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When

All year round

Applications deadline

March 5, 2020

Minimum days

180

Maximum days

180

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More than English is a project which believes that the proper way to teach languages, change minds, and destroy borders is with International exchanges. So we invite people from abroad to this amazing country to be an English teacher.

Full description

Our project is going to give you the opportunity of experiencing what is Colombia like. You will meet locals, live the culture and learn or improve your Spanish. Also, you will have the chance of being an agent of change and make an impact on people lives.

Who do you need?

Male
Female
20 - 26 years

Language skills

English

Additional information

Excellent command of the English language Bachelor's degree in any human studies (prefered but not compulsory) Education majors and classroom experience (prefered) Enjoy leading groups and teaching young and children (really important), Good lesson planning and organization skills Be TOLERANT and FLEXIBLE (really important) Outgoing and extroverted (really important) Empathetic (really important) Be really FLEXIBLE (really important) Love for teaching (really important) Good presentation Attendance at staff meetings Initiative and creativity (really important) Open to foreign cultures and living abroad (really important) High level of responsibility (really important) International insurance (important)

What to do

Education, teaching languages

Working hours

35 per week

Days off per week

2

Additional information

-Personal stress management is important when working in the field. Consider how you handle yourself in stressful situations and if this could impact how you work with students. -Due to a variety of unpredictable factors, you will likely feel uncomfortable at some point in time – whether it’s due to food, conditions, accommodation, time, or cultural differences. -The volunteer’s workload is demanding and it may require long hours.

Conditions

Accommodation

Room

Participation/Registration fee

250.00 $

Payment

250.00 $

More information about conditions

We offer this project: Cultural HOUSE: To study English in Colombia is something that not everybody can afford. Academies are really expensive and not always offer the best quality. So we created a cultural house where people can come and learn English at a low cost. We also visit locals schools to give them support in the English classes. For this project, we offer accommodation and a kind of wage of 800.000 COP. It is important the person gets committed at least for 6months.

Additional conditions

Accepting couples
Accepting students
For 18+ only

Additional information

- want to learn, improve or practice Spanish - are interested in living in South America (Colombia is the new country of south america. 20 years ago things were hard, but now is completely different. The country is in the process of transformation and is full kindness and the most of travellers called the best country of S.A) - like teaching - want to help to make Colombia bilingual (the idea of the project is to incentive biliguism in the rural areas of the country, the nation is changing and it requires that the new generations speak English. Some people in the cities can communicate in English but the people who live in small cities around not really as there are not proper methodologies yet. )