Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ÍBERO SCHOOL BUENOS AIRES EARNS TRIPADVISOR’S 2017 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

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Buenos Aires, Argentina– June 23rd, 2017 – Íbero School today announced that the school has received the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Íbero TEFL and Spanish School is honoured that so many attractions have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the achievement is a remarkable vote of confidence to our continued business success and commitment to service excellence,” said Florencia Bozzano, Íbero TEFL and Spanish Academic Director.

“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honor businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travelers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

The Certificate of Excellence takes into account the quality, quantity and frequency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About Íbero TEFL and Spanish School

Íbero TEFL and Spanish School is committed to providing excellence in both, TEFL classes and in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language, while caring for the educational and social needs of each individual student. Florencia Bozzano and a group of University Professors have been running Íbero for 19 years here in Buenos Aires, Argentina and count with vast experience in the TEFL environment and in Spanish immersion language teaching skills and methods. They know how to make you learn more in less time and they keep their promise by offering a wide variety of innovative TEFL and Spanish programs for many different learning needs. There are many advantages to learning to speak proper Spanish and to be TEFL qualified. Students who are able to master the Spanish language will be a step ahead of their peers, and TEFL qualified individuals will easily be able to find jobs using their new skills.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With more than 500 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide — over 7 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants — TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 390 million average unique monthly visitors,** all looking to get the most out of every trip.  TripAdvisor. Know better. Book better. Go better.

 

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 22 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.comwww.bookingbuddy.comwww.citymaps.comwww.cruisecritic.comwww.familyvacationcritic.comwww.flipkey.comwww.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.comwww.eltenedor.comwww.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.comwww.holidaylettings.co.ukwww.holidaywatchdog.comwww.housetrip.comwww.independenttraveler.comwww.jetsetter.comwww.niumba.comwww.onetime.comwww.oyster.comwww.seatguru.comwww.smartertravel.comwww.tingo.comwww.tripbod.comwww.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2016
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2017

ÍBERO TEFL Buenos Aires

1736 Coronel Diaz Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Top TEFL Certification Organization by Go Abroad

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Top TEFL Certification Organization by Go Abroad

Íbero TEFL Certification Training Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been named top TEFL Organization in 2015 by Go Abroad

Top TEFL Certification Organization by Go Abroad: USA, February 6th, 2016- Worldwide top website for travelers Go Abroad has recently named Íbero TEFL www.iberotefl.com top organization to study the TEFL course in Buenos Aires in 2015. Reviewed by a high rate of happy ex participants, this TEFL course in Buenos Aires has received fantastic feedback in 2015.

https://www.goabroad.com/articles/announcing-goabroad-s-top-rated-organizations-programs-of-2015

The Íbero TEFL certification course in Buenos Aires offers a 4-week in-house course, 120-hour total training with all the necessary theory and practice in order to become an effective English teacher. It is of supreme importance that all participants can show a real commitment to the course as it is short but intense and that they can also show a high level of motivation. These are key facts in order to be able to get a full-time job as an English Teacher in Buenos Aires. Teachers wanting to teach fewer hours to learn in Spanish in the beginning can opt to do so as well.

“We have had lots of receptive and positive feedback from our course and this is due to hard work and dedication. I am committed to having all our graduates busy working after the course and this is reflected in their opinions after the course”, says Director Florencia Bozzano, who has been running the

Íbero TEFL course at her school in Buenos Aires since 2008.

Top TEFL Certification Organization by Go Abroad: This complete program also offers the possibility of learning Spanish and also to stay at the accommodation offered by the school, either in a shared apartments or homestay for people looking to improve their Spanish even faster. Florencia has also written a complete line of Spanish learning books for all levels of fluency, which are free to all international students from Íbero. The school also offers the possibility of studying Spanish at a lower rate, for TEFL students.

“The course was helpful in preparing me about what to expect as an English Teacher in Buenos Aires. The program also helped facilitate interviews with language institutes and job opportunities. My practice teaching sessions were helpful because they exposed me to real English classes and gave me the opportunity to practice. My instructor was great and had lots of experience teaching English in Buenos Aires. She was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot!”, says Chiara May Padovani from Canada who has completed the TEFL course on October 9th, 2014, after 4 weeks of intensive classes and practice sessions.

Top TEFL Certification Organization by Go Abroad

I completed my TEFL course at Íbero on May 29th, 2015. I found the TEFL course to be a very helpful crash course in what I should expect from teaching English. At first, I thought that the course would mainly revolve around reviewing the English grammar rules that I haven’t really paid attention to since primary and secondary school. The course did focus on this for one week, with a particular emphasis on some of the most useful ways to explain things. The TEFL book by Íbero was great. I have used the coursework to help me compare and contrast verb tenses, as well as teach the different ways the English language makes use of Gerunds (-ing words). More than the grammar however, the most practical benefits gained from the course include categorizing the students’ existing knowledge base into levels, knowing what materials are appropriate to learn at each one of these levels, and how handle classroom dynamics in which students vary in understanding or fluency. No doubt that the practice sessions were helpful. They are useful because prior to the practice sessions, I spent a lot of time in a classroom discussing the theory and the best practices. It was good to approach it from the theoretical side, but actually being in a classroom with a language learner for an hour helped me see some of the struggles in person. Exposure to this environment brought things to my attention and the subsequent discussions with my instructor helped to make what I was learning in class more applicable to the real-world teaching experience. The job placement was very useful. By providing contacts to the various language institutions I was able to find enough teaching hours to break even on expenses. However, getting hired by the companies and arranging schedules are two different things. As you are aware, there are a lot of factors that must be arranged before the first day of class even starts such as the day and time and location. If in the beginning you aren’t careful when scrambling for enough hours, you run the risk of making commitments that pull you all around town. Thanks again for everything, Jim Clark, USA

 

