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Volunteer English Teacher Guatemala



We are seeking highly motivated English teachers! In 2002 our school was established to offer the children of La Esperanza and neighbouring communities a nurturing, stimulating and inspiring atmosphere to learn and grow. An English Program was launched in 2008 which incorporated a half hour of English into the 5-hour school day. In 2013, the program expanded and now consists of 30 minutes of English immersion classes for the Montessori pre-school, 1 hour of English immersion classes for K-2, and 2 hours of English immersion classes for grades 3-6. The teachers also spend on-on-one time teaching children in English during Montessori classes. This program not only broadens the future education and employment opportunities of UPAVIM’s children, but it also increases the school day, keeping students away from the gang violence that is present on the streets of La Esperanza.

The teacher will plan and instruct conversational ESL classes with the assistance of the local English teacher. They may be asked to assist in other classes (Music, Art, PE, and Life Skills) and take on responsibilities such as: Eating lunch with one of the grades, supervising during recess, lesson planning, material preparation, and grading and assessment. The English teacher will work full-time Monday-Friday from 7:00-3:30 based upon the Guatemalan school schedule. The goal for the position is to teach students how to express and understand concepts in English while also encouraging a passion for learning. This is an excellent opportunity to teach English abroad and take part in the transformation of this community.



La Esperanza, Guatemala City

Experience working with kids, excellent English skills, intermediate Spanish skills, bachelor's degree, Covid-19 vaccine.

Dates of program:
January 2023 - October 2023

Duration of program:
10 months

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Free housing on-site and most meals are included during the week. Cost of living as a volunteer averages US$15-US$50 per week, depending on spending preferences.

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