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Voluntary Teaching Projects Abroad

The English language has undoubtedly been England’s most successful export of all time - so much so that it is likely there will always be a demand for native English speakers in the communities we work in.

Projects Abroad works in 24 destinations in the developing world and we send Teaching volunteers to every single one of them. In each location they work in local schools, providing conversational English lessons to groups of school children, who will often have reasonably good levels of written English but lack the confidence to speak it. Whether you are in a classroom in Peru, Ghana, Sri Lanka or Fiji, it will be your job to get them talking. But beware – once they start they are unlikely to stop!

We offer teaching projects across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Central America, and the South Pacific.

Teaching Projects Abroad – Overseas Placements for Volunteers

Volunteers teaching in Cambodia

Our Teaching projects are open to all volunteers, whether you are a gap-year student, a career-breaker, or even part of a growing trend of retired volunteers we are seeing joining us overseas. You are not required to have had any previous language training, just a good standard of spoken English. If you have skills in other areas that you would like to bring to the classroom then we can often accommodate this – just let us know when you apply. In the past we have had volunteers teaching French, Maths, Art, Music, IT, and even taking the students’ PE lessons.

On a Teaching placement with Projects Abroad you choose your own destination, start date and project length. You pay a set price which includes your accommodation, meals, insurance and support for the period of time that you are volunteering. Flights are not included, although we can also sort that out for you if you wish!

Once you arrive in your destination you will be met at the airport/bus station/train station by a member of staff, who will take you to your host family for a well-deserved rest. You then receive a full day of orientation before starting your placement. You will initially be a classroom assistant but, as you grow in confidence, you may wish to take classes on your own – just make sure you let your supervisor know what you are happy with doing and they will do their best to make it happen!

Teaching English in schools as volunteer

To find out more about our Teaching projects overseas, please click on the “Projects” part of the top menu-bar and then click on “Teaching” in the left-hand menu-bar.

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