The volunteer program in Costa Rica in English language teaching will allow you to transmit your knowledge to the young people. You don’t need to be a teacher or language expert to teach, just knowing how to speak and write it can pass on your knowledge to our children. The children will welcome you with open arms and the best of their smiles.
The number of children attending English classes is between 7 and 12 years old. In some cases the volunteer will be a teacher’s assistant and will sometimes teach the class. Please note that children of this age have a very low level of English.
You will also teach young people between the ages of 13 and 18. Please note that many students are discouraged from speaking English in class, as their level is low. As a volunteer, in addition to supporting the teacher, we lead conversation groups among students and community members who need to improve their English fluency.
One of the main objectives of the English language teaching project is to help children and young people learn a second language and in some cases to improve their English language skills in some people in the community.
The English language teaching project is located in downtown San Ramon. From your host family’s home it is easy to get to the project.
YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER
Your main role is to assist and support the teacher and teacher in English classes. Additional support in cultural exchange classes. Usually the volunteer participates in the following activities:
- Teach English classes, where you will have to create dynamic and educational activities that facilitate the learning of children and young people.
- Assist the English teacher in the classes.
- Lead conversation groups or groups of local people who want to improve their English fluency.
- Organize English classes, in this activity you will be supported by the local coordinator.
KEEP IN MIND
You do not need to have a TESOL / TEFL certification to teach English. We look to volunteers for the ability to transmit their knowledge in the English language, to improve the writing and communication skills of our students.
What is important is that your level of English is advanced. The level of Spanish required is basic.
On the clothing to be used in the project would be Jeans (jeans) and blouse or short sleeve t-shirt. Shorts, suspenders and short dresses are not allowed to be worn during the hours you are in the center.
TIME AND PLACE OF WORK
We work from Monday to Thursday, 6 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum. The programme takes place in public schools and orphanages. From the house where you are staying to the project will be no more than 18km and the cost of transportation is no more than $1.50.
The program will be closed on the following dates:
- From the third week of November to the second week of February.
- For Holy Week (it’s a week)
- The first 2 weeks of July
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
You will stay with one of the selected San Ramon families selected by the organization. At the family home you will be provided with 3 meals a day from Monday to Sunday. You also have access to the common areas, room with shared bathroom.
The cost of the program is divided into two parts, to register the program you must pay a cost of € 150 ($ 170), 1 month before the start of the program you must pay for the rest of the program.
The additional week in the English language teaching program costs 160€. The price of the program is in euros, so the exchange rate will have a real effect. You can check the exchange rate during your trip at the following link https://conversormoneda.com/
WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?
- Airport pick-up
- Meals during your volunteering period
- 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
- Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
- Induction and orientation to the program
- Volunteer certificate