Help with an English language teaching project for an NGO in Colombia



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  • Description


    starting July 3rd

    We are a non-profit institution (NGO) and our focus is teaching English as a primary tool so that poor and rural people improve their quality of life

    We are going to start an English language teaching project in a public school for young people who are in 10th grade with ages ranging from 14 to 16 years. This project will last for six months and at the end it is expected to improve the level of those participating by moving from basic (A-) to advanced (B1). All resources will be placed by our organization and will be free for students.

    The activities of study of the English language will be done outside the school hours in the afternoon.

    For the methodology of teaching will be used internet, audiovisual media, computer rooms, webinar, wikispace among others. This project is a pilot and at the end, will be replicated to all communities in the region, benefiting more than 5,000 students.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities


  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a beautiful community, quiet, peaceful and safe. We will make you feel very nice. Besides knowing our territory you have the possibility to learn or improve your Spanish, to know the fauna and flora of the place and even to do exploration or investigation.

    We guarantee for whole time of your stay a pleasant, safe and clean stay.

  • Help


    Volunteers who want to teach English to young population are required to transform our community. You can apply at any moment for 3, 4, 5 or 6 months. We will start in July 3th. Each project will run cycles of six months duration.

    It takes 5 hours of teaching a day, 25 a week from Monday to Friday in the afternoon
    At the end of the project we can certify your time for the university or other institution.

    • Age 25 to 40 years
    • Citizens of United States, Canada, United Kingdom with native English.
    • College degree or bachelor degree
    • Excellent spoken/written English

    Also some skills required such as responsability, Patience, Enthusiasm Imagination, Ability to communicate well with children and young people

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    -We offer Safety and comfortable shared accommodations with host family all the time very near to school
    -Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner (Monday till Sunday) with host family

    There is no cost for the volunteer to participate or apply in our project.

    Be sure before applying because we need to guarantee your permanence in the project, it is complicated that the volunteer does not continue the process once started with negative effects for the students, the community and us

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The project will be a small town of 1,500 people, 5 hours from Bogota, 25° Celsius, 77° Fahrenheit. It is surrounded by a great natural landscape, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and animals among others. In the same way there are small villages very close to which you can go in tourism plan. You can practice any kind of activities such as camping, day and night fishing, horse riding, walking, bird watching, swimming and more.

    Application Deadlines: you can apply at any moment. Remember we will start in july 3rd de 2017

  • A little more information

    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hrs a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 479266485515