Teach English in Buenos Aires
Teaching English in Buenos Aires with a TEFL TESOL Certification
Buenos Aires is a big city with a lot to offer, including multiple job options for Native English speakers who are TEFL certified. I have to admit when I first decided to get my TEFL and teach in Buenos Aires, I did not expect such an abundance of job offers. As a recent graduate from the TEFL program I was able to find a job immediately. There are various types of English teaching jobs, such as teaching children in a school, jobs in private institutes, private classes, or teaching employees at a company.The job market in Buenos Aires is thriving. English teachers are in high demand due to the fact that companies need to be able to conduct business in English due to globalization. Parents, as well desire for their children to grow up bilingual, adding even more of a demand for native English teachers.
Teaching English is very time consuming, if you are teaching lessons all over the city, then you have to be able to keep up and cope with being at a lot of different places and working odd hours. That being said if you can find block hours working for a company, in one single place, then you may prefer that over moving around the city giving private lessons. The good news is the choice is yours since there are multiple options out there. When you teach private lessons in a company, at a student’s home, or in a cafe you normally will be paid more than if you work solely in an institute or school. The difference between teaching private lessons versus for a company is that you must come up with your own material, pay for travel, and spend more time than if you were given the material from a school or institute. As far as being able to make a living as an English teacher in Buenos Aires, it is difficult. Pay is low and inflation is high, but if you are dedicated and work hard it is definitely doable!
There are other rewards such as meeting very interesting and successful people from a different culture that want to know more about your culture. If you teach for institutes, then many of the students will work for large companies and be excellent students because their livelihood requires it. Students are typically very polite however they can often be extremely busy and many classes will be canceled, meaning you may not get paid for the time. Chances are you will find one or two students that you click with and make long lasting friendships. It’s almost like getting paid to meet people and sightsee.
The opportunity to live and work in another country, such as Buenos Aires is amazing. I have found that I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. If you are someone who loves to help others and can learn how to be frugal with your money then you will absolutely love teaching English in Buenos Aires. Native English teachers are constantly needed in the city and the experience will set you up for a lifetime of opportunities in the future.