A TEFLArgentina certification stands out from other TEFL courses in Argentina for 3 key reasons: exceedingly high level of teaching, consistent evaluation pushing student’s boundaries, and close support throughout the course.

A key component to the evaluation and teaching process in a TEFLArgentina course is that each student will give English classes to foreign students and submit auto-evaluations of their teaching. Here we have two examples of English teacher in Buenos Aires Feedback from two of our TEFL students, Suvi Falú and Jessie Bauer Swofford:

Suvi’s feedback: 
“I think teaching my first lesson went relatively well. Surprisingly,  I planned out all of the activities in lessons correctly so that they fit into the allotted time. The group i taught was great. They were responsive and seemed to be enjoying the class. The information seemed to stick in their minds and I feel as if they came out of the class with good information. I felt at ease teaching the class and i really enjoyed the experience. Overall, it seemed as if both the learners and the teacher shared mutual respect and understanding for each other and the lesson.”

– Suvi Falú

 

Jessie’s feedback:
“I felt like my lesson today could have gone better. I skipped some of the things that I had planned because I realized that we would not have enough time. I could have explained the main activity better. I just gave the sheet and then tried to explain, but this ended up being confusing. The students, however, ended up understanding the activity in the end though. I tried to elicit the differences between present continuous and present simple using the examples from the activity we did. This worked to some extent, but I should have written on the board the explanation to make it more clear rather than just verbally explaining it.
I had a few minutes at the end where I tried to get the students to use the different tenses though conversation because I felt I did not have enough time to do another activity, but perhaps I should have. I think the time with the various activities could have been managed more and if I were to teach this same lesson again I would take out the part at the beginning with the pictures in order to have more time for something else.
I do think the students spoke a lot and I tried to engage all of the students in the activities. Generally, I could have stood up more, written on the board more and more clearly explained things. Overall, I felt that for my first time it was okay.”

– Jessie Baur Swofford

It is a great skill as both a student and a teacher to be able to see your own strengths and along with them your flaws, knowing that mistakes and weaknesses are a crucial part of learning. We are pleased to announce that Jessie was awarded a Distinction for her efforts in the TEFL course! This is not an easy feat, well done, Jessie!

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We hope this English teacher in Buenos Aires feedback has helped to give you a bit of an insight into teaching English as a foreign language. Are you interested in doing a TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)? Always keen to travel and go to Argentina? If you fancy taking part in the TEFLArgentina course, send us an email to director@teflargentina.org If think you are up for an immersion program in Argentina with Spanish lessons, TEFL course, internship and housing then send an email to info@road2argentina.com .