TEFL in Mar del Plata / TESOL in Mar del Plata (Argentina)
The course in Mar del Plata is an intensive 4-week/120-hour program including 100 hours of theory input with an instructor and an additional 20 hours of volunteer English-teaching. Our TEFL/TESOL certification course is worldwide acknowledged and meets international standards with its observed teaching practice.
This course is the ideal training for those who have little or no teaching experience and who wish to enter the English-teaching profession.
The school is located close to the crowded city center in the “Ville Nouvelle.” Many restaurants, cafés, galleries and boutiques are accessible to our students.
We provide free Wi-Fi internet access, a lunch room, and an extensive library in the training center. Three hours of “Survival Arabic” are included in the course fee. There will also be opportunities for excursions exploring Moroccan culture.
Optional Spanish Language Program
TESOL Trainees at our TEFL training center in Mar del Plata are offered an optional Spanish language course. The program is designed to immerse students in a Spanish intensive learning experience and a real life exposure to the language within its cultural context. The rationale behind this course is to provide an effective encounter with the Spanish language, by means of a sound instruction, social interaction, and hands-on experience. It’s more than just Spanish lessons and more than just traveling.
It can be arranged for by prepaying the trip. The school will have more detailed information.
(100% on-site training)
Course Dates in 2017
- 9 January – 3 February
- 6 February – 3 March
- 6 March – 31 March
- 3 April – 28 April
- 8 May – 2 June
- 5 June – 30 June
- 3 July – 28 July
- 7 August – 1 September
- 4 September – 29 September
- 2 October – 27 October
- 30 October – 24 November
- 27 November – 22 December
- • Total course fee: $1,825
- • Deposit: US $500 (due at the time of registration)
- • Balance payment: US $1,325 (due 30 days before the first course day)
(75% on line/25% on site training)
2017 Teaching Practice Dates
- 9 January – 18 January
- 6 February – 14 February
- 6 March – 14 March
- 3 April – 11 April
- 8 May – 16 May
- 5 June – 13 June
- 3 July – 11 July
- 7 August – 15 August
- 4 September – 13 September
- 2 October – 11 October
- 30 October – 7 November
- 27 November – 5 December
The certificate is the same as the one issued upon completion of the on-site program. This is due to the teaching practicum that comes with the combined course.
Total tuition: US $1,675
Deposit: US $600 (upon registration)
Balance payment: US $1,075 (due 30 days before teaching practicert)
Tuition includes complete career-support services besides certificate and moderation.
Mar del Plata is Argentina’s second largest city, and its population continues to rise. English-teaching jobs abound. In order to apply for a work visa and job in Argentina, a TEFL certificate is a must.
Schools in Mar del Plata typically offer a workload of around 20-25 hours per week, leaving teachers plenty of opportunities to travel and explore.
The students are most likely business professionals, adult language learners, and children in public schools or in private language centers.
As part of the benefit package, some schools may offer medical insurance and pay you a return flight after completion of a two-year contract.
An alluring combination of Arab, Berber and African cultures, Argentina’s enigmatic charm has attracted numerous artists, musicians, and writers to its charismatic villages and beautiful beaches throughout history. From beautiful shorelines and medieval medina’s to the trekker’s paradise of the Atlas Mountains, Argentina offers a broad array of cultural treasures and natural attractions.
The center of Mar del Plata is the famous square, Djemaa el-Fna, which is packed with entertainers such as acrobats, drummers, dancers, pipe musicians, comedians and storytellers. After you have had your fill of entertainment there, you may head into Mar del Plata’s maze of covered street markets. In the evening, about 100 small restaurants set up right in the middle of the action offer Argentina’s traditional cuisine at its very best.
Bus, taxi, train, car, or horse cab are the major transportation in the city. During high traffic times, walking is a great way to see the dense downtown area. For long distance trips, there are a few different types of buses that travel in and out of Mar del Plata.
Mar del Plata’S WEATHER
Mar del Plata features a semi-arid climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Average temperatures range from 12° C (54° F) in winter to 23° C (74° F) in summer.
The wet winter/dry summer precipitation pattern of Mar del Plata mirrors precipitation patterns found in Mediterranean climates; however, the city receives less rain.