Terminé mi curso TEFL el 29 de marzo de 2016. Fue genial la experiencia aquí. Al inicio tenía poco miedo de verdad es que no sabía nada de la escuela y leí cosas negativas… desde primer momento que entré a esta atmosfera increíble entendí que de verdad la situación era al revés! Mi profe aquí y la directora sólo trataron que yo tengo la mejor experiencia! El curso fue genial – tanta mucho trabajo la profe puso para ayudar nos, para apoyarnos con cualquier pregunta que tuvimos.. ahora  me siento mucho más listo para enseñar inglés. La directora me ayudó mucho también.. la cosa más importante es que se preocupa de ti! Se preocupa de ti no solo si estás pagando por el curso, pero se preocupa si te gusta el curso, si te vas a encontrar trabajo después. Es una chica genial.. y este todo me hizo sentir muy bien y satisfecho. Son personas que quieren de verdad a ayudarte nomás! Ivan Loginov, Russia.

Work in Buenos Aires for one year

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Work in Buenos Aires for one year

Work in Buenos Aires for one year: ÍBERO TEFL is a modern TEFL Training School located in downtown Buenos Aires, with all attractions nearby. We provide the best TEFL teaching course in Buenos Aires by offering a professional and friendly class atmosphere.

The objective of the TEFL course at Íbero is to prepare the TEFL trainee as well as possible to begin teaching courses immediately upon graduation. First, methodology is covered so that the student will be familiar with prevailing thoughts and techniques in teaching languages, as well as consider what works best and how they might structure their classes. Secondly, an in-depth grammar review is conducted to refresh the student on the various topics they will need to be able to teach their students. Finally, the course focuses on observations, practice teachings, and lesson planning to give the student real life insight and practice with teaching in order to be better prepared once he/she begins to instruct his/her own courses. At the end of the course, the trainee will know how they should structure a class, how to plan for a class and how to efficiently instruct the numerous themes in the English language to a variety of language levels and backgrounds.

 

I have worked as an English Teacher in Buenos Aires all of 2016. I was very impressed with Íbero. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. There are coffee and tea, biscuits, etc. I learned a lot about different teaching methods and a lot about grammar.  Florencia was a fantastic TEFL Instructor and helped us through the last two weeks. She was helpful and had lots of experience. The teaching practices were also very helpful to teach the different levels so I know the abilities of different students. Aaron Caulton, New Zealand

 Work in Buenos Aires for one year

TEFL trainees should also understand that during classroom observations and practice teaching sessions that they represent our school and TEFL program, and as such should behave responsibly and professionally. Trainees are also expected to represent the school favorably in their communication with local language institutes by responding to all contacts promptly and professionally. This includes informing institutes that have contacted the trainee when he/she is not interested in the classes they have to offer.

We can guarantee a job for you for one or two years in Buenos Aires. You would need to be committed to the job and have lots of productive energy and we will make sure you will always have an ESL job in Buenos Aires.

Íbero network s with language schools, agencies and professional organizations and our more than a decade in the language travel market in Buenos Aires allows us to perform successful teaching jobs placements for our TEFL graduates.

Íbero guarantees paid TEFL job placement in Argentina for all trainees who successfully complete our course and can stay in Buenos Aires for at least 6 months, ideally one year.

Work in Buenos Aires for one year, TEFL Teacher

Throughout the TEFL course there are four examinations. Each week of the course covers a different theme and is summed up on Fridays with a test covering all of the week´s material. These tests will consist of a review of the week´s material, as well as questions that challenge the student to apply what they have learned to the field of secondary language education. The goal of the exams is not only to gauge the student´s absorption of class materials, but also to challenge them and give them the opportunity to critically think about how to apply course concepts in real life situations.

We offer our Trainees:

  • 120 hour- course, International TEFL Diploma, externally moderated by educational organizations in the UK. Training and input according to the academic standards proposed by TEFL specialists from the University of Cambridge ESOL Awards
  • Our own material, course syllabus and coursebook
  • 10 hours of classroom observation
  • 10 hours of teaching practice
  • Continuous assessment throughout the course & academic assignments to track progress
  • Guaranteed job positions for our TEFL graduates (minimum stay 6 months)
  • 4 weekly tests. These tests will measure your progress and help you achieve your goals. Your instructor will guide you and correct tests every Friday during the course.
  • Access to professional development and ELT seminars: You will have the chance to assist conferences, workshops and special courses for English teachers at no cost or at a discounted rate.

Choosing a TEFL Course

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Tips to take into account when choosing a tefl course

Tips to take into account when choosing a tefl course: Argentina is Latin America’s largest Spanish speaking country, with the capital of Buenos Aires being the largest city in the country. This bustling city has a lucrative job market because business professionals are flocking here for better job opportunities; as the economy climbs, English is becoming more of a necessity for international business. This means the demand for TEFL certified teachers is on the rise, not only in the capital, but across the country. This is one of the many reasons Buenos Aires is the perfect place to become TEFL certified. Furthermore you have a better chance of finding a good job and making connections in the city if you attend a school that is accredited and well-known like Íbero TEFL.

Some tips to take into account when choosing a TEFL course in Buenos Aires (and Don’t Get Ripped Off)

We have been running the TEFL certification program at Íbero for the past nine years however you may be considering other options when choosing your TEFL course in Buenos Aires. Here you have some steps to take into consideration when choosing the appropriate TEFL class.

1-Research

Research TEFL courses worldwide It is worth to put in the time to research matters like TEFL certification and job markets. Check out blogs, reviews and articles.

