• As far as the TEFL course, I loved it and the trainers are great. I really feel like I got a better education in doing the entire lesson on site. Argentina is a wonderful place and I have been able to travel around the country a little and am looking forward to doing more traveling.

    Anna

    Argentina

    Want to Teach English in Argentina?

    The LanguageCorps program in Argentina is located in Buenos Aires - a city whose nine million inhabitants enjoy a cultural sophistication exhibited in its Parisian architecture, Italian heritage, and European feel.

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in Argentina:

    • TESOL Certification

    The four-week training course includes 140 hours of classroom time and, and a minimum of 6 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students.

    The training center is located in the downtown area of Buenos Aires half a block from the famous Florida Street. It is surrounded by shops, cafés and many historical buildings. Easy to access from any part of town and within walking distance from the most important and popular areas of the city, in "el centro" you will always find something interesting going on. For trips further afield, there is excellent public transportation in the city including trains, subways, buses, and even ferries to neighboring Uruguay.

    The TESOL Certification Program includes:

    • TESOL Certification Course
    • Job Placement Assistance
    • Optional week of complimentary Spanish lessons before or after the TESOL course

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Buenos Aires, Argentina is US$1,995

    Optional accommodations during training are available with a local host family for $1,200 (breakfast and dinner included) or $960 (no meals), or in a hostel for $900. Airport pick-up can be arranged for $70.

    If you are interested in brushing up on your Spanish and learning more about your new location, you have the option of one complimentary week of intensive group Spanish classes plus cultural excursions. These take place in the week before or after your 4-week TESOL Certification Program. There is no cost other than housing and $50 for a book that is required.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    Are you ready to teach English in Argentina? Email, call, or write us for more information - or apply now. Learn. Teach. Explore. Travel. Give Back. Get paid to teach English in Argentina.

  • Argentina Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • I am doing great. I really enjoyed the course. I am now working for a great institute and they have filled my schedule with classes so I have a lot I am working on. I am really glad that I came down here. I am learning a lot about life, a new culture, and the world of Buenos Aires.

    Daniel

    Argentina

    Country Overview

    Argentina is the home of the tango, of the wandering pampas gaucho, of suited Western businessmen sipping espresso in an elegant urban setting before setting off for ice-hiking through Patagonia over the weekend.

    Buenos Aires' nine million inhabitants enjoy a cultural sophistication exhibited in its Parisian architecture, Italian heritage, and European feel. Add to this the exquisite cuisine and legendary nightlife and you can easily understand Buenos Aires' enduring popularity. It would take a lifetime to visit all the restaurants, cafes, and dance clubs the city has to offer, but that lifetime would be spent wandering broad tree-lined boulevards, marveling at marble, neoclassical facades, and enjoying world-class opera at the famous Colon Theater.

    Beyond the capital, this vast and varied country stretches from the spectacular tropical waterfalls of Iguaz� on the Brazilian border to the frosty town of Ushuaia in southern Tierra del Fuego. In between, you'll sample the products of the world-class wineries of Mendoza, take the famous \"Train of the Clouds\" to the town of Salta, and warm up after a day on the slopes with a cup of hot chocolate in Bariloche, the ski and chocolate-lovers paradise.

    The training center is located in the downtown area of Buenos Aires half a block from the famous Florida Street. It is surrounded by shops, caf�s and many historical buildings. Easy to access from any part of town and within walking distance from the most important and popular areas of the city, in �el centro� you will always find something interesting going on. For trips further afield, there is excellent public transportation in the city including trains, subways, buses, and even ferries to neighboring Uruguay.

    Buenos Aires is mild and humid most of the year. Spring (September to November) tends to be pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 18� to 20� Celsius (64� to 68� Fahrenheit). Summer (December through February) is hot, with temperatures reaching above 30� Celsius (86� Fahrenheit), with hot and humid evenings. Fall (March through May) is nicely cool, with temperatures from 12� to 15� Celsius (54� to 59� Fahrenheit). Winter is somewhat chilly in Buenos Aires, and can be harsh in the deep south. Daytime temperatures range between 3� and 8� Celsius (38� and 46� Fahrenheit) in the city.

  • As far as the TEFL course, I loved it and the trainers are great. I really feel like I got a better education in doing the entire lesson on site. Argentina is a wonderful place and I have been able to travel around the country a little and am looking forward to doing more traveling.

    Anna

    Argentina

    Job Prospects & Pay

    English teachers in Buenos Aires schools earn competitive salaries, often in professional and friendly school atmospheres. Teachers are usually provided with a variety of useful resources which would be envied farther north, from books and videos to audiovisual equipment.

