We offer a world-renowned TEFL / TESOL certification course in Buenos Aires that prepares you for teaching English overseas, or in your home country. Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach – where English is the only language used in the classroom.
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2) Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3) Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4) Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5) Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
6) Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
TEFL International’s centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina is an unbeatable destination to take the tefl certification course in Latin America. There are lots of job opportunities for TEFL certified native or fluent English speakers, and you can also learn or improve your Spanish. As the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires has so much to offer visitors that it is difficult to narrow down your itinerary to just a few things to do. Buenos Aires is a thriving multicultural city and the best way to explore its diversity is to get out and about in the various neighbourhoods that make up the city. By choosing to study with TEFL International in Buenos Aires, you are signing up for an exciting and rewarding time in Argentina.
Known as the “Paris of South America”, Buenos Aires is one of the most captivating cities in Latin America. From its resemblance to the cities of Europe to its multicultural diversity, Buenos Aires is an Argentine experience that shouldn’t be missed. As the 5th largest consumer of wine in the world, Argentina is overflowing with excellent wine available at very reasonable prices. What better way to compliment a rich dinner of Argentine carne asada (sliced grilled beef) than with a glass of locally produced Argentine wine. If you fancy a change from the local cuisine, there is plenty of international fare on offer in Buenos Aires with restaurants serving Indian, Thai, French and more dotted around the city. Football is an important part of Buenos Aires society and is a guaranteed good time out. Watch local teams play on the nearest football pitch or head to a bar and catch a game on the television and cheer along with the locals.
Buenos Aires locals or Porteños as they are known are generally well-educated and rates for literacy and school completion are high. The city is home to the world-renowned University of Buenos Aires and English is studied from kindergarten onwards. With your TEFL certificate from TEFL International you will have access to the numerous employment opportunities the city has to offer, whether you want to work part-time or full-time, at companies or at private language institutes.
Buenos Aires is a huge city of 17 million people and an excellent big city destination for TEFL Certification and Spanish immersion.
Must see: The beautiful Recoleta Cemetary is an absolute must see.
Tango: We highly recommend going to La Viruta one night when they have either a tango or salsa lesson. This is a great Buenos Aires experience.
Best restaurants: The best and trendiest restaurants are in an area called Las CaÃ±itas in the Palermo neighbourhood.
Where to stay? We recommend staying in Recoleta, Palermo or Barrio Norte.
Fun: There are of course lots of nightclubs which start late and go till dawn.
Means of Transportation: Ride the subway known locally as subte.
Be careful! The city is generally safe but use common sense and don’t walk around with expensive jewelry or a Rolex.
What to eat? Be sure to eat medialunas for breakfast and empanadas for lunch.
Our TEFL School in Buenos Aires has been dedicated to providing TEFL programs of the highest quality to international students since 1999. By employing highly qualified and dedicated instructors and by utilizing a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum, we provide the perfect environment for those learning to become teachers of English. We also offer Spanish immersion classes and accommodation to ensure that all participant´s stay in Argentina is culturally as well as educationally enriching.
At our TEFL training centre in Buenos Aires you will enjoy becoming a TEFL certified teacher of English. Our intensive course will help you to develop the professional skills needed to become an effective teacher and our caring and attentive staff will ensure your experience is an enjoyable one. Our small class sizes mean that you will benefit from plenty of individual attention from our expert trainers.
If you enjoy your in-class TEFL course in Buenos Aires and want to stay in the area, you can take advantage of exciting job openings that are available on a permanent basis at ITTT’s TEFL training centre in Buenos Aires.
These job positions are located at partner English institutes, international companies in Buenos Aires looking for corporate teachers and the TEFL center itself. Teachers receive competitive salary packages and benefits as well as extensive employee training and development opportunities on both a local and global level.
Take your in-class TEFL course in Buenos Aires and get hired right after graduating from the program!
Our TEFL training school in Buenos Aires offers several different kinds of accommodation options to ensure a safe and comfortable stay in Buenos Aires. All accommodation offered by our school is located in pleasant and safe neighborhoods and regularly checked and approved by a staff member. Please take into account the minimum stay is 28 nights and that we need your flight information to start the booking process. Accommodation with the school is of course optional, and it can also be booked independently.
