Volunteer TEFL Position in Colombia

Date posted:2015-08-19 | Writer: The Santa Maria Foundation | Email: [email protected]

The Santa Maria Foundation works to empower young girls in Colombia who have had difficult pasts, to restore their self-esteem and provide them with a platform and confidence to advance in life and fulfill their potential. We are looking for 3 volunteer EFL teachers who are available for a minimum 3-4 months.  

Your duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

•Assisting with overseeing and implementing all elements of the English programme including welfare, activities and academic programme.

•Collaborating with the management team.

•Overseeing all day-to-day activities


The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible, keeping the students’ best interests in mind at all times.

• TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or equivalent, plus relevant experience.   

• Minimum of 1 year active ESL/EFL teaching experience.

• Familiar with Communicative Language Teaching.

* No necessary but will help if understands Spanish.

* British English

• Good teaching and interactive skills with students.

• Good computer skills in Windows Word, Excel, and internet applications

Salary and Benefits:

Volunteer position.  Accommodation provided in a very nice, safe and comfortable house, (single room)

Transportation to work


To apply for this position, please send your CV including your current photo to the email address given on the job heading.

Conjunto Lejanias del Rio

Sector Las Juntas

Vereda la Balsa

Chia Cundinamarca

Tel:  00 57-1-8630490


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 learned about classroom management. I learned about eye contact, gestures and voice to be used with the students. I have also learned about grouping students and classroom arrangement methods. The Unit also explained teacher and student talk time and how to maintain discipline. I have understood the importance of establishing rapport with students and how to give instructions.This unit is very informative and heps to build a structure of a lesson. It helps to choose appropriate methodology. And it let to understand what activities to use in each stage of lesson to help the students use English and to learn it in appropriate way. This unit teahes how to correct errors of students, when to correct and which errors the theacher should correct and which he can pass.