Date posted:2015-11-17 | Writer: Bento Group | Email: [email protected]
Heart for Change, the Colombian Ministry of Education and Bento Group are looking for TEFL skilled fellows to teach English throughout the country in order to build a bilingual Colombia. Fellows will be teaching low-income kids, teenagers, and/or adults in Colombia’s public educational institutions for 1 or 2 semesters. Applications are on a rolling basis, keep in mind there are 2 annual intakes: January 2016 and March 2016. Upon successful completion of the application you will be contacted within 1 week. Continue reading below for all the details and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further questions email us at the address given on the job heading.
We have a specific volunteer profile and are looking for our Fellows to be hardworking, socially oriented, adaptable, flexible, motivated and able to work independently.
These are the program requirements:
Native English speaker or non-native English speaker with Level C1 certified
Professional (BS, BA or its equivalent)
Must be between 21 and 50 years old (up to 55 for specific program)
Signed Fellowship Agreement
Health Clearance Form signed by a doctor
Biography (a paragraph about yourself)
Mental and physical capacity to teach students and facilitators (both children and adults)
Maturity, flexibility, accountability and ability to demonstrate commitment
Clean criminal record
1 Recommendation Letter and 1 Letter of intent
Commitment deposit in USD, refundable at the end of the program
International Medical insurance that covers the full duration of the program
We also look for the following desired qualities:
Experience of having traveled or lived in another country, especially in Latin America
TEFL / TESOL Certification
Basic level of Spanish
There are plenty of reasons why this program will be a great lifetime experience for you, here are just a few of them:
Gain meaningful life experience while making a difference
Immerse yourself in a new culture as part of a safe, supportive, and fun environment
Monthly stipend of $1,500,000 COP to each fellow
Gain experience working with seasoned Colombian educators
Have access to a program support system for fellows
Your next adventure could take place in one of several cities throughout Colombia, you could live in the mountains thousands of meters above the sea, in a low valley enjoying the view, near the jungle for fun adventures or the beach to get some sun. The program offers plenty of options and program staff will try to accommodate your preference.
Please contact us via email at the address given on the job heading to register your interest.
Tel: (+57) 318-678-8203
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.