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English Teacher Volunteer

Coprodeli USA Published: February 3, 2016
   Multiple Locations, Peru


The English Teacher will report directly to the School Director. The teacher will create and maintain an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning and supports school and organization programs and goals.

This person is responsible for:

  • Instructing ESL classes to groups of up to 30 elementary school students (Ages 3-8) using a variety of activities and engaging teaching strategies/learning activities and student assessment methods

  • Planning and developing detailed lesson plans and materials that support the learning objectives and planned activities

  • Engaging children activities in a creative and cheerful manner ( singing, music, games)

  • Managing the classrooms effectively including maintaining good student discipline and supporting the discipline standards and rules of the school

  • Teaching social skills (manners, sharing, resolving disagreements, values)

  • Demonstrating flexibility and patience when students conditions change

  • Fostering learning skills and school readiness (listening, sounds, shapes, rhyming, etc.)

  • Communicating with parents and participating in PTA meetings

  • Maintaining a safe and nurturing environment

  • Administrative responsibilities: Completing forms and documentation as required

  • Maintaining cleanliness of games, toys, and child care space

  • Attending staff meetings and trainings, as needed



The English Teacher internship position will be based in Callao, Pachacutec, Ica, Chincha, Cañete, or the San Martin jungle, Peru and will occasionally travel to our regional sites for project formulation and management functions.


This person will receive free housing at our humble Volunteer House and will receive a monthly stipend of s/. 500 soles which covers basic living costs.



  • Ability to commit to living in Peru and interning with Coprodeli for > 4 months. Preference will be given to candidates that can commit to longer periods of time.

  • Fluency in English required, intermediate lever of Spanish

  • Experience working with very young children (3-8 years old).

  • Willingness to work in impoverished areas with petty theft; use public transportation, live with irregular internet service and water access, etc.

  • Completed undergraduate study in: Education, Early Education, English, Communications, Latin American Studies, etc. TEFL/TESOL certificate preferred.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently, keep deadlines and commitments.

  • A well-balanced, flexible and adaptable nature.

  • Detail-oriented with creative and collaborative perspective.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially MSWord and MSExcel.

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