There are three kinds of accommodation options the school offers:
If you are looking for an authentic experience of Buenos Aires, then our homestay option is perfect for you. This option includes a private or shared bedroom in the home of the host family with bed linen and towels provided. All the host families are carefully selected by our staff and are friendly and all families are used to host international students regularly. A member of the school’s staff visits the family to make sure their suitability for hosting our students.
Each shared apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and two or more bedrooms. You can choose to stay in a single or in a double room. Normally all our shared apartments have free Wi-Fi internet access. Please note that double rooms are only available for two students travelling together. This option is perfect for students who are looking for affordable and independent accommodation in Buenos Aires. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Our TEFL training center in Buenos Aires has partnered with local real estate companies to assist students in finding the perfect apartment during their stay. Students are able to choose the location, size, and included amenities based on their preferences. This option is ideal for students who are looking for total independence or for families or couples who are travelling together and would like more privacy. Apartments are fully furnished and include utilities. A deposit is required and the price, size and amenities depend on the apartment selected.
Shared apartments and homestays: Minimum stay with no meals is 28 nights at US$ 840. Students can choose to stay for 28 nights or longer, each night costs US$ 30.
Private apartment costs vary and the student normally arranges the booking process through a recommended real state agency in Buenos Aires.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Argentina itself.
The balance of course fees are payable via online credit/debit card before the course, or in cash at the center on the first day of the course.
Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, lifetime job assistance, a welcome dinner and daily refreshments.
Guest Houses (US$ 5-12 per night): You will have shared accommodation but will constantly be meeting new travelers: a great choice for gregarious souls on a budget.
Home Stays (US$ 12-20 per night): You will stay with a local family and have a private bedroom with breakfast included, while dinners can be arranged at extra cost.
Private Apartments (US$ 500-1,200 per month): You will stay in a furnished studio apartment with a variety of great amenities.
All visitors to Argentina are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date.
Visitors to Argentina from: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela can stay in Argentina for a maximum of 90 days without a visa and this can easily be extended. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local Argentinean consulate to obtain current travel regulations.*
*As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.
The course is full time over 4 weeks from Monday to Friday. The first two weeks are comprised of six hours of classroom work each day, with two 15 minute breaks and one hour for lunch. The final two weeks are spent on lesson planning and teaching practice. On the first day of your course you should arrive for orientation at 10:00 a.m. At this time you will be given a detailed course timetable.
We invite local Argentine students for your teaching practice. Argentine students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
The maximum class size on the Buenos Aires course is 24, although the average is usually between 10 and 20 trainees. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian. We also accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
When you are making decisions about what clothing to bring there are a few points worth bearing in mind. TEFL/Buenos Aires classes and practice teaching sessions are conducted in a modern business and professional area of the city. People in Buenos Aires take their professional roles seriously and dress more formally than is the custom in the US. Even children going off to school are sent off by their parents neatly dressed with shoes polished and hair carefully groomed. Overly casual dress may be interpreted as a sign of indifference or lack of professionalism. In the classroom this may cost you the respect of your students. In an interview it could cost you a job. Generally speaking in Buenos Aires dress is more ‘smart’ than ‘casual’. Therefore, both at the training center and during teaching practice sessions we request that you bend to these cultural differences and respect the following guidelines.
Women: Knee length or longer skirts and tailored pants (including cropped pants and capris) are appropriate. Shirts should be modest with shoulders covered. Plunging necklines, bare midriffs, see-thru fabrics, spaghetti straps and T shirts with logos are not acceptable. Sandals are acceptable but flip flops and athletic shoes are not.
Men: Long pants, with the exception of jeans, are the norm. Shirts with collars, either long or short sleeved, are acceptable. Shirts are tucked in and generally belts are worn. Sandals and sport shoes are not worn by men in the workplace. Although ties are not required you may want to bring one. Many men wear casual sport coats so if you have ever imagined experimenting with this style of dress this is the perfect opportunity!
For both men and women a few casual clothing items will come in handy for evenings out, lounging at home and weekend excursions. Bear in mind the weather conditions during the time you are intending to be in Buenos Aires. They vary from season to season.
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.