What is TEFL?
What is TEFL and What is TEFL Certification: A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is an internationally recognized qualification to teach the English language abroad or online and a critical component of your international teaching job application.
Why is TEFL important?
A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is a commonly required qualification by employers from anywhere for new and experienced teachers who want to teach the English language. With a TEFL certification, teachers can:
- Qualify for English language teaching jobs.
- Gain the teaching skills required to teach abroad. A TEFL certification prepares you to teach the English language and to plan lessons for foreign language learners and also to refresh your understanding of English grammar concepts.
- Stand out in teaching job applications.It is always considered a strong asset to have a TEFL Certification and could help set you apart from candidates who are not TEFL certified.
I finished the course on November 11th, 2016. The staff …all knowledgeable and nice. The teacher is fantastic. Teaching practice sessions were useful because I could practice teaching with different English levels and group ages. The group lessons were great and I received awesome feedback. I got an English Teaching Job right after the program. Thanks! William Hurd, USA
What do you learn in a TEFL course in Buenos Aires?
Our TEFL in Buenos Aires is the first institute in Argentina to provide 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 as well as teaching English online. Our Buenos Aires TEFL course is externally validated and moderated and both our TEFL and Spanish certificates are nationally and internationally recognized.The TEFL Course consists of 120 total training hours with 100 hours of in class TEFL/TESOL training, 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours devoted to teaching practice and feedback. Trainees will focus on these major areas:
- Foreign Language Experience
• Classroom Management
• Language Awareness (Grammar study and exercises) • Teaching Techniques
• Materials Project
• Classroom observation
• Teaching Practices
• Career prospects
• Professional Development
My teacher was superb, she has lots of knowledge. The teaching practices and the observations were very useful and the job placement works great. I taught English classes right after my TEFL course. Fleur Rijckevorsel, Amsterdam, Holland
What is ESL?
You might be a bit confused by all the abbreviations you see connected with
teaching English. It is important to be familiar with them because they often appear
in texts and teaching job postings without explanation.
Here are the most common abbreviations that you will need:
ELT – English Language Teaching
ESL – English as a Second Language
EFL – English as a Foreign Language
The main difference between ESL and EFL is that English as a second language (ESL) is English taught to foreign language speakers living in an English-speaking country, like the United States, Canada, England, or Australia. With the recent COVID 19 pandemia, the demand for ESL Teachers has increased to teach English online.On the other hand, English as a foreign language (EFL) is taught to those wishing to learn English for their study / work / hobby needs but who live in countries where English is not the first language. Due to this, there are subtle differences in class structure, curriculum and student needs and interests in ESL and EFL classrooms.
Get TEFL certified in Buenos Aires
Our TEFL course in Buenos Aires is designed to cover every aspect of teaching English from planning your first lesson to applying for your first English Teaching job in Buenos Aires or abroad. Our TEFL classes are designed in order to give you maximum relevant English Language Teaching information in the shortest time frame. The task based approach we implement along with specific English Language Teaching methodology allows us to offer one of the most in depth TEFL courses available in Argentina and in all of Latin America. The aim of the teaching practice sessions as of the third week of the program is to take you through all the basics of how students learn English. You will get the invaluable opportunity to learn the latest teaching strategies and gain teaching experience. This in house TEFL course in Buenos Aires, Argentina will build your confidence as an English Teacher to a level where you will feel comfortable standing up in front of your first English class.
Interested in becoming a qualified English teacher?
I am now Teaching English in Buenos Aires. I would like to say thank you all for being so generous and helpful through the course. I absolutely love Carolina as a teacher and person, she was without a doubt one of the best teachers that I have ever had. Florencia has been super nice and helpful. I love the school building and the area and the course schedule was perfect. The class itself was so amazing, and Carolina is wonderful! I hope to embody her many great attributes throughout my journey as a teacher! She is perfect. Brutally honest which I so much appreciate! Every lesson had an organized progression and flowed smoothly. Her knowledge of not just the English language but also language itself is something I strive to emulate; likewise, there were no questions she could not answer. I was genuinely honored to have her as a teacher. This is a program that I would definitely recommend to friends, so great job with everything! A. J. Alec Billig, USA
Author: Buenos Aires TEFL