Education (teaching English)

 

The volunteer will work with the elementary school teachers -assisting in lesson planning and classroom management, with the goal of developing and growing the skills of the teachers.

If you have experience with lesson planning, come collaborate with the school teachers to incorporate the latest in effective learning practices. You also have the option of creating and integrating a curriculum of your choosing in your area of specialization. Example courses from previous volunteers include: physical education, environment, cultures of other countries, health and wellness workshops.

Teach English at the primary school El Pilon

Teach English at the primary school El Pilon in Costa Rica

Teach English at the primary school El Pilon in Costa Rica

This project will take place in the small primary school of Pilon. Pilon is a small, quiet and secluded village which is located close to the National Park Volcano Tenorio. The jewel of the National Park is the mystic "Rio Celeste" and the volcano, from which it receives its name. The Tenorio Volcano was made part of the National Park in 1995 and is located about 26 miles northeast from the town of Fortuna in the Guanacaste Province.

Rio Celeste Waterfall Costa Rica

Costa Rica Volcano

There is a ranger station at the base of the volcano where the volunteers will be accommodated, together with other volunteers. The school has only around 15 students and the teacher will need help to teach the students English classes. There is only one teacher at the school. Besides giving classes the volunteers can also help with building kitchen garden or nursery garden or give a hand with the production of the school material.

Advantages

  • Small, familiar school
  • Personnel and close relation to staff and students
  • Work in different areas possible
  • Beautiful work surroundings

Accommodation and Food

You will share your accommodation with other volunteers in the friendly and rustic administrative houses of the national park Tenorio. The program includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in the afternoon.

Cost for the program

The price is USD 175.00 per week. This includes accommodation and all meals. In addition, a one-time registration fee of $ 150.00 is payable.

Requirements

  • Age: Min. 18
  • Spanish level: Basic level required, in order to speak to the students while teaching English
  • English level: Upper intermediate or Advanced level required (not certificated but verified)
  • Documents: Inscription and signed contract, passport copy, copy of the insurance, information about allergies, diseases or special food requirements
  • Duration: Min. stay of 25-30 days

Teach English at the primary school in Camaronal

Teach English at the primary school in Camaronal Costa Rica

This project will take place in the small village of Camaronal in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. An important part of Camaronal is its Wildlife Refuge which forms part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Camaronal is also one of the best surf spots in Guanacaste. The refuge was created for the protection of sea turtles nesting sites for Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Hawksbill turtles. The school in Camaronal needs help to teach the students English, but it is also possible to help with the tuition of other subjects. It is a small school with under 10 students and only one teacher.

Note: School holiday is from December to February and usually the last 2 weeks in July. The school will be closed during this time and therefore a volunteer program is not possible. Please contact us to get the exact holiday dates.

Advantages

  • Small, familiar school
  • Personnel and close relation to staff and students
  • Beautiful work surroundings
  • Not only teaching English, also other subjects are possible (Spanish required)

Accommodation and Food

You will share your accommodation with other volunteers in the friendly and rustic administrative houses at Playa Camaronal. The program includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in the afternoon.

Cost for the program

The price is USD 175.00 per week. This includes accommodation and all meals. In addition, a one-time registration fee of $ 150.00 is payable.

Requirements

  • Age: Min. 18
  • Spanish level: Basic level required, in order to speak to the students while teaching English
  • English level: Upper intermediate or Advanced level required (not certificated but verified)
  • Documents: Inscription and signed contract, passport copy, copy of the insurance, information about allergies, special food requirements, diseases
  • Duration: Min. stay of 25-30 days

Please find an overview about the different projects at the following links:

1. Volunteer Work
2. Turtle Rescuing
3. Social work at CEPIA
4. Education (teaching English)