Teaching English in Argentina – Cordoba

Published: 08 April, 2015  |  Last updated: 08 April, 2015

Teaching English in Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba, Argentina

 

Report submitted on 08 April, 2015 by Rachelle.

Teaching English in Cordoba, Argentina:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Cordoba, Argentina?
By looking online. Going to language institutes.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Part time English language school positions, agencies (send teachers to different locations), private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
Advanced to native English level. a TEFL certificate is recommended.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
I recommend being flexible with the schedule. It’s not easy to find a M-G 9-5pm position.

What are the levels of payment?
About $80 pesos (US$9) per hour if you work for an institute. if you work privately, the hour is about $150 pesos (US$17).

How many teaching days a week is normal?
4-5 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
8-12 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
No classes offered during vacation time.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Cordoba, Argentina to teach English?
I enjoy teaching here. it’s not my reason for moving to Argentina, but there are plenty of people wanting to learn here.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Cordoba, Argentina?
I work for myself, and have geared my business towards children, I love teaching the children. My students go to a bilingual school, so i am simply reinforcing what they learn.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Cordoba, Argentina?
By teaching private lessons, students can cancel or stop taking classes at any time. I suggest charging per month.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Inflation causes students to cut back on costs, i.e., extra classes.

 

Living in Cordoba, Argentina:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Argentina?
No, but a workers visa helps.

What is the cost of living like in Argentina?
About US$1,000 per month with rent/food/etc.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
You can do a shared living, rent an apartment or house.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Cordoba, Argentina?
College is free.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Cordoba, Argentina?
Inflation.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Cordoba, Argentina?
Do your research!.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
I miss the food from California.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Argentina?
I will miss teaching English and of course, weekend bbqs (asados).

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Everything is extremely expensive here in relation to the USD. I recommend coming with your cell phone and computer, and bring some maple syrup!.

 

About Me and My Work:

My Name: Rachelle

Nationality: USA

Students I’ve taught in Argentina: Babies (0-2 years), toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years), high school (15-18 years), university, adults, business

Where I teach: I teach privately for all ages all levels and I teach in company for corporations here in Cordoba.  Teaching here for 4 years.

My school facilities: Excellent – I use laptops, smartphones, videos, etc.

Links: allwordsenglish.com, facebook.com/allwordsenglish

 

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Teaching English in Argentina – Mendoza

Published: 22 June, 2014  |  Last updated: 01 July, 2014

Teaching English in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina

 

Report submitted on 19 June, 2014 by Mariana Mur.

Teaching English in Mendoza, Argentina:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Mendoza, Argentina?
– In public schools, answering newspaper ads: Los Andes paper, UNO paper
– In private schools, leaving your CV at schools
– In English institutes, leaving your CV and through recommendations

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Part time English language school positions, teaching at state schools, teaching at colleges / universities, teaching at companies, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
– a bachelor degree
– experience
– high English level

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
The 3 mentioned above and a great sense of responsibility and a good classroom management as well.

What are the levels of payment?
From 70 to 120 Argentinian pesos per hour.

How many teaching days a week is normal?
6 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
30 hours per week

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
What the government says ( Direccion general de escuelas).

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Mendoza, Argentina to teach English?
Be responsible, prepare your classes, be respectful, be ready to deal with difficult adolescents and parents, enjoy what you do and make students enjoy too.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Mendoza, Argentina?
Many people like the language and the American culture.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Mendoza, Argentina?
Public schools are not very good at handling discipline problems.  The salary is not very good.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
There are not many English native speakers to continue practising your English.

 

Living in Mendoza, Argentina:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Argentina?
No that I know of, at least you don’t need a visa.

What is the cost of living like in Argentina?
One single person can live with 6,000 pesos a month, renting a small apartment and traveling by public transportation.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Renting.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Mendoza, Argentina?
Beautiful city, mountains, river, sunny days, many restaurants, bars and wineries, outdoor activities, a lot of tourists visit Mendoza every year.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Mendoza, Argentina?
Some places are not secure.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Mendoza, Argentina to live?
Try our food! Make friends! Feel free to ask for anything.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Nothing.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Mendoza, Argentina?
Family and friends.

 

About Me and My Work:

My Name: Mariana Mur

Students I’ve taught in Argentina: Toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), high school (15-18 years), adults.

Where I teach: A.M.I.C.A.N.A., Murialdo School, private students.  Teaching for 15 years.

How I found my current job: Leaving my CV at the school.

My school facilities: Very good – Teaching resources / technology access / school library.

Teacher support at my school: Training / workshops, lesson observations.

 

 

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