English Teaching Assistants (TA) are talented undergraduates and recent graduates recruited in universities in the UK. They cooperate voluntarily  for up to 20 hours a week. TA must have excellent communicaton skills in English and the ability to deal with cultural differences.


Tasks include:

  • Help the English teacher prepare the lesson plan before it starts
  • Help the English teacher prepare the materials for the lesson
  • Lead speaking, listening and reading activities
  • Use games connected to the lessons
  • Use materials connected to the lessons
  • Supervise pupils in the classroom
  • Work with small groups of children
  • Deliver presentations about your country
  • Encourage students learn about your culture
  • Organize the English week at school
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Act as a resourse in the English lab
  • Occasionally go on school´s field trips

Programme Overview

  • Dates: Year  round (late February to December)
  • Duration: 1 month- up to 4 months
  • Hours: 20 a week

Person Requirements:

  • Native level of English language skills.
  • University undergraduate.
  • Age limits: 18-25.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Empathy.
  • Enthusiastic
  • To be mentally and physically fit to do the programme in Peru.

*Spanish or teaching experience are not requirements for this scheme.

Programme covers:

  • Teaching Assistant placement in a partner school.
  • Peruvian host family: accommodation and daily meals
  • Airport pickup in Lima
  • Sightseeing in Lima.
  • Acculturation seminar
  • TEFL Training (6 hours)
  • 24/7 support.
  • Regular contact with UK Universities Representatives
  • Regular contact with VTP Schools
  • Travel advice.
  • Programme completion certificate.
  • Spanish conversation club (available in Lima)
  • Charity work (available in Lima)
  • 3+ months programmes are split in two different cities and host families.