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Teachers Needed - San Cristóbal Islands, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Posted By: Universidad San Francisco de Quito <>
Date: Monday, 2 June 2014, at 8:39 p.m.

GAIAS is an extension campus in the Galapagos Islands of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). The campus has been operating for over ten years on the island of San Cristobal, providing English as a Foreign Language classes to high school juniors and seniors, traditional university students (completion of English program is a graduation requirement), as well as adult community members. The university is a registered private NGO in Ecuador. It offers an international working environment, with faculty and staff from around the world.

GAIAS is looking for motivated, energetic and flexible English teaching volunteers to be part of the established program in San Cristobal, Galapagos. Volunteers teach two classes each day, duration of two hours each class, for a total of 20 in-class hours weekly. Teachers are also required to schedule one office hour each week and 3 hours per month of extra-curricular activities.

Applicants must be able to pay all round-trip travel expenses, health insurance during time abroad, and obtain a 12-VIII Ecuadorian Cultural Exchange visa.

Position: Volunteer Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
Location: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Contract Length: 6 months, due to strict migration laws in Galapagos
Dates: August 11th, 2014 to January 16th, 2015

Minimum Qualifications
• Native English speaker
• Bachelor's degree
• TEFL or TESOL certificate
• A least six months of prior teaching experience, ideally in a university setting

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in Education, ESL, Linguistics, or related field
• Conversational Spanish skills

• Daily food stipend of $16/day
• Free accommodation on campus (private room and bathroom)
• Free breakfasts on campus

How to Apply
Please send the following materials to Amy Kumpf at by June 16th, 2014.

• Cover letter and CV
• Bachelor’s Degree
• TEFL or TESOL certificate
• Sample lesson plan

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