Teaching English in Argentina

The most visited country in South America, Argentina is a lively fusion of tango culture, soccer fanatics, wine and food enthusiasts, world-renowned artists, and stunning natural wonders.


Overview of English Teaching Jobs in Argentina

Typical English Students
  • Adults
Best Time to Get Hired March – August
Typical Start Dates March – August
Average Contract Length 6- to 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules Part-time schedules available
Average Salary $650 – $900 USD per month
Average Cost of Living $500 – $900 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Typical Teaching Requirements
  • TEFL certification (see recommended courses below)
  • Native speaker or fluent in English
Typical Benefits for Teachers
  • Visa assistance
  • Free Spanish lessons
  • In-country orientation
  • Travel stipend for off-site classes
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Reimbursement of airport pick up



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Demand for English Teachers

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.

Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations

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 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.

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.

Argentina Overview

Argentina is the most visited country on the continent, and for good reason. It is a land that entices and thrills with its fantastic beauty. Encompassing a large portion of the southern half of South America, the country boasts a variety of geography ranging from deserts in the north to deep forests and magnificent glaciers in the south. Argentina’s natural attractions also include the immense pampas, the majestic Andean Cordillera, the wild splendor of Patagonia, and the world-famous Iguazú Falls.

Besides its outdoor appeal, Argentina is known for its culture and class. The capital Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America,” and offers elegant architecture, exquisite cuisine, a legendary nightlife, and fashionable shopping. Argentina has become famous for being rich in European flavor, while maintaining the unique identity of a South American country.


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