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Evan Terbrueggen
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Username: Evanandjessica

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My girlfriend and I have recently received our TEFL certificates from the TEFL Academy, in Santiago Chile, and are currently looking to move to Mendoza. However, before moving we need to know if there are any teaching opportunities within the city. (We have been unable to find anything online.)

We are both native English speakers with college degrees and, as previously mentioned, TEFL certificates. We are planning to live in the area for at least a year and are looking for work preferably within the next month

P.S. - Another major reason for moving to South America was to find opportunities to volunteer, if you know of any organizations that we should look into please let us know.
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Richard Graham
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Username: Richg

Post Number: 31
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

There isn't a shortage of positions available in Mendoza for native speakers, the only problem is the relatively small wage 15-20 pesos per hour. There is also a good chance of picking private work as you get settled.

The most significant problem you will face is finding a place to live, as most tenancy agreements must be for 2 years backed by local guarantors. The majority of people opt for short term contract, which unfortunately more expensive and you often have to pay the entire rent from the outset.

Like most things here it's not easy but everything ends to be worthwhile!
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Evan Terbrueggen
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Username: Evanandjessica

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Richard,

Thank you very much for the insight. You mentioned that finding a place to live will be our biggest problem, is there a resource we could use to help us with our search? Is this problem only common in Mendoza or might San Rafael be easier, and do you have a preference between the two towns?

Also is there any place we would be able to find a listing of local schools?

Thank you for all your help!!!!
Evan and Jessica
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Richard Graham
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Username: Richg

Post Number: 32
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You are welcome Evan.

You will find a problem renting in any part of Argentina as a foreigner. San Rafeal is a good spot, but Mendoza is going to offer you several more options for work, housing etc.

There is always a possibility of this type of arrangement: http://www.mihouse.com.ar/details.php?id_d=30

http://www.paginasamarillas.com.ar/search.do?seed=951668&keyword=idiomas&locality=mendoza

The best thing to do is get here and do groundwork.

(Message edited by admin on November 16, 2008)

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