TEFL Internship in Argentina – Non-Native
Non-native English speakers welcomed
Non-native English speakers welcomed
Deposit of £429
Additional payment of £1269 paid on arrival.
Monthly stipend up to USD $650~$900 (€575~€800/£500~£700)
4 week face-to-face TEFL course
30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course
70+ page Grammar eBook
Airport pick-up & transfers (US$85 extra)
Spanish lessons (extra fee)
Ongoing in-country support
Certification upon completion of program
TIP You don’t need to be a native English speaker, have a degree or previous teaching experience to apply for this internship.
A mix of spectacular nature, incredible food, buzzing cities and the home of the tango – Argentina is undisputedly a uniquely charismatic destination, and arguably the most perfect place to start your TEFL adventure. World famous for its natural beauty, year-on-year Argentina has continued to attract qualified TEFL teachers to its shores as South America becomes the most desired destination for teaching English positions.
Participants receive a comprehensive orientation to living and teaching in Argentina. During this orientation, you’ll learn all about the intriguing history, language and culture of this thrilling country. During your orientation you will also learn what to expect when you go to your school and what your school expects of you.
Before commencing the paid teaching position, you will engage in a four-week face to face TEFL training course in Buenos Aires, affectionately known the as ‘Paris of South America’. Your full-time 120 hour TEFL training course includes 10 hours of observed teaching practice and will enable you to work anywhere in the world.
Note: Fluent speakers must satisfy the follow language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (academic format) or TOEFL paper-based 580 + TWE 4.0 or TOEFL computer-based 240 with essay 4.0 or TOEFL iBt 94 (Listening 20, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 24) or Masters C2 (Anglia level).
Find everything you need to know about the Buenos Aires, Argentina internship inside our free guide.
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Argentina.
All qualified applicants will fly into Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza International Airport). Airport pickup is available for US$85.
Peak times to start a teaching job in Argentina are March, April and May; the academic year ends in November. You’ll be based in a school during your internship in Buenos Aires. Your 10 hours of observed teaching practice will take plan in a local institute. Often these institutes request candidates they’ve observed to come back for placement in their language school.
You can typically expect to get paid between 150 and 175 pesos per hour. As teaching does require some travel and preparation time on top of actual hours teaching, a teacher can expect to work about 30 or 40 hours per week in total. Most placements will involve teaching groups of adult business clients, adolescents and or younger learners.
It is likely you will have a fixed syllabus to follow, and you will have a local teaching colleague to assist with any help that you need.
Please note final decision on exact placement location, almost everyone is placed in one area of the capital city.
Argentina is the perfect fusion of chic city living and rugged natural beauty. The chattering café culture and celebration of food, fashion and football means there’s an attractive aspect of Argentine lifestyle for everyone – nature lovers in particular can’t afford to miss Patagonia and the mystic Andes. Plus, Argentina is ideally situated near other South American destinations such as Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia, so you can continue to explore in your free time.
Your monthly stipend up to USD $650~$900 will cover some basic living essentials but you should budget spending money for your social life, travel and excursions during your time. The cost of living outside of the metropolitan areas of Argentina is reasonable, especially in comparison to big European cities.
We recommend that you bring enough savings for your first 8 weeks of living expenses and housing in Argentina.