Teach English in Ecuador
CITY: Galapagos, San Cristobal island
Teach English to the local population of Galapagos on San Cristobal island! Located 600 miles west of the coast of Ecuador, this isolated location is home to approximatley 35,000. The Universidad San Francisco de Quito has an extension campus, Galapagos Academic Institute for Arts and Sciences in order to provide courses for the local students.
Our EFL program is open to high school students aged 15 and up, traditional university students, and members of the community who are working professionals. Classes meet Monday through Friday for 2 hours for seven weeks. Each level (7 in total) has an afternoon and evening schedule (3:00-5:00 and 6:30-8:30 PM), so that each teacher will teach the same level of material twice a day, four hours total. For example, a teacher will have a level 1 class twice each day with different students.
Teachers are encouraged to create their own classroom materials, though we have text books for students and an office of additional supplementary materials for teaching. Teachers are required to administer Placement and Exit Exams to the program (with a written, oral, and grammar section), each every two months. Teachers are also required to assist in extra-curricular activities and clubs.
Due to the unique laws of Galapagos, volunteers are unable to work or volunteer with other agencies during their contracted time, no longer than 6 months. Teachers must also commit to the laws of the National Park in regards to the treatment of animals and government regulations regarding imports of products (especially organic and animal matter).
While our TEFL program doesn´t have any direct fees, teachers are required to pay for their own visa processes($100), all flight costs (international and national approximately $450), and additional costs (food, lodging, and transportation approximately $35/day) while staying in Quito (visas must be registered there and the teachers will also meet with officials from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito main campus for an orientation, total about one week´s time).
Once here on the island of San Cristobal, teachers are offered a private dorm with bathroom on campus, and a daily food stipend (everyday including weekends of their 6-month teaching contract) of $12/day.
All teachers must have a TEFL certificate or extensive teaching experience.
To apply, send resume/CV, cover letter, sample lesson plan, and contact information for 2 references to the following email address: Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org