Volunteer Teaching German in Argentina
- Placement locations: Cordoba
- Types of schools: Private kindergartens, elementary schools, secondary schools
- Age of students: 6 - 18
- Class sizes: 20 - 35
- Role: Teaching assistant
- Requirements: Volunteers must speak advanced German
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Length of placement: From 3 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Volunteers who speak German can help local students improve their foreign language skills, by teaching German to students anywhere between the ages of 6-18. Argentinean students are eager to learn foreign languages from volunteers, so this is an opportunity for you to gain practical classroom experience, and help local youths become more confident in their use of German, increasing their prospects for the future. The local teachers you work with will also benefit from new teaching methods you introduce, so your impact will benefit your placement long after your time abroad.
You do not need to be a qualified teacher or have any practical experience to join this project. You can be on a gap year, career break, vacation, or in retirement, so this project is for volunteers from all walks of life.
Teaching German in Argentina with Projects Abroad
If you choose to teach German in Argentina, you will teach at either a private kindergarten, elementary school, or secondary school in the city of Cordoba. You will work alongside a local teacher as a teaching assistant. The students you teach will range in ability, with some being at a more advanced level.
A typical day will involve four hours of teaching (mainly conversation, grammar, and vocabulary), with the rest of the day used for planning.
We recommend that you take time to plan your classes, and bring new and exciting ideas to your classrooms, like using authentic materials from home (magazines, postcards, and newspapers), games, and songs to create engaging lessons. This will ensure that your students will benefit greatly from having you there.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Argentina Teaching Management Plan.
What support will I have while teaching German in Argentina?
In Argentina, you will have the support of the Projects Abroad Teaching Coordinator, who will be on hand to give you ideas and advice. Our staff also hold regular teaching workshops that you can attend. The local teachers will also be available to offer any guidance you might need at your placement.
Schools in Argentina have their main holidays from the start of December to the end of February, with a shorter holiday in July. If you choose to volunteer in Argentina during these months, you will teach at a summer school program.