Posted: 18th February 2019

JOB TITLE

Volunteer to teach in Honduras

JOB LOCATION

Cofradia, Cortes, Honduras

JOB CATEGORY

EFL/ESOL/ESL Teacher

COUNTRY

Honduras

EXPERIENCE

No experience required

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

3

APPLICATION DEADLINE

15th April 2020

Applications close in 387 days

JOB DETAILS

The school is located in the lovely town of Cofradia, Cortes, near to the Carribean coast of Honduras. We aim to offer a top-quality, affordable bilingual education to our children and a level of community support and involvement that does not exist in the local public schools. Many of our kids come from very low socio-economic backgrounds and thanks to our volunteers we are able to offer them a free or low cost bilingual education they could not otherwise afford. Being bilingual in Honduras is a massive advantage and gives our kids the chance to end the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their families.

In order to offer a free or low cost education to our students, we are reliant on foreign volunteers coming to teach with us throughout the year. The school is founded on the principle that education empowers students to lead lives of their own creation. Students who attend our school become responsible, motivated, and passionate people ready to build a brighter future for themselves, their community and their country.

Our school has been educating the students of Cofradia for over 20 years and follows the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Whilst our volunteers are required to plan lessons, we have an effective and easy to use curriculum in place for our teachers. 

Our volunteers love working with the students at our school as well as the bond that is created between our teachers. At any one time we normally have between 9 and 13 volunteers teaching with us. Our volunteers typically spend the time after school together and often travel together at the weekends. A typical afternoon can be cooking together, watching a movie using our projector or walking to the local river. Our volunteers come for the students but often leave with life long friends.

All volunteer-taught classes are conducted in English, so Spanish-language skills are not required. Prior teaching experience is not required to work at our school. While experience in education is certainly beneficial, we place more importance on highly passionate and dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of our students. 

We are now looking for help from our volunteers to help teach English for Kinder (ages 4-5) through 11th Grade (ages 16-17) for the 2018/ 2019 and 2019/20 school year. For the sake of consistency and and to insure maximum progress and success for our students, we do prefer to accept volunteers that commit to the entire academic year (10 months). However we welcome enthusiastic teachers who can only come for shorter periods to be classroom assistants, resource teachers and/or can offer something really special for either the students or the community in general. In return for volunteering with us, we offer free accommodation in our volunteer house as well as 2 cooked meals per day and group food available to cook for evening meals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Fluent speaker of English over the age of 18

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Meals, accommodation, airport transfers and any basic medical expenses covered. Most volunteers will spend around $100 a month while staying with us however it is possible to spend little to no money if you choose not to travel, eat our or drink alcohol.

CONTACT

Andrew Mccann

ADDRESS

Po Box 7021 San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Cofradia, Cortes Honduras

PHONE

Ph. +(504)2509-2666

EMAIL

Cofradia's Bilingual School

Cofradia's Bilingual School provides a high-quality, affordable bilingual education to the community of Cofradia that is not available through the local public school system.

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