Teaching English as a Foreign Language Volunteers will be assigned to Colombian secondary schools. Among their responsibilities will be to co-teach English classes, engage in the creation of secondary education resources, curriculum design, and also facilitate staff professional development in these areas.
Volunteers should not expect to be assigned to “their own” class to directly teach Colombian Secondary level students, but rather to collaboratively assist their counterparts in the preparation of such classes. Volunteers may model classroom management and general English teaching strategies with these classes as part of their counterparts’ professional development process. Volunteers may be engaged in teaching English directly to the teachers of the school, and even those of neighboring schools.
Volunteers will introduce extracurricular projects to improve the English language proficiency of the students and community members with the aim of expanding their academic and employment opportunities. Volunteers are expected to increase the motivation to learn English and the participation level of their students.
All Volunteers are also expected to work Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Gender Equality and Youth Development initiatives. For example, many schools have recently received technology such as interactive TVs, iPads, and computer equipment. Volunteers will be asked to help train youth in the use of this equipment and use it in a way to make English learning more dynamic.
The communities where our partner schools are located have diverse needs. This will give you the opportunity to draw upon your personal talents, skills and interests to serve the needs of your community. Teaching English can be incorporated into many activities and secondary projects such as life skills, gender advocacy, health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, youth development and empowerment, etc.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check