2-Speak with TEFL schools and ask as many questions as possible

An excellent TEFL Certification school will employ a trained professional admissions staff who can provide answers for TEFL programs questions

Ask about

  • TEFL courses;
  • Job placement assistance; free or not?
  • Your opportunity to obtain a paid teaching position based on your skills, citizenship, age, educational level, gender, etc.
  • Official training hours and accreditation : How many hours of training does your TEFL course have (international standard is at least 100 hours) and is your TEFL course accredited (and if so, then by whom)?
  • Teaching practice sessions: Do your courses incorporate live practice teaching with real ESL students (not role-playing with other teachers-in-training)? Note that the majority of schools around the world hiring English teachers do not recognize TEFL courses that do not incorporate at least 6-20 hours of real practice sessions, avoid getting ripped off on your TEFL certification

 

Tips to take into account when choosing a tefl course: Instructors: Who will teach my TEFL course? If you want to become a professional English teacher, should you accept anything less than top-level instruction from experienced professors with advanced degrees. It does not matter if the professor is from Argentina or from the US, the instructor has to have experience teaching English and to deliver effective T EFL classes.

 

Tips to take into account when choosing a tefl course : How and where will you help me find a job and how much will that cost in addition to my course tuition?  Are there “extra” costs involved in this? Here at Íbero TEFL of course we offer job placement at no additional cost.

Where in the world can you teach abroad with your TEFL certification?  The majority of language schools worldwide require a professional level course of 100 of classwork and 6 hours of practicum.  A way to find out is simply go to an ESL board, contact a school in a country and ask what that employer requires.

Are there any hidden costs such as book fees, registration fees, or fees for job placement assistance? When considering international courses, be sure to ask about housing costs and extra features such as language classes and cultural activities .Of course here at Íbero TEFL we do not charge an application fee and job placement is free of charge.

What is a realistic timeline for getting my TEFL/TESOL certification, getting hired and going abroad to teach English abroad?  Is it a four-week, in-person class?  Of course here at Íbero TEFL School we connect you with language schools and companies and you will start working right after your TEFL course.

 Tips to take into account when choosing a tefl course: If you can’t get proper answers to these sorts of questions, then you probably need to move on and look for another TEFL school.

Best start date for TEFL and salary after TEFL

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Best start date for TEFL and salary after TEFL

Best start date for TEFL and salary after TEFL

When is it best to start with my TEFL course in Buenos Aires? When is it best in terms of English Teaching Jobs?

The academic year in Argentina starts in March and ends in November, however the 10 start dates that we offer work well with all participants because those who start in January and February are already qualified to start full time in March and there are more opportunities from July to October and November. Of course end of November and December are not great to look for a job, but people love to come here to Buenos Aires from September to December, it is spring here and people can see the city at its best. For people taking the TEFL course in October or November, they can start teaching intensive summer courses for people not going on holidays, which would be typically end of December to late February.

Best start date for TEFL and salary after TEFL

      Hi,

Thank you for all the information, the reviews are wonderful congratulations on your work and commitment to the students you train, it is evident they have truly benefited from your service. Lavinia is planning on living with  friend who is studying in the UBA and has not requested airport pick up but she is aware of the offer that stands .I have informed her that she would be required to pay all fees upfront, so it is a case of waiting on her response if she is happy to do this.Also she has inquired about the salary earned while working, could you give me an idea of how much on average a TEFL teacher under your guidance can earn once they begin a full time job? Am I correct in thinking that full time hours are approximately 35 hours per week and part time hours are approximately 20 hours per week? I appreciate all of your help.

Kind regards,

Emily- Work and Travel Specialist

Emily,
Thank you for your message. An English Teacher who works full time in Buenos Aires is earning nowadays 12.000 to 15.000 pesos per month. This is good to live and support yourself in Buenos Aires. We have many English Teaching Jobs with Business English, one of our partner language schools in Buenos Aires specializes in Business or Corporate English and we send our trainees directly there for teaching practices, Lew Idiomas. Does she speak Spanish? Knowing Spanish expands horizons.
Thank you for your email and for your prompt response. Buenos Aires is a wonderful city to enjoy.

Spanish classes and TEFL in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Spanish classes and TEFL in Buenos Aires

Spanish classes and TEFL in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spanish classes and TEFL in Buenos Aires

Hi,Thank you for getting back to me so promptly! I’m interested in the TEFL course in Buenos Aires. Is there an option to take Spanish lessons either after or before the 4 week TEFL course?

Thanks, Matt.

Hello Matt,

We are the first institute in Buenos Aires to provide both TEFL training and certified Spanish classes all in one challenging and fun combined course. Learning Spanish is extremely helpful for our students to be better teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language by understanding themselves what it is like to learn another language. You can take Spanish lessons before or after your TEFL course, given the fact the TEFL course is already very intensive people cannot take Spanish and TEFL classes simultaneously. Please let me know if there is anything else, I would be hapy to help out.

Spanish classes and TEFL in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello,

Thank you for the detailed information. After looking through your information and researching some more, Program 2 would suit my needs best.Ideally, I would like to take the 3 week Spanish course before the January 30th start date of the TEFL program. Is there any type of accommodation offered during that time period? Another question I have, do teachers who go through this program find they are able to pay back the cost of the program and accommodation with their pay from teaching? After a flight and all the costs, I would be paying about $5,000. As a public school teacher in the U.S, this is a lot of money that I don’t have! Does your program offer any scholarships.I really enjoyed watching the videos of teachers who completed the program. Are there any students who I could contact directly to ask about their experience? Thank you! Laura

