Teach English in Argentina
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TEFL Course in Buenos Aires
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WHY TAKE A TESOL/TEFL COURSE IN BUENOS AIRES

Argentina with European sophistication and stunning natural wonders, Argentina is in a class all its own. From the cobbled streets of Buenos Aires to the jagged glacial peaks of Patagonia, Argentina appeals to all travelers.

Buenos Aires is an ideal place to take an onsite TEFL Course and to study Spanish as students benefit from the richness of a city which many call ¨the Paris of the south¨. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination as well as a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. It is the most visited city in South America and is also known for its preserved Eclectic European architecture and rich cultural life. It has been said that arriving in Buenos Aires is like jumping onto a moving train. The vibe throughout the entire city is one of energy and a rhythm that creates the sensation of adventure that time and again leaves travelers wanting more.

OUR iTTi BUENOS AIRES TEFL INSTITUTE

iTTi Buenos Aires is a long-standing, highly recommended TEFL training school based in the heart of Buenos Aires. With two decades of experience in the language school market in Argentina and specialized programs and courses, we can suit the needs of any student. iTTi Buenos Aires TEFL center is located in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Congreso neighborhood, only two blocks away from the National Congress.

The school is a professionally run organization and the perfect choice for anyone (native English speaker or not) to complete the TEFL course in only four weeks. The opportunity to study with so many different people, from all walks of life is something you will never forget! Completing your four-week TEFL course in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is only the beginning of your exciting journey of teaching English abroad. Studying with us at ITTI Buenos Aires and completing your TEFL/TESOL Certification will allow you the following:

  • Learn how much you already know about the English language and teaching
  • Be aware how we all learn a new/foreign or second language
  • Develop your teaching skills and discover that grammar is a useful tool
  • Learn Spanish and work as an English Teacher in a Spanish-speaking country
  • Learn about different, fun, and engaging teaching techniques
  • Benefit from our free job placement, gain permanent access to job opportunities as well as career advice

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    As a bonus, one week of Spanish immersion classes for TEFL students is offered for free. This includes all Spanish-class learning materials. There are no other costs. We feel all TEFL graduates need this bonus as an advantage to understand their Latin American students better. If each student would like to continue improving their Spanish, or complete one Spanish level or unit of information in two or more weeks, they can do so at an extra cost. As a bonus, we offer free job placement upon successful completion of the four-week TEFL course in Buenos Aires, exclusively available for our TEFL graduates.

  • WORK IN BUENOS AIRES (OR ARGENTINA) AS A TEFL  Teacher

    Buenos Aires (2,936,877) is Argentina’s capital and largest city. Due to a heavy presence of many industries, corporate offices of countless international corporations are located here. As a result, the need for English is high as it is in other large Argentinian cities: Córdoba (1,317,298) and Rosario (1,193,605).

    Hence, finding a job in those cities should not be difficult at all.

    What the law requires
    Anyone working in Argentina for three months or more requires a temporary work visa, which will allow you to carry out professional activity there. In some cases, this visa is valid up to one year and can be extended via the National Immigration Office. Prior to applying for the work visa, however, all expats who are not from MERCOSUR states need to obtain a residence permit (permiso de ingreso), which is usually handled by your Argentine to-be employer or an immigration lawyer in Argentina. They will apply for the permit on your behalf. After that, you’ll be able to apply for a working visa.

    If you are a non-native speaker, your level of English must be perfect. What is perfect? Level C1 or C2—not only in speaking but also in writing. If you are unsure, take our free proficiency test and learn how you can improve your performance if required.

    How people try to beat the system
    Teachers work on a tourist visa and receive their pay in cash. This is common practice in Argentina.

    Teaching Opportunities
    English teachers are in high demand in Argentina. There are positions in state schools, language centers, universities, and international schools.

    Contract Length
    Contracts differ from one month to 24 months.

    Salary & Benefits
    Public schools pay more than private schools, and teachers in international schools earn the most. Overall, teaching salaries allow for paying the bills. You can live comfortably, but you won’t accumulate substantial savings. To form an opinion, one needs to look at the average monthly living expenses in Argentina and compare them to the teaching salary.

    Teachers earn $5.00-$7.00 per hour at a language school and $8.00-$10.00 per hour as a private tutor (converted from Argentinian Peso).  Many teachers try to fill their schedules with the highest bidders whether that comes from a school, an individual, or perhaps a business.  Teachers in Argentina live well because the cost of living is very low, so rent and groceries are easily afforded by an English teacher even if you are just starting out. 

