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Buenos Aires TEFL Institute

About

Buenos Aires TEFL Institute is the most accredited TEFL Provider in Argentina and stands apart from the rest as the number 1 destination for TEFL Training in Latin America and for learning Spanish for several reasons. We have successfully placed our TEFL graduates in English Teaching Jobs for the last twenty years in Argentina and worldwide. We offer guaranteed employment for all our TEFL graduates as well as one week of Spanish immersion classes at our school. Job Placement is an integral part of our course, we collaborate with national and international organizations and offer paid positions to all our TEFL graduates either at onsite or online English Teaching positions.Our Buenos Aires TEFL course is also recognized worldwide due to its accreditation and high caliber curriculum. We are accredited by the State Department in the US, TQUK, The College of Teachers, UKRLP, Chartered College of Teaching, UK, among others.

Founded
1999

Reviews

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Marlo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This TEFL course in Buenos Aires has been a fantastic experience. I think the course content was very well organized. All the classes were super productive and enjoyable and I learnt a lot. I had a great time learning with Buenos Aires TEFL and I look forward to taking these skills and helping students all over the world.The lessons are a guide that I can always review to set a standard of my performance as a teacher. The Spanish classes here are a very productive resource and extremeley useful, they allow you to communicate better with your students. The content material is exceptional, and the experience is just wow! I highly recommend this program

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
probably allowing more vacation time before the program given it is intensive but other than that, no, I do not have other comments or complaints
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Jerome
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

There are a lot of cheaper alternatives to Buenos Aires TEFL but this is accredited worldwide, so it’s worth every penny.The course materials were easy to follow but still very in-depth. The content pretty much covers all the fundamentals and opens the door to understanding teacher-student interactions, creating lesson plans, and how to implement them into the classroom.I learned things that I don’t remember having studied back when I was in school. The Spanish classes were very helpful.The course was challenging, and I have to mention highly professional support team, which responded in very short notice on any of my questions or demands, Thanks for being professional and very helpful.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
all of the vegan food that you can think of is excellent here in buenos airis, no doubt
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Arnold
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I took 4 weeks of TEFL and 4 weeks Spanish lessons. This program is great. The teacher was more than superb. Very well organized. Always willing to help.I think the TEFL course was brilliant. I was amazed by how good it was and will without a doubt help me as a teacher. I found all the materials used in class very helpful and our TEFL Trainer, utilized them in a very effective way. She was wonderful. There is nothing I would change about how she took us through the material.The observations and teaching practice sessions were useful. The teaching practice sessions were helpful but given that all students wanted conversation it resulted in much more of a conversation as opposed to the topic that was prepared.
I do believe this course will help me in the future. I felt I was able to get even more exposure and build even more confidence.The Spanish lessons had the right mix of grammar and fun. I recommend this program to anyone looking for Spanish and TEFL courses.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
allow more fun time or vacation time in bolivia and chile before getting fully immersed in this program because it is great but intensive
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Andrew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I knew of this program through former students. This TEFL course gave me a solid foundation to begin learning from experience. I think that I am now more prepared to teach English to native Spanish speakers. Going into work at the institute after the practice hours felt natural and low stress.The practice teaching sessions were the most helpful part of the course for me. This class gave me practice at planning lessons and teaching at different levels. The course on the whole was really comprehensive and has given me confidence to go teach English! The book was helpful. With time, I came much more confident in my abilities. I have been hired and feel very positive about working as an ESL Teacher. Thank you so much for everything!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
pay attention to the TEFL instructor, she is very knowleadgeable and buy the Raymond Murphy ´s textbook before getting started with the class
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Jenny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I participated in both the TEFL and the Spanish program here. The quality of teaching in both was excellent. This course gave me lots of tools, which I definitely will use in the future. The practice lessons were very helpful and gave me many ideas. I learned a lot in the art of teaching. I really think this program taught me lots of skills especially in ESL grammar teaching, and lesson planning which I would have found very difficult otherwise. Practice teaching sessions were very useful as I learned a lot about corrections, planning and giving explanations which I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. I will recommend this course to other people as well as Spanish classes! Thanks a lot for everything.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I did not speak any Spanish before arriving in Argentina and at first it felt weird but it got better with time

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

Because it is a committed program, a small school and they offer personalized attention. It may seem obvious, but it is not. People here care about your progress; they are professional but friendly and always willing to offer help.

The program may seem to be expensive but it is not because you get much more than a TEFL certificate: you get life experience.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

I had to organize on my own accommodations in Buenos Aires and my travel budget, of course.

I had saved money to come down to Latin America, take a TEFL course first, learn Spanish, which comes really useful and hopefully travel, teach and earn my own money.

Afterward, I received the right leads and will be able to start working soon, thanks to the school.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would recommend seeing Buenos Aires first, allowing time to rest and enjoy the city before the TEFL course, which is very intensive and will not let you commit to any other thing possible. If it is possible for you, maybe add another great Argentina scenario before the TEFL, like Salta or Bariloche, in order to make sure that you have had vacations before the TEFL.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

8:00 am - Get up.
8:30 am - Have breakfast.
10:00 am - Ready for school.
11:00 am - Attend methodology classes.
6:00 pm - Hang out with friends.
7:00 pm - Study and work on lesson planning.
8:00 pm - Cook dinner, buy groceries at local vegan shops and specialized products in order to prepare low calorie but great food with nourishing ingredients.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I was afraid of not finding any work in Argentina since the country has lots of social problems and, of course, after reading information online, I was afraid but I also received the right support from the school and job guarantee, and also the course director wrote a great letter for me, which I will use of course for any future teaching job.

Would I be able to secure employment after the TEFL?

Yes, of course. My advice would be to go to all the interviews that the school offers to connect you with and then decide what is best for you, what works out better for you in terms of time and money and to be able to commit to working in Argentina in reality.

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