Teach English in Costa Rica
START DATE: 10+ MONTH CONTRACT: FEBRUARY 2013- EARLY DECEMBER 2013
•Position teaching at a bilingual preschool/primary/high school in the Caribbean city of Limon, Costa Rica
•Subjects taught will be: Science, Reading, Spelling, Oral English, and Grammar/Composition (all in English)
•Monday-Friday, generally from 8-5
•Must be able to adapt to curriculum provided
The responsibilities of the volunteer teachers may include, but are not limited to the following:
•Teaching lessons/Lesson Planning
•Make copies, prepare worksheets and other activities
•Complete and turn in all necessary reports on time
•Submit exam grades to on-site supervisor
•Administer and review exams and homework
•Assist and attend school functions such as staff meetings, trainings, etc.
•Track attendance and progress of students
This program is free for the volunteer (aside from the $500 deposit fee) and includes:
•3-4 day orientation who will cover subjects such as What to Expect During your Stay, Costa Rican Culture and Lingo, Culture Shock, Living with a Host Family, Lesson Planning, Teaching in Costa Rica, Safety and Travel tips, Presentation of the English Volunteers for Change Program, and ELL Tips-lesson planning, resources, games, techniques, etc.
•Placement and coordination with teaching site
•Room and board with Costa Rican host family; including 3 meals/day (w/private room, 3 meals a day, laundry service)
•Partial flight reimbursement
•Ongoing support from EVOLC Program Coordinator
-24/7 availability of EVOLC Coordinator
What you will gain:
– Competitive multicultural, international, and professional experience
– Personal sense of achievement and satisfaction
– The opportunity to change and make a positive impact in the lives of others!
English Volunteers for Change offers 6 different volunteer teaching programs. We have programs ranging from 2 weeks-1 year, teaching children and/or adults, and teaching sites all over the country.
•Bachelors in Education or related degree, required
•TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Certification, required
•Have significant prior teaching experience
•Be highly recommended by previous employers
•Must be flexible, independent, and highly adaptable