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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Argentina

Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Argentina


  • Education: 
    Preferably a BA/BS though not compulsory
  • TEFL Certification: 
    Necessary TEFL/TESOL certification obtainable at any of our online or in-person TEFL class locations.
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Later half of February to March, again in July and August
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private tutors and teaching in English schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Face to face interview in advance and interviews over phone or email are limited
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-25 hours in the classroom plus preparation hours
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    800 - 1200 USD (31,200 - 47,000 ARS)
  • Visas: 
    Tourist visa is provided with “Border Hop” helping visa renewal
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    600 - 1100 USD (23,500 - 43,000 ARS)
  • Start –up cost: 
    1500 - 2500 USD (58,600 - 97,700 ARS)
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Market allows break-even
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
  • Vacation:  
    Depends on the employer
Teaching English in Argentina

When you hear the word "Argentina," you might think of colour, music, football and passion. The famous dance of Buenos Aires, the tango, brings the city to life, but so do its people, who wear stylish clothes and enjoy Argentine cafe life against a beautiful backdrop of colourful houses. Mendoza, which is near Buenos Aires and is known for its wines and the high peaks of the Andes, is a beautiful place to spend some time. Patagonia also has wild plains where you can go on outdoor adventures.

Now coming to the TEFL teaching opportunities. First, you need a TEFL certification to teach English in Argentina and abroad. There is no requirement for a 4-year college degree, but it is strongly preferred. In Argentina, the average pay for an English teacher is between $600 and $1,100 USD per month. Argentina has always been one of the best places in South America to teach English and preference will be given mostly to those who have pursued curses like advanced TEFL courses in Argentina.  Most TEFL teachers in Argentina get jobs in February, March, and July, and then again in August. TEFL teachers have to interview in person, and they have to pay for their own travel and accommodations.

Even though TEFL teachers don't make a lot of money in Argentina, the cost of living is low enough that they can live comfortably. Most English language schools offer between 20 and 25 hours of work per week. This gives you a lot of time to travel and see everything that Argentina has to offer.

In Argentina, it is not easy to get a work visa.  Even those who have pursued TEFL certification programs in Argentina work on a tourist visa which is not a working visa. Many English teachers in Argentina also teach English online or take on private students to make extra money for travel in their spare time.

You may pursue TEFL certification in Buenos Aires or Weekend TEFL courses in Mendoza, Argentina, because most English teaching jobs are in the big cities of Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bariloche, and Mar del Plata. Start your TEFL teaching journey in Argentina by pursuing TEFL certification programs in Argentina, today!