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The Teaching Assistant Experience [voluntary]

Volunteer English Teaching Assistants are talented undergraduates and recent graduates who visit us from reputable British universities that VolunTeach Peru partners with or from any English speaking university abroad. They must be native speakers of English OR have excellent communication skills in this language, as well as to have the ability to deal with cultural differences.

Volunteering is a decision made by each individual freely. At VolunTeach Peru, the volunteering TAE Programme is combined with a rewarding cultural exchange experience we organize for you which will impact not only on our schools’ communities, but also on the volunteers themselves.

Click here to find out more about our Principles for Good Practices for volunteering with VolunTeach Peru.

The role of the volunteer English Teaching Assistant:

  • Help the English teacher plan the lesson

  • Help the English teacher prepare materials

  • Lead speaking, listening and reading activities

  • Use games 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 resource in the English lab

  • Occasionally go on school´s field trips

  • Motivate students to learn English

Person Requirements:

  • Native or fluent level of English language skills

  • University undergraduate or recent graduate (2 years limit)

  • Age limits: 18-24

  • Ability to work in a teams, flexibility, creativity

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Empathy. Enthusiasm to work with school children

  • To be mentally and physically fit

  • Sense of humour

  • Leadership, teamwork, collaboration, Interpersonal abilities.

*Knowledge of Spanish or teaching experience are NOT requirements.

*Non native speakers of English will need to submit IELTS (Academic) or CEP examinations results.

Programme Overview

  • Dates: Year  round. The Peruvian Academic Year is run along the months of March and December. [July is not available due to schools' winter break. Please, contact VolunTeach Peru for alternative options]

  • Duration: 1 , 2, 3 or 4 months.

  • Volunteers are free on Fridays. This allows them to travel on the weekends or spend good quality time with their host families.

Schools locations across Peru:

  • Lima [Capital city]

  • Huaraz

  • Chiclayo

  • Piura [city of Talara also available]

  • Cajamarca

  • Tarapoto

  • Iquitos

  • Arequipa

  • Huancayo

Do you need more information? That is ok! Request an information brochure or drop us a message: info@volunteachperu.com