Teaching English in Argentina was the best idea ever! I learned Spanish and saved money to travel all around South America. I have been teaching English in Argentina for the past 2 years and I don’t want to ever leave! The food is amazing, the people are so much fun and there is so much to see. In this blog I’m going to give you some tips for finding a good job.
How To Find a Good English Teaching Job in Argentina
There are hundreds of language schools in Buenos Aires, a city of about 11 million people. The best paying jobs are in Barrio Norte (Belgrano, Nunez, San Vicente, and San Isidro), Tigre, and Palermo. I researched a lot about teaching English in Argentina and I contacted OnTESOL for information before I started their TEFL certification course. I knew that schools don’t pay for airfare and accommodation and I didn’t want to throw my money at one of those TEFL internships that charge $1000 and offer a salary of $120 per month, so I jumped on a plane and rented a sweet one-bedroom apartment in Palermo for $300 a month.
When to Apply For Teaching Jobs in Argentina
February is the best time to apply for English teaching jobs in Argentina, but I came in January to enjoy the hot weather and tour the city. By mid-February, I had lined-up a couple of interviews and I started teaching in March, when the school year started.
Why TEFL Certification is Important in Argentina
One of the things that helped me get a job so quickly is that I came to every job interview with a portfolio of lesson plans. The 120-hour TEFL certificate I completed with OnTESOL prepared me to plan lessons and have a good conversation about the communicative approach with the school director. Basically, I didn’t come across as some kid who wanted to travel and they gave me a chance even if I didn’t have any experience.
Stay tuned, in the next article I will tell you more about how to have fun while teaching English in Argentina!