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Teach English for Social Justice!

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Colonia Libertad, SS, El Salvador
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Published 4 months ago
Teach English for Social Justice!

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity that provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience-it is an experience that undoubtedly will be both challenging and extremely rewarding and will shape the way you view the world.

The Mélida Anaya Montes English School is looking for volunteers to teach English in San Salvador, El Salvador. The school is dedicated to teaching English within a context that facilitates growth as human beings and contributes to the movement for social justice in El Salvador and the world, through using popular education methodology.

Dates for 2021 Sessions (in person):

(These dates include pre-session volunteer training and post-session evaluation)

  • 2020 -Session 2: 

Classes Run:April 9th→ June 11th Teacher Training: April 5,6 & 7.

  • 2020 -Session 3: 

Classes Run: June 21th → August 27th  Teacher Training: June 18 & 19.

  • 2020 -Session 4: September 13th → November 19th Teacher Training: September 9, 10 &11.

Dates for 2021 Sessions (online): This modality has been implemented recently due to the pandemic situation but you may still participate joining the program wherever you are.

  • 2020 -Session 2: 

Classes Run:April 8th→ June 10th Teacher Training: April 5,6 & 7.

  • 2020 -Session 3: 

Classes Run: June 24th → August 26th  Teacher Training: June 18 & 19.

  • 2020 -Session 4: 

Classes Run: September 14th → November 18th 

Teacher Training: September 9, 10 &11.


Benefits to Volunteering:

  • Contribute to El Salvador's social movement in their struggle for justice.
  • Assist Salvadoran adults in increasing their capacity for their work and struggle for justice. Also assist adults who are interested in gaining knowledge about current injustices and how they can support the struggle for a more just society.
  • Gain practical and theoretical exposure to critical pedagogy and popular education techniques.
  • Become aware through first hand experience, of the structures that oppress the people of El Salvador and what you can do to help.
  • Be an integral link in the consciousness raising process.
  • Be part of the international solidarity movement.
  • Engage in cultural and language exchange with Salvadorans.
  • Make a concrete contribution to the development of El Salvador.

Logistics:

  • Classes are small with 6-9 students per class, with classes and activities being held Monday-Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm (in person modality).
  • Training provided for teaching English as a Foreign Language and Popular Education methodology.
  • It is not a requirement that English teachers speak Spanish. For those interested, Spanish classes are available. English teachers receive a 50% discount for Spanish classes.
  • 2 weeks free of our Political Cultural Program to learn more about El Salvador and its history (in person modality).
  • Participation in several weekend excursions to various points of historical and cultural interest in El Salvador throughout the English cycle(in person modality).
  • Assistance in finding housing, including living with a Salvadoran family. (Monthly living expenses run from US $900-$960)(in person modality).
  • Minimum time commitment includes a 2-hour class that meets three evenings a week, a discussion group one evening a week, plus class preparation, teacher's meetings and workshops throughout the cycle (10-15 hours per week). Additional teaching and volunteer opportunities are available.
  • English teachers must be fluent in English.
  • Additional volunteer opportunities working with youth and in rural communities are available.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity that provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience-it is an experience that undoubtedly will be both challenging and extremely rewarding and will shape the way you view the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Fee Required: $100
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

On-site
Ave. Bolivar 103, Colonia Libertad, SS None, El Salvador

How to Apply

Email application, including a letter of interest, your resume, and a letter of recommendation to Iris Hernández at info@cis-elsalvador.org

A $100 program fee is required of accepted volunteers, which will be used to assist in covering the costs of transportation for excursions, the political-cultural program, and administrative costs. The program fee should be sent to:

Los Olivos CIS PO Box 76 Westmont, IL 60559-0076

For more information, visit http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/language-school/english-school/volunteer-teachers

Email application, including a letter of interest, your resume, and a letter of recommendation to Iris Hernández at info@cis-elsalvador.org

A $100 program fee is required of…

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