Free Eastern Europe Teaching Experience
Are you looking to teach English abroad? If you are, you’re in luck as there are opportunities to teach English in Georgia where there is NO COST for you to take part in the program. In fact if you are accepted to the program your return airfare, accommodation, and airport transfer are all paid for - you will also be paid a monthly allowance to help towards your daily living costs - honestly, you can't ask for much better than that!
Georgia is striving to build a thriving democracy and as a part of this endeavor the Georgian government is hiring up to 1,000 English teachers to work in public schools across the country. Since this is a government initiative there is no cost to apply or take part.What will I do
Volunteers will be following the Georgian national curriculum primarily and they will be co-teaching, so most of the time lessons will not be repetitive. However it might vary from school to school and from teacher to teacher as well. And apart from the national curriculum, volunteers will have to think of some practical exercises which will be focusing on the development of spoken English among Georgian school children.What is Co-Teaching
The native English speaking teachers will teach together with a local Georgian English teacher. The Georgian teacher will have the curriculum and will know the milestones the students are supposed to achieve, as well as the local teaching system in general. It is very likely that your partner teacher has never been outside Georgia and has learnt English mostly “from the book.” As the native English speaker and the teacher you will contribute to the students’ learning process with your creative ideas, exercises, conversational English, and corrections. You will be the carrier of “real” language within the framework provided by the local teacher. It is most important to develop strong conversational skills in Georgian students. This will be a partnership; you will not be an assistant. Public schools in other countries, for examples in Korea, practice this co-teaching model as well.What's the cost?
Absolutely nothing, zero, £0! Since this is a government initiative there is no cost to apply or take part.What's included
- Return airfare
- Homestay accommodation
- Medical insurance
- Monthly allowance of £170
Departures leave every month on the 15th and 30th. Volunteers departing before Oct 1, 2011 have two options for their return date, either Dec 23, 2011 or June 23, 2012. Volunteers that leave after Oct 1, 2011 must commit to stay until June 23, 2012.How to apply
For more information feel free to use the email us button or if you want to apply online visit our website and fill in an online application, it's as easy as that! We advise you to hurry as this is a very popular opportunity and the spaces are filling up fast!
We send out volunteer groups every month.
Volunteers that select a departure month before Oct, 2011 can choose to return in either December 2011 or June 2012.
Volunteers that select a departure month after Sept 30, 2011 will return in June 2012.
Since this is a government initiative there is no cost to apply or take part. Applicants that are accepted into the program will be provided with their flight, medical, accommodation, airport pickup and paid a monthly allowance.
FREE to take part! Includes Airfare, Accommodation, Medical Insurance and get paid 170 Pounds Per Month - Hurry limited places!
This placement would suit:
This is a great program for friendly, adventurous & independent applicants that are looking to gain work experience teaching, learn new skills, give back to those less fortunate, help improve another country’s education system, travel somewhere unexpected, have a true cultural experience, and become part of a local family.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“A word to the wise: Don’t assume anything is going to fit your preconceptions of what is normal. But, before you make a leap in shock or outrage at something that might strike you as being exclusively symptomatic of the country and culture you’re in, ask yourself: “How different are the mindsets of the people in my home country?” You may find that your cultures share more in common than you may initially dare to acknowledge. Results will always vary. And you know what, I have no desire to return home as of yet, other than to visit with my family and catch up with old friends. Teaching English in Georgia has had a profound effect on me, and I desire to continue my work here.”
~ by Michael Rose
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Footprints Recruiting ® is a company that started from one of those “Eureka” moments back in 2001 when former ESL teachers Ben Glickman and Jeff Strachan realized that being paid to travel to another country, teach, develop professionally, and earn a living by simply sharing knowledge of the language they both grew up speaking, aka English, might be something that other people wanted to be a part of too. Thus, Footprints Recruiting ® was born and the ESL teacher placement industry has never been the same!