TEFL certification Buenos Aires | TEFL Argentina
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 neighborhoods 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 in summary
- 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 Cemetery 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 Canitas in the Palermo neighborhood.
- Where to stay? We recommend staying in Recoleta, downtown, 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 participants 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.
Virtual Meeting Before arrival
After paying your booking deposit to ITTT, a member of the staff at our Buenos Aires TEFL training School will contact you with a program confirmation email. You will also receive files specific to the program and you will be invited to a virtual meeting in order to be able to start to know you and in case you may have questions regarding these specific files. After this meeting, you will have a week in order to complete the remaining fee of your program and to book accommodations, if needed.
Free Spanish Immersion Classes
Our free Online Spanish lessons can be accessed at home or on the road, in the car or on the beach, from a computer or smart device, thus reducing the student's anxiety and making the Spanish learning experience much more pleasant and enjoyable. Additionally, since our video-lessons can be watched over and over again, students can easily move through lessons at their own pace, pausing, stopping and repeating as needed in order to completely master new Spanish language concepts and topics.Our experienced teachers, who also teach at university level, not only explain new material using hands-on practical experience, but also provide exercises, worksheets, and after completing the exercises, students can then watch the step-by-step worksheet or activity review videos where teachers review problems one by one.
Our program has eight levels of Spanish. Our courses focus on giving students the tools and the confidence to deal with Spanish speakers in any situation.
An initial placement exam determines the level at which the student should start, and each Spanish level concludes with a review and an exam.Once the level test is completed, each student is assigned to the appropriate course.
Job openings for Buenos Aires TEFL graduates
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 and companies in Buenos Aires looking for corporate teachers. If you are a native English speaker, you can also opt to work Teaching English online and earn in your own currency.
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 and payment in order to start the booking process. Accommodation with the school is optional, and it can also be booked independently.
There are three kinds of accommodation options the school offers:
- Shared Apartments
- Private Apartments
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 traveling 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 traveling 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$ 700 and the most popular option is the 56 night stay since trainees are on a busy schedule during the initial 5 weeks of the program.
Private apartment costs vary and the student normally arranges the booking process through a recommended real state agency in Buenos Aires.
- 3 April 2023 - 4 May
- 8 May 2023 - 5 June
- 12 June 2023 - 11 July
- 17 July 2023 - 11 August
- 18 September 2023 - 16 October
- 23 October 2023 - 17 November
- 21 November 2023 - 19 December
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Close
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center.While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the total payment for the program has been made.
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 US bank, online credit/debit card before the course, or PayPal.
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 and job assistance
What are my accommodation options?Close
Shared apartments (US$ 700 for 28 nights): You will have shared accommodation but will constantly be meeting new travelers: a great choice for gregarious souls on a budget.
Home Stays (same price t): 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?Close
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?Close
The course is full time over 4 weeks from Monday to Friday. The first two weeks are comprised of five hours of classroom work each day, with one 15 minute coffee break and half an 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 earlier At this time you will be given a detailed course timetable.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Close
We invite local Argentine students for your teaching practice. Argentine students are very keen and enthusiastic and 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?Close
The maximum class size on the Buenos Aires course is 15, although the average is usually between 8 and 12 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.
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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?Close
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 and you will also need it for lesson planning. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.