The Course

The TEFL Argentina course is an intensive, hands-on four-week (120 hours) course that leads to an internationally-recognized teaching certificate that prepares you to teach English to adult language learners of all levels and backgrounds. No previous teaching experience is required and both native and near-native speakers are encouraged to enroll. Come to Buenos Aires with a focused mind and get ready to make your dream of teaching English without borders a reality!

Job Placement

In addition to preparing you to be a confident English teacher and helping you write a successful teaching resume/CV, we also assist you in finding paid teaching jobs after graduation. Job interview and resume/CV writing workshops during the course will help you prepare for meetings with prospective employers. All high-achieving graduates will also have access to our local job placement assistance service.

Gain Teaching Experience

International Certificate

The TEFL certificate that you will receive upon successful completion of the course is recognized around the globe. You will be qualified to teach English in Argentina or in just about any other country in the world. Most of our graduates choose to stay and teach in Argentina and find paid employment within a month of finishing the course.

Boost your resumé

Hands-On Teaching Practice

Unlike accelerated and online TEFL courses, the TEFLArgentina course includes real, hands-on teaching practice with local English as a second language (ESL) learners. Every week, you will design lesson plans with the guidance of the professor and lead group classes for English students of different ages, backgrounds and ability levels who come to our school to learn the language.

Learn to Lead a Class

Institutional Recognition

TeflArgentina is a proud institutional member of The College of Teachers, meaning that we comply with the academic and administrative criteria set by this highly esteemed educational institution. These criteria range from proper learning facilities to the professional qualifications of our teaching staff, all of which are met by TEFLArgentina

Go Global

Course Topics Include

Lesson Preparation
Pedagogical Theory
Motivational Theory
Presentation Methods
Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
Phonology
Lexis
Testing, Assessing, and Feedback
English Grammar
Finding and Using Materials and Course Books
Developing Course Syllabi for Private Lessons
English for Business and Special Purposes
Resume/CV Workshopping
Job Interview Preparation

 Daily Schedule

 

An average dayduring the course consists of being a student in the morning and a teacher in the afternoon (starting in the very first week), during which time you will learn how to effectively plan and implement dynamic English lessons. The TEFL Argentina course places a strong emphasis on teaching practice so that you are able to apply what you learn on a daily basis and develop confidence in the role of Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. The course includes six teaching practice sessions during which you will teach local English language learners and receive valuable feedback from the trainer and your peers to support your teaching.

 

Week 2TuesdayWednesday
10:00-11:15Grammar 10 (Use of Tenses)Feedback on Previous Day's Teaching Practice
11:30-12:45Phonology 5 (Intonation)Grammar 11 ( Perfect Modals) & How to Teach Writing
12:45-13:45LunchLunch
13:45-15:00How to Teach SpeakingLexis 6 (Peer Teaching)
15:00-16:00Lesson Preparation TimeLesson Preparation Time
16:00-17:30Teaching PracticeTeaching Practice

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR


 

 

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Mali Charlaff

Academic Director and TEFL Trainer

Mali is an experienced, Cambridge DELTA-certified TEFL Trainer (equivalent to a Master’s degree) from London, England, who began his career in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Bolivia in 1997. He has since taught in London and Hong Kong and served as a TEFL Trainer for courses in Prague, Barcelona and Hong Kong. He has been a TEFL Trainer in Buenos Aires since 2006, having worked with Bridge TEFL/Bridge Linguatec, EBC/Road2Argentina, and now as the Academic Director and TEFL Trainer for the TEFL Argentina/Road2Argentina TEFL course, where he has said to have ‘found his niche’.

See what our students have to say!

“A great thing of TEFL Argentina working with Road2Argentina is that they do loads of good activities, it’s a really great way to meet people. Every Friday afternoon they have “Mate & Medialunas” which is really nice and really fun.”

Phoebe Robinson

TEFL Student, October 2014

“It’s intensive but it’s a great course. I highly recommend it. My friend and I just graduated from university and it’s a great thing to do to live abroad for a year or something like that.”

Will Zupan
TEFL Student, October 2014

“The teaching practice is a little nerveracking in the first time, and then you get comfortable and used to it and you see yourself improving over the course of four weeks and it’s really really fun. All the students are very receptive.”

Elizabeth Grant

TEFL Student, October 2014