Volunteer TEFL Post in Tanzania

Date posted:2012-07-10 | Writer: Red Sweater Project | Email: [email protected]

Red Sweater Project has a position for an EFL teacher to manage an English Immersion Program between September and December. We work with local community members in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization currently operates in Mungere Secondary School near the town of Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania. 40 young and bright children will begin Form I classes at Mungere Secondary School in January 2013, when further teaching opportunities will come available. Our students live in a remote Maasai community, where English is rarely spoken, and primary schooling is taught in Kiswahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is English-based and the language barrier can be an obstacle to learning. The 4-month English Immersion Program is designed to develop language skills that will enable understanding and active participation during future secondary school courses.


    Engage 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

What To Expect from the Organization:

    We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
    We arrange and furnish (shared) housing
    We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and school operations
    We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
    We provide teaching materials (but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
    We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
    We welcome your input and value your suggestions

What The Organization Expects of You:

    You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
    You cover your living expenses ($300/month average)
    You pay for airfare, visas, and immunizations
    You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
    You agree to follow our volunteer safety policy

The project's location is near northern Tanzania's game park circuits and only a short distance to Mt. Kilimanjaro, allowing volunteers to not only experience life in a rural village, but also explore the country's unique and stunning travel destinations. Red Sweater Project will never charge a program fee to participate in its Volunteer Program.

To Apply:

Email your resume/CV and a cover letter detailing relevant experience to the e-mail 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.


In this unit I learnt about the importance of teaching proper pronunciation and phonology to the students. It's very important that we spend time focusing on perfecting this skill as it gives the students confidence to speak English when they know they are making the correct sounds. It's important for them too learn the phonetic table to help pronounce words they don't know how to pronounce properly.This unit was about testing and assessments. It described different reasoning behind testing. Such as evaluation for what is being retained in a subject, practice tests for exams, and several others. There was not a lot of material for this chapter but it was very straight to the point. The sample tests that it provided were useful in seeing what might help in the future for various types of testing.