Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Welcome to the students of English House, Buenos Aires

I’ve been too busy to write much since arriving in Buenos Aires almost a month ago.

But today I must interrupt my own studies as a student of Spanish at ELEBAIRES (highly recommended for its excellent teachers), and my work for the Identity Project , to welcome the students of English House to my blog.

Several times in the past, I’ve visited schools of English as a foreign language or as a second language to volunteer as a guest native speaker of English. Each time, I’ve found it a great opportunity to interact with local people, especially local young people, and talk with them (in English) about things I don’t have the ability to talk about in the local language(s).

English House is unique, in my experience thus far, in having an organized program for native English-speaking volunteers who are willing to commit to several days or evenings a week for a month or longer. English House also is located in one of the majority of neighborhoods that, in this as in most other cities (even heavily touristed ones), most tourists never visit. I’m excited about getting to know Villa Lugana and its environs. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even get to a soccer game of the local team, San Lorenzo , who won the chamionship of the Argentine first division in the most recent season.

I’ve received a warm welcome from the students and staff at English House, and look forward to getting to know each other, teach each other, and learn from each other in the coming weeks.

Link | Posted by Edward on Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 15:58 ( 3:58 PM)

Dear Edward
Thank you very much for your words of appreciation of our school. It is our honour to have you and Ruth as volunteers at Buenos Aires English House . We are learning a lot about San Francisco and hope you feel already at home. Having native speakers of English is for our school a unique opportunity, mainly because many of our students have never travelled abroad .This may be their chance to polish their english to get a better job.Thank you for choosing us.
Buenos Aires English House leaves the door open to your next visit.You and Ruth are very special for us.

Posted by: Stella, 31 August 2007, 17:38 ( 5:38 PM)

hi- interested in villa lugana. is anyone familiar w/ calle strangford? thank you.

Posted by: jacqueline, 2 August 2009, 14:54 ( 2:54 PM)

I'm from Australia and very interested in volunteering at this place but am not sure how to apply for it and what the deal is with accomodation... Can anyone help me out?

Posted by: Anonymous, 15 October 2010, 18:51 ( 6:51 PM)
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