English Teacher Training Buenos Aires
About the Centre in Buenos Aires
On the CELTA course the teacher training centre in Buenos Aires uses two fully-equipped classrooms for teaching practice and input sessions. Teachers have the use of a laptop and TV screen for showing video and audio, internet and PowerPoint presentations.
There is a teachers’ room for planning and coffee breaks with free tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the day. Candidates have full access to our computers and a well-stocked teaching library and there is also free WiFi throughout the school. Photocopying and printing for lesson handouts and portfolios is all included.
The CELTA centre in BA is right in the centre of the capital, in between two metro stations. The area is full of bars, restaurants, shopping malls and convenience stores. The cinema is also just a few of streets away from the centre on foot. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city is also made easy, as one of the city’s main parks is only a stone’s throw away. In terms of getting around, cycling in BA is a great way to explore this vast capital. Options for public transport include buses and an underground metro system, one of the first to be introduced in South America.
About the CELTA Tutors in Buenos Aires
After a previous career in financial marketing, Kate began her English teaching career in Poland, where she worked for two years before moving to South America and settling in Buenos Aires in 1995. She worked as Assistant Director of Studies and Director of Studies at the centre in Buenos Aires before becoming a CELTA tutor and a Cambridge English CELTA Assessor for South America. She also currently coordinates in-company classes in Buenos Aires. Kate holds a BA in Humanities and the Cambridge English RSA DTEFLA. She has written teaching resources and training sessions for for many teacher training centres worldwide; is a Cambridge Assessment English oral and IELTS examiner and a regular speaker at EFL conferences throughout Argentina and South America.
After a brief stint in a record shop in London, Neil started teaching English in Prague in 1997. Four years later he came to South America and Buenos Aires, teaching at in Recoleta for two years before moving across town to Belgrano as the ADoS. He was Director of Studies at the school for four and a half years but now works as the Head of Teacher Training, tutoring on CELTA and Delta courses and coordinating all of our teacher training. Neil regularly presents at international conferences both face to face and online, has published teaching resources and is a Cambridge English Delta Assessor.
Fran has lived permanently in Buenos Aires since coming to South America in 1982. After working for many years at the Recoleta centre as DoS, ADoS and Coordinator for kids’ classes, she now works at the Buenos Aires centre as a CELTA and Delta tutor. Fran has a degree in English and French from Cardiff University and acquired the Cambridge RSA DTEFLA at IH London in 1985. She is a qualified tutor for the Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and has extensive experience as a Cambridge Team Leader and IELTS examiner. She has also written teaching resources for Macmillan.
Accommodation Buenos Aires
There is a wealth of accommodation available in Buenos Aires and we provide prospective candidates with access to detailed information about various options, including bed & breakfast/hostels; home stays; shared apartments; and flats, many of which have been recommended to us by previous candidates, through our specially designated accommodation blog. We will happily provide access information once your application has been received and can arrange home stay accommodation upon request, subject/according to availability.
Because of the intensive nature of the course, we recommend that candidates find accommodation as close to the institute as possible. If you wish to look for accommodation further away then you should ensure that it has good transport links. In addition, a quiet place to study and work in the evenings and weekends is essential and internet connection is invaluable.
Buenos Aires and Surroundings
Buenos Aires, located on the north-western shore, is the capital of Argentina and one of the largest cities in South America. Known as the ‘Paris’ of Latin America, the city is where European elegance meets Latin culture. This metropolis never sleeps, with its buzzing districts connecting one cobbled street to another, and quirky cafes and restaurants hosting both locals and tourists, you are sure to lose yourself in its art that thrives on sensuality. BA is highly known for its wine and quality steaks amongst most of its visitors. However, there is nothing more quintessential to the true porteño (as people from BA are called) lifestyle than leisurely drinking a good cup of coffee in one of the capital’s hip cafes, just as the sun begins to set.
For more information on the beautiful Buenos Aires, see their Lonely Planet page here.