Teach English to Students in San Ramon, Costa Rica

San Ramon, Costa Rica Education

Program

Description

Volunteer to teach English to children in rural schools and through community classes in the region of San Ramón! Help learners develop their English language skills and improve their spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You’ll need to speak intermediate Spanish for this placement.

Impact

You’ll help children and adults develop their skills in conversational English in Costa Rica, where language skills are in demand because of tourism and business. Depending upon how long you stay, you’ll work with elementary and high school students as well as adult learners.

Field conditions

As an English speaker on a teaching program, you’ll be supervised by a qualified teacher as you create and deliver both theoretical and practical lessons. You’ll plan and carry out lessons and assist teachers in the classroom. Tasks include testing and grading students, encouraging the practice of English through one-on-one lessons and group sessions. Schools are close to the volunteer house, either a short walk away or a 30-minute bus ride. Adult classes are informal and often held at the uVolunteer dorm, allowing you to make new friends. You’ll work four days per week, and have plenty of time for travel. If you’re staying for two or three weeks, you may teach adult community classes in the evening and take community education workshops. One week of local language class is included.

Arrival and orientation

The nearest major airport is Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica. Make your way to San Ramón. Volunteers are assigned a dedicated coordinator based in-country, who leads pre-arrival and orientation, and is personally available to you daily for the duration of your program to assist you, answer any questions, and provide information and support.

Your stay

Accommodation

  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

Volunteers share safe, secure volunteer house in San Ramón -- your home away from home. The volunteer dormitory provides you with opportunity to socialize and meet like-minded travelers from around the world. Dorms are single-sex rooms with bunk beds and Western-style bathrooms. There is a modern kitchen, and there is a landline telephone, free wifi, security systems, and subsidized laundry service. The volunteer house is a few minutes' walking distance from the center of the city, within reach of restaurants, shops, and transportation. Meals are provided for breakfast and dinner, and you can prepare your own lunch or dine out.

Location

Volunteers will stay in a shared house with dormitory-style rooms.

Cost

from $462 USDper week

from $462 USDper week

Costs...

What’s included

  • Training and support

  • Airport pickup

  • Housing

What’s not included

  • Transportation to and from project site

  • Airport dropoff

  • Travel insurance

  • Air tickets

Start dates

This project accepts volunteers year round. Start dates are every other Friday. Additional projects can be combined during your trip, subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

uVolunteer is a small, yet fast-growing, international volunteer organization that specializes in volunteer placements in Ghana, Thailand, and Costa Rica, where they are experts in culture and customs. Founded in 2007, uVolunteer has sent more than 10,000 volunteers abroad on meaningful projects to explore new destinations and gain real world experiences. Its service-learning projects include teaching, care and community, construction, environment, and animal conservation. Additional benefits are cultural insight, adventure, and a safe environment for independent, female, and student travelers. Its purpose is to provide maximum benefit to volunteers and the communities they support, with minimal costs to participants.

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