Tips to take into account when choosing a TEFL course in Buenos Aires
Argentina is Latin America’s largest Spanish speaking country, with the capital of Buenos Aires being the largest city in the country. This bustling city has a lucrative job market because business professionals are flocking here for better job opportunities; as the economy climbs, English is becoming more of a necessity for international business. This means the demand for TEFL certified teachers is on the rise, not only in the capital, but across the country. This is one of the many reasons Buenos Aires is the perfect place to become TEFL certified. Furthermore you have a better chance of finding a good job and making connections in the city if you attend a school that is accredited and well-known like Íbero TEFL.
Some tips to take into account when choosing a TEFL course in Buenos Aires (and Don’t Get Ripped Off)
We have been running the TEFL certification program at Íbero for the past nine years however you may be considering other options when choosing your TEFL course in Buenos Aires. Here you have some steps to take into consideration when choosing the appropriate TEFL class.
Research TEFL courses worldwide It is worth to put in the time to research matters like TEFL certification and job markets. Check out blogs, reviews and articles.
2-Speak with TEFL schools and ask as many questions as possible
An excellent TEFL Certification school will employ a trained professional admissions staff who can provide answers for TEFL programs questions
- TEFL courses;
- Job placement assistance; free or not?
- Your opportunity to obtain a paid teaching position based on your skills, citizenship, age, educational level, gender, etc.
- Official training hours and accreditation : How many hours of training does your TEFL course have (international standard is at least 100 hours) and is your TEFL course accredited (and if so, then by whom)?
- Teaching practice sessions: Do your courses incorporate live practice teaching with real ESL students (not role-playing with other teachers-in-training)? Note that the majority of schools around the world hiring English teachers do not recognize TEFL courses that do not incorporate at least 6-20 hours of real practice sessions, avoid getting ripped off on your TEFL certification
Instructors: Who will teach my TEFL course? If you want to become a professional English teacher, should you accept anything less than top-level instruction from experienced professors with advanced degrees. It does not matter if the professor is from Argentina or from the US, the instructor has to have experience teaching English and to deliver effective T EFL classes.
Job placement in Buenos Aires or abroad: How and where will you help me find a job and how much will that cost in addition to my course tuition? Are there “extra” costs involved in this? Here at Íbero TEFL of course we offer job placement at no additional cost.
Where in the world can you teach abroad with your TEFL certification? The majority of language schools worldwide require a professional level course of 100 of classwork and 6 hours of practicum. A way to find out is simply go to an ESL board, contact a school in a country and ask what that employer requires.
Are there any hidden costs such as book fees, registration fees, or fees for job placement assistance? When considering international courses, be sure to ask about housing costs and extra features such as language classes and cultural activities .Of course here at Íbero TEFL we do not charge an application fee and job placement is free of charge.
What is a realistic timeline for getting my TEFL/TESOL certification, getting hired and going abroad to teach English abroad? Is it a four-week, in-person class? Of course here at Íbero TEFL School we connect you with language schools and companies and you will start working right after your TEFL course.
If you can’t get proper answers to these sorts of questions, then you probably need to move on and look for another TEFL school.