    Healthcare System in Algeria
    Argentina’s healthcare is considered among the best in South America. Major cities, such as Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and Mendoza, in particular, have excellent hospitals and clinics; however, the same cannot be said of the rest of the country.
    The quality of medical care in Argentina varies greatly, especially in the impoverished north. In rural and remote areas, clinics may lack modern comforts and important diagnostic testing capabilities. At present, the country’s healthcare is ranked 75th in the world.
    Your employer will register you for health insurance. Depending on your contract, they will pay for it entirely or make a deduction from your salary. The public sector provides free or highly subsidized health services to around 50% of the population. Medical appointments, hospital visits, dental care, palliative care, rehabilitation services, prosthetics, and emergency medical transport are all provided free of charge. In fact, the only charges patients really must worry about are prescriptions. Thankfully, these are also subsidized, though they’re not free.
    If you opt to work “under the table” in Argentina, you must have your private health insurance which is available through large international insurance providers.

    Pharmacies
    Pharmacies in Buenos Aires are modern and well-stocked. You will be able to find prescription and over-the-counter medicine as well as other items such as shampoos and skin care products. Most pharmacists, who will likely have a working knowledge of English, will be able to guide you to the right medicine if you don’t have a prescription, so just ask if you’re unsure. Many of the pharmacies in the cities are open 24 hours.

    Important Emergency Numbers
    General Emergency Service: 911
    Medical emergencies: 107
    Fire Department: 100
    Police: 101

    Culture in Algeria
    Argentines tend to be direct and blunt. They can be warm people once they get to know you but cold and stand-offish until then. Argentines recognize very little personal space. In the US, the general rule of thumb is about an arm’s length distance between people when they speak. In Argentina, personal space often shrinks to about the length of one’s open hand.

    Invited to dinner? Be sure to dress well and arrive 30-45 minutes after the invitation states. No one is on time in Argentina and being late is normal. Bring a small gift for the host.

    Languages Spoken
    While Argentina’s official language is Spanish, Argentina has had so much international migration that Arabic, Italian, German, English, and French are also spoken—at least in pockets throughout the country. There are also over one million speakers of various tribal languages, including Quecha and Guaraní.

    Religion
    The dominating religion is Roman Catholic. Even the pope is from Argentina.

    Food & Drinks
    Malbec, Fernet, and yerba mate are regarded as typical Argentinian drinks. Malbec is a red wine that is rich, ripe, jammy, and juicy. Fernet is an Italian-type amaro, a bitter, aromatic spirit. Yerba mate is an herb native to South America and is used to make the national drink of Argentina.
    As one of the five countries in the world with more cattle than people, it’s perhaps no surprise that Argentina is famed for its steak which is prevalent everywhere, but you may not know that Argentina is a vast and diverse country with an equally varied cuisine with a strong Spanish and Italian influence.

    TEFL Courses in Buenos Aires fill up quickly!

    120-HOUR ONSITE TESOL TRAINING

    100% ONSITE TRAINING

    Total tuition: US $1,800

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: $1,300 due 30 days before the first course day. Included: One week of Spanish immersion classes with Spanish learning materials.
    In-Class Course Dates

    • 21 February – 22 March 2022
    • 28 March – 26 April 2022
    • 2 May – 30 May 2022
    • 1 June – 29 June 2022
    • 11 July – 5 August 2022
    • 8 August – 5 September 2022
    • 6 September – 3 October 2022
    • 11 October – 4 November 2022
    • 7 November – 5 December 2022
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    120-HOUR COMBINED TESOL TRAINING

    75% on-line/25% on-site training

    Total tuition: US $1,200

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment:$700, due five business days before start of the teaching practice.

    Tuition includes moderation, certificate and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation or Young Learners.

    Teaching Practicum Dates

    • 4 January 2021 – 13 January 2021
    • 1 March 2021 – 10 March 2021
    • 3 May 2021 – 12 May 2021
    • 1 June 2021 – 10 June 2021
    • 6 July 2021 – 15 July 2021
    • 2 August 2021 – 11 August 2021
    • 7 September 2021 – 16 September 2021
    • 4 October 2021 – 14 October 2021
    • 1 November 2021 – 10 November 2021
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