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Language Assistant in Education Argentina



The purpose of this programme is to create opportunities for real language use for our students, and to offer language assistant volunteers the opportunity to get to know the educational system, and learn how to teach English as a foreign language. To this extent, volunteers familiarize with the teaching and approaches to second languages under […]

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Dates of program:
From March to December

Duration of program:
2 months minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18-40

The program is free of charge but a registration fee of US$100 is required. Volunteers are responsible for covering the cost of accommodation and food in Buenos Aires. They offer assistance in finding accommodation, transfers, and all the guidance the traveller needs before and during the trip.

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I was an English Language Assistant for 2 months
"I was lucky enough to have the chance to volunteer in Buenos Aires for 2 months, from March to May this year. It was an amazing experience and I am now considering a career in teaching because of it. I have gained many valuable skills to serve me for the future and was also to able improve my Spanish substantially. Due to the variety of classes I was never bored and got to know Argentine culture intimately. I hope one day to return and visit the school. All of the staff and teachers were pleasant and friendly."- Tobias McLean
An incredibly rewarding placement, complete with great staff and students.
"Buenos Aires English House is an incredible place that I will have had the pleasure of working at for 5 months. Although I have only completed 3 of the 5 months, I have already participated in many classes of different ages, assisting the teachers in a variety of topics, such as literature, food and family. I have also had the opportunity to assist in and lead intercultural exchange classes, which have allowed both myself and students to share what we know and love about our cultures. In order to expand on this outside of the classroom, we also organised field trips in which we visited locations that represent important moments in Argentine history, while encouraging the use of English amongst the students. This has provided me the perfect opportunity to practice my Spanish whilst helping to teach English. During my placement, I have helped to run workshops which focused on both Argentine and English National Holidays, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed by the staff and students. Celebrating these moments really was a great way to see the students working together. I would highly recommend English House because of its high standard and dedicated work ethic. It is an incredibly rewarding placement in which you are able to build relationships with both the teachers and students, whilst watching classes improve week by week. English House has shown me what great fun teaching can be, and how interested students are in learning not only another language, but about another culture. From the beginning of my placement, I felt very welcome by all of the staff, who have not only supported me to develop my teaching abilities but have also been great at recommending places to go and including me in out-of-school activities, all of which has made being so far away from home that much easier. It has been a wonderful place to work, a place where I am proud to have been part of such a committed team that works so passionately to inspire their students."- Rebecca Blackburn
A great placement in Buenos Aires
"I am currently on placement at Buenos Aires English House and I can honestly say that I am having a fantastic time. The staff were very welcoming when I first started and to this day they continue to be some of the friendliest people I know. The atmosphere at BAEH is great - all the students come to class eager to learn. I have really enjoyed watching the students broaden their knowledge of English. The staff are all very professional and enthusiastic in their lessons, and always have plenty of work ready for their students to complete. This really helped me get involved. I particularly enjoy leading the conversation/ cultural exchange workshops because it gives me the opportunity to use my Spanish and teach English at the same time. The topics we cover in class such as global warming, recycling, health, fashion and society in both England and Argentina are both interesting and important. This really allows students to broaden their vocabulary and use complex sentence structures. I have always liked the idea of becoming a teacher and only half way into my placement, I can definitely say that a career in teaching is definitely on the cards for me. Thank you everyone for making this decision so easy for me and for making my time at BAEH so special! If you are considering to learn English or to do a placement in teaching, I would - without a doubt - recommend studying/working at Buenos Aires English House."- Karyna Zamani
A reliable, educational and fulfilling experience from an exceptional language institute
"My time at English House could not have been more fulfilling. Three months of immersive cultural and language training and teaching that has enriched my life and inspired me to be more engaging. The staff at the institute are friendly and accommodating whilst also being knowledgeable in their field of teaching expertise. You can learn a lot from participating in lessons across a range of age and academic levels at the school. A placement or voluntary experience here is highly recommended. Communication with the volunteer liaison was simple and easy. The staff could not have been more helpful and ready to assist with any queries. In only a relatively short space of time I felt like part of the team and looked forward to attending classes. I worked as a language assistant providing a native speakers interpretation for established teachers. With some training and experience I also conducted lessons which was very rewarding and interesting. Pupils were enthusiastic and from a range of different backgrounds. It truly was an experience I will never forget and something I will always look back on fondly. If you’re interested in volunteering in Buenos Aires and you have English language skills do not hesitate to apply to English House, you won’t regret it."- Fraser Collins

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