As a volunteer on a teaching placement in Peru, you will work with secondary schools in and around the Sacred Valley. You may find that you teach any ages from all five secondary school year groups. With worksheets and teaching resources available in the Projects Aroad office in the town of Urubamba, you will be well supported. You'll also be able to see a full history of what has been taught previously in your schools and tips from past volunteers.
The team in Peru organise monthly network meetings with the teachers, and weekly workshops for all teaching volunteers. These meetings will provide you with a greater insight into the educational system in Peru and the background of the placement where you’re working. During the workshops you will receive practical advice and suggestions regarding lesson plans and activities to carry out at your teaching placement.
During the long Peruvian school holidays from January to March, you can attend a dedicated teacher training programme. This is carried out by volunteers under the close supervision of Peru Director, Tim DeWinter, and a teaching supervisor. You will prepare interactive lessons for small groups of local teachers that are divided up according to their level of English language knowledge. It is worth noting that most Peruvian teachers will have a very basic level of English.
Outside of volunteering hours, you are free to do as you wish – often free time is used to travel visiting local attractions and landmarks.
This is a fantastic career break opportunity that really gets you involved with the local community and get out as much as you put in - or maybe even more!