This program focuses on teaching English to the kids of a local school on Isabella Island. Volunteers will work closely with an Ecuadorian English teacher to teach children ages 4-12 years old. It takes place in the mornings and early afternoons, leaving the opportunity to get to know the area and its tourist attractions during spare time and weekends.
Knowledge of English in the islands is extremely important due to the high level of tourists that arrive daily and the importance that this language has worldwide.
Volunteers will play a key role in improving the lives of these children. The school we work with is in need of volunteers who will not only teach the children but also will help the teachers increase their English skills as well. They will also get the chance to help teach adults from the area who are interested in learning the language.
Volunteers will be assisting with various activities. The use of different teaching techniques is encouraged to help the students gain knowledge of the English language and foreign cultures.
The volunteer’s main responsibility will be to aid the teacher and work with the children in improving their written and verbal English skills. It could be optional to offer English classes at night for adults in the area. The volunteer will coordinate activities, lesson plans and create a learning environment where English language immersion takes place.
Volunteers will be living in a family run hostel in Isabella and share breakfast and dinner with the owners and their grandchildren. During weekends, the participants can enjoy many activities that Isabella has to offer such as bay tours, snorkelling, swim along with sea lions, overlook penguins or island hopping and many more.
What to Expect?
Day 1: Participants arrival. Pick up at the airport by our staff and you will be taken to spend the night at a nice hostel in Quito, Ecuador’s capital.
Day 2: Breakfast at the hostel. Our staff will meet you in the hotel lobby around 9:30am and take you to our office for a full orientation of your program. You have the afternoon free to explore the city.
Day 3: Flight to Galapagos, arriving in Santa Cruz in Baltra airport. You will be received by our local guides and will go for an introduction tour in the islands to visit Giant Galapagos Tortoises. Free afternoon to explore Santa Cruz.
Day 4: Breakfast at the hostel in Santa Cruz. Free morning to explore the island and travel to Isabella at 2pm by speedboat. Night at the hostel in Isabella.
Days 5 - 6: You will be met by the school Director at the hostel, who will show you around the area and the school where you will be teaching and start your activities. The work at the school goes from 7 to 12 pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Daily activities include working with kids from ages 5 to 13. Your main role will be to assist the teachers of the school by helping children with their pronunciation. They will also ask for your help in the preparation of teaching material and monitoring homework.
Days 7 - 8: Weekend off to enjoy the island. Go to visit the Giant Tortoise breeding centre, go snorkelling or take tours around the bay.
Days 9 - 13: Work at the school, activities described above.
Days 14 - 15 : Weekend off to enjoy the island.
Days 16 - 20: Work at the school, activities described above.
Day 21: Early speedboat back to Santa Cruz at 6am and from there you will go to Baltra airport to take your flight back to Quito that leaves around noon. Night at the hostel in Quito .
Day 22: Participants departure.
- Program ID: # 2077
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: Galapagos Islands, WEcuador0° 36' 54.8028" S, 90° 21' 5.6268" W
- Fitness level: Light Impact
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- Costs From: $1000 to $1500$1500+
- Program Type: Community Development ProjectsTeach OverseasWomen's & Youth Programs
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