When it comes to teaching English in South America, Argentina has always been at the top as a potential job market. Work is typically available between February and March and in the months of July and August. In-person interviews are usually conducted, and the candidates are expected to bear responsibility for their housing and airfare costs. Teachers are often found to share accommodations with locals, other expats, and coworkers as a cost-sharing measure.
Wages are not on the higher side but allows English teachers to lead a comfortable lifestyle in the country thanks to the relatively low living costs. A work week is typically 20 to 25 hours which leaves plenty of time in hand to enjoy on traveling and exploring everything that the country has to offer. Online English teaching is also a common practice as is taking on additional private tuitions to make some extra money to use for traveling.
A bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for securing a job in Argentina, but employers tend to give strong preference to those who have one. A more competitive job search will likely be on the cards for those not in possession of a bachelor’s degree.
Obtaining a work visa for employment in Argentina is pretty uncommon. Typically, English teachers are found working under the table with a tourist visa which maybe a common practice but is not quite the legal work standard. Those choosing to follow this route of working should also be aware of the potential consequences of finding employment on a tourist visa.
For teaching English in Argentina, a TEFL certification makes for a typical requirement. English teaching positions are mostly available in major cities such as Mar del Plata, Bariloche, Tucuman, Cordoba, Mendoza, Rosario, and Buenos Aires among others.