Come and teach English at a primary school in Corongo Province in the Andes Mountains of Peru

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Peru

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  • Description

    Description

    Workaway Note: Please contact this host in Spanish.

    Come and teach English at a primary school in Corongo Province in the Andes Mountains of Peru (a 14 hour bus ride from Lima to Corongo via La Perla del Alto Mayo, a bus whose station can be found in the Fiori district of Lima seperate from the grand terminal).

    *****We are looking for volunteers who can stay for a minimum of three months.*****

    The current semester has already started and goes until August 6th.

    The next semester starts the 13th of August and goes until December 21st.

    Children at the school range in age from 6-11 years old (1st-6th grade).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you are not a native Spanish speaker, you will have AMPLE opportunity to practice your Spanish and will also have the opportunity to familiarize with mountain life in Peru.

  • Help

    Help

    Fellow volunteer here writing for a wonderful teacher named Juan Armijo who will be your contact for this oppurtunity, please ensure that all of your correspondence is in Spanish if you contact him about this opportunity.

    *****We are looking for volunteers who can stay for a minimum of three months.*****

    Though English is a part of the curriculum in Peruvian public schools, many teachers are not properly equipped to teach the language. English is becoming increasingly important for students to succeed in the post-secondary school environment in Peru and for them to better their circumstances here in Corongo.

    Corongo is a Spanish speaking town and there are very few, if any, English speakers here. It is therefore essential that you have a soild grasp on the Spanish language.

    There are ten different classes at the primary school, and you would be asked to teach two 3 hour English classes each day (Monday-Friday, excluding) to every grade level.

    English curriculum is provided and outlined by the state and will be provided by the director of the school. The curriculum covers all grade levels.

    Most students have no English mastery, so a beginner´s curiculum is necessary.

    You will have guidance and assistance from all of the teachers whose classrooms you will be teaching English in.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with bed and bedding provided and a shower.

    All meals are provided (Monday - Sunday) as well as comfortable lodging. There are plenty of shops where you can buy snacks and toiletries, small pharmacies, a medic, and internet shops.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Corongo is a beautiful town with ruins within hiking distance (1000km) and beautiful vistas from nearby hikes to the church.

    There is a beautiful hotspring in Atacalla, a beautiful 45 minute hike away from Corongo. The hike back up is brutal (probably two hours, it is beautiful though) but there are cars that will pass by a short walk away from the Hot Springs in the center of Atacalla and there are people who drive down from Corongo who you could catch a ride with.

    A three hour trek away are gorgeous Lagunas (Lagunas de Tuctubamba) in La Pampa.

    Corongo is a town 3,000 people, so the amenities are not vast, but it is incredibly beautiful and quiet here.

    If you are recently out of school, have experience teaching children, or want to make a gigantic difference in the lives of the children in Corongo consider teaching a semester of English here.

    If you need any additional information, feel free to contact us via our profile.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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