Hello Laura,
Thanks for having registered for our TEFL course!
It is great that you are interested in Spanish classes as well. These classes can be taken 3 or 6 weeks before the TEFL course, not simultaneously because the TEFL course is very intensive. Your TEFL course here in Buenos Aires will start on January, 2018 at our school. If you can pay for your program now I can maintain the 2017 price, however if you prefer to pay in person your program in 2018, you can do it but the price is different. The cost for 2017 can to be paid to the school via transfer if you prefer that way and would also like to take accommodation through us. If you would, what most students find useful is to stay for at least 8 weeks at the accommodation given the fact the TEFL course is very intensive and they find it stressful to look for a new home at the end of the course along with CV preparation and job interviews.
We are located at a building at 1736 Coronel Diaz Avenue, in Palermo, the best neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The TEFL course will run from Monday through Friday. It covers a wide range of topics related to teaching English as a second language.
These includes an overview of teaching English, teaching methods, motivation techniques, phonetics and phonology, classroom management, teaching grammar lesson planning, teaching the four basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), how to use games and songs, how to create materials, assignments in the classroom, and professional development. The course also includes real life teaching practice sessions. Throughout the TEFL course there are two examinations. Each week of the course covers a different theme and is summed up on Fridays with a test covering all of the week´s material.
Our TEFL training school in Buenos Aires offers several different kinds of accommodation options to ensure a safe and comfortable stay in Buenos Aires. Accommodation with the school is of course optional, and it can also be booked independently. All accommodation offered by our school is located in pleasant and safe neighborhoods and regularly checked and approved by a staff member. Please take into account the minimum stay is 28 nights and that we need your flight information to start the booking process.

TEFL in Buenos Aires and visas

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TEFL in Buenos Aires and visas

TEFL in Buenos Aires and visas

Hello,

I am now at the stage of booking my flights and I have a few questions -Will I enter on a tourist visa and change it to a work visa when I am in Buenos Aires or should I get a work visa now? I am planning on returning home for Christmas – when are school Christmas holidays in Argentina so that I can book my return flights? Is there any kind of travel insurance provided by Íbero TEFL? Should I open an Argentinian bank account?

Many people who live and work in Argentina teaching English are only here on tourist visas – when the 90 days are up, most people take a day trip across the river to Uruguay to renew the tourist visa. There is no application procedure you need to carry out in advance of your arrival. Once here in Argentina, you will be able to stay for 3 months legally as a tourist. Once the 90 days expire, you will need to leave the country to renew the visa – most people take a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay, just across the river. Being here on a tourist visa will not be an impediment to finding work as an English teacher.You can find more information here http://www.worldtravelguide.net/argentina/passport-visahttp://www.embassyofargentina.us/en/consular-section/reciprocity-fee-for-us-citizens.html

You can keep your own health insurance, from your home country and transfer it to Hospital Alemán https://www.hospitalaleman.org.ar/en/nuestro-hospital/ You can contact them about it

The Argentinian bank account is impossible to open without a DNI, the Argentinian document. If you are interested in getting your DNI, you should remain here for at least 2 years.

The Academic year in Buenos Aires starts in March and finishes in early December. Therefore, there is less work in December, January and February for English classes, which is perfect for a break but if you are serious about your job applications you should return in mid-February in order to be able to start with the interview process.

TEFL in Buenos Aires and visas

Hello!

I have a few questions before I head your way to Buenos Aires. I am getting very excited!1. Are any vaccines required for traveling to Argentina? 2. I purchased a one way ticket but I have read and from past experiences that the airline requests proof of me leaving from Argentina within the 90 days since I will not be obtaining a working/study visa. I know we will be leaving the country every 90 days in order to renew the tourist visa but what do I tell the airline?I hope to here back from you soon.

  1. There are no vaccines required for Americans.

Many people who live and work in Argentina teaching English are only here on tourist visas You can find more information here http://www.worldtravelguide.net/argentina/passport-visa
http://www.embassyofargentina.us/en/consular-section/reciprocity-fee-for-us-citizens.html

TEFL with children and Teaching English to Children in Buenos Aires

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Teaching English to Children in Buenos Aires

TEFL with children and Teaching English to Children in Buenos Aires

OK, very serious question and I want an honest, totally open answer… How feasible is this to do with kids? What kind of hours per day would one be working? Would I be able to get a job right out of training (in Buenos Aires)? What’s the average pay? Thanks again!

TEFL needs full commitment and availability from all participants. This means you need an open schedule because the course is very intensive, this means studying and working 5-8 hours per day during the last weeks of the course, at least.

You can take the course if you have children but you would need someone to take care of them. In my experience, I am also a full time mom (my sons are little, 8 and 5 years old) and if they don´t go to school like now in winter holidays, they drive me crazy :). It is important to be organized so that you can make everything work out. It is feasible but you need a structure of activities for your children if they do not attend school.

I am also responsible for the teaching practice sessions schedule and for getting people a job in Buenos Aires afterwards, if you are ready to remain in Buenos Aires for at least 6 months of course I can help you out. Pay rates vary but you can make an equivalent of 1000 USD for a full time job here, of course you will get paid in Argentinian pesos.

Teaching English to Children in Buenos Aires

I would like to teach English to children. How feasible do you think this can be through your program?

We connect you with an English language school dedicated to teach English to children and Teenagers. This requires a special methodology so it is necessary to observe some of these classes before you can teach English to children. Language by nature is very abstract and intangible. Children are very literal and concrete. This makes it challenging to explain English grammar or syntax rules to children. Games are a great way to make learning English fun. Not only do games play on the competitive nature of most children, but games also give them a goal to accomplish. When you win a game, you have really done something, and you can feel good about your success. About different activities, rotate between doing exercises from the textbook, having children work on the computer on social media or English learning websites, and giving them real-life materials to work with rather than ESL materials. Kids love to make colorful and exciting things in the classroom. Pablo Picasso observed that “every child is an artist.” Take advantage of that inborn quality in all children and use art to teach your young students the English language. Of course you can talk about obvious things like colors and shapes when you use art, but creative projects have so much more potential.

Teaching English Abroad in Buenos Aires 2017/2018

Teaching English Abroad in Buenos Aires: When considering Teaching English Abroad, Buenos Aries is one of the most captivating cities in Latin America. From its resemblance to the cities of Europe to its multicultural diversity, Buenos Aries is a wonderful city and an experience that shouldn’t be missed. As the 5th largest consumer of wine in the world, Argentina is overflowing with excellent wine available at current reasonable prices.

