TEFL in Maragwa, Kenya

Date posted:2008-05-25 | Writer: Watoto Wa Baraka International | Email: [email protected]

We are looking for volunteers to work in a local school teaching English to children of various ages. Volunteers with teaching experience/training will be able to work with minimal supervision however there will be on-hand support at all times. The schools are located in small rural villages where people speak native languages such as Maasai, Chaaga and Swahili however lessons are taught in English. Text books and a teacher’s manual can be available but resources are limited and volunteers should expect to assist in developing teaching plans and be creative with the resources available. REQUIRED SKILLS: Teaching qualification (including TEFL/ TESOL) would be an advantage, together with fluent English skills, patience, good with children, self-motivated, creative and willingness to learn. LOCATION OF THE PROGRAM The program is located at Maragwa approximately 70 kilometers north of Nairobi – central Kenya however volunteers will be able to visit other projects in other parts of Kenya. DURATION OF THE PROGRAM The duration depends on the volunteer’s availability and travel arrangements. We recommend that volunteers stay 3 months to fully experience Kenyan life and to have an impact upon the community however volunteers are welcome for any period. For volunteers wanting to travel, we are able to assist with providing information. PROGRAM FEE US$90 per week payable prior or at the start of the placement. FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION Food & accommodation are provided as part of the program. AIR TICKET AND TRAVEL COSTS Volunteers are required to purchase their own airline tickets. A representative of the program will meet you at the airport upon arrival. PERSONAL EXPENSES services such as internet, telephone, countryside travels, gift items, amenities etc are available at a small fee.

For volunteer application, please email [email protected] Hope to hear from you soon.

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.


This unit was helpful learning about what these special groups may be, and the best way to prepare and teach your class so your students get the most out of their lessons. Very interesting learning about possible problems that may arise and how to prevent them. I also found one-to-one lessons interesting and nice to know that there is actual a demand for this, which makes sense based off what the unit explained.This unit examined the different kinds of course materials that can be used in a classroom. These materials include; authentic materials, created materials and course books. Authentic materials include things like radio interviews, restaurant menus and news articles. Text books are self-explanatory, and created materials are materials that can be created by the teacher to meet the specific needs of the students.