Published: 08 April, 2015  |  Last updated: 10 September, 2018

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?

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.


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3 comments on “Teaching English in Argentina – Cordoba”

  1. I’m also from California (wahoo) anyway, is there a particular TESL certification course you would recommend and others to stay away from?

  2. Hi Rachelle,

    I am a young Irish male and I have lots of experience coaching and teaching kids from 6 to 18. I really enjoy teaching, my parents were teachers and my grandparents were teachers. I stumbled across the city of Cordoba while looking for places to better my Spanish and practice my rock climbing, then I stumbled across this article. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind giving me some advice on how to get a job as an English teacher in Cordoba as well as answering some general questions I have. I have an undergraduate degree in political science and business which will hopefully help my cause. It would be great if you could send me an email at to start the discussion. Cheers, Jonathan.

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