December 5th 2022
January 17th 2023
Teach English abroad in Argentina. Where else in the world can you spot a cowboy and a colony of penguins in the same country?
Famed for its waterfalls (the kind worth chasing) and wine — not to mention indomitable spirit and unique cultural mishmash, teaching in Argentina will have you feeling all warm and gooey inside like a fresh empanada in no time.
An incredible backdrop for your next adventure, living and working in Argentina as an ESL teacher is *just* the added HUZZAH your resume/CV needs. Join us next semester for a 7.5 month internship!
Secure your place today by paying a deposit. After being officially accepted to the program a balance of US$1595 will be due.
Apply to teach in Argentina
Fully Inclusive Programme
- 4 week face-to-face TEFL course
- Arrival orientation
- 6-month teaching placement
- Accommodation assistance
- Sponsored work visa
- Ongoing & emergency support
Your Trip Itinerary
Travel to Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza International Airport). You’ll either take a cab (or book an Uber) from the airport or take the bus called Manuel Tienda Leon.
TEFL training & orientation
Full orientation and TEFL training will be the focus of your first month in Buenos Aires, with additional time budgeted according to Covid-19 requirements.
Currently Argentina has no quarantine requirement for travelers who are vaccinated against COVID-19, and is operating a 7-10 day self-isolation quarantine policy (in accommodation of your choice) for travelers who are not COVID-19 vaccinated.
Your teacher training classes run Monday through Friday; and depending on your training group you will typically have lessons from 9am until 2pm or 3pm until 8pm, leaving plenty of time for class prep AND exploring the city. Your final week of training includes a professional development day where you’ll work on your résumé and meet employers from teaching placement schools.
This is an action packed four weeks. Get ready to share lunch breaks with new friends where you’ll be challenged to bring snacks from your home country (or cook a favorite dish), take a class trip to Tigre island and don’t forget to say Salud while sampling the local birra.
Your teaching experience
It’s time to get into the classroom! You’ll interview with a range of hand-picked schools after the employer’s showcase and professional development day which will determine your school placement. Typically you’ll start teaching one to two weeks after graduating from your TEFL course.
You’ll be confident after already completing your four week classroom TEFL training including 10 hours of observed teaching practice at local schools (or online), with real ESL learners. Plus you’ll have had time to dive into your free online Spanish lessons, helping you to feel more like a local.
You’ll be teaching learners ranging in age from young learners to adults with mixed English ability, giving you an incredible first-time teaching experience. You can expect around 20-25 hours of hands-on teaching per week, plus some time to plan lessons following the in-house curriculum.
Your goal will be focused on conversational English practice, helping your eager students to feel confident as they develop their skills. You’ll be able to ask advice from local teaching colleagues but don’t forget to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, this is your chance to shine!
On days off and your salary to enjoy, you will have a long list of sightseeing and travel plans. Master this local colectivos (public buses), find the best plazas for late night milongas, and make it to a Boca Juniors’ match (hint: don’t wear red and white). Prepare to check off a few amazing bucket list items!
After your internship
Congratulations, you did it! Make sure to celebrate this achievement. It’s time to decide if you’d like to see more of Argentina, traveling or teaching (or both).
You might decide to extend your stay in Buenos Aires and teach for longer – and schools will love you for it. The possibilities are endless for you now as a confident and experienced TEFL teacher.
Essential information about this trip
What our interns say
Discover if teaching English in Argentina is for you with the help of our past interns.
After you settle in, you will spend seven months in stunning Argentina. Placement locations are in Buenos Aires city.
How it works
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked. We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Argentina towards the top!
Questions and Answers
How much extra spending money should I bring?
Your teacher’s salary is highly paid by comparison to local Argentine standards. With a budget of around US$1,000 to $1,300 per month you will have a very comfortable life in Buenos Aires.
So, by bringing an extra US$250 to $400 of monthly savings with you, you can explore everything there is to see and do on days off. You can expect to pay around $8 for a meal out and $1.50 for a local beer.
Note: you will need to bring enough spending money to live on while you complete your 4-week long TEFL course and for the month before your first payday.
Can I teach for less than 6 months?
Yes, if you’re short on time you can have a 5 month teaching placement making your total stay in Argentina just over 6 months long.
What help is available to organize housing?
Our partners will share a range of local accommodation options that previous interns loved. A private room in a shared apartment can be arranged for you for US$700 per month (including WiFi & utilities).
Rental accommodations close to your TEFL training school can be seen on Airbnb for between $400 to $700, depending on the time of year.
How quickly will I start teaching after my 4-week TEFL course?
You can expect to start teaching within one to two weeks after graduating from your TEFL course.
During your professional development day (in the final week of your course) you’ll watch presentations from local employers who are showcasing their schools. You’ll interview with a range of hand-picked schools to determine your placement location.