(Update March 2020 - We are not accepting volunteers now as we have a full staff, but we may need in the upcoming months)
I started a language school 10 years ago, without much experience as a teacher and least of all as a director and to be honest, no idea of what how big it was going to become or the amount of responsibility involved in the process. But then, there was love. In every single corner of that school, at every difficulty overcome with creativity, at the neverending worry with the most important aspect of the school, our students, there was always much love to help us get through. We took flight and everyday I'm amazed by how solid we are today, without compromizing our ideals.
If you think every student is unique and fascinating in their own way, that lessons can be fun and memorable, and that teaching has the power of building strong relationships of trust and learning, then drop us a message.
Our students are usually Brazilians, Argentinians, Chileans and Uruguayans - usually, people who came for a holiday, fell in love with the town and decided to move - like my family, for instance. There are people from so many nationalities living in the peninsula and their unique stories of how they ended up here never cease to amaze us. Plus, being a small school in a small town, people are much more open, approachable and laid-back than in the metropolises. It's a great way to discover the Brazilian way of living without the traffic jams and the stress of the big city.
Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.
Our main need is for help teaching English and French. We are looking for someone willing to work around 10 hours a week in exchange for accommodation, i.e. with 5 groups studying 2 hours per week. Right now we are teaching mostly adults and teenagers.
A week of training prior to beginning is required, and we set up workshops continuously throughout the semester to make sure teachers have the tools and are willing to give lessons which are engaging, motivating and productive to students.
We are looking for people who are passionate about teaching and willing to help to build an environment suitable for learning and growing. We believe the foundation of learning is building strong relationships with students, and facilitating their way of learning in interesting and captivating ways.
If a volunteer would like to teach more than 5 groups, and there is demand from the school, then a paid position can also be discussed.
We offer a private room at a house with a kitchen, shared bathroom, Wifi and an amazing garden!
Buzios is one of the top tourist destinations in Brazil, about 190km from Rio. It's got 24 stunning beaches of all kinds. It's a great place for surfers, divers and observers of the beautiful wild nature. There is also a buzzing nightlife and great restaurants and bars. Although small, the school is a great multicultural place for meeting new people and experimenting teaching techniques.
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10 hours a week (food not provided)