Program Details

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic downtown, Bridge’s newly-opened, state-of-the-art center will be your TEFL home base. The center features seven TV- and DVD-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, and free coffee during breaks. Just minutes fro
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Teach Abroad:
Certification
Placement Audience:
Adults

Program Overview

Program Description:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is one of the most reliable jobs an English speaker can get in the sizzling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina—but going it alone can be a risky prospect. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to develop your teaching skills, improve your Spanish, and tap into a preexisting job network, all while immersing yourself in the energy and excitement of one of the most dynamic cities on Earth? That’s where Bridge’s classic International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) program comes in. Our month-long, globally-accredited TEFL certification program combines teacher training and certification with Spanish language classes and job placement assistance, giving you everything you need to build your capacities and confidence and land a great job in South America’s capital of cool. The international leader in foreign language instruction, Bridge has designed a program that will do more than provide a top-caliber, comprehensive training in teaching English. We’ll also help you feel comfortable in an amazing new city. From airport pick-ups and painless housing arrangements to guided visits to the city’s most interesting sites, we’ll make sure that Buenos Aires is your oyster. Let Bridge handle the details—so you can focus on building the skills you’ll need for global teaching success!

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic downtown, Bridge’s newly-opened, state-of-the-art center will be your TEFL home base. The center features seven TV- and DVD-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, and free coffee during breaks. Just minutes from the city’s iconic Obelisk and bustling Florida shipping street, Bridge’s new location is convenient to the subway and a perfect home base from which to take advantage of Buenos Aires’ nearly uncountable attractions. BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Course Hours: 140 hours Language of Instruction: English IDELT™ Certification: The International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) is a rigorous and internationally accredited measure of your skill as a teacher of English as a foreign language. Bridge’s IDELT™ program has been approved by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and has been recommended for credit at over 1,500 colleges and universities. In this 140-hour course, you’ll learn to teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening to learners of English, and you’ll also focus on key competencies like grammar and pronunciation. In addition, you’ll hone your pedagogy and build valuable skills like lesson planning and classroom management. This comprehensive preparation will boost your confidence and your employability, empowering you to teach English in Argentina and around the globe. The Classroom Experience combining intensive study with teacher observation and at least six hours of teaching practice with real language learners, IDELT™ utilizes a wide range of media and the latest techniques to create a varied and personalized learning environment. You’ll have fun and learn a lot, but you’ll also have to work hard. Exercises will include preparing sample lesson plans, teaching your own practice classes, and completing five written assignments. Though you’ll need to make a strong effort, your dedication will pay off immediately. At the end of the course, you’ll have mastered a new set of in-demand skills, and you’ll have a lot to show for it—including a detailed final portfolio and an in-depth evaluation that you can include with your resume as you apply for jobs.
Setting Description:
What makes Buenos Aires unique? Buenos Aires’ riverfront Ecological Reserve isn’t just a hikeable, bikeable escape from urban density—it’s also a testament to nature’s resilience. Just thirty years ago, the area that now forms the Reserve was a pile of rubble, dumped into the river as part of the last military dictatorship’s plan for a new industrial zone. When the regime ran out of money and abandoned the area, nature quickly took over, turning mounds of broken brick and twisted metal into a lush Pampas grassland. Today, the Reserve is larger than New York’s Central Park and home to dozens of exotic bird, reptile, and plant species. But traces of the past remain. Head to where the Reserve meets the river and you’ll find a beach made of rubble, not sand—a reminder of the park’s unconventional history!

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