    Students in Buenos Aires are often adults and professionals who need to learn English for their careers. This makes for very motivated students who are eager to learn and rewarding to teach. Many English classes in Buenos Aires are quite small; 1-4 students.

    Teachers in Buenos Aires normally are paid by the hour, and some institutes also offer travel stipends for in-company classes held at the offices of business executives. Peak hiring season is March through August. Teachers wishing to supplement their income are usually able to teach private classes outside of school hours. The cost of living in Buenos Aires is generally low, with rent for a furnished apartment around $300-$500 while a full 3-course lunch goes for about $5. includePay('Argentina', 'TESOL Certification');

  • I am doing great. I really enjoyed the course. I am now working for a great institute and they have filled my schedule with classes so I have a lot I am working on. I am really glad that I came down here. I am learning a lot about life, a new culture, and the world of Buenos Aires.

    Daniel

    Argentina

    Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    Parilla means grill, and grills are for meat. Be aware that, in Argentina, cattle are well cared for and well cooked. No part of the animal is wasted, as you will discover on your plate.

    Carnivores rejoice; Argentina is a piece of your heaven.

    Given the preponderance of grilled meat in Argentine cuisine, vegetarians might worry about fitting in culturally. They need not worry about starving, however, as Western European (especially Italian) venues frequently offer vegetarian options, and there are even a number of vegan restaurants.

    Lunch is traditionally eaten between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Many people in Argentina enjoy tea around 5:00 allowing them to hold off until supper which is usually somewhat late - if you go out to eat before 8:30 PM the restaurants will be nearly empty.

    The tap water in many of Argentina's larger cities is heavily chlorinated and does not taste very good, although it is safe to drink.

    A 10% tip is customary at restaurants and cafes.

    Participants are responsible for their own meals.

    Buenos Aires is seasonal, so be prepared to wear shorts and t-shirts in the summer, and warm jackets and sweaters in the winter. A lighter jacket for spring evenings and fall days will come in handy.

    Teachers should be prepared to dress professionally while working. Some teachers wear suits. Many of your students will, and certainly language schools don't permit jeans or athletic shoes. At the very least, males should bring a few ties and dress shoes and females dresses or skirts with sweaters or nice blouses.

    Housing & Communication

    During training, accommodations in a home stay or in a hostel are available.

    Buenos Aires home stay families open their middle-class, often single-parent, households to our trainees. They may or may not have children living at home. All host families live in attractive homes in safe neighborhoods. In your host family's home, you will have your own bedroom and either a shared or private bathroom. You will be given a key to the house or apartment and are free to come and go as you please (though, as a guest living with a host family, you should be sure to respect the routine of the people you are staying with). Host families provide breakfast and dinner, and enjoy spending time during meals chatting with students - typically, home stays provide an excellent way to get to know the local culture and language.

    After training, you will most likely rent a room in an apartment or house with other students or Argentines. Some employers will provide a room for you, either shared or single (usually in an apartment with other teachers) and provide you with a monthly stipend.

    Internet access is available to all trainees. After training, the common locutorios offer both phone and Internet access for one to two pesos per hour of Internet use. You may also print, scan, burn CDs, etc. at locutorios.

    International calling cards or local prepaid telephone cards are required to make international calls. Telephone cards are can be obtained at a kiosco, locutorio, or newsstand. The cards may be used in either public phones (common in Buenos Aires) or private phones simply by calling the company indicated on the card (long-distance operators typically speak Portuguese, English and Spanish).

    Foreigners can buy cell phones in Argentina as long as they have a \"pre-paid\" plan (prepago). Some common companies that offer this service are: Telef�nica, Movistar, Personal, and CTi.

  • As far as the TEFL course, I loved it and the trainers are great. I really feel like I got a better education in doing the entire lesson on site. Argentina is a wonderful place and I have been able to travel around the country a little and am looking forward to doing more traveling.

    Anna

    Argentina

    Excursions

    Buenos Aires abounds in beautiful architecture, much of it traced to an ambitious rebuilding project instituted long before Argentina's 1910 centennial celebration of its independence from Spain. The building plan was put into action in the 1880s, when the French Beaux Arts movement was at its worldwide height, and therefore much of the city looks more like Paris than any other Latin American city. Avenida de Mayo is an excellent example of this; it is the city's official processional route that links the Presidential Palace (Casa Rosada) to the National Congress Building.

    The corner buildings along the wide Diagonal Norte, also known as Avenida S�enz Pe�a, are all topped with fantastic neoclassical domes from the street's beginning at the Plaza de Mayo until it hits the Obelisco, Buenos Aires's defining monument, at Avenida 9 de Julio, the world's widest boulevard. Don't miss the neighborhoods of San Telmo and Monserrat either, with their balconied late-19th- and early-20th-century structures decaying gracefully as they await gentrification when the economy improves.

