Teach English in Cofradia, Honduras

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Honduras

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  • Description

    Description

    **Our school started the 2021-2022 school year virtually due to Covid. We plan to open to in-person classes on January 3, 2022. We need volunteers who can teach in Honduras beginning this January until mid June 2022. Please contact us if you are interested. We may also be able to accept volunteers who cannot commit to the entire 6 months!

    The school is located in the lovely town of Cofradia, Cortes, near to the Caribbean coast of Honduras. We aim to offer a top-quality, affordable bilingual education to our children and a level of community support and involvement that does not exist in the local public schools. Many of our kids come from very low socio-economic backgrounds and thanks to our volunteers we are able to offer them a free or low cost bilingual education they could not otherwise afford. Being bilingual in Honduras is a massive advantage and gives our students the chance to end the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their families.

    In order to offer a free or low cost education to our students, we are reliant on foreign volunteers coming to teach with us throughout the year. The school is founded on the principle that education empowers students to lead lives of their own creation. Students who attend our school become responsible, motivated, and passionate people ready to build a brighter future for themselves, their community and their country.

    Our school has been educating the students of Cofradia for over 20 years and follows The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our volunteers are required to plan lessons, however, we have an effective and easy to use curriculum in place for our teachers.

    Our volunteers love working with the students at our school as well as creating bonds with fellow teachers. At any one time we normally have between 8 and 14 volunteers teaching with us. Our volunteers typically spend the time after school together and often travel together at the weekends. A typical afternoon can be cooking together, watching a movie using our projector or walking to the local river. Our volunteers come for the students but often leave with life long friends.

    All volunteer-taught classes are conducted in English, so Spanish-language skills are not required. Prior teaching experience is not required to work at our school. While experience in education is certainly beneficial, we place more importance on highly passionate and dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of our students.

    We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching English for the 2021-2022 school year. For the sake of consistency and to insure maximum progress and success for our students, we do prefer to accept volunteers that commit to the entire academic year (10 months). The school year begins in mid August and ends in mid June. Our minimum required length of stay for a volunteer classroom teacher is one quarter of the school year. However, we welcome enthusiastic teachers who can only come for shorter periods to be classroom assistants, resource teachers and/or offer something really special for either the students or the community in general.

    In return for volunteering with us, we offer free accommodation in our volunteer house, two meals / day at the school, and group food available to cook for evening meals. We also provide airport / bus terminal transportation for your departure and arrival. We will pay for any and all minor medical expenses for our volunteers, and lastly, the school will support volunteers who commit to a semester or more of school by paying for their visa run / extension.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    One of the best parts being here is the endless opportunities it offers to get to know and serve the students and the community of Cofradia. This will give real satisfaction, and at the same time you will enjoy being here interacting with the local people. The community is very welcoming and holds our volunteer teachers in high regard. Many of our teachers spend time with the families of students outside of school hours which allows them to be truly immersed in Honduran culture. It is commonplace for mothers to have us over for cooking lessons or for families to take us on day long excursions to explore the surrounding mountains. In addition, due to the friendly nature of local people, this is the ideal place to practice speaking Spanish.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Our school is currently closed due to Covid. We will start the 2021-2022 school year teaching our students virtually. We need teachers who can teach virtually from wherever they are in the world. Classes will end before Christmas and resume in-person after the New Year. If you can only teach virtually from August to December, that would be great. If you can only teach in Honduras from January to June, that would also be appreciated. If you can teach the full scholl year, virtual and then in-person, even better! Please send us a message and we can talk more!

    Normally, volunteers teachers are expected to be at school from 7:00am - 2:10pm. This time includes recess, lunch, and multiple free periods. Teachers are required to plan, prepare, and teach lessons to their pre-determined grade. Resource teachers work with classroom teachers to work with small groups or individual students that need extra attention and instruction.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The school provides accommodation in a shared room in one of our volunteer houses. The volunteer houses are comfortable and modern by Honduran standards, with cooking facilities, washing machines and wifi.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our school will be starting the 2021-2022 school year virtually due to Covid. We hope to open to in-person classes in January 2022. For now we need volunteers who can teach virtually from their homes (or anywhere you are in the world) until approximately the week before Christmas 2021. If this is something that you may be interested in, please let us know! We still need volunteers in Honduras for January 2022.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    BIG back yard, enclosed by a high concrete wall where we can park vehicles if necessary.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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