Spanish and TEFL

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TEFL Course + Spanish classes, 7- week combined program

Spanish and TEFL: Earning a TEFL/TESOL diploma is your first step toward a rewarding future teaching English.
Our course offers potential teachers the perfect opportunity to perfect their Spanish and earn money while teaching English to local Buenos Aires students.
You will have the rich and unique opportunity to experience life in a Spanish speaking country while developing all the skills necessary to teach English successfully worldwide, while learning about a different culture language in a challenging immersion environment.

Knowing Spanish is a huge advantage for finding work abroad and being able to teach English as a Second or Foreign Language will only multiply the amount of opportunities available to you.
There are many advantages to learning to speak proper Spanish. Students who are able to master the Spanish language will be a step ahead of their peers, and will easily be able to find jobs using both their new Spanish language skills and their native languages.

Our Spanish Program

Íbero School takes a personalized approach to teaching Spanish, adjusting to the level and needs of students.
Our courses are designed so that students complete an entire unit in three weeks, or after 60 hours of group instruction.
We teach the Spanish necessary to communicate and navigate in a variety of situations, be they work related or social situations.
We provide our students with our own line of Spanish course books which we have developed focusing on the themes and areas our students struggle with most.Throughout the years we have developed Spanish textbooks corresponding to our eight different Spanish levels from Absolute Beginner to Superior and updated these books according to what we have found our students need to practice more.
The specialization and individualized attention Íbero gives to each student is a unique advantage of our Spanish school, unmatched by other schools in Buenos Aires.

Íbero helps you integrate Spanish classes into your visit to Buenos Aires, making for a dynamic immersion experience, reason by which we offer weekly activities so that you can practice Spanish in an informal environment while getting to know some of the people and places of Buenos Aires. You will get a chance to build yourSpanish skills while getting to know the multi-faceted city that is Buenos Aires.
Our activities coordinator helps our students familiarize themselves with the city through organizing cultural outings to museums, ferias, and other points of interest.
At Íbero, not only do students have the chance to develop lasting friendships with people from all over the world, they also have the opportunity to be transformed from beginners to fluent Spanish speakers.
We work with renowned institutions, individuals and groups to establish study abroad programs in Buenos Aires that facilitate complete immersion. We cancustomize any Spanish program, allowing everyone to create their own personal immersion experience!


Spanish & TEFL – Our method

The emphasis in the classes is on the acquisition of oral language as well as the written one. Our teaching method is the newest of all, the task-based approach, a constructivist theory of teaching in which the student builds the language, so the time is always yours. Our lessons are very active and also interactive, dynamic and cost-effective.
Our system of instruction begins with a placement test that will place the student in the appropriate class from among the ample offerings here at Íbero.
Once the student has been placed in the appropriate class, the instruction begins with 60 hours, or 3 weeks, of group classes.
If in private classes exclusively, the student is able to reach their desired level more quickly.
On Thursday of the last week, Íbero conducts a review that consists of a revisiting of all of the topics that the class has studied, and a more solid preparation of the students’ abilities for the final challenge: the final exam on Friday, the last day of the course.
Every student who desires to take a course at Íbero must take the placement test.  Only complete beginners are exempt. Students who wish to advance to a higher level should take the final exam of the lower level in order to move up

Our method

  • The learning process
  • Student participation
  • Student-centered
  • A wide variety of teaching techniques
  • The teacher as a guide and language facilitator
  • Language is a tool
  • Constant evaluation and feedback
  • Discovery of word meanings
  • The student as a collaborative participant in the learning process
Íbero understands that students want flexibility when it comes to learning a language.  After all, not everyone learns the same way or at the same pace.  This is why Íbero offers Group classes in addition to Private and Semi-Private Language classes.  What sets Íbero apart from other language institutions, is the personalizationand individual attention we offer each one of our students.

Our levels of Spanish

Íbero has eight Spanish levels (Beginner I, Beginner II, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Intermediate III, Pre Advanced, Advanced and Superior).
Each level is divided into three week segments, and commences every Monday. Audiovisual presentations, accent reduction courses, conversation classes, and more content supplement the learning process.
The courses at Íbero were especially designed to maximize results through the gradual learning of Spanish. It is a great advantage to be able to accomplish this in the ideal amount of time: 60 hours per level, or 3 weeks of classes with 20 hours per week.

Íbero list of levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

  • Beginner (Principiante I) A1 Breakthrough
  • Beginner (Principiante II) A2 Waystage
  • Intermediate I (Intermedio I) B1 Threshold
  • Intermediate II (Intermedio II) B2 Vantage
  • Intermediate III (Intermedio III) C1- Effective Operational Proficiency
  • Pre-advanced (Pre-avanzado) C1- Effective Operational Proficiency
  • Advanced (Avanzado) C2- Mastery
  • Superior (Superior) C2- Mastery