around the world, we can easily say that we have been to some of the best, worst, smallest, biggest, most popular, and most hidden bars in the world! Below are some tips from the expert drinkers at ITA on bars all around the world that you need to check out!

Famous TV Characters & Where They Would Teach Abroad

By Tyler Parsons

Recently we took a look and shared 15 celebrities who took the leap to teach English abroad before they were famous (we’re not saying teaching English abroad will make you famous— unless you can act like Ed Norton or make a living pranking Dwight) and it got us thinking a bit.

What if fictional TV characters had the choice to teach English abroad? Would they jump on the opportunity, and if so, where in the world would they teach? And since there is no wrong answer here, we figured we would take an educated guess or seven.

11 Reasons Why You Might Choose to Teach English in Latin America Over Spain

By Helen Schenck

I was 20, in college, day dreaming about my dream-life in Spain. I dreamed of sunny days in parks that have been around for centuries. I imagined myself walking through museums studded with Picassos and Goyas. I saw myself meeting my friends for tapas, all while having deep, Hemingway-esque conversations. Within months I was actually in Spain, living this dream.

While I was fortunate to experience each of these things while teaching English in Spain, I came back to the U.S. with a thirst for something more….but still in a Spanish accent. My thirst was satiated upon my next trip to Central America…and then again to South America and Mexico and beyond. Before, I had seen Spain as the end all be all of the Spanish-speaking world, but experiencing Latin America changed this, and my world, entirely.

So, if you want to learn Spanish and enjoy a tremendous international experience teaching English abroad, here are 11 of the many reasons to consider teaching English in Latin America rather than Spain.

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate as an English Teacher in Mexico

The city of Puebla was the site of the 1862 battle that is celebrated on Cinco de Mayo

While Cinco de Mayo may not be the Mexican Independence Day most gringos think it to be, it is an important holiday that recognizes an enduring sense of Mexican and Mexican-American patriotism. May 5th, 1862 is remembered as the date of a famous victory over an army of better-equipped French soldiers in the Mexican state of Puebla. While working as an English teacher in Mexico, kick back and celebrate the triumph of Mexican forces against the French. Enjoy a delicious margarita or two and toast to yet another one of France's military misadventures.

Teach English in Buenos Aires & Discover the "Paris of South America"

Known as the "Paris of Latin America" and the "City of Fair Winds" (a literal translation from the city's Spanish name), the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, captures Latin America's passion for life perhaps more than any other city on the continent. From Tango, wine and amazing food, to exquisite Art Deco architecture and fútbol, Buenos Aires offers it all. This colorful city is the second largest metropolitan area in South America and it is located at the western shore of Rio de la Plata just across from Uruguay on the southeastern part of the continent.

Teaching English in Colombia: Public School Opportunities


By Doug Waxman

Note: This article was originally published on September 19, 2015. I has been updated and republished on March 30, 2017 for freshness & accuracy.

Looking to teach English in one of the most dynamic and beautiful nations in Latin America?

The Government of Colombia has recently announced a program to recruit Americans and other native English speakers to teach English in public schools throughout Colombia. This initiative provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for native English speakers to immerse themselves in the heart of Latin America while making a meaningful contribution to local communities across this beautiful nation.

4 Reasons to Teach English Abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador

By Lindsay Campher Krasinski

Cuenca, Ecuador!  Have you ever heard of it?  Probably not!  Do you even know how it’s pronounced? Don’t worry; I didn’t either until I actually arrived.  I arrived with the intent of staying a couple weeks before moving on to Colombia and I ended up staying a year.  Why? Well, let’s start with number one:

10 Reasons Why You Should Teach English Abroad in Mexico

By: Helen Schenck

Wait, isn't Mexico just a vacation spot? 

No — Mexico flies under the radar and is one of the hidden gems in Latin America for teaching English abroad.

Mexico has a strong economy that boasts a terrain, history, and cuisine as diverse as its people. Mexico also offers fantastic benefits for TEFL Certified English teachers. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should teach English abroad in Mexico in 2017!