I am sharing my experience, and that of my sons’ with attending the Buenos Aires TEFL Institute. My son left California seeking a new challenge and adventure abroad. He is a typical American young man, born and raised in California. I am his supportive and protective mother. My son was still adjusting to the many different aspects of living abroad. He bought his ticket to South America to embrace their culture yet he had never visited another country and knew only a few words in Spanish. The culture, language barrier, currency conversion, lack of personal transportation, enormous geographic area to navigate, and much more, impacted his journey to reach his goal of taking a course to earn his TEFL certificate in Argentina. My son found a TEFL school and was a step away from registering when he was told that they had insufficient students and were postponing the course for 6 weeks. The delayed start forced him to seek another school to attend. He found Buenos Aires TEFL online and provided me the details. Immediately upon reaching out to the Director, Professor Florencia, I was sent their program overview, class dates, pricing was verified, and program options eg. Course only, or course with lodging. I am very inquisitive and had ½ dozen conversations prior to registering to ensure my son would be placed in comfortable and safe housing, would leave the program with the TEFL textbook and materials, and very importantly, would have support from TEFL after graduation to help him connect with viable employers in Buenos Aires. I speak no Spanish and was delighted that I was able to get all my questions answered in a clear, concise, punctual, professional and personal manner. In fact, the professor was very thoughtful and seemed to genuinely understand that I would be concerned for my child’s safety, comfort and the social aspects involved with the cultural changes that any of us would experience when relocating to a foreign land. My son completed his TEFL course with his certificate last month. He was challenged by the course, he shared that it was a very intensive program and that he experienced stress during the first week of getting adjusted to his new environment. That is understandable. He expressed incredible joy when he finished his final instruction, as the feedback from the student and instructors really reinforced his new love for teaching and helping others to learn the English language. What more would we all want for our children? Of course we want them happy and healthy, but the icing on the cake is that they experience a beautiful new culture, knowing that concerned instructors and strong administration are in-place when we are physically located ½ way across the globe. I would recommend the Buenos Aires TEFL Institute for other Western students seeking to be educators.
Feeling content in California.
~ Mrs. K Wyatt, proud mother of Buenos Aires TEFL graduate Brandon Wyatt
More than 2000 students from 60 different countries have chosen Buenos Aires TEFL Institute so far. This mixing of cultures helps us to have a friendly and unique atmosphere. Most of them come from the US, Europe, but, at the same time, we receive students from all continents. These are some of their testimonials.
The TEFL is a demanding course which covers a lot but really makes you feel prepared for teaching. It was really useful to me, I learned a lot and I am glad I took it. I loved the teaching practice sessions and it was great to see two completely different schools. Thanks a lot Leila and Florencia. I am so grateful for this course, I have learnt so much.
I enjoyed coming to class each day, which was a nice experience. The information that I was taught will not only make me a better Teacher but a better person as well. I thought our teacher was excellent, not only knowledgeable of the material but also able to teach it in a manner that made it fun. I like that she had many resources to draw upon. The teaching practices were both useful and amazing. Thank you so much!
I really loved the idea of going to different schools to observe classes. Teaching practices were great but very different from the ones I had in Russia and France. It was a very useful opportunity not only to teach teenagers but also adults. Thank you.
Thank you for everything! This TEFL course really challenged my knowledge about the English language. I plan to use my TEFL certification to make a part time English Teaching when I get back to the US and teach English for a year in a Spanish speaking country after July. My TEFL Professor here was kind, patient, detailed and knowledgeable about everything. I really enjoyed every class and how the TEFL course here in Buenos Aires is structured.
Some of our TEFL graduates say
I think I learnt a lot about myself, my strengths and weaknesses and I also feel that I am ready to go out and teacher others now. The TEFL Trainer we had was great and showed us everything necessary for a teacher to have as qualities, she was helpful and provided plenty of examples, was accessible and showed a real interest in us as students. She was very patient and very supportive. The teaching practice sessions were great and very useful to gain some experience with real local people before getting the TEFL certificate. My accommodation is great, they are all very welcoming and helpful and I feel very much at home here. Thank you very much for a great experience.
Wonderful TEFL course, teacher and experience! The TEFL course was incredibly informative and inspiring. It will absolutely help me in the future as a teacher as it has taught me the techniques I will utilize in my own teaching. Our TEFL Instructor was absolutely incredible. She is engaging, informative and genuinely cares about both her profession and her students, she keeps the course interesting and thoroughly covers every necessary topic, she has such a positive attitude and gives great teacher feedback. Overall, I could not have hoped for a better instructor. The observations were very useful as they showed different types of teachers, students and lessons. They gave me a better idea of the type of English Teacher in Argentina that I would like to be. The teaching sessions were great because they gave me first hand experience with teaching students of all English levels and also gave me a better idea of what does and what does not work for me. Thank you very much for everything!
A very positive TEFL course in Buenos Aires with an amazing teacher. I am much better prepared to teach now because of it. Casual yet focused classes packed of a lot of material into a short amount of time without feeling stressed or bored. Both the TEFL course observations and teaching practices were very useful and gave us an idea of what working in an institute is like. Thank you very much for everything.
The TEFL course here in Buenos Aires is amazingly wide in content, it is really effective in delivering a big amount of information in a short period of time. I had a marvelous experience with my TEFL Trainer, she is highly prepared and was extremely engaging in every lesson. I would like to emphasize my satisfaction with the TEFL Trainer of my course here in Buenos Aires and the excellent content of this TEFL certification.