Argentina benefits from a highly literate populace which places a premium on education—including English language instruction. Once among the wealthiest countries in South America, Argentina has had its fair share of economic woes in recent years. The good news is that since 2002 the economy has grown, poverty has declined, and there has been a strong rebound of the middle class. As the nation forges ahead, more and more people are realizing the importance of—and are able to afford—English language classes.
Nearly half of Argentina’s population lives in the province of Buenos Aires, and many of the nation’s English teaching jobs can be found there. As a TEFL/TESOL teacher in Buenos Aires, you will likely find the most work teaching English to professionals and business executives. However, you may also have the opportunity to tutor students studying for exams, families preparing for a trip abroad, or others looking to improve their English skills.
|Requirements : The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification
Typical Contract : Six months or one year
Peak Hiring Season : February or November
Teaching Hours/Week : 10 – 30
Monthly Salary* : 700 – 2,600 ARS
Private Tutoring : 15 – 30 ARS/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 14 ARS
Income Tax : 9 – 20%
Accommodations : Seldom included
Airfare : Seldom included
Health Care : Seldom included
Holidays : Paid
Visa : Usually not included (tourist visa mostly)
Important Notes : Business English is popular.