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TEFL TESOL Course in Buenos Aires. Find an English Teaching Job in Buenos Aires now!
Spend at least four weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on a TEFL certificate course with IBERO TEFL Institute www.iberotefl.com. The first two weeks of the course introduce, teach, and prepare trainees to implement a variety of methods in teaching. During this time, trainees will also review the foundations of English grammar and analyze grammatical structures of the language, which are commonly overlooked by native English speakers. The final two weeks will build on the knowledge introduced in the beginning of the course and solidify the trainees’ understanding of the course content through teaching observations and practice sessions. Trainees will be able to observe and teach different levels and dynamics of classrooms, such as beginner, intermediate, and advanced in groups or private settings. The Spanish program is designed to expose students to all facets of the language, from writing and reading to speaking, listening, and grammar www.iberospanish.com
I completed my TEFL course at Íbero on May 29th, 2015. I found the TEFL course to be a very helpful crash course in what I should expect from teaching English. At first, I thought that the course would mainly revolve around reviewing the English grammar rules that I haven’t really paid attention to since primary and secondary school. The course did focus on this for one week, with a particular emphasis on some of the most useful ways to explain things. I have used the coursework to help me compare and contrast verb tenses, as well as teach the different ways the English language makes use of Gerunds (-ing words). More than the grammar however, the most practical benefits gained from the course include categorizing the students’ existing knowledge base into levels, knowing what materials are appropriate to learn at each one of these levels, and how handle classroom dynamics in which students vary in understanding or fluency. No doubt that the practice sessions were helpful. They are useful because prior to the practice sessions, I spent a lot of time in a classroom discussing the theory and the best practices. It was good to approach it from the theoretical side, but actually being in a classroom with a language learner for an hour helped me see some of the struggles in person. Exposure to this environment brought things to my attention and the subsequent discussions with my instructor helped to make what I was learning in class more applicable to the real-world teaching experience. The job placement was very useful. By providing contacts to the various language institutions I was able to find enough teaching hours to break even on expenses. However, getting hired by the companies and arranging schedules are two different things. As you are aware, there are a lot of factors that must be arranged before the first day of class even starts such as the day and time and location. If in the beginning you aren’t careful when scrambling for enough hours, you run the risk of making commitments that pull you all around town. Thanks again for everything, Jim Clark, USA