Program Details

Fellows will be teaching kids, teenagers and/or adults in Colombia’s public institutions. Normally they come from low income families and education is their best way to change their lives. Fellows will primarily teach students between 9th and 13th grade (
Location:
Bogota, Colombia
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Teach Abroad:
Certification, Placement
Placement Audience:
0-6 years old, 6-12 years old, 12-15 years old, 15-18 years old, Adults

Program Overview

Program Description:
The English Teaching Fellowship is a social initiative organized and supervised by Heart for Change and the Colombian National Ministry of Education that seeks to bring qualified candidates to teach English in public educational institutions throughout the country in order to build a bilingual Colombia. We are currently recruiting for the January 2016 session with year-long contracts!! Apply today!

Fellows will be teaching kids, teenagers and/or adults in Colombia’s public institutions. Normally they come from low income families and education is their best way to change their lives. Fellows will primarily teach students between 9th and 13th grade (ages 14 to 20), but participation in workshops with children of all ages is possible and encouraged.

-Fellows will receive an ESL teaching certification upon completion of a training course before they begin their placement. -They will be working alongside experienced Colombian co-teachers as well as have a support system through a Regional Coordinator. -Participation in this program is free of cost, and also offers monthly stipend of $1’500,000 COP to each fellow. -The English Teaching Fellowship program offers a safe, supportive, and fun environment to immerse yourself in a new culture as well as the ability to learn and grow in professional and personal ways.
Setting Description:
Colombia is continuously strengthening its influence in and contribution to the global economy, and to ensure this progress continues, the Colombian government has set the goal of becoming the most educated country in the region by 2025. The focus of this specific program is to contribute to and advance the government’s bilingualism platform by bringing Native English speakers into the classrooms of vulnerable communities throughout the country. "It is really an exciting time to be here because the country is changing so much and it is wonderful to be part of that change" - Christopher, a current fellow, 2015. Come make a difference, learn to speak Spanish and dance salsa, travel from the Amazon, through the Andes, to the Pacific or Caribbean coast, and encourage yourself to grow as a professional.
Cost:
Free of cost

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