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 up to 5 month
  • Hours: 20 a week

Person Requirements:

  • Native level of English language skills
  • University undergraduate or recent graduate (2 years limit)
  • Age limits: 18-24
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Flexibility, creativity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Empathy. Enthusiasm
  • To be mentally and physically fit to do the programme in Peru.
  • Sense of humour

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

Programme covers:

  • Volunteer teaching assistant experience in a partner school.
  • A Peruvian host family who belongs to the school community. They will provide you 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 monitoring with Schools´Co-ordinators
  • 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.