Teach English in Rural Tanzania, Africa!

Date posted:2015-10-06 | Writer: Red Sweater Project | Email: [email protected]

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The non-profit organization operates Mungere Secondary School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region. We do not charge a program fee but we expect you to cover your living expenses (of around $200-300 per month).

We are accepting applications for an English Teacher to teach Form I, II and III English and English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) courses at Mungere Secondary School, engaging our students to speak, read and write English.

Our students live in a remote Maasai community, where English is rarely spoken, and primary school is taught in Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is English-based and the language barrier can be an obstacle to learning. The English Teacher will engage students to actively participate in English classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden English skills.

As you experience life in a remote Maasai community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with Tanzania and its people. Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations. Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

Volunteer Period

Term I: January 4 - June 10, 2016

Term II: July 11 - December 9, 2016


• Engage our students through interactive pedagogy

• Contribute innovative lesson plans

• Manage classroom activities

• Coordinate extra-curricular activities and sports


• University degree

ESL certification (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, or equivalent)

• Experience in the classroom

• Commitment to interactive and engaging education

• Professionalism and passion

• Experience traveling, living and/or teaching abroad preferred

• Interest in Tanzania’s indigenous cultures and traditions

• Ability to live in a developing community

• Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team

To Apply:

Email current resumé/CV and a cover letter detailing any relevant experience to the email address given on the job heading.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


Ive learn how to build my sentences in accordance with the correct part of speech for each word. Ive learn how to help students identifying the correct figure of speech and how to put the right structures in place so the student can understand it better and in more simplifying ways. I have come to the conclusion so if you visualise everything you hear and so that you can understand it better.I really regreat to have started teaching before having this training. I realize that i have been doing a lot of errors as many at times, i dont even know how to plan my lessons. Most of the time i get so confuse and fustrated with what i should teach the students. This unit has really braden my mind to what i am suppose to be doing in class and has guided me on my lerson planning activities