Teacher for English Classes

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High­lights

Experience the Ecuadorian way of life. Ama la vida!
Gain Spanish fluency by following one of our Spanish courses, living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals.
Make memories you’ll never forget while working in our daily projects and during weekend excursions with your fellow participants.
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience.
Visit Cuenca, Montañita, Baños, The Galapagos Islands, Cuyabeno and all the other wonderful places in Ecuador during your free time.
Teach English to kids, youngsters and adults of our schools in the south of Quito. Together with our volunteers you will give interactive classes. Give Talent the Tools! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+
Rolstoelgebruikers

English is something that every Ecuadorian wishes to learn. Mastering English opens doors and furthers your position in the national and international labour market. Nonetheless, good quality English classes tend to be very expensive and therefore only accessible to the elite.

'Do you speak English? Can you teach us?͛' From the moment the pioneers of Local Dreamers stepped foot on Ecuadorian soil, they were asked to share their knowledge of this universal language. To meet to this great demand, they set up a modest English learning program. Within only a few weeks, more than a hundred Ecuadorians visited these classes. Now, almost six years later, we run two English schools, we have our own office and classrooms, and we use professional English teaching methods to teach people of all ages: from eight year-old kids to 70 year-old grandparents. Everybody is welcome. After all, nobody is too old to learn!

The mission of Local Dreamers’ English schools is to provide a safe and supportive environment for the students. Encouraging them to speak, knowing that it's alright to make mistakes. We aim to stimulate students to take initiative and to improve their communicative skills. We maintain a maximum of 15 students per class, so we can give each student a lot of individual attention.

What do we expect from our volunteers?

At the English School, you can take the role of manager/project coordinator or as a teacher. You will work on the following tasks:

  • Teach class in a challenging and structured way;
  • Safeguard the balance, structure and progress of the English School project;
  • Keep in touch with the kids´ parents, talk to them before or after classes if necessary;
  • Chair and prepare our monthly English School team meetings;
  • Actively involve yourself with the organization and the project: what is needed? What can be improved?;
  • Prepare English exams;
  • Encourage discipline, self-confidence and a proactive study mentality;
  • Create a safe and stimulating study environment;
  • Promote important values like respect and collaboration.

As a volunteer, you will participate in all our different projects in Quito. Beside teaching English, you will also ask you to assist in our soccer school project and swimming school project. We expect a proactive attitude of our volunteers, during working time but also during their stay at their host family. Volunteers have to have a basic English level and the willingness to learn Spanish. 

What can you expect from us?

As a foundation we already work in Ecuador for a long time. Our team in Quito consists of experienced and passionate coordinators, who know the country and city like the inside of their pocket. Our coordinators are available 24 hours a day, to accompany our volunteers with everything they run into during their stay in Ecuador. Local Dreamers is a very small-scale and personal foundation and we encourage volunteers to get the most out of their time in Ecuador. Everything is possible, even starting your own project, we are open to assist you in any way and are always open for new suggestions and ideas.

As you're going to assist in our sports projects, we expect you to bring some sporty clothes. We always appreciate some donations, think about clothes, pencils or notebooks. 

What we expect from you?

As a volunteer we expect you to take a Spanish course, unless you already have a B-1 level in Spanish. You can choose between a Spanish Basic, Intensive or Specialist course. The costs of the Spanish course are not included in the above mentioned prices. Feel free to contact us and we will let you know.

Location

Our English schools are located in the south of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, in the neighborhoods La Villaflora and La Arcadia. Our central office is located in La Villaflora, a lively working-class district in the heart of Quito. La Villaflora can be seen as the gateway to the less developed south of the city. In addition, the district is also ten minutes away from the historical and tourist center. La Villaflora has best of both worlds, we are based close to our projects in the south of Quito but also close to the more modern center of the city. As a volunteer you will live in host families based around the La Villaflora neighborhood.

Our second English school is located in the La Arcadia district, a cozy working-class neighborhood that is slightly less developed than La Villaflora. Every day we depart together from our central office towards the projects in this district.

Make your decision

In order to make a well-considered decision, it is essential that you are well-informed by our organization. Our Volunteer Coordinator will inform you about everything you need to know. Via Skype, you can meet our team in Quito.

Get ready

Once you have chosen a project, it is important that you are well prepared before you travel. This is not only a welcome relief for you, but for your home front as well. Our team will help you to get ready for the adventure.

