This volunteer project is based in Northern Albania among the Albanian Alps. Volunteers will be working in community schools in villages nestled in valleys between the mountains that cut through the clouds, preserving a simple and traditional way of life. Most secondary pupils start to learn a second language at about ten years old. The role of the native English-speaking volunteers is to teach conversational language skills.
Volunteers receive some help from the local teachers regarding lesson preparation and content. The pupils of the villages have good attitudes, limitless enthusiasm and curiosity for learning. The volunteers will work around 4-5 hours a day from Monday to Friday.
Note: This program is offered only in the summer, during the months of June, July and August.
Accommodation is in a homestay and three meals per day are provided. Please note: return transport to Tirana and/or the airport is not included on this project.
While it is not a pre-requisite to joining this program, we highly recommend all Teaching and Education volunteers complete the 120 hour TEFL course prior to volunteering.