Program Details

Volunteer to teach English and other subjects in Ecuador. In recognition of the importance of learning English, the Ecuadorian government requires English to be taught in the schools, but there are not enough qualified teachers. ELI works with pre-schools
Location:
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Teach Abroad:
Placement
Placement Audience:
0-6 years old, 6-12 years old, 12-15 years old, 15-18 years old

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteers will provide a much needed service as well as experience the learning opportunity of a lifetime. Working directly with Ecuadorian students will give volunteers the the chance to learn about many of the issues Ecuadorians face every day and a deep understanding of Ecuadorian culture. International volunteers also provide Ecuadorian students with the unique experience of getting to know a foreigner and serve as mentors and role models to the students. Teaching opportunities are available in towns throughout the country including Quito, Mindo, Salinas, Puerto Lopez, the Galapagos, Lago Agrio, Puyo, Otavalo, Ambato, and more. In the Andes and Amazon, the school year starts in September and runs until the end of May, and on the coast and in the Galapagos, the school year starts in April and runs through December. Participants in the Ecuador programs must speak Spanish at an intermediate level or higher and be prepared to live and work in a Spanish speaking environment. ELI can arrange for language lessons to complement the program. Teaching volunteers must be prepared to plan and lead classes. Participants should also be flexible, adaptable, and open to experiencing a new culture. Participants should also be prepared with some teaching materials.

Volunteer to teach English and other subjects in Ecuador. In recognition of the importance of learning English, the Ecuadorian government requires English to be taught in the schools, but there are not enough qualified teachers. ELI works with pre-schools, primary schools, middle schools and high schools throughout Ecuador to link the schools with international volunteers to teach English and assist with other subjects such as math, science, extra curricular activities and sports.

Setting Description:
Experience the incredible beauty and culture of Ecuador while assisting local organizations and gaining a deep understanding of the people and culture. Volunteers and interns work in community run organizations, gaining firsthand knowledge of the complex development issues Ecuador is facing. Participants have plenty of time to explore the country during the weekends. Ecuador has four distinct regions with almost endless possibilities for adventure. * The Ecuadorian Andes are some of the most dramatic mountains in the world dotted with small towns, clear lakes, and home to a vibrant and a wide array of microclimates ranging from semi arid highlands to cool, moist cloud forests. * The Amazonian region is one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. * The coast of Ecuador is one of the poorest regions but also home to pristine beaches and sleepy fishing villages. * The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most exotic wildlife in the world and a stunning natural his
Cost:
Cost in US$ Costs vary. Please contact us for details Cost Includes Excursions Food Housing In-country orientation/Training In-country staff support Registration fees Written materials pre-departure

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