When can I start?
You can start the programme in the months of March, May, June and August.
How long can I take part in the programme?
The minimum commitment is 6 months.
What will I do?
The role is as an English Teacher Assistant.
How many hours will a teach?
Teaching Assistants are expected to be at school up to 30 hours a week, which they will use to interact with pupils in the classrooms and help the Teacher of English with the lesson plan.
I don’t have a TEFL Certification. Is this a problem?
No. You can obtain the TEFL qualification after we send you our Offer Letter. You will need to post an apostilled copy of your certificate 2-3 months before you arrive in Peru.
What is the pupils’ level of English?
Our partner schools are private. They at least 8 hours of English a week in the levels of Early years, Primary and Secondary. The pupils’ English level of ability is acceptable and in some of the cases outstanding.
Is accommodation provided?
No. However, VolunTeach Peru will provide you advice on this. We will help you find an appropriate accommodation for you according to your salary and expenses.
Do I need teaching experience?
Ideally yes. Although we are open to receive applications from candidates with no teaching background too.
What skills are required for the vancancy?
TEFL qualifition and/or teaching experience, lots of enthusiasm and willingness to help pupils with their English, inside and outside of the classroom.
Will I get paid?
Yes, teaching assistants receive a monthly salary of USD$500 net. We expect this helps you cover your accommodation and board whilst in Peru.
Do I need to pay a fee or contribution to VolunTech Peru?
NO. Candidates do not pay any fee nor need to enroll to any course with VolunTeach Peru in order to be eligible to apply for the position.
What type of visa do I need?
You will need to apply for the Temporary Working Visa when you arrive in Peru. Unfortunately, the Peruvian Consulate in London and in some other countries cannot issue visas for international employees.Your host school is responsible for issuing it and paying for it.
Where does the teaching assistantship programme take place?
It takes place in the cities of Lima and Cajamarca.