Teaching English Abroad in Buenos Aires, Teaching English Levels

When teaching English, eight levels are commonly used to categorize language ability:

  1. Absolute/False Beginner
  2. Beginner
  3. High-Beginner
  4. Low-Intermediate
  5. Intermediate
  6. High-Intermediate
  7. Advanced
  8. High-Advanced

Beginner Students:

Beginners are often too shy to speak. As a result, teachers should be sure to build a rapport with the students so that they feel the confidence to begin speaking. Try to encourage students as much as possible, even if they make many mistakes. Always give constructive criticism with positive reinforcement. Lesson plans for beginners should be made interesting, diverse, and visual. Set a schedule that is flexible in case the student is quicker or slower than expected. Additionally, communication may be solely through body language if the teacher does not speak the student’s language. Try to have an English dictionary on hand in addition to planning “absolute beginner” activities. DO NOT treat adult beginners like children.

Intermediate Students:

Like beginner students, intermediate students may feel shy when speaking the target language. Be sure to work just as hard at building a rapport with such students. Knowing more of the language, intermediate students respond well to learning personal information about the teacher. Always commend intermediate students for a job well done. Lesson plans for intermediate students can be more difficult, but also more fun and creative. Intermediate learners are often more up to a challenge. They also respond well to visuals, literature, audio, and writing assignments. Get students involved as the topics will be more difficult. Give adult learners topics they can relate to. DO NOT treat adult intermediates like children.

Advanced Students:

Adult learners are the easiest to get to know as they are no longer shy about speaking. As a result, it is easier to build a rapport with such students. They have the ability to speak generally on most topics as they have a strong grasp of the language. There should be a lot of review using written and spoken language. Objective should be more flexible and one should take note that advanced students will move through material more quickly. Many advanced students are interested in learning about a specific field. As such, they can be taught specific courses in English. There is a freedom in planning lessons with advanced students that you would not find in intermediate or advanced lessons. Advanced learners are usually 17 and up.

Teaching Adults—things to consider

  1. Diversity is more likely in the classroom
  2. Adults like knowledgeable, positive, and enthusiastic teachers
  3. Adults need a comfortable and secure environment
  4. Repetition is key
  5. Adults learn with questions and answers
  6. Real life context—adults prefer real-life situations

Teaching Children—things to consider

  1. Short attention span
  2. Using objects for application of knowledge
  3. Playfulness
  4. Phonetics (children are able to mimic sounds more easily than adults)

Teaching Abroad in Buenos Aires, Sample Lesson Plan

Student Name: Tatianna Herrera (8)

Level: Kids 2

Objective: To review “family member” vocabulary that she should have already touched upon. Additionally, Tatianna is a quiet student so I hoped get her speaking more this class. By the end of the class, I wanted her to confidently use this vocabulary.

The Class: To introduce the topic of family to Tatianna, I gave her to option of using colored pencils or Play-doh—she chose the Play-doh. I then instructed her to use the Play-doh to make her family. While she was doing so, I would ask “Who is this?” She would answer, “my mom/dad/brother/sister” in English. I made my own family out of Play-doh as well so that she did not feel as though I was watching her every move. We then worked on a worksheet in which she had to label members of an extended family tree. I gave her a filled-out family tree worksheet to use if she got confused. She asked to keep the worksheets at the end of the lesson because she found it helpful. It also helped her learn how to read a family tree. This took up the rest of the hour.

Resources needed: Play-doh or colored pencils, worksheets (or the ability to draw a family tree), and a cheat-sheet of the family tree if the vocabulary is new to students and they need practice learning to read family trees.

How is this activity appropriate for a Kids 2 student?

Tatianna got practice saying sentences such as “This is my mom” and “This is me” without having to delve into complicated grammar. She also was able to practice reading a family tree and utilizing new vocab. The Play-doh was a hands-on activity that would keep an 8-year-old content for the amount of time it was used. I made sure to play with the Play-doh too, or look busy while she was working on the worksheet so she did not get shy again. Much positive reinforcement was utilized.

Improvements: If time is short, use colored pencils instead of Play-doh as it takes children a while to make their family using it.

What does this tell us about teaching family vocabulary?

When teaching family vocabulary—especially to children—its best to reference their own family members. This gives them something to focus on, as well an interest in the subject as it pertains to them.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language – TEFL in Buenos Aires

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Buenos Aires refers to teaching the English language to students with different first languages, in the case of Buenos Aires, with native Spanish speakers. TEFL occurs more often privately, at a language school or with a tutor. TEFL can also take place in an English-speaking country for people who have immigrated there (either temporarily for school or work, or permanently) as in the United States or in the UK. TEFL teachers may be native or non-native speakers of English. You can take your TEFL course in Buenos Aires without being a native English speaker. The most important part of the TEFL class is Buenos Aires is connected to Lesson Planning.

Lesson Planning

When taking the TEFL class in Buenos Aires, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), a teacher must create a lesson plan for every class/student they teach—this allows for organized and effective English lessons. A lesson plan also allows a teacher to create a personal teaching objective. Lesson plans can outline a day, a week, a month, or even a year.

When creating a lesson plan, a teacher must take into account:

  • Who am I teaching?
  • What are their needs?
  • What are their interests?
  • Am I teaching one-on-one or in a group?
  • How much needs to be covered in the time given?
  • What is the age/gender of my students?
  • What has been covered so far?
  • What objectives need to be met?

In the beginning, lesson planning takes a lot of preparation. However, once you get to know your students and the skill of lesson planning, the time needed to create an effective plan will dramatically decrease.

