You'll work in one of our Catholic
schools in the stunning city of Buenos Aires. These schools are
middle class and although English is taught as a main subject,
the exposure to English spoken by a native speaker is
immeasurable. The children are a joy to teach and very
enthusiastic at being taught by volunteers and you can bring
some fun and innovative ideas into the classroom.
One of our schools have said “We
want students to practise English and learn about volunteers
You are able to teach all ages,
from kindergarten through to the age of 16. The schools are
large and hold between 600 and 1,800 students. The average class
size for the Kindergarten students is around 15-20 with 28-34 in
the higher classes. You'll assist a teacher and they will also
help with your lesson plans.
You'll normally teach 4 days a
week from approximately 10.00 am - 4.00 pm for around 3-4
classes per day. If you would like to teach more classes, this
can be arranged.
Full time Drama
can also be arranged, but you will need to have some experience
in this. Depending on the length of your stay you may be able to
put on a play/show.
You can also combine coaching
sports with your teaching English placement.
Sports that are available are, football, handball and badminton.
The project is subject to school holidays and teaching during
this time is not available. Please see school holidays below:
This extract below is taken from a
Report sent in by one of our schools about a volunteer who
taught at their school and gives a good insight into the impact
felt by both the school and the children:
"Jane has taught secondary
school students from 1st Year to 3rd Year, for a period of two
weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 14.00 to 16.00hs. She could
easily adapt to the different levels. The home teachers gave her
the lesson plans before every class, so she always knew exactly
what to do and what to expect from the students.
Classes were entirely planned
to practise listening comprehension and oral production. Jane
has helped students deal with syllabus topics, engaging them in
meaningful and interesting conversation. Students had the chance
to practise for the oral exams that they will eventually take at
the end of the year.
In one of the groups she
explained the meaning and uses of a long list of slang
expressions. They all had fun because some of them were really
In another class they watched
a small part of the film ”The Hunger Games”. As they watched,
she helped students with the comprehension and afterwards they
could hold a long discussion about certain aspects of the story.
One day she only had two
students in one of the classes because everybody had stayed home
to watch Argentina who was playing against Nigeria in the
Football World cup. The two girls that came up said they didn’t
want to miss the chance to be with a native speaker!
It was really wonderful to
have Jane around for she is such a nice girl, very respectful
and highly responsible with the school work that was assigned to
All the students enjoyed her
classes very much and we all hope she enjoyed them that much too.”