Teach English and Social Justice in El Salvador with the CIS

Overall rating: 8.7 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Come to El Salvador and teach English and Social Justice to adults.
The CIS (Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad) is experienced in receiving Spanish Students and English Volunteers.
We offer homestays, and two weeks free of afternoon outtings with a bilingual guide so that volunteers can get to know the history and current reality of El Salvador to provide context to their time.
Volunteers are given all training necessary. The school uses popular education techniques to teach English while promoting discussion on topics such as gender, the environment, and current world issues.
Classes are 6-11 people.
Teaching is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5-6:45 giving teachers lots of time to Study Spanish, get to know El Salvador (beaches, volcanoes, lakes etc).

Highlights

Volunteers love getting to know their students, exchanging opinions and discussing important topics.
CIS provides housing, training and a fun work environment.
The CIS is a Salvadoran NGO that has been working in El Salvador since the peace accords.
They have many projects including:
Scholarships and Youth Formation, Women's Small Businesses, Fair Trade Crafts Store, Access to Clean Water, Election Observation.
Volunteers can visit some of these projects during their time.
Teaching English with us isn't just teaching English, its promoting a better world, social justice and opportunities.
Solidarity.

Qualifications

All Training is provided.
You just need to be fluent in English and eager to teach and learn new things as well.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Training, Homestays are offered, two weeks of a program which helps to orientate volunteers in their new surroundings.

Materiales needed to do class.

Support, help planning your class.

Information on Popular Education.

Program Locations

San Salvador, El Salvador

Overall rating 
8.7
Experience
10
Program Administration
8
Living Conditions
6
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
10
Health and Safety
8
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Program Details

Provider:
Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad
Location
  • El Salvador: San Salvador
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 3-6 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
$100.00 enrollment fee. Most volunteers spend about $500.00- $600.00 on living expenses per month. Spanish Classes available at a discounted rate.
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    Review this program
    My students were so fun!

    I was nervous about teaching English because I have never taught before, and honestly, I didn't even like the idea of speaking in front of a group of people. The training was helpful and the weekly meetings where we could discuss uncertainties helped me get through the first few weeks. The classes were great fun and the students were great. Most of them were lawyers or social workers looking to keep learning and get ahead in life.

    They made me laugh and helped me get used to life in El Salvador. It was a great experience of getting out of my comfort zone and trying something new. I also took Spanish classes in the morning, so between me taking and giving classes and going out with students or co-volunteers I was never bored. I got to do some great hikes and see lots of new things too. I would love to come back if I have the time again! Now I feel much more confident I can do new things and make friends anywhere! Not to mention all the grammar rules I learned and opinions about important life topics.

    Sending my best to everyone at CIS!
    Avatar Cass Spechtra

    I learned as much as the students did!

    Review by: Cass Spechtra , On: 26 May 2016, Changed On: 26 May 2016 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    My students were so fun!

    I was nervous about teaching English because I have never taught before, and honestly, I didn't even like the idea of speaking in front of a group of people. The training was helpful and the weekly meetings where we could discuss uncertainties helped me get through the first few weeks. The classes were great fun and the students were great. Most of them were lawyers or social workers looking to keep learning and get ahead in life.

    They made me laugh and helped me get used to life in El Salvador. It was a great experience of getting out of my comfort zone and trying something new. I also took Spanish classes in the morning, so between me taking and giving classes and going out with students or co-volunteers I was never bored. I got to do some great hikes and see lots of new things too. I would love to come back if I have the time again! Now I feel much more confident I can do new things and make friends anywhere! Not to mention all the grammar rules I learned and opinions about important life topics.

    Sending my best to everyone at CIS!
    Overall rating 
    8.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    6
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    8

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