Internship posted by: Guanacaste Literacy
Posted on: February 18, 2013
Teach English in beautiful Costa Rica! Guanacaste Literacy/Abriendo Mentes is currently seeking a Lead ESL Teacher who will act as the Director of Youth ESL classes in our satellite program of Brasilito. This is an exciting opportunity to gain leadership experience in an ESL classroom in an afterschool program as well as in the Costa Rican public school system. This position runs for three to six months, depending on applicant's availability, with a minimum commitment from October-December 2013.
The Brasilito Lead ESL teacher will plan and lead Abriendo Mentes' after school youth English classes in the community of Brasilito for children ranging in age from four to 12 years old. Brasilito youth English classes are held Monday - Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm until 5:30pm in a classroom in the community park. The Lead ESL teacher is in charge of leading all classes with the support of at least one classroom volunteer. The Lead Teacher will also be responsible for leading a weekly class for kindergarteners and preschoolers in the local public school. Additionally, the Lead ESL teacher can delegate leadership duties to classroom volunteers if they posses past teaching experience or show a strong propensity for success as a class leader. The Brasilito Lead ESL teacher will be supported by the Potrero Director of Youth Education will also assist with lesson planning and curriculum development.
A minimum three month commitment is required for this position.
Abriendo Mentes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literacy organization enhancing education and empowering communities in rural Costa Rica. The mission of Abriendo Mentes (AM) is to empower rural Costa Rican communities to further their own economic development by providing educational, social, and technological programs to families and youth in need.
Please visit abriendomentes.org for more information.
Affordable housing options, including homestays, are available for all Abriendo Mentes Interns and volunteers. All accommodations will be set up prior to Intern's arrival.
Interested applicants should email a resume and letter of interest to Project Director Lindsay Losasso at firstname.lastname@example.org
See website for more information about Abriendo Mentes. www.abriendomentes.org