Teach EFL in Peru

Date posted:2013-07-30 | Writer: International Language Center | Email: [email protected]

We are a small language school, teaching English and other languages to local people in a small town on the Andean sierra of Peru. We are always looking for foreign EFL teachers who want to work 4 or 5 hours a day with us for a volunteer stipend and get to know the real Andean culture, far away from the beaten tourist path. We have classes of all ages. We can offer you classes comprised of preschoolers, children aged 7-10, teenagers, or adults. Previously, the majority of our classes were adult, but now we’re moving to a higher proportion of teenaged students.  We would normally offer staff classes of teenagers and adults, in a mixed schedule, with the option to teach children if you wish.

The classes are small, with just 4 – 12 students per class. Each lesson lasts between one and a half to two hours, generally, but not exclusively, in the evenings between 4 and 10pm.


 Volunteer stipend

 ILC offers help with finding accommodation close to your workplace, detailed guidance in finding your way around the city, and on trips around Amazonas and the north of Peru / Ecuador

 Help with visa renewals and immigration procedures, and also with securing work visas (the latter if you are staying long-term 

 Translation service, if you get sick or have problems, ILC can help you out

 Help in learning about Peruvian cooking, or folk music, or dancing, salsa…

 Close knit team of staff, who are helpful and informative

 Other foreigners working alongside you, from a range of worldwide countries

 Alumnus network of ILC staff and ILC ex-staff who maintain strong links with the school, and can give advice on travel and employment in Peru

Friendly local community

 Excellent place to learn Spanish through immersion, as virtually nobody in the north of Peru speaks any English. Spanish clases are available in the school.

 ILC is an established school, with a great reputation, since 2003

 ILC offers formal job references in excellent English, so working at ILC doesn’t form a questionable gap in your resume

 ILC is the only school in the Amazonas region to teach interactively and communicatively,

 ILC Library (of movies and books in English, Spanish, French…) is available to staff without charge

 ILC gives you the opportunity to teach children, young children, teenagers or adults.

 Opportunities to extend your experience in other cities at  our satellite schools

 ILC gives you the opportunity to teach in smaller communities around Chachapoyas

 Small classes, with the opportunity to make real friendships and connections with your students

Contact us at the email given on the job heading for more details or to apply.

International Language Center – ILC

Jr Amazonas 1039

Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú

Tel. (+51) 41 478807

Cel. (+51) 941 878 563

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This unit shows how a lesson is planned. I have heard of this procedure before and I think it makes a lot of sense. If there was no lesson plan, there would probably be no structure to the teaching and the learning, and the teaching certainly would not be very effective. However, like said in this unit, things don't always go exactly to plan and of course lesson plans will need to be flexible.The future tenses are complex in the English language because we can use different tenses to express future meanings. Depending on what we want to underline (continuity, action ended in a moment in the future, decision made before or at the moment of speaking) we will have to use different tenses and, above all, we have to study their structure that, sometimes, can be a bit difficult to remember.