Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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opgericht in 2006
Jesica
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High­lights

Exchange with people from different cultures from home.
Get immersed in Argentinean culture.
Put your skills into practice in a friendly environment.
Create relationships with students and teachers that will go beyond the classroom!
As a volunteer, you symbolize hope for the students that admire you as a role model.
This project is an affordable school for the children of the town whose parents belong to the working class. Children have access to languague education. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

 Volunteer's Tasks

The volunteers use their knowledge of English to help the students in group classes. The presence of native speakers evidently is very helpful to the children’s learning of the language.

Your role in the school will be proportionate to your level of Spanish and the amount of time you can volunteer for. Consequently, this program is ideal for undergraduate students of modern languages on a year abroad, particularly those interested in teaching. If your Spanish and/or time is limited, you will be able to assist classes.

Why is this project important for the community?

Although there are no professional teachers, the volunteer teachers provide a rich and cultured education. Other English schools are between three to five times more expensive than this one, therefore, parents living in nearby neighborhoods are not able to send all of their children to study English. This is why the school is important for the community; it allows all the children to have the same opportunities and access to education, and it is also a way to fight for social justice. There is a lack of infrastructure, such as running water and paved roads in this particular neighbourhood and it is also known to be “left aside” because the state does not intervene. However, the school helps the families and also the young people of the town, because it also provides a first-job opportunity to students that are more advanced. This allows students to have a disposable income with which they can travel; an almost foreign opportunity to most.

Local Coordination

 Silvia, the owner and director of the school, is also the coordinator for Voluntario Global there. She has made this a place of recreation, where the children come in the late afternoon, after going to school, to study English while taking a cup of tea in a relaxed and family atmosphere.

 What can you learn as a volunteer?

Learning is a two-way street because the volunteer also learns through this experience. Their official duties are to assist the teenaged teachers, help them with pronunciation or grammatical rules, correct homework, read and explain to the children the basic elements of the language. Moreover, they can also help the oldest students get ready for international exams. This work allows the volunteer to exchange with people from different cultures, mainly thanks to the mix between communities from various countries of Latin America. Furthermore, teaching is the perfect exercise to learn how to speak to an audience and to get its attention. The volunteer learns to communicate with the youngest children who don't speak English correctly, and is able to learn how to adapt quickly and use other means of communication. Above all, the volunteer is able to create relationships with their students that will go beyond the classroom.

How does your work impact on the community?

Not only does this school offer the families a chance to further their education, it also provides a center for community. It is a place of exchange and hope, based on the idea that the children are able to study and to have a good future, because their parents were not awarded with the same opportunities even if the schools and the best universities are free. Students are able to connect more intimately with the volunteers and share their cultural differences, their accents, theirs travels and more. The volunteers also symbolize hope for the students that admire them because they are role models. They make the students believe in a brighter future and instil in them the motivation and aspiration to achieve their goals, no matter how big and regardless of their current socioeconomic status.

Schedule

The school is open from March to mid-December and works Monday through Friday, 4.30 to 7.30pm. It welcomes between 80 and 90 students of all levels and ages, for two-hour lessons. They also teach on Saturday morning to adult students, but the volunteer will be able to choose if to attend on the weekends or not. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

You can take the bus or metro to get to Retiro, a station in central Buenos Aires. From there, you can take the train to Pablo Nogués, which takes approximately an hour. On your first day, you will have an informal chat with the program coordinator, Silvia, where she will explain how the school runs and tell you in which classes you can help.

The following days, you will join a group to begin your volunteer work.

The volunteers work every week with different groups. These groups are divided by age and level. The volunteer works together with the coordinator and teacher preparing the class and especially helping individual students with greater difficulty.
Classes last 2 hours per group and 1 hour is dedicated to planning and 30 minutes to snack with students.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Volunteer can enjoy the city during the weekend. Buenos Aires offers a wide range of cultural activities: theaters, museums, concerts, etc.

Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (vloeiend)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
Application Form
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Interest in teaching and working with children
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Voluntario Global

Volunteer Program + Accommodation (Hostel, shared room for up to 6 people, NO meals)

Volunteers staying longer than 90 days, will only pay for accommodation after week 12th.



Accomodatie
Feel at home in Buenos Aires

Voluntario Global works with different accommodations in central Buenos Aires. Depending on availability and closeness to the project assigned, you will be booked in either if them. Meals are not included here, however, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals everyday. Our coordinators in Buenos Aires always make sure the accommodations are clean, confortable and respectful of our volunteers. You will be sharing a room with other volunteers and travellers from all over the world. You will also have free computers and wifi access to use. Bedsheets and towels will also be provided.

What we offer

  • Excellent location: The Residence is located, literally, in the heart of Buenos Aires.

  • Easy access: three blocks away from main avenues, all very close to the Obelisco.

  • Everything you need: Located in areas plenty of transportation, shops, bars and restaurants.

  • Comfort in all rooms, single or shared.

  • Full-equipped kitchen and living room, TV, Internet.

  • Breakfast room, computers, luggage storage, tourist information.

  • Free WiFi Access in all Common Areas.

  • Laundry service (at extra cost).

Slaapzaal
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Eten, tussendoortjes en drankjes zijn bijkomende kosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Argentinië.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Argentinië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Argentinië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Argentinië.

Data & Kosten

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The school is open from March to mid-December and works Monday through Friday, 4.30 to 7.30pm. It welcomes between 80 and 90 students of all levels and ages, for two-hour lessons. They also teach on Saturday morning to adult students, but the volunteer will be able to choose if to attend on the weekends or not.
Volunteers can begin every class day.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 24 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$620
4 weken
$885
6 weken
$1.150
8 weken
$1.420
10 weken
$1.680
12 weken
$1.945
24 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.117
Gemiddelde kosten
$220 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Voluntario Global zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Voluntario Global gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Voluntario Global jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Voluntario Global

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

This project is an affordable school for the children of the town whose parents belong to the working class. Children have access to languague education.

$220/week

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