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.
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 (if you have some experience) and, depending on the length of your stay you may be able to put on a play orshow. You can also combine coaching sports with your teaching English placement. Sports that are available are, football, handball and badminton.
Extract from a Report sent in by one of our schools:
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 group she explained the meaning and uses of a long list of slang expressions. They all had fun because some of them were really funny! 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.
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 her. All the students enjoyed her classes very much and we all hope she enjoyed them that much too. School Principal
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