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


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 Spain vs. Argentina: The Ultimate Throwdown

Spain vs. Argentina:

Two ITA Advisors Go Head-to-Head on
Which is Tops for Teaching English Abroad

By: Lauren Davis & Helen Schenck

Good evening and welcome to an ITA match-up that promises to be a clasico in every sense of the word. On one side of the world, measuring in with a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 and some darn good chorizo, we have ARGENTINA….. And on the other side of the world, coming in as the sixth largest country in Europe with some tasty sangria to boot, we present SPAIN. And tonight's prize?


Money Tips for Teaching In Argentina: Learn About The "Blue Market"

By Lindsay Campher Krasinski

So, you are thinking about teaching English in Argentina?  Learning about financial practices - from banking to giving tips - is a basic part of moving abroad, and nowhere is that more of the case than in Argentina. Understanding the Blue Market is a must before you go and could help you get more out of your money and out of your experience teaching English in Latin America

What is the Blue Market?

I’m an advisor, not an economist so I will try to make this article as simple and straight forward as I can.

Simply, the Blue Market is where you go in Buenos Aires to get the highest exchange rate for the foreign currency that you bring with you - in many countries, it might be considered the "black market." It's not technically legal or monitored by authorities, but it operates in the open and changing money in the Blue Market is considered routine.

The Argentinian Peso has fluctuated greatly in recent decades, and compared to the U.S. dollar, has lost approximately 90% of its value the past 10 years (officially).  Argentinians have experienced their bank accounts worth go up and down on a financial roller coaster and the weakness of the peso in global markets has led Argentinians to value the American dollar over the Argentinian peso. Bottom line: people want U.S. dollars!

4 Primary Differences Between Teaching English in Asia & Latin America

What are Major Differences Between
Teaching English in Asia & Latin America?


By Felicia Braverman

As an admissions advisor at International TEFL Academy, I often find myself discussing my personal teaching experience overseas in order to help prospective teachers better understand the contrasting teaching markets that exist in the world. I taught in both Argentina and Taiwan, each for one year - and while both countries gave me just the experience I was looking for at the time, both were drastically different in many important ways. Here is a list I’ve compiled on some of the differences between teaching English in Asia and Latin America to help prospective teachers decide which region might be the best fit for them, based on what they’re looking to get out of the exciting experience of teaching English abroad.

Staff Report: The Job Market for Teaching English in Argentina

International TEFL Academy Senior Advisor Lindsay Campher Krasinski recently popped into Buenos Aires, Argentina for a month to check out the current job market and meet with ITA alumni teaching English in Argentina. We're glad that she's taken some time to share her perspectives on teaching opportunities and life in one of South America's greatest cities. 

Top 5 Highlights to Experience While Teaching English in Argentina

Teaching English in Latin America can be an unforgettable experience. The region offers dynamic and rich cultures, and each country incorporates its own unique combination of history, culture and natural beauty. Argentina is the second largest country on the continent of South America and is well known for its Tango, Malbec wine and world class futbol. As a local teaching English in Argentina, you will enjoy opportunities to see, taste and enjoy everything that this legendary nation has to offer. Here we offer you the top 5 experiences you must partake in if you are in the land of the Evita, Maradona and “Che”!