Teaching English in Tanzania

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)




This project is organised in partnership with a community based public school in Msongola. English language is an official language of instruction in all secondary schools across Tanzania. However, students begin using English as a language of instruction in all subjects when they enter Form 1 at the age of 13-14. This has been experienced as one of the challenges in academic development. This project is aiming to develop and improve speaking, writing, and reading English language skills among the students so that they can manage their studies.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will be assisting academic staff in teaching English as well as remedial classes. Depending on the participants’ skills, there is a possibility of organizing debates, discussions, extra-curricular activities as well as cultural activities to help improve students' English language skills. In some cases during the program including school holidays classes might be organized at a local youth center.

Special requirements: English language and teaching skills are essential. Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with teenagers, are friendly, flexible, open minded and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: Volunteers can be accepted for a minimum time of 4 weeks and a maximum of 3 months. The project starts on the first Thursday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Tanzania at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-tanzania

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol

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