Teach and Learn with Georgia
Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG), a progressive education movement initiated by the Georgian government, recruits native English speakers to co-teach English alongside local English teachers in public schools throughout the country of Georgia. TLG aims to improve Georgia's nationwide English language proficiency in an effort towards further globalization.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia has designed Teach and Learn with Georgia to:
- Recruit native English speakers to co-teach in Georgian public schools
- Promote English language education across Georgia
- Implement new teaching methodologies focusing on listening and speaking skills
- Track progress and tackle challenges in the Georgian education system
- Provide an opportunity for Georgian communities to share their values and engage in a cultural exchange with people from all over the world
Volunteers are expected to be punctual, flexible and maintain a positive attitude. Although this is a volunteer program it must be taken seriously and treated like a job. It is up to the volunteer to be responsible and meet the standards and rules set forth by the program and your school.
Academic Roles: At school, volunteers co-teach with up to three Local English Teachers for a maximum of 30 hours per week, which includes time spent planning lessons. The schedule will be determined by the school principal. There is only one volunteer per school. Volunteers create interactive activities with a specific focus on listening and speaking skills. Many volunteers organize extracurricular activities based on their personal interests and the needs of the schools.
Non Academic Roles: At home, volunteers are expected to provide their host families with three hours of English lessons each week. Volunteers participate in cultural exchange activities with their host families and integrate with the local communities.Benefits
Teach and Learn with Georgia offers the following benefits to TLG Volunteers:
Rewarding Cultural Immersion
A Safe Environment
24/7 Support from the TLG Staff
Mobile Phone/SIM on the TLG Corporate Network
Monthly Stipend of Georgian Laris (GEL)
Paid Leave during Winter Break
Housing and Living Accommodations
Medical Insurance Provided
Language Basics Preparation
Orientation Training Upon Arrival
Round-trip To and From Georgia
Further, upon successful completion of the contract, each Volunteer receives a letter of recommendation from TLG and a certificate signed by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia as well as Director of the National Center for Teacher Professional Development under the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, signifying his or her dedication to the program.
Applications are accepted prior to beggining a semester. Volunteer contracts are signed per academic year with options to extend.