The first day of class is critical and should be handled differently depending on whether or not it is a group class or an individual class…

Group Classes:

Because you won’t know much about your students on the first day, it’s important to have an introduction planned, as well as a variety of “ice-breaker” activities. Be sure to take many notes on your first day in order to create student profiles. This will allow you to create more effective lesson plans for upcoming classes. Explain your objectives for the course so that your students know what to expect.

Individual Classes:

The first day of an individual class can be more stressful for the student than in a group class as the student will be the sole focus of the teacher’s attention. Like in a group lesson, be sure to include ice-breaking activities in order to help the student relax. Rapport is key. By the end of the class, the teacher should have an extensive student profile finished and ready to contribute to the creation of future lesson plans.

Lesson plans for group and individual classes will also differ…

Group Classes:

Group lessons will take more time to teach or practice as some students will work slower than others. Be sure to create lessons that will appeal to many different types of learners. Students will learn differently and it’s important to try and accommodate as many students as possible. Group work is recommended. With group lessons, you are more likely to stick to a long-term lesson plan or curriculum.

Individual Classes:

Always have extra material planned for an individual lesson as it is possible to move through the lesson plan much more quickly than originally thought. You don’t have to worry about using as many learning methods as possible, as all lesson plans can be tailored to the student. You can set higher objectives for an individual student than a group lesson. There is also more opportunity to try new things or change future lesson plans.

For both individual and group classed, create a routine so that your students know what to expect next.

When taking the TEFL class in Buenos Aires, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) you should follow these Top 10 Teacher Golden Rules

  1. Always be prepared
  2. Use several approaches
  3. Always encourage interaction
  4. Build rapport
  5. Use the whiteboard effectively
  6. Use audio-visual aids effectively
  7. Manage handouts
  8. Constantly check for understanding
  9. Give feedback to students
  10. Ask for their feedback

Possible Icebreakers and Introductions

  1. What’s the question?
  2. Alliterative introductions
  3. Name chain
  4. Seating plan
  5. Getting to know you questions

6 Tips for a Successful Lesson Plan

  1. Be clear and concise
  2. Organize your time well
  3. Be ready
  4. Be prepared
  5. Be flexible
  6. Be organized

3 Stages for every lesson plan

  1. Introduction
  2. Body
  3. Wrap-up

Lesson Plan Guide

  1. Heading
    • Write out what class you will be teaching, as well as the date, length of the class, level, and students
  1. Topic and Content
  2. Objectives and materials
    • Indicate what the students should achieve by the end of the lesson
    • Indicate how they will achieve the objective and with what materials
  1. Process
    • Introduction
    • Content
    • Practice
    • Repeat
    • Close
  1. Conclusion
    • Evaluation
    • Teacher comments

Before successfully teaching, one must evaluate the level student or class. To do this, a teacher may:

  1. Observe the students during activities
  2. Interview students
  3. Evaluate performance tasks
  4. Make student portfolios
  5. Utilize investigative projects
  6. Read written reports
  7. Looks at multiple choice, short-answer and essay questions posed to the students

Teaching English in South America

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Teaching English in South America

Teaching English in South America: South America is an incredibly beautiful and diverse continent, but one that is often blighted by media reports of social divides, corruption, among other things. For my first time living and working in Latin America, Argentina was a great introduction to the continent. Getting used to things such as the different Spanish accent and punctuality, or the lack of it, is difficult at first, but Buenos Aires is a developed, cosmopolitan city with fine bars, restaurants and museums to help you settle and the city is huge and wonderful. Teaching in South America tends to be very different to what we’re accustomed to in the UK. With a TEFL course, CELTA or equivalent, English Teaching Jobs (ESL Jobs) are generally available teaching adults in language institutes or companies in the city center.

Teaching English in South America, Grammar in Context

The principle elements of a sentence are:

  1. Subject
  2. Verbs and Verb Phrases
  3. Direct and Indirect Objects
  4. Complements with Verbs that express feeling, appearing, being and seeming
  5. Modifiers
  6. Clauses
  7. Phrases

The parts of a speech that form a sentence are:

  1. Nouns and Nominals (infinitives, gerunds, ect.)
  2. Articles
  3. Verbs
  4. Pronouns
  5. Adjectives
  6. Adverbs
  7. Prepositions
  8. Conjunctions
  9. Interjections

Labels for sentence types are:

  1. Simple
  2. Compound
  3. Complex
  4. Basic & variations on basic sentence patterns

Word usage or lexicon is also used:

  1. Idiomatic constructions
  2. Formulaic expressions
  3. Use of phrases within sentences

What to take into account in order to teach English effectively in South America?

  • Teach English grammar using direct instruction in English as a second or foreign language instruction. To do so, one should motivate students by demonstrating how the sentence structures can be used in real-life communication, drill the sentence structures with the students, and engage students using a variety of activities and group work.
  • To teach sentence and sentence structure, begin with a simple sentence (José lost his book) and expand upon it, slowly making the sentence more complex (José was playing on the swings at the playground when he lost his math book. José also lost his science homework because it was in his math book).
  • Another way to teach sentence structure is to focus on specific points of English language and grammar, such as relative clauses and negatives, individually and at different times.
  • Sentence Recombination is another effective way to teach sentence structure, as well as paragraph structure, punctuation, transition, coherence, and parts of speech. It also forces students to use their critical thinking skills.
  • Give English speaking/writing practices context. For example, role play different scenarios that would require a specific sentence structure.

Obviously a big attraction to living abroad and Teaching English in South America is the opportunity to travel. Depending where you are in Latin America, holidays can be up to three months, according to the academic year of classes, as in Chile and Argentina.

How to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires

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How to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires

How to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America? In Buenos Aires, first-time English teachers like myself can earn a wage that enables you to live comfortably, cover the bills (rent, food, transportation) and enjoy travel and other recreational pursuits.

