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Will S



Joined: 25 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 6:34 pm    Post subject: Argentina? Reply with quote

Hola,

To those of you who are trying for work, or have recently worked in Argentina, Iíve got a few questions but am also interested in any general perceptions you may care to share. I'm curious about what kind of certification is generally preferred. Do employers think more highly of a CELTA, or is it viewed in the same light as other certifications, or even no certification? Any idea of how the level of experience/training affects the rate of pay and opportunities available to you. What kinds of visa issues have you run into, and what kind of work, if any, have you found? What are you making or hope to be making? Is it enough to live on in relative comfort without dipping too heavily into savings?
Any info you would like to pass on would be greatly appreciated. I hope that you're all having pleasant weekends.

Thanks,
Will
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Will S



Joined: 25 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one out there has anything to share? Nothing?
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mikescapes



Joined: 11 Apr 2004
Posts: 13
Location: new york

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been there but feedback indicates privates pay between $6 to 10 dollars U.S. I translate this to mean that language schools pay about $3 an hour. Sounds like you have to dip into you pocket to survive.

Somebody must have experience but so far no one is speaking up. Give us the facts!

Mike
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might try emailing some of the people from the job info journal and asking them.
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slinky



Joined: 22 Feb 2004
Posts: 5
Location: buenos aires

PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(See my post in the "Wages in BsAs" topic about pay rates.)


Based on my experience, most schools don't care much about certificates and are more interested in actual teaching experience. Of course, it can't hurt to have one, and furthermore, it's possible that my opinion is skewed because i *don't* have a certificate. Embarassed

I decided pass on a certificate because considering the wages here, it seemed kind of illogical. It makes a lot more sense to take that $2000 here and live off that for 6 months - that way you can take your sweet time getting a job.

Keep in mind how incredibly important word-of-mouth is here!! Tell everyone you talk to that you're looking for work. It will help a lot, I promise.
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Will S



Joined: 25 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2004 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I was in B.A. in November of 2002 (not looking to work) and at that time 20 hours per week at $5 per hour would have provided the essentials plus some entertainment. My internet access has become more sporadic but I look foreward to hearing more about Argentina, teaching English, and call centers.
Hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend.
Will.
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