TEFL in Cofradia, Honduras

Date posted:2005-09-14 | Writer: BECA | Email: [email protected]


BECA - (Bilingual Education for Central America) is seeking ONE ADDITIONAL TEACHER (third grade) teacher for the 2005-2006 school year for our program at San Jeronimo Bilingual School in Cofradia, Cortes, Honduras. Contact us

BECA aims to:

1. Provide a quality bilingual education for Central American children in light of the social and economic opportunity this education creates for them.

2. Provide a quality "total immersion" experience for teachers from outside of Central America who are interested in better understanding the cultural needs of the English Language Learners in their classrooms.

In order to provide stability for our students and for our teachers, we ask all teachers to make a minimum commitment of one school year.

Shared living accommodation is provided as are meals. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Honduras. Please note that we are able to provide advice about low-cost flights and health insurance.

Experience in teaching and a knowledge of Spanish are both desirable. However, we are most interested in volunteers who are flexible and willing to learn along with us.

In order to start the application process, please visit the "volunteer now" section of our website Contact us

BECA retains the right to dismiss a volunteer if it is in the best interest of the children or the program.

Contact Person: Jaime Tackett Koppel [email protected] 212-932-8138

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 illustrates the importance of selecting the right teaching tools. Course books are an essential tool for the novice teacher but should be used as a guideline not a total solution. Depending on the level of the students language the course book and other teaching materials my be supplemented, omitted, adapted or replaced. A balanced mix of skills training is one of the attributes to look for in a good course book.In this unit module we learned about effective teaching techniques, specifically in regards to how students learn. This includes what are known as 'receptive' skills, which are reading and listening. The module goes into details about the different styles of reading and how you intake information. I find the use of the ESA examples within the module quite helpful, so as to see how the material fits into a teachable moment.