As an English teacher abroad, I am able to immerse myself in the daily life and culture of a foreign country even more deeply than while studying abroad. It is a good idea to become an English Teacher Abroad in order to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America because Teaching abroad allows me to live in a typical middle class neighborhood, shop at local markets, ride to work on local transportation and hang out at the corner café, tavern or sake bar with my neighbors. Providing me with an opportunity to experience a foreign culture to a degree my friends back home could only dream of.

How to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires

My friend Pat in the UK recommended me to become an English Teacher abroad in order to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America and I first I did not get it but I thought about it and it is fantastic! Teaching abroad also allows you to gain international work experience for your resume. In the globalized, multicultural world of the 21st century, employers increasingly value international professional experience as they look to hire those with proven abilities to comfortably work with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Moving halfway around the world and teaching English also proves that you possess initiative and that you have the courage and ability to adapt to a new environment and circumstances, and that you are not afraid to move out of your comfort zone and taken on new challenges.

Teaching abroad is also almost always accompanied with a number of unique non-monetary benefits. The opportunity to become an English Teacher Abroad and work with and get to know locals, while helping them can be very rewarding to those who are passionate about teaching. Some of your students may even become lifelong friends. Teaching abroad gives you the opportunity to work with others and even choose what types of people you wish to work with. Kids, business owners, parents, locals, there are all kinds of different opportunities out there when finding a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America.

Taking a TEFL course gives you the possibility for a global career full of adventure.  Once you have decided that you would like to live and work abroad, be it in Latin America or maybe even Spain, you should consider studying Spanish in addition to getting your TEFL certification.  Teaching in a foreign country is an immersion experience and if you do not speak the language of the country where you are living you will find yourself at a disadvantage.  Especially when teaching students who have never studied English before, if you don’t speak Spanish you may find yourself literally not speaking the same language as your students.  There are many benefits just to studying Spanish, not to mention the advantages knowing a foreign language will give your teaching skills.

How to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Latin America

All across the city there are Spanish schools and institutes offering TEFL certification, but no other school in Buenos Aires can compare to the quality and convenience that we offer at Íbero School.  Our TEFL tutors have years of experience teaching English and know exactly what skills one needs to acquire to be a success in the classroom.  You will learn about method teaching, how to create lesson plans, how to establish a rapport with students, create activities, promote student interaction, testing, etc. If you wonder how to get a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America, then you can take advantage of our job placement. Each TEFL student will be required to create two sets of teaching material and will receive six hours of in-class teaching time with real English students before earning his diploma.

“ Not only will you receive the highest quality of TEFL instruction, you will also leave Íbero Spanish School knowing Spanish better than you ever have before”, says Florencia Bozzano, Íbero TEFL Director and Founder.

The opportunities and benefits of teaching English abroad are endless. The question should not be whether or not it’s worth it, because it definitely is. The question should be, when and how can I do it? If you are adventurous, wish to see the world, and gain knowledge from other cultures, then you should become an English Teacher abroad, the best option for you.

How to get a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina? Buenos Aires is an ideal place to choose the best English Teaching Programs and TEFL trainees and students benefit from the richness of the city many call ¨the Paris of the south¨.  Buenos Aires offers world class theater, music recitals, sports events, shopping, and restaurants as well as many different places outside of the city to travel.  Best of all, these activities are easily accessible through the public transit system as well as being affordable.  You can traverse the city on one of the many bus lines or take the subway from one neighborhood to the next.  What you will find, when choosing Íbero TEFL as the best English Teaching Program is the best quality of instruction possible in all of Latin America. The city of Buenos Aires is composed of many different cultures and traditions.  Of course, you will have much more fun in Buenos Aires and get to know the city better if you are studying Spanish.  Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires can be an extremely rewarding experience and it is of course, what you make it.

How to get a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America? These are some of the reasons why Íbero TEFL is the best English Teaching Program in Latin America

  1. Highly qualified Trainers and staff!
  2. TEFL courses offered monthly, year-round!
  3. International Diploma, US accredited, Teach English Worldwide!
  4. Argentina is one of South America’s top TEFL destinations!
  5. FREE hardcopy TEFL coursebook
  6. A reference letter from the Academic Director
  7. FREE internationally recognized TEFL certificate
  8. CV/resumé support
  9. Job placement in Buenos Aires, Argentina or Worldwide (you have to specify your destination)

English Teaching allows the teacher to meet a wide variety of students. From a teacher’s perspective, this can be fun but challenging. English students often enjoy the one-on-one interaction involved in having their own teacher, but might have a tendency to digress and want to spend more time on conversation than on the future continuous verb tense grammar they were assigned.

How to find a Paid Job Teaching English in Latin America

Buenos Aires for example, which is where the vast majority of foreign teachers reside. With a parrilla (grill or steakhouse) seemingly positioned on every corner, there is no shortage of opportunity to sit down and tuck into a juicy steak. Working as an English teacher, chances are you will do a fair bit of eating on the go. With classes spread throughout the day you will probably need to grab a quick bite whilst on the move from one company to the other. Buenos Aires has some great snacks that can be picked up for next to nothing, namely the great empanada. For newcomers to Buenos Aires, it may take some time to become accustomed to the local eating habits. Everything happens later here, particularly in the city where first impression would suggest that nobody sleeps. Be prepared to sit down for dinner from 10pm and arrive with an empty stomach.

How to get a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America? The answer is getting qualified to teach in Buenos Aires and elsewhere

You will find the experience you gain from the Íbero TEFL course in Buenos Aires and the motivation from your professors invaluable and therefore, you will be eligible for any jobs Abroad Teaching English.  We are able to guarantee employment for you if you stay at least for 6 months in Buenos Aires. Our reputation and the high quality of all our academic programs allows us to guarantee our TEFL graduates paid job positions. The TEFL course is broken up into 4 week sections.  The first two weeks introduce, teach and prepare you to implement various methods of teaching.  During this time you will also review the foundations of English grammar, and analyze grammatical structures of the language which are commonly overlooked by native English speakers.  The final two weeks will build on the knowledge that was introduced in the beginning of the course and solidify your understanding of the course content through teaching observations and practice sessions.

