English Teaching Volunteering Projects in Ecuador
- Placement locations: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
- Types of schools: Primary, Secondary, Community Programme
- Age of students: 5 - 16
- Class sizes: 15 - 25
- Role: Teaching assistant (English)
- Extra-curricular roles: IT, Sports, French
- Accommodation: Host families
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From two weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
No Formal Teaching Qualification Required
Teaching in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador as a Projects Abroad volunteer will give you a new perspective on this incredible country. Whether you are volunteering during your gap year, career break or on an extended holiday, you will have a valuable role to play teaching in one of our partner schools.
By volunteering in Ecuador you will gain invaluable teaching and classroom based work experience. The focus is on conversational English and you will work alongside local staff, so you do not need any formal qualifications or TEFL training.
The impact you have on the lives of your students will be obvious and long-lasting. You will also be part of a much larger volunteer network, which is making a really positive contribution to the wider community. It will be an experience you will never forget.
Teaching Placements in Ecuador
Our Teaching projects in Ecuador are based in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. There is an increasing demand to learn English amongst Ecuador’s young population, and speaking English is the key to getting a job in the islands’ thriving tourist industry.
Volunteer teachers work in secondary schools alongside the local staff to help improve the children’s pronunciation of English. By teaching fun, inclusive lessons you can help to develop the pupils' confidence. They are sure to be interested in you and your life, and you can use this as a starting point to get them talking to you and each other.
Start as a Classroom Assistant and Get Involved in Extracurricular Activities
In most schools you will begin as a classroom assistant, supporting the teacher with lessons. However, as you get to know the children better and start to grow in confidence you may want to take on more responsibility. Volunteers can also help with sports classes and IT lessons.
You can teach extra English classes in the afternoons and evenings on a Projects Abroad community programme. You can also choose to teach some French in these classes if you are fluent in the language.
Volunteer for Two to Three Weeks
You can join a Teaching project in Ecuador for two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.
Add a One Week Conservation Add-On
If you are a fully qualified Teacher, we can tailor you a placement where your skills will be put to good use. Please Contact Us for more information.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Ecuador Teaching Management Plan.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
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