The necessary CV to Teach English in Buenos Aires: Before you start making your own application and make sure your CV / resume is up to date, looks good, is relevant (for example it stresses the parts that are relevant to teaching, working with people, presenting) and doesn’t have any typo’s – remember, you’re applying to teach English in Buenos Aires, Argentina and if you can’t spell correctly what does this say to the people you want to employ you?
Work in Argentina needs more than just the obvious Argentina cover letter and Argentina CV writing and translation – it needs methodical preparation. You will face issues that certainly did not even cross your mind when you become interested in ESL jobs based in Argentina. There are no strict rules for CVs in Argentina. The aim of your Argentina CV should be to persuade the employer to invite you for a job interview. Therefore, your CV is a marketing tool, which you should customize to the market of Buenos Aires.
A CV is similar to a resume in that it provides more details about one’s professional qualifications, experience and education. However, the term “Curriculum Vitae” most often called CV, typically carries a different meaning depending on whether one distribute the CV within the US, Canada or internationally (external to the US, Australia or Canada) or is seeking a faculty, academic, research, clinical or scientific position. Employers expect it to follow certain predetermined guideline, to be easy to read and organized logically. Following the advice and suggestions below will enable you to produce a professional CV simply and effectively.
Tips for a great CV
- Do always produce a rough draft of your CV. Always use a typewriter or computer for the final draft.
- Your own CV should not exceed 2 pages in length and ideally it should be only one page.
- The fact of including a passport size photo is not obligatory but it is advisable.
- It should be presented in a clear and organized manner.
- The font size you choose is important. It should not be so big that it forces you to use more than 2 pages.
- It is good practice to highlight the section headers in bold type and to leave extra spaces between the paragraphs.
- Please keep the left and right margin equal.
- Make sure to always spellcheck your CV. A CV that contains spelling errors is destined for the wastepaper basket!
- Please do always use clear unambiguous words. Highly technical words may look impressive but can confuse the reader.
- Simple phrases are always the best. Do not use complicated phrases.
- Please explain everything in a clear and concise manner and do not take anything for granted. Never use abbreviation unless is it absolutely unavoidable. It you have to use them always explain what they stand for.
- Never sign your CV, it´s not necessary.
- Always include a cover letter with your CV, especially if you are not delivering by hand.
Our TEFL School in Buenos Aires ,Argentina offers an intense, challenging, and exciting 4 week internationally recognized TEFL Course in the downtown of beautiful Buenos Aires. Our TEFL School in Buenos Aires is the first institute in BA that provides both the training for teachers of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Spanish in the same course. Students will leave our course with the skills needed to live and work in Latin America and other countries around the world. Our courses are externally validated and moderated and both our TEFL and Spanish certificates are nationally and internationally recognized.
Our 120 hour TEFL & Spanish Course includes 100 hours of in-class TEFL instruction, 60 hours of Spanish instruction, and 6 hours of professionally Observed Teaching Practice. Our TEFL course is limited to a maximum of 15 students who are taught in facilities that are extremely conducive to language learning; well-lit and air-conditioned classrooms; computers and WIFI; comfortable student lounge area. The course also includes free books and course materials, no registration fees, and discounted accommodation placement.
Students will begin their course learning TEFL and Spanish simultaneously for the first 3 weeks; Our Spanish classes begin each day at 9am when students will be able to enjoy learning about grammar, reading and writing, listening and speaking, day-to-day Spanish, and involve themselves in exercises, music, and games. We encourage our students to participate in the out-of-school activities promoted at Íbero, not only to practice speaking Spanish but also as a way to meet new people and discover the city.
Our TEFL classes begin each day at 9 am with over 5 hours of in-class instruction and runs for a total of 4 weeks. In these 4 weeks students will cover such topics as the Foreign Language Experience, Profiling an Individual, Teaching Levels, Classroom Management, Language Awareness (Grammar and Phonetics), Teaching Techniques, Creating Materials for the Classroom, and CV preparation. Students will learn about each topic through oral and written lessons, class activities, class conversations, and class participation.
Most TEFL teachers who graduate from our program find work with English language institutes in the city. These institutes put teachers in contact with potential English students. Often in Buenos Aires, these students are businessmen and women who are looking to improve their English skills. Many English teachers will teach to students at large companies like Microsoft, and often the classes take place in the business office of the English student.
Additionally, some teachers choose to take on private students. This means they find the students on their own (i.e. not through an institute), by posting advertisments around the city or in local newspapers. Good places to post are Craiglist and MundoAnuncio
- Have a phone so employers can contact you
- Regularly check your email
- Attend all interviews
- Have a ‘professional’ work outfit
- Be determined and positive about finding a job
The very best way to know about job opportunities is to do some pre-research before you choose to take the TEFL course. Email a few institutes (you can find them easily on Google) and ask them how much they pay their teachers and what kind of visa requirements/paperwork requirements they have. Once you know this information, you can get a better idea of what your life would be like as an English teacher.
Author: Buenos Aires TEFL