    The Palermo Park system runs along Avenida Libertador and is one of the world's most beautiful. You could spend a long time wandering this tree- and monument-lined part of the city, and never tire of its beauty and mystery.

    Buenos Aires's vast arrays of museums, many in beautiful neoclassical structures along broad tree-lined Avenida Libertador, are as exquisite as the treasures they hold inside.

    If shopping is your thing, there's no shortage of top designer shops along Calle Alvear. Leather shops abound on Calle Florida, near Galer�as Pac�fico, where you can have items custom-made. For small boutiques specializing in the Argentine look, wander the cobblestone streets of Palermo Soho. If outdoor markets are more your style, there is no market like the San Telmo Antiques Fair held every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego, the old colonial heart of the San Telmo district. You'll find lots of small antiques and collectibles dealers here along with kitschy souvenirs, local crafts, and lots of free live tango dancing as good as anything you might pay $50 to see onstage. The Feria de Plaza Francia, in front of the Recoleta Cemetery, is another can't-miss market, with great crafts, live music, and a beautiful setting on a grassy hill.

    Speaking of the Tango... Recently in danger of dying out, the tango has experienced explosive growth in popularity as far afield as Finland. New varieties of shows demonstrate a wide variety of tango styles. But why watch when you can tango yourself? Traditional, 1930s-style milongas (tango salons), have recently opened in spaces all over town. In addition to the traditional set, these milongas draw young Argentines, who have rediscovered their grandparents' favorite dance, as well as young ex-pats from all over the world who are making Buenos Aires the world's new hot city.

  • As far as the TEFL course, I loved it and the trainers are great. I really feel like I got a better education in doing the entire lesson on site. Argentina is a wonderful place and I have been able to travel around the country a little and am looking forward to doing more traveling.

    Anna

    Argentina

    Travel Resources

    We're still working on getting these up, but check back soon or email us at info@languagecorps.com and we will send you some.

  • I am doing great. I really enjoyed the course. I am now working for a great institute and they have filled my schedule with classes so I have a lot I am working on. I am really glad that I came down here. I am learning a lot about life, a new culture, and the world of Buenos Aires.

    Daniel

    Argentina

    Frequently Asked Questions

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$[TESOL Certification min]-[TESOL Certification max]. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$[TESOL Plus min]-[TESOL Plus max] depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$[Volunteer min]-[Volunteer max] for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

    How does LanguageCorps help me find a teaching assignment?

    During your in-country training program, the local staff will begin working with you to develop a CV and contact schools. For TESOL Certification and TESOL Plus Program participants, you will be given job search assistance and the names of schools to contact. In all locations, job placements for those who are serious and flexible have been very successful.

    For Online course participants, centralized placement support can assist you in determining the overseas location that best meets your goals and qualifications and you will have access to our world-wide directory of more than 8,000 ESL schools.

    Given the high caliber reputation of our LanguageCorps teachers, our staff's knowledge of and experience with local EFL teaching opportunities and our focus on job placement, we are confident that by the time you complete your certification / orientation or soon thereafter you will have received at least one, and usually more than one, offer(s) for a paid EFL teaching assignment. Our staff can also assist with the oftentimes complicated contract negotiations, to ensure our teachers receive the maximum benefits and pay they are qualified for.

    Sometimes a teacher will work in two or more part-time positions instead of one full-time position, or may elect to supplement their primary job with side work such as tutoring.

    LanguageCorps does not offer guaranteed job placement, however, our participants have been very successful with job placement in all locations.

  • As far as the TEFL course, I loved it and the trainers are great. I really feel like I got a better education in doing the entire lesson on site. Argentina is a wonderful place and I have been able to travel around the country a little and am looking forward to doing more traveling.

    Anna

    Argentina

    TESOL Certification Program, Argentina

    The four-week training course includes 140 hours of classroom time and, and a minimum of 6 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students.

    The training center is located in the downtown area of Buenos Aires half a block from the famous Florida Street. It is surrounded by shops, cafés and many historical buildings. Easy to access from any part of town and within walking distance from the most important and popular areas of the city, in "el centro" you will always find something interesting going on. For trips further afield, there is excellent public transportation in the city including trains, subways, buses, and even ferries to neighboring Uruguay.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Argentina is US$1,995

    Optional accommodations during training are available with a local host family for $1,200 (breakfast and dinner included) or $960 (no meals), or in a hostel for $900. Airport pick-up can be arranged for $70.

    If you are interested in brushing up on your Spanish and learning more about your new location, you have the option of one complimentary week of intensive group Spanish classes plus cultural excursions. These take place in the week before or after your 4-week TESOL Certification Program. There is no cost other than housing and $50 for a book that is required.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.