TEFL Course in Mar Del Plata

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Culture and Population

Argentina has a population of around 45 million people. Its culture is marked by the distinctive multi-ethnic and multicultural character of the population, ways of expression, and positive assessment of progress and modernity. What we call Argentinian today is a mix of many ethnic identities and a sense of belonging to European and Latin American cultures together with Asian and African influences. Our country is known as “a crucible of races.”

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Mar del Plata is the most famous tourist center of Argentina. It is also called “the Spa of Argentina,” a place where you can meet celebrities and other tourists from around the world. What Nice and St. Tropez are for Europe, this is what Mar del Plata is for South America. Magnificent beaches, wide bays, stunning cliffs, and lush green forests stretch along 47 kilometers of coastline. Mar del Plata is about 404 kilometers away from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. It is connected to the capital by air (40 minutes), by train (5 hours and 45 minutes), or by bus (around 6 hours).

About 650,000 people call Mar del Plata home. This number increases to 8,000,000.00 annually due to the tourists. As a result, tourism and hospitality are two leading industries that employ many Mar del Plata residents.

Argentina’s most important fishing port is in Mar del Plata. The fish is processed in modern, local facilities and is then delivered to consumers in Argentina and all over the world.

There are also other manufacturing companies of the food industry, medical supplies, metallurgy, etc. over there.

Mar Del Plata is the epicenter of different national universities both public and private, bilingual schools, and English languages institutes. Studying in Mar del Plata exposes you to a student-friendly environment that helps you gain experience and develop your confidence in your chosen field through tasks and practices.

Natural Attractions of Argentina
  • the Aconcagua Mountain, the highest mountain 6,in South America
  • Tierra del Fuego, the closest place to Antarctica
  • Glacier National Park Patagonia
  • Misiones Jungle and Iguazu National Park
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca: Argentina’s Rainbow Valley


    The school is situated in a spacious, bright building in the downtown area of Mar del Plata. It features four comfortable classrooms which are equipped with the latest technology. There is a library and a cafeteria. The students may socialize in the student lounge.

    The building is surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, and all kinds of stores.

    Classes take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday with a one-hour lunch break in between. On Fridays, there is class from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The EFL students for the teaching practicum are local adults who come to the school to be taught.


    Argentina has a wide range of different job opportunities which require an excellent command of English. There is employment in international corporations, in the tourism and hospitality industry, and in the English-teaching field. The salaries for applicants for jobs that require English are considerably higher. The demand for candidates who speak English is very high and lucrative compared to other job.

    The government of Argentina is interested in giving people an all-around education that makes them compatible on the labor market. English as a foreign language is part of the curriculum starting with the general education all the way up to the universities. Under such conditions, teaching English has become a much-in-demand career path.

    Mar del Plata is one of Argentina’s major cities next to Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza and Rosario. Several career prospects are available there due to the presence of many industries, as well as corporate offices. Hence, finding a job there should not be difficult provided you have the qualifications and skills which are not always available locally.

    Working as a TEFL teacher in Mar del Plata means fostering one’s skills to cope with the world changes. Those who come to Mar del Plata to take up their TEFL training at iTTi Mar del Plata will also receive the career support in finding employment–either in Mar del Plata or in other parts of Argentina

    Prerequisites for Teaching in Argentina
    If you go by the rules, foreign teachers need to have a work permit. To apply for that in your home country, you must have a BA/BS and an iTTi TEFL Certificate with Teaching Practicum. Your prospective school must support you with the visa application paperwork just like it is in other countries.

    English teachers also work on a tourist visa in private schools in Argentina. This must be renewed every three months, and you will have to travel abroad (Uruguay) to get an extension or a new tourist visa.

    While Argentinians may go easy about the work permit, they expect perfect skills in English. If you are a non-native speaker, your level of English must be perfect. What is perfect?Level C1 or C2—not only in speaking but also in writing. If you are unsure about

    your English, take our free proficiency test and learn how you can improve your performance if necessary. (https://www.internationaltefltraininginstitute.com/proficiency-test-for-international-opportunities/).

    Teaching Opportunities

    There are positions in state schools, language centers, universities, and international schools. Public schools offer a higher salary than private schools, and teachers in international schools earn the most. Business English is on the rise due to the foreign companies that are attracted by Argentina’s economy. There is also a growing number of centers which offer in-company language training to the employees of various domestic and foreign companies. You need a degree for any paid positions, and the higher your level of education, the better the salary you can expect.

    Contract Length
    Contracts differ from one month to 12 months.

    Salary and Benefits
    There are teaching opportunities in Argentina, but salaries are quite low, and resources minimal. To draw a comparison, one needs to look at the average monthly living expenses and compare them to the teaching salary. The average monthly cost of living is $600 to $800. The average monthly teaching income is from $600 to $1,200, with public school teachers earning approximately 7% more than private-school teachers.