Onwards to Ecuador

In Ecuador you will be picked up at the airport by our Quito team; a special mix of Dutch and Ecuadorian professionals, on which you always can rely.

The working environment of Local Dreamers has been the source of special friendships more than once. This is because we tend to hang out and make fun together after work. You´ll get so familiar and close with your fellow volunteers that the ties you have built with them in Ecuador will often continue to exist when you return home.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Former volunteer Sterre de Geus (21) described a day as an English teacher for us:

07:45     Alarm goes off, I put on my non-fashionable-but-decent clothes and have desayuno with my host family

08.30     In 10 minutes I walk to the office of Local Dreamers, on the way I take the Metro Newspaper and try to decipher the local and global news

09.00     Working time! All volunteers and interns are at the office and in small teams we start preparing lessons and trainings. Today my fellow teacher and I have to prepare the afternoon´s lesson, and we have to finish the monthly schedule for the upcoming volunteers.

10.30     Coffee break. Let´s check if there is some news from the home front

11.00     I have some time to finish my Spanish homework, since I have a new class in the afternoon. To prepare my English class even better I decide to already translate my lesson preparation to Spanish.

12.00     English teacher’s team meeting. Together we discuss the progress of the classes and give feedback and suggestions

12.30     Lunch. Today we try another lunch spot around the office. It will probably be soup, followed by rice with chicken for about $2.00

13.30     Spanish lesson. Today Paulina (my Spanish teacher) and I discuss the imperative; really effective for my English lessons 😉

15.00     Tea break. On the roof terrace we have some chill time, to talk about other things than work…

16.00     English Class. My class consists of children aged from ten to twelve, stubborn and active, but challenging! Today they will learn how to tell the time.

17.30     End of the day. Tired but satisfied I take my bag and walk back home. My host mom prepares rice with chicken, while I try to show her my newly learned words.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

During your stay with Local Dreamers you will live with one of our local host families or you will have a room in our volunteer house. It's completely up to you. Both the host families and volunteer house (located above our office) are located in central Quito, near the historical center and the tourist center.

In the weekends you are free to come and go wherever you want. Ecuador is incredibly versatile, but still relatively small and easily accessible. From Quito you can easily go on a discovery tour and get to know more of this fantastic country. Our coordinators are happy to help you on your way. If you want to take a little more time for a trip, that is of course always possible. We are a flexible organization and are happy to think along with you.

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Paardrijden

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
CV
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Foundation Local Dreamers

The mentioned costs involve room, board, airport pickup and preperation & guidance as well as a one-time contribution towards the project.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Mariscal Sucre International Airport

When you arrive at airport Mariscal Sucre, our driver José Luis will be waiting for you at the gate. We always provide him with some pictures of you, so he will for sure recognize you. Together with José Luis you will make a one-hour drive to our office in the centre of Quito. At the office, one of our coordinators will welcome you and show you arround in the neighborhood. After a little small talk we will bring you to your host family/ the volunteer house where you have all the time to recover from your flight.

Accomodatie

During your stay with Local Dreamers you will live with one of our local host families or you will have a room in our volunteer house (guest house). It's completely up to you. Both the host families and volunteer house (located above our office) are located in central Quito, near the historical center and the tourist center.

Gastfamilie Guesthouse
Eten & Drank

Our host families provide a daily breakfast and dinner, which is included in the price. All our families are happy to introduce you to the Ecuadorian cuisine, and will provide you with varied meals. In the evening they prepare a warm meal, with plenty of vegetables and meat. They also like to take into account any allergies or vegetarian requirements, please let us know during your application.

In our volunteer house we have a large kitchen with everything you need to prepare great meals. We often see volunteers doing the shopping and cooking together. There is a large supermarket on the same street.

At our office we provide drinking water, coffee and tea. Lunch will be for your own costs.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Ecuador.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Ecuador biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Ecuador dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Ecuador.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Feel free to join us in every time of the year, our projects are open during the whole year. We don't have specific arrival days, just search your most ideal flight. Our coordinators are available to welcome you on every day of the week, also during the weekend.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.000
5 weken
$1.130
6 weken
$1.260
7 weken
$1.390
8 weken
$1.520
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$6.980
Gemiddelde kosten
$195 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Foundation Local Dreamers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Foundation Local Dreamers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Foundation Local Dreamers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Foundation Local Dreamers

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Teacher for English Classes

Teach English to kids, youngsters and adults of our schools in the south of Quito. Together with our volunteers you will give interactive classes. Give Talent the Tools!

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