English schools in Latin America
At International House Buenos Aires, we teach languages and provide teacher training.
1- We teach languages: We aim to help learners communicate effectively in English even when their grammatical knowledge and pronunciation skills may not be perfect.
The features that make our classes so popular are:
- Ensuring that students have many opportunities to speak during lessons. There is an emphasis on learning to communicate through interaction e.g. through pair and group work, role-plays, information gap activities etc.
Incorporating learners own personal experiences and interests in the classroom. This not only makes the lessons more motivating but means that students practise the English they need to talk about topics relevant to them and their lives outside of the classroom.
Using authentic texts in the classroom e.g. internet articles and recordings; British & American TV programmes and movies, to ensure that lessons are up-to-date, varied and interesting.
Helping learners to understand not only the language but also the best ways to learn. We help students create good studying strategies for both within and outside the classroom environment.
Our classes incorporate the teaching of all four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. In addition, we help learners to discover language rules (e.g. grammar and pronunciation) for themselves, thereby successfully developing students’ abilities and confidence with the language.
2- We also provide internationally recognised teacher training courses, which aim to increase standards in teaching and learning in wider contexts:
- Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
- Cambridge ESOL Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
- Certificado International House para la Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Segunda o Extranjera (IHC - ELE)