Landing a job as an English teacher in Argentina can vary from quick and easy to almost impossible. Young, attractive females with a clear American or British accent will likely be inundated with job offers. Those who don’t fit into this bracket may not find it quite so simple, although experience, a teaching certification and schedule-flexibility are big pluses.

The best time to job-hunt is around March when the school year begins.

There is certainly no shortage of English-hungry students who are willing to pay for classes in Argentina, especially Buenos Aires.

Bear in mind that ‘English school’ or ‘institute’ can mean anything from an internationally recognized organization to a shady home-based business that simply connects students with teachers and take a generous cut for the trouble.

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Published @wander-argentina.org. May 2012.