IBERO TEFL and ESL Jobs in Buenos Aires
TEFL and ESL Jobs in Buenos Aires
Íbero TEFL School in Buenos Aires, Argentina offers an intense, challenging, and exciting 4 week internationally recognized TEFL Course in the downtown of beautiful Buenos Aires.
IBERO TEFL in Buenos Aires is the first institute in BA that provides both the training for teachers of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Spanish in the same course. Students will leave our course with the skills needed to live and work in Latin America and other countries around the world. Our courses are externally validated and moderated and both our TEFL and Spanish certificates are nationally and internationally recognized.
Our 120 hour TEFL & Spanish Course includes 100 hours of in-class TEFL instruction, 60 hours of Spanish instruction, and 6 hours of professionally Observed Teaching Practice. Our TEFL course is limited to a maximum of 15 students who are taught in facilities that are extremely conducive to language learning; well-lit and air-conditioned classrooms; computers and WIFI; comfortable student lounge area. The course also includes free books and course materials, no registration fees, and discounted accommodation placement.
Students will begin their course learning TEFL and Spanish simultaneously for the first 3 weeks; Our Spanish classes begin each day at 9am when students will be able to enjoy learning about grammar, reading and writing, listening and speaking, day-to-day Spanish, and involve themselves in exercises, music, and games. We encourage our students to participate in the out-of-school activities promoted at Íbero, not only to practice speaking Spanish but also as a way to meet new people and discover the city.
Our TEFL classes begin each day at 9 am with over 5 hours of in-class instruction and runs for a total of 4 weeks. In these 4 weeks students will cover such topics as the Foreign Language Experience, Profiling an Individual, Teaching Levels, Classroom Management, Language Awareness (Grammar and Phonetics), Teaching Techniques, Creating Materials for the Classroom, and CV preparation. Students will learn about each topic through oral and written lessons, class activities, class conversations, and class participation.
Most TEFL teachers who graduate from our program find work with English language institutes in the city. These institutes put teachers in contact with potential English students. Often in Buenos Aires, these students are businessmen and women who are looking to improve their English skills. Many English teachers will teach to students at large companies like Microsoft, and often the classes take place in the business office of the English student.
Additionally, some teachers choose to take on private students. This means they find the students on their own (i.e. not through an institute), by posting advertisments around the city or in local newspapers. Good places to post are Craiglist (www.craigslist.org) and MundoAnuncio (mundoanuncio.com.ar).
Either way, keep in mind that the job search does require effort on the part of the teacher. Here are some good tips for finding English teaching jobs in Buenos Aires:
- Post an ad offering your services on www.craigslist.org or www.mundoanuncio.com.ar
- Post an ad in the classified section of papers like The Buenos Aires Herald (www.buenosairesherald.com) or Clarin (www.clarin.com).
- If you can manage a little Spanish, post your ad in the classified section of the many newspapers around BA.
- Start talking with people you meet; on the street, in bars or restaurants, friends, friends of friends, whomever. In a city where English is almost a required study, there is always be someone who knows someone who needs English classes.
Have a phone so employers can contact you
Regularly check your email
Attend all interviews
- Have a ‘professional’ work outfit
- Be determined and positive about finding a job
The very best way to know about job opportunities is to do some pre-research before you choose to take the TEFL course. Email a few institutes (you can find them easily on Google) and ask them how much they pay their teachers and what kind of visa requirements/paperwork requirements they have. Once you know this information, you can get a better idea of what your life would be like as an English teacher.