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Short-term Opportunities to Teach English in Rural K-12 Schools in the Department of Risaralda, Colombia

Posted By: Nukanti Foundation <>
Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2014, at 9:34 a.m.

In Partnership with the local Department of Education, the Nukanti Foundation is offering short-term opportunities to teach English in rural K-12 schools in the Department of Risaralda, Colombia—the heart of the coffee region.

Worksite: Colombia, Risaralda Department
Type: Volunteer position (though accommodation, meals, and work-related internal transportation will be provided)
Duration: 4 months, Aug 1 – Nov 30, 2014
Supervisor: Colombia Director

Project Deliverables
• Assist English teachers in rural Risaralda Colombia, engaging in conversational activities with the students and instructors
• Create and deliver a daily after-school activity of your choosing that engages youth in English conversation exercises. (Past topics have included sports, arts, conversation club, etc.)
• Participate in introductory and regular meetings with local staff and stakeholders
• Provide constructive feedback about how the teaching model and/or curriculum could be modified to improve teaching results

Candidate Attributes
• Native English speaker
• Completion of college coursework
• Previous teaching/training/mentoring experience is beneficial but not required
• Spanish language skills are beneficial but not required

To Apply
Apply by email to
Please submit:
• A cover letter (not to exceed 750 words) explaining qualifications and motivation to join the project
• A CV/resume
• Two letters of reference (at least one professional or academic)

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