How to get a Paid Job Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina or in Latin America? Take advantage of our job placement in Buenos Aires when looking for Jobs Abroad Teaching English

Buenos Aires is a great place for teaching English and native-speakers are regarded with the utmost esteem. So, let’s take a look at some of the things to consider when finding an English teaching job in this huge and diverse city.

Once qualified to teach English, or landed, the time comes to prepare a CV that will be attractive to the vast amount of language institutes in the city. As you will be mostly teaching adults and in-company courses, it is important to highlight any business related experience, whether through education or work experience. Similarly, if applying for a position teaching children, outline your background in the field. Once contacted for an interview, be sure to dress in a professional manner.

Upon establishing yourself with the institutes of your liking, gaining classroom experience and becoming confident handling a class of students, you could consider offering your services as a private English tutor. You’ll be surprised by the response rate of a simple advert in Craigslist. All you need is one satisfied student to start the ball rolling. In Buenos Aires, where the importance of English increases daily, it seems that everybody has a friend, friend of a friend, family member or work colleague with a desire to learn.

Andrew-TEFL-2017I believe the course is more instructive than I thought, I feel more confident about teaching and the practices gave me the experiences I desired. My TEFL Trainer Carolina was intelligent and helpful throughout the course. She was a far more interesting and dynamic teacher than I was expecting. The practice teaching sessions gave me the experience I was looking for. I now feel I have experiences to fall on when it comes to interviews. Thank you for a great course! Andrew Thomason, USA

cameron-TEFL-2017The school was a perfect setting. Free tea and coffee as well as a great location made for a wonderful setting. The TEFL course was brilliant and will be very helpful, not only Teaching English in Buenos Aires. I will continue to use the skills I have acquired in all facets of the language, especially my newfound confidence in organizational skills. Our Professor Carolina was organized, entertaining, prepared, experienced and extremely knowledgeable. I think she cared a lot about her students and took the time to get to know us. The lessons flowed well and all of us have improved greatly thanks to Carolina. She adapted the lessons very well to how the group was feeling or acting on a certain day. The observations were useful in picking out the good and bad parts of other teacher´s lessons. Discussing the lessons in class afterwards also allowed me more chance to incorporate my observations into my own teaching. The practice lessons were crucial in my development as a TEFL Teacher. Very well organized by Íbero in order to provide maximum exposure to the world of teaching. Cameron Dennis, London, England.

Working in South America

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Working in South America.

Working in South America.: If you are thinking of choosing the best Spanish and TEFL combined course in Buenos Aires as well as Working in South America, Argentina we have well-trained Spanish native instructors with bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees in fields such as linguistics and Spanish literature. Working in South America will start with a good Spanish knowledge, and our Professors, armed with extensive teaching experience, know how to teach Spanish to non-native speakers from all cultural backgrounds and countries.  They have the knowledge and resources to both challenge advanced learners and work patiently with beginners.  In addition to Spanish, they speak English, Italian, French, as well as a variety of other languages.

If you are thinking of Working in South America, we can help you out by offering the best innovative programs. Íbero School in Buenos Aires staff knows that education should be fun as well as enriching, we offer many social programs, outings, free tourist information, local advice and a chance to meet new people. Our internationally accredited TEFL Certificate course in Buenos Aires is for people who want an internationally-recognized TEFL qualification and an up-to-date and practical course of teacher training. Our TEFL course in Buenos Aires runs all year round. The TEFL course is the first step to Working in South America.

Íbero students come from all over the world to enjoy the thriving Buenos Aires attractions, learn Spanish in Argentina and enjoy themselves.  Íbero helps make those goals a reality!

Working in South America. Buenos Aires

First things first, the only way to learn to speak a language, is by actually speaking. And this is the first step to Working in South America, getting to start being familiar with the Spanish language. During your class if you have a question ask in Spanish, when you don´t know how to pronounce a word ask in Spanish, always use the small amount of Spanish you have to engage in speaking. You can study for years, and master all of the grammar rules, but unless you actually practice speaking, you will never speak well. When you are practicing speaking, remember to do it out loud, at normal conversational volume. Make sure you’re comfortable with the fundamentals of the language before tackling the more advanced stuff. It will take you a while to get used to the pronunciation and spelling of a new language, but without a solid understanding of these, you’ll find it very difficult to learn more. Go over each lesson several times, perhaps once in the morning, once in the evening and once several days later. Give your brain time to digest the material, but make sure the gaps between periods of study are not too long, i.e. more than a few weeks, or you’ll forget most of what you’re trying to learn. Make sure you have got to grips with the contents of one lesson before moving on to the next.

Working in South America. Argentina

It is important to approach your beginning Spanish learning endeavor with careful consideration, if you get started right you’ll see immediate significant improvements in your ability to speak with natives, which will encourage you and result in you gladly putting in the necessary time and effort, which will be well-rewarded because you’re putting that time and effort into the correct method that actually works because any truly “correct method” should specifically be designed to get you to converse with native speakers as quickly as possible. How do you do this, one might ask. The answer is quite simple, start off learning from native speakers. Ideally, you should take a course with a native speaker in a native Spanish speaking country. This allows you to learn the language while speaking it and correcting mistakes as you go.

At the Spanish and TEFL 7 week combined course we offer at Íbero Buenos Aires we are passionate about what we do and we believe it is the best possible way to learn Spanish. Every day when you walk out of your classroom you will be able to use the language you just practiced in a real life situation in a city filled with diverse culture and a new opportunity at every corner.

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