July 1996 "The Rotary InterDistrict Teacher Exchange - U.S./Argentina 1997",
Municipalidad De La Ciudad De Buenos Aires,
Distrito Escolar 12, 14, 15, & 16 * Buenos Aires, Argentina
You can learn more about the Rotary InterDistrict
Teacher Exchange Program through this link. In 1997, more than 100
teachers from six countries will be involved in exchange programs in
the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America. It could be the greatest
summer you have spent teaching!
Starting in 1996 Rotary International District 4890 Clubs of
Buenos Aires, Argentina have sponsored teachers from Argentine schools as
teachers of Spanish in the U.S.A. through the R.I.T.E. program. Argentine
teachers have been placed in Abaline and Fort Worth, Texas for four week
sessions to teach practical Spanish to North Americans who would benefit
from a working knowledge of Spanish.
At the same time, the Argentine teachers learned some practical
English. They also learned about culture, customs, history, and geography
in the U.S.
Plans are being made now to place teachers again during January 1997
in several different states in the U.S. Rotary Clubs in the U.S. expressing
interest for next year include Fort Worth (Tx.), Abaline (Tx.) and Kansas
City (Mo.). Other locations are being developed.
In general, Argentine Rotary Clubs pay for the teacher's round trip
transportation. The U.S. Rotary Club provides room, board and local transportation for the
teachers. You do not need to speak English to be included in this program.
The teachers are all volunteers and there is no charge for the students to take the
course. The teachers provide the teaching materials. Classes are generally
taught to adults and can be set up according to size, type of student
and/or existing language ability. In previous years classes have targeted
workers in government service positions (policemen and firemen), teachers,
service (telephone operators and medical),business persons and professionals.
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