Looking for a cheap and rewarding volunteer opportunity, teaching English abroad? With your budget in mind, we have selected some of the best and most affordable volunteer programs at many exciting locations overseas in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Whether you are teaching English to young monks at a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal, or teach children in a favela of Rio de Janeiro, your volunteer experience will be unique, and our prices are among the cheapest.
Volunteering and Teaching English: Rewarding Experience
Mingzhuo Pei, from China, will never forget the smiles in the faces of the children in a small village in Ecuador, when they had the opportunity to learn English for the first time in their lives. And Ming, in the counterpart, was able to learn Spanish with her welcoming guest family. Teaching English is an incredible way to get in touch with the local population, and for cultural exchange.
When you choos to teach English abroad as a volunteer, you will give young people the chance to improve their future career opportunities. For their future employment, many times, fluency in English will be a key qualification. Working side-by-side with your English students, you can easily encourage mutual cultural understanding, and share perspectives.
As an English teacher you will also be exposing your students to one of the world’s most spoken languages. Students range in age from primary school age to the elderly – but no matter who sits in your classroom, teaching English is bound to be an extraordinarily fulfilling experience. Find below some of the best volunteer experiences, and get started for your trip as a voluntary English teacher!
Teaching English: Volunteer Opportunities in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, Nepal, South Africa...
Opportunities to Teach English Overseas
English instruction in the World is spotty at best, so volunteering to teach English abroad will provide young students with a supplement to what they learn in school and will give people who never took English courses the opportunity to learn the language. It is also an excellent opportunity to give those living in low-income communities a chance to broaden their horizons and have access to the language that fuels the global economy.
- Teach and bond with gorgeous kids and youngsters from unprivileged communities.
- Learning about their life, culture and history from a local perspective.
- Experiencing amazing and picturesque cities and all that goes with it.
Skills needed for Teaching English
If you’re thinking about volunteering to teach and have no experience, don’t worry! The teaching placements are flexible – from tutoring a few students to teaching an entire class. Volunteers also often help each other in planning lessons and activities – but the simple fact that there is an English speaker leading discussion makes a tremendous impact on language acquisition.
The teaching English volunteer project exposes students from low-income communities o the world’s most commonly spoken language, one that fuels the global economy.
- The inclusion of an English speaker leading the discussion makes a tremendous impact on language acquisition.
- In most projects volunteers are expected to create their own lesson plans and often work together on these.
- Please note, volunteers do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate on the Teach English project.
Feel inspired to volunteer teaching English abroad?
If you would like to become a volunteer teaching English, please have a look at the volunteer programs in the countries shown above, and there you will find the complete details and step by step instructions how to sign up as a volunteer.