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English Teaching in Tanzania
English Teaching in Tanzania

English Teaching in Tanzania

Meet a new generation of eager students and help improve their English
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    Overview

    If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing Tanzania as a community teaching assistant is something you will really enjoy!

    We have strong relationships with various primary, secondary, and high schools around the Monduli district in need of teaching support and community leaders who would like us to organize English learning programs. You may also have the chance to assist with teaching mathematics and science for higher level students.

    You will be assisting local teachers to teach basic English by exchanging songs, and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more! A lot of the children here are quite young and require attention as well as activities to keep them stimulated in order to assist their growth.

    Our teaching program is generally meant to support the learning of children of ages between 6 to 14 years (grade 1 - 7). The school operates between the hours of 0800 in the morning up until 1600 in the afternoon. This program is designed for participants to engage with students 4-6 hours per day with breaks in between class sessions and some of the time may be after school activities when available.

    Feel free to bring teaching materials such as games, coloured pencils, erasers, English language books, and even clothes and toys to donate! We recommend you also bring pictures or other small objects representing your country of origin, which you could also turn into an educational lesson that will really broaden the children’s world!

    Objectives

    • Improve the village children’s English and widen their cultural interactions
    • Provide you with a teaching assistant experience, an invaluable life skill!
    • Assist the teaching staff with extra hands

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Monduli, Tanzania
    You will be staying in the district of Monduli located within the Arusha region, in northeastern Tanzania. The Monduli district is an extremely popular spot for tourists to learn how the local Maasai people live as well as observe the natural environment. Numerous attractions such as Lake Manyara, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro can be found nearby and are the wonders of the region.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      We will meet you at JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) or ZNZ (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport) in one of these time slots:

      • Option A - Saturday: 10:00
      • Option B - Saturday: 14:00
      • Option C - Sunday: 10:00
      • Option D - Sunday: 14:00
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      Monday - Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Assisting Teachers and Students at the school
      • Lunch break
      • Assist Teachers and Students at the school
      • Lesson Planning for next day
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Local vans (dala-dala) to Arusha. Depart throughout the day. Change to taxi to arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (3.5 hours) for earliest flights on Saturday Evening
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Modest clothing for the school - i.e. covering the knees and shoulders
    • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!

    Food

    Meals are inspired by the local cuisine and consist of a lot of corn, rice, potatoes, and bananas. Some beef, goat meat, beans, and a few green leafy vegetables will help to add nutrients to your daily meals. There are very few dishes that will be served that are the typical western style, so please be prepared for a food adventure as well.

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in our local program center or with a host family, to provide you with a degree of basic comfort. There may be western-style toilets, but the traditional squat-style flush toilet may also be what is in use. Sometimes water will need to be heated for showers and these may be bucket style. The accommodation is on a local school campus and there is lots of green space to enjoy. We have a big garden available where you can relax during the daytime, and during clear nights, you can even star gaze at the Milky Way from here! We suggest that all participants get a local SIM card and buy a bundle to maintain personal internet access.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

English Teaching

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$355/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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