Teaching English in Argentina: At a Glance

ESL opportunities abound in Argentina - a massive country famous for its varied and otherworldly beauty. Home to the Andes, the Patagonian steppe, stunning waterfalls, and even glaciers, Argentina is paradise to ESL teachers who love the outdoors.

Monthly Salary*:1,200 - 4,000 ARS
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Rarely included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s):February - December
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:20 - 50 ARS
Income Tax††:9 - 35%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 21 ARS
Exchange Rate:As of 04-23-2014
10.00 ARS = 1.25 USD
1.00 USD = 8.00 ARS
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Assistance not typically included
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma
Additional Notes:Candidates encouraged to apply in person; Bachelor's Degree preferred


Other Latin America Countries:

Argentina ~ Brazil ~ Chile ~ Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Ecuador ~ Mexico ~ Panama ~ Peru

Teaching English in Argentina is perfect for cosmopolitan types; there's the elegant capital Buenos Aires and the wine regions of Mendoza and Salta. For nature lovers, two natural reserves and the Iguazu Falls will dazzle the senses. ESL teachers with a love of winter sports can get their fill skiing in the Andes or hiking in the Glaciers National Park.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Argentina and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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