A highly motivated English teacher is needed for January 2019. The teacher will teach conversational ESL classes and creative classes such as Music, Art, PE, and Life Skills: two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Other responsibilities include eating lunch with one of the grades, supervising during recess, lesson planning, material preparation, and grading and assessment. The English teacher will work full-time Monday-Friday from 7:00-3:30 based upon the Guatemalan school schedule. The goal for the position is to teach students how to express and understand concepts in English while also encouraging a passion for learning. This is an excellent opportunity to teach English abroad and take part in the transformation of this community.
In 2002 UPAVIM’s school was established to offer the children of La Esperanza and neighboring communities a nurturing, stimulating and inspiring atmosphere to learn and grow. An English Program was launched in 2008 which incorporated a half hour of English into the 5-hour school day. In 2013, the program expanded and now consists of 30 minutes of English immersion classes for the Montessori pre-school, 1 hour of English immersion classes for K-2, and 2 hours of English immersion classes for grades 3-6. The teachers also spend on-on-one time teaching children in English during Montessori classes. This program not only broadens the future education and employment opportunities of UPAVIM’s children, but it also increased the school day to 8 hours, keeping students away from the gang violence that is present on the streets of La Esperanza. The original English program at UPAVIM was started by one of our dedicated volunteers, Madeleine Anderson. We are all grateful to her for this important initiative that will improve so many children’s opportunities throughout their lives.
Living Stipend is provided biweekly, housing is provided, and lunch during the week is provided. Cost of living as a volunteer averages $15-$50 per week, depending on spending preferences.
Level of Language Proficiency
Native English speaker, proficiency in Spanish, or willingness to take Spanish course.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please fill out volunteer application found on our website, and sent it via email along with your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.