International House Buenos Aires is one of the most popular and well-established CELTA course providers in South America. We have been providing both full and part-time CELTA courses throughout the year for over a decade and are the first and only centre to run CELTA courses in Argentina.
What most sets us apart from other CELTA course providers in both South America and beyond is our vastly experienced team of in-house tutors, who ensure that every course is tailored to the needs of the individual candidates on each course, whether it is Face2Face or Online, full-time or part-time.
We also provide candidates on all of our courses, whether full-time or part-time, face2face or online, with a unique self-study / reference learning platform, focusing on lesson planning and language awareness, to support you before, during and after your CELTA course, at no additional cost.
The CELTA course provides speakers of English with initial training in teaching English as a foreign or second language (TEFL, EFL,TESOL and ELT) and leads to the internationally recognized qualification Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). It is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience or for candidates with some experience (or often plenty!) who are looking for a further professional development and an international qualification. The courses are validated and the syllabus and assessment criteria set by Cambridge English.
The full-time Face2Face CELTA courses take place over 4 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9.00-16.30 at our school in Belgrano, Ciudad de Buenos Aires. The full time Online CELTA courses take place over 5 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 15.30 through Zoom. The part-time course lasts 22 weeks and the live classes are on Friday evenings from 17.00 – 21.00 on Zoom. All times are Buenos Aires times (UTC-3).
The minimum number of contact hours is 120, but you should calculate at least another 120 hours outside of the core timetable for background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing. On the Face2Face full-time courses, there are 120 live classroom hours and on the Online full-time courses 125 live hours. On the part-time online course there are 77 live hours on 22 Friday evenings, and the rest of the input is through online tasks and forums across the 22 weeks of the course.
During the course, candidates develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners.
The course is designed around a preparation, teaching and feedback cycle, and includes:
- 6 hours of teaching practice across 8 lessons
- 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers in the classroom
- completion of 4 practically-focused written assignments
- input sessions dealing with current methodology, language analysis and their application in the classroom
Please be aware that the full-time CELTA course is highly intensive. Candidates should not have any outside work or study commitments during the course.