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Remote Teaching Centre Full Time Teacher - Argentina

Date: 07-Jan-2021

Location: Buenos Aires, AR

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. 
We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. 
These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Department: Cultural Engagement l Contract type: Indefinite l Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina l Payband: Monthly Gross Salary of AR $80,200


Role Purpose

The British Council has a contract to deliver over 1200 hours a week of English lessons to primary school children in Uruguay, aged approximately from 9-11. The children receive 1 hour of remote teaching per week from the remote teacher, supported by the classroom teacher in Uruguay. 


The focus of the Remote Teacher of English is to deliver high quality English lessons in accordance with the British Council and other partner-specific standards.  The role will include:

  • Delivery of synchronous classes from our remote teaching centre in Buenos Aires (if possible due to coronavirus restrictions)
  • Delivery of synchronous classes from home if necessary, through CISCO Jabber
  • Preparation of videos and asynchronous activities for children in the event of disruption to classes due to the ongoing pandemic

Challenges and Accountabilities
Support British Council’s global English strategy by:

  • delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
  • enhancing the British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
  • continuing professional development and sharing of best practices
  • ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
  • ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations for the British Council and its partners


  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user CEFR C2 IELTS Band 7+ in each of 4 sections of the academic module.
  • Fluent in Spanish (B2 or above)
  • Teaching Degree
    • Candidates must have one of the following with a practicum component
      • a degree in Primary or English teaching from a recognised university or ISFD (check at https://www.whed.net/) or from a nationally-recognised teaching institution (e.g. Joaquin V. Gonzalez in Argentina or Instituto de Profesores Artigas (IPA) in Uruguay)
      • a translator (English) degree with a teaching component (2 years)
      • a completed TTC programme (at least 120 hours) in-person or online from an established institution (TESOL Cert., CELTA or similar level)
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL (120hs + practicum)
  • 2 years post-qualification experience in teaching English
    Experience in teaching:
    1.    Primary students (aged 6 to 10) and /or
    2.    Lower Secondary students (aged 11 to 14) and /or
    3.    University/Vocational students (aged 18 to 25) and /or
    4.    Adults General English 18+


Desirable criteria

  • IELTS Preparation (and/or examiner) 
  • ESOL Exam Preparation (and/or examiner) 
  • Business English
  • Teaching experience at primary state schools
  • Online teaching / eLearning / Remote teaching.


Additional Information

  • Legal right to Work in Argentina is a must for any interested candidate. The British Council is not able to support or sponsor work visa applications from non-Argentineans.


Closing Date: Applications will close on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 23:59 Col time.


A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.


Equality Statement


The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.  We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org