What will I do at my volunteer Teaching Placement in Argentina?
There are plenty of different tasks for you to get involved in. Gain teaching work experience in Argentina by doing things like:
- Work as a teaching assistant alongside a qualified teacher
- Prepare interactive lessons to teach conversational English and pronunciation
- If you’d like, teach other subjects and languages like French, German, and Italian
- Make educational resources like posters and flashcards
Your teaching work will focus on these areas:
Work as a teaching assistant
Work alongside a qualified teacher to provide focused attention to students. You’ll work together to come up with stimulating educational activities. You’ll also get experience putting together lesson plans under their guidance.
Your focus will be on improving students’ conversation skills and pronunciation. You can come up with interactive lessons to encourage your students to practice. Things like acting out short skits or singing songs are simple to do, but lots of fun. We’ll give you plenty of guidance and ideas for lessons, but you’re also welcome to bring along games and activities from home.
Teach other subjects
If you’re interested in teaching other subjects, like maths or science, just let us know. We’ll organise for you to work as a teaching assistant during these classes.
Argentine students are eager to learn new languages. If you speak French, German, or Italian, you have the option to give classes in one of these languages. Your students will also be interested in hearing about other countries and cultures. So you can incorporate information and traditions from your home country into your lessons.
Make educational resources
Want to make a lasting difference to the students at you placement? Make colourful, educational posters or design flashcards to facilitate learning. Things like matching games with word and picture cards are easy to make and help make learning more interactive.
You can work together with other volunteers or even get the students involved in making educational resources. Then, use these resources during your lessons. Teachers and future volunteers will also be able to use them.
Where in Argentina will I work?
You will work in secondary schools, language institutes, or universities in and around Cordoba. The placements are well-equipped and the professional teachers are skilled. Your role will be to help specifically with English pronunciation and conversation skills.
Cordoba is the second most populated city in Argentina after Buenos Aires. It’s a vibrant mixture of historic sites and modern cultural influences. During your free time, explore the famous Jesuit Block or visit the narrowest building in the world!
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
Argentina is a vibrant South American country bursting with colour and rich heritage. Along with contributing to worthwhile projects, a trip with us to Argentina means you can explore this fascinating country.
Enjoying a coffee at the Plaza de San Martin, with its street performers and iconic statue of General Jose de San Martin, is the perfect way to spend an evening. It’s located in Cordoba, where our projects are based, so you don’t have to travel far for this experience.
For thrill seekers, you can take a weekend trip to La Cumbre where you can go paragliding off lofty cliffs. The surrounding nature is breathtaking and a horse ride around nature trails here is well worth it.
There are also enriching cultural experiences, like the Evita Fine Arts Museum or the Teatro del Libertador General San Martin. You can also learn more about the country’s history at local museums.
There will likely be other volunteers in Argentina with you. So you can choose to explore solo, or with a group of volunteers from different projects.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Meet the team in Argentina
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