Teach English Overseas

Company : Projects Abroad
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

A Projects Abroad Teaching placement is ideal for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications are necessary - all that is required is a good level of spoken English and an enthusiasm to teach!

As a teaching volunteer you will find yourself taking classes and/or assisting local teachers with their lessons. Often the local teachers are capable at teaching the structural aspects of the English language but lack conversational skills and correct pronunciation. The amount of lessons you are timetabled to teach will vary depending on the destination you choose.

We work with a number of different establishments, ranging from schools and universities to kindergartens and care centres. Your role as a volunteer is to improve the future prospects of your pupils. Knowledge of the English language is often a springboard for these young people into a good career.

Although most Teaching volunteers focus on teaching conversational English, there are opportunities to teach other subjects or incorporate your interests and talents into your lessons. We have volunteers teaching maths, sports, drama, dance, French and many other subjects. If you would like to combine teaching other subjects with your English lessons, just let us know and we will try to match you to a school where your talents will be put to good use.

We also welcome professionally qualified teachers for volunteering placements - this includes teaching English as well as other areas, such as science, maths, PE and special needs. These professional volunteering placements allow you to put your skills and expertise to the best use not only through teaching children but also through exchanging knowledge and ideas with the local staff.


How to apply?

  • Feel free to give us a call or email - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
  • When you're ready to apply please complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.
  • A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

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Costs / Benefits

Prices start at £995 for two weeks. Please visit the Projects Abroad website for full information on prices.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff

Booking / Enquiry

Projects Abroad Teach English Overseas Reviews

Fantastic Program

I had the chance to teach in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with Projects Abroad, I stayed in the locality for six weeks, hosted by a very kind and very welcoming family. I volunteered in a kindergarten, where I helped a teacher. It was a fantastic experience. Projects Abroad it is a serious organization and organized, always available for volunteers present in the country .

By: Stefania
Nationality: Italian
Age: 20

Great Experience - Especially For First-Timers

I went to teach in Fiji with Projects Abroad back in 2012 / 2013 as part of a gap year after graduating from high school. The project was extremely well-organized and I had constant support prior to and when abroad. You will have to show initiative to make most of your volunteer teaching experience. Don't wait for local staff to organize everything for you once you're there. Work with other volunteers, be open-minded towards local colleagues and be willing to put some effort into your placement. That way you get to have a very rewarding experience!

By: Lena
Nationality: German
Age: 24

Best Experience of My Life Teaching in Costa Rica

I joined a teaching volunteer program in Costa Rica with Projects Abroad and it was such a great experience. The four months I spent there were some of the best of my life and I would recommend Projects Abroad to anyone.

By: Alice
Nationality: British
Age: 22

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