Chile: Concepcion, Rural Areas and 2 other citiesLength of Position: 9 months
WorldTeach Chile volunteers will teach English at public schools through a partnership with Fundación Educacional Oportunidad. For Chile, mastery of the English language is vital in order to meet the challenges that the country faces in sustaining its development as an emerging economy in an increasingly globalized world.
As a volunteer, you will be teaching English to public school students at one or more schools. Volunteers will have the opportunity to teach, co-teach, as well as help teachers in English classrooms. For example, a volunteer might agree with the teacher to teach second graders a unit about colors, co-teach in fourth grade, and help the teacher & students from other grades during the rest of the day. Most placements will involve teaching students in elementary and middle school, though it is possible that some volunteers may teach older students as well. English language skills will greatly increase their opportunities for success in their future careers. While participating in the life of your community and teaching site, you will gain insight into Chile’s culture, economy, and history.
Volunteers will be living in Paihuano, a city in the Elqui Valley in Chile's 4th region. Volunteers will live either with host families selected by Fundación Educacional Oportunidad or in shared housing relatively near their school campuses. Volunteers will take buses to school each day.
Volunteers are eligible to receive WorldTeach TEFL certification through our accredited certification program.