    As it is most everywhere, the higher your education, the more you will earn. This is also true for Argentina where you earn a much higher salary if you have a master’s degree.

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    Healthcare System in Argentina
    Around half of Argentina’s residents make use of its public health services, which provide free hospital, medical, dental, and palliative care as well as free rehabilitation, medical transport, and prosthetics. The only out-of-pocket contributions required are for everyday prescriptions and chronic conditions. Access to this universal care—regardless of your residency status—is all great news.

    Argentina’s private health services are considered to be some of the best in South America. In major cities such as Buenos Aires, La Plata, Rosario, Mendoza, Córdoba, and Salta, you can expect an excellent level of professional care and facilities at a reasonable price. In smaller towns and rural areas, however, the standard can vary widely. Foreigners are able to sign up for private health coverage in Argentina with at a cost as low as $40 to $50 per month for a basic coverage. You don’t need a particular visa or residency status to become eligible.

    Another option for foreign residents is to choose international health insurance. Several global companies (Aetna International, Allianz Care, Bupa Global, Cigna Global, and a host of others) now offer expat insurance


    Most pharmacies in Argentina sell a wide range of products and prescription medicines, including some over-the-counter medicines which can be purchased without a prescription. In larger cities, there are always several pharmacies which are open 24 hours.

    Emergency Service
    Dial 911 on your cell phone. This is the police emergency service. The operator speaks Spanish. Have your embassy contact information in reach.

    Important Emergency Numbers:
    Emergency Service (police): 911 or 147
    Public Ambulance: 107
    Fire Department: 100

    Languages Spoken

    Argentina doesn’t have an official language. While Spanish (40,655,093 speakers) is the dominant language in public life, there are other languages spoken in Argentina too. English (6,577,500) is the second most spoken language followed by Italian (1,500,000), Quechua (mainly spoken by Bolivian immigrants who settled in Northern Argentina) and Guaraní (mainly spoken in the province of Corrientes).

    English didn’t play such an important role in society until recently; however, with the ever-growing globalization of our world, with the development of science and technology, English is gaining more and more momentum in Argentina. The number of speakers confirms this trend. There are certain jobs that require knowledge of English. They pay above average salaries.

    To integrate, learn some Spanish.

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    Total tuition: US $1800

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: $1,300 due five business days before the first course date. Tuition includes course fee, certificate, moderation, and assistance in securing a teaching position.
    Course Dates 2023

  • 3 July – 28 July 2023
  • 1 August – 25 August 2023
  • 4 September – 29 September 2023
  • 2 October – 27 October 2023
  • 6 November – 1 December 2023


    75% on-line/25% on-site training

    Total tuition: US $1,500

    Deposit: $500, due at registration. Balance payment: $1,000 due five business days before start of the Teaching Practicum. Tuition includes moderation, certificate, and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance and departure support).

    You may start the online theory at any time and work at your own pace. Before you come for your Teaching Practicum, please finish the online part. You will need the knowledge to teach proper English classes.

    Teaching Practicum Dates

  • 9 January – 18 January 2023
  • 6 February – 15 February 2023
  • 6 March – 15 March 2023
  • 3 April – 12 April 2023
  • 1 May – 10 May 2023
  • 5 June – 14 June 2023
  • 3 July – 12 July 2023
  • 31 July – 9 August 2023
  • 4 September – 13 September 2023
  • 2 October – 11 October 2023
  • 6 November – 15 November 2023

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    Meet Our iTTi Mar del Plata Team

    Marcela Luján Paglione has taught English throughout her professional career for 25 years. She graduated as an English teacher from Cambridge Institute. She completed her pedagogical training at the Superior Institute of Teacher Training No. 32. She obtained her international certification, C.I.T.E. Senior (int’l. English teaching certificate from Chichester College England).

    In 1996, she started teaching English in primary, secondary and adult education at public and private schools in Argentina. After years of teaching, she eventually opened the English Institute “Cultura Inglesa” which became an authorized ESOL Testing Center for a British organization. After successfully completing the appropriate test, students receive certifications based on different levels of the Common European Framework of References (CEFR).

    Since 2017, she has been the coordinator and CEO of the university learning center at “Siglo21 University.”

    Throughout the years, Mrs. Luján Paglione has collected valuable experience in teaching English which she will share with her prospective teacher training candidates.

    Marcela Luján Paglione

    iTTi Mar del Plata – Director of Studies

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    How to Apply for a TESOL Course

    Step 1

    To begin the admission process for iTTi Mar del Plata, you must first choose your starting date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of USD $500.

    Step 2

    An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency assessment test if you are not a native speaker. You must obtain a B2/C1 level. A certificate will be provided by the iTTi School of English.

    Step 3

    Once you are notified of your acceptance to iTTi Mar del Plata, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course starting date.

    TEFL Course in Mar Del Plata, Argentina

    TEFL course in Mar Del Plata

    TEFL course in Mar Del Plata