Our TEFL course is designed to give trainees the skills to effectively teach different types of students, manage a classroom, and find jobs. After completing 100 hours of classroom training 10 hours observation lessons at well-known academies and 10 hours of teaching practice, our trainees graduate with the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in teaching English, no matter where they go after they finish the course.
An important feature of our course is teaching practice sessions, which take place with native Spanish speakers with various levels of English ability. Trainees design lesson plans and give classes in an environment where they will be given feedback—and thus the chance to improve.
Graduates of our TEFL program find work easily; demand for trained English teachers is high. The Íbero difference is that our trainees finish the program with the confidence they need to teach—even without teaching experience prior to starting the course. We believe that if you speak English, you can teach it—you have what it takes, and we provide the necessary training!
A portion of each TEFL course will focus on job placement. We help our trainees write their CVs, prepare for interviews, and know what to expect from the job market both in Argentina and abroad. We also provide a list of contacts to point them in the right direction when they go out looking for work!
What Are The Courses Like?
Our courses are between three and fifteen students, but the average is around five or six. We keep our courses small to allow for individual attention, letting each trainee get involved so that all leave feeling prepared to teach. Classes are held from 12 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with teaching practice sessions in the mornings. We provide all the materials that students need, including a textbook that Íbero specifically designed to complement the course. Trainees learn how to adapt the teaching styles they learn to different types of students and classes. Students develop the techniques to teach children, adults, large and small group classes and private lessons in order to prepare for the widest range of work.
The types of jobs that TEFL trainees get after completing the course vary widely. Examples include teaching classes of kids, small groups of adults, giving one-on-one classes to professionals, and tutoring highschoolers. Some students stay on and work in Buenos Aires; others move to other countries or continents to pursue an English teaching career elsewhere.
TEFL + Spanish
Want to stay in Argentina (or another Spanish-speaking country) after completing your TEFL certificatation?
Group Spanish classes run 20 hours a week (4 hours a day Monday-Friday)
Our Training Center
IBERO TEFL is located downtown in the center of Buenos Aires, only a few blocks from the Obelisco. We’re well-connected to other parts of the city by three subway lines and many different bus routes--that means that no matter which neighborhood you’re staying in, your commute will be quick. We’re equipped with computers, wi-fi, heating and air conditioning. We’re also available to chat with you about any questions you may have about TEFL, Spanish, life and work after the course, or Buenos Aires!