Argentina and online TEFL course??

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Argentina and online TEFL course??

Unread postby mscandia » 01 Jun 2008, 15:27

I want to work in Argentina and I will have the following qualifications when I attempt to find work.
U.S. Teaching liscence Elementary/K-8 Spanish
B.A. English Lit & Spanish Studies
2.5 years working as educational assistant in Spanish Immersion elementary school.
TESL tutoring experience
2 years recreation work with elementary aged students
Native English speaker
10 years private music instructor

I only have time to take an online TEFL course. Is it worth it to take one of these? I also might try to find work at an international school (elementary). Will I be able to find steady work with my qualifications?

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Re: Argentina and online TEFL course??

Unread postby ICAL_Pete » 03 Jun 2008, 13:03

In South America the standard minimum requirements are a BA plus a TESL/TEFL Cert. and/or experience.

You résumé ticks all the right boxes. You already have a BA and experience so adding a TESL/TEFL Certificate to it will undoubtedly make you more marketable.

Online courses are a good option particularly if you have a limited budget to further your studies or if you have other work and/or family commitments that restrict the amount of time you have available to study.

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Re: Argentina and online TEFL course??

Unread postby travelgirl9 » 17 Oct 2008, 14:03


I did an online TEFL course with i-to-i. I wasn't sure where I would end up teaching when I took it because I was going to be travelling to quite a few place. But laura, the girl i spoke to, was really helpful. She put me in touch with some past students who are now working abroad, one of which i've now met in person. I'm in Vietnam, but i'm sure if you did oen you wouldn't struggle to find a job. You could always give them a ring to talk it through, i'm sure the girl i spoke to would be just as helpful for you.

Hope that helps.

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