Since 1997, the Welsh Language Project (WLP) has been promoting and developing the Welsh language in the Chubut region of Patagonia, Argentina. Every year three Language Development Officers from Wales spend from March to December teaching in Patagonia. They develop the language in the Welsh speaking communities through both formal teaching and informal social activities.
There is also a permanent Teaching Co-ordinator from Wales based in Patagonia. They are responsible for the quality of teaching.
Another aspect of the project is a network of Patagonian Welsh language tutors in the region. By visiting Wales, attending Welsh language courses and participating in school observation visits, we help maintain the teaching standards and up-to-date methodologies that are implemented in Patagonia.
This project of reciprocal visits, teaching and training has achieved considerable recognition and success. For more detail on the scope, approach and success of the project please download the latest annual report below.
Are you interested in learning and developing the Welsh language in Patagonia?
We are looking for talented and experienced teachers or tutors. The duties will also include organising language socialization activities on behalf of Menter Iaith Patagonia. For more details and an application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org You can find out more about the scheme here.
The deadline for returning application forms is 17.00, 20 September 2019.