At our TEFL training centre in Buenos Aires, argentina we offer a high-quality in-class TEFL course in an exciting South American destination. As an attendee of our Buenos Aires TEFL course you will learn all the skills you need to become confident and effective teachers of English as a foreign language and have the chance to experience the rich culture of this fantastic city. Buenos Aires has plenty of job opportunities for newly graduated TEFL teachers but is also ideally placed to make the most of the tefl job market in South America as a whole. So if you are looking for an amazing South American experience while earning an internationally recognised teaching certificate, join ittt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Buenos Aires has so much to offer it is difficult to know where to start. Food lovers will be spoiled by the wide range of international cuisine available from French to Vietnamese not to mention the Mediterranean and indigenous blend that makes up the delicious local cuisine. You can wash down your favourite dish of barbecued beef with one of the many delicious and locally produced wines before heading out to catch a show at one of the city’s many theatres. Buenos Aires is also the best place in Argentina to experience the tango either as a spectator or an active participant. For a more sedate way to pass the time, you can visit one of the many museums in the city devoted to history and the arts.
Porteños, as Buenos Aires natives are known, are proud, passionate and some say rather opinionated people who are incredibly friendly when you get to know them. They are generally well-educated and the city is home to the University of Buenos Aires, which has produced no fewer than five Nobel Prize winners. English is studied from kindergarten and up so there are plenty of opportunities for English teachers in the city and your TEFL certificate from ITTT will help you secure a job that’s right for you.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our training centre in Buenos Aires has been offering high-quality TEFL training since 1999 and our team of dedicated and professional teacher trainers will ensure that you receive the best possible training throughout your time with us. Our small class sizes mean that each participant benefits from plenty of individual attention when needed.
The training centre is ideally located near to several public transport connections making getting to other parts of the city relatively easy. There are three beautiful plazas just a few blocks away where you can relax with friends while watching the world go by. For those who want a complete Argentine experience, we also offer Spanish immersion classes and accommodation.
We have several accommodation options available to our Buenos Aires course trainees. These include homestays, shared apartments and private apartments. All of our options are checked and approved by our staff on a regular basis and are located in safe and pleasant neighbourhoods. The minimum stay is 28 nights and your flight information is required in order to start the booking process. Accommodation through the training centre is optional and you can always arrange your own independently to suit your specific needs.
Our homestay option includes a private or shared room in the home of a local family. Our host families are friendly and regularly host international students. All the families are chosen by our staff and are visited by a staff member to ensure their suitability for hosting our trainees. This option is the best choice for those wanting a truly immersive experience in Buenos Aires.
Our shared apartment option includes a single or double room in an apartment with kitchen, living room and two or more bedrooms. Bed linen and towels are provided and there is usually free Wi-Fi available. This option is great for those looking for more independent accommodation at an affordable price. Double rooms are only available for two students who are travelling together.
Our training centre has partnered with local real estate agencies to assist our students in finding a private apartment that is ideal for their stay in Buenos Aires. This option enables you to choose the size, location and amenities of the apartment and is ideal for those looking for independent accommodation of families or friends travelling together who require more private arrangements. All apartments are fully furnished and include utilities. A deposit is required and price depends on the size, amenities etc. of the chosen apartment.
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 estate agency in Buenos Aires.
- 21 January 2019 - 15 February
- 20 February 2019 - 21 March
- 27 March 2019 - 26 April
- 6 May 2019 - 31 May
- 5 June 2019 - 4 July
- 10 July 2019 - 6 August
- 9 August 2019 - 6 September
- 12 September 2019 - 9 October
- 15 October 2019 - 11 November
- 14 November 2019 - 12 December
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Buenos Aires and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
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.
What travel documents will I need for argentina?Expand
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.
What is the course schedule?Expand
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.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
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.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
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.
Is there a dress code?Expand
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.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
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.