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Costa Rica - nglish as a Foreign Language Teacher & Program Coordinator - Volunteer Position

Posted By: Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center <volunteer@learningcentercostarica.org>
Date: Saturday, 21 June 2014, at 1:32 p.m.

Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center
Linking Communities and Conservation through Education and Ecotourism
Centro de Aprendizaje Para la Conservación en Sarapiquí (CECOS)
Enlazando Comunidades y Conservación a Través de la Educación y Ecoturismo
Apartado 92-41001, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica
Tel. 506.2761.2082 Fax 506.2761.2212
www.learningcentercostarica.org

English as a Foreign Language Teacher & Program Coordinator (June to
December 2014)
Volunteer Position- Room and board provided.

Located on the beautiful Sarapiquí River, the SCLC depends on long-term
volunteers to run its day-to-day programs and operations. The volunteers must
be highly committed, self-mot ivated, willing to work full-time, and responsible
for coordinating the entirety of the EFL program. The SCLC is focusing on
realizing its original mission of establishing itself as a center for resources for the
Sarapiqui community and a place where the local community comes to support
and help each other. Due to the nature of the Center and the mission to reach and
work with the local community, all volunteers should have an intermediate level
of Spanish and feel comfortable communicating in this language.

The EFL Program was originally developed to satisfy the demand of the community
to be able to compete in the current job market. Costa Ricans in the rural
communities of Sarapiquí have the opportunity to learn English in a comfortable
learning environment with native teachers and developed materials.
The volunteers who commit to coordinate the program and participate in the day
to day operations of the Center, for a minimum of six months, will be
provided with a private room in a local family's home, all meals, laundry service
plus a bicycle for transport in the local area.

Job Description

Promote & Advertise EFL course and its registration period throughout the
local area.
Manage and coordinate all aspects of registration process, including
administering entrance exams to determine appropriate levels for
registrants.
Keep track of tuition payments and follow-up with students who fall behind
in payment schedule
Create appropriate schedule of classes based on student demand.
Teach multiple levels of English classes to adults and youth, mostly in the
evening because of demand.
Be able to apply evaluation instruments in order to measure the
advancement of the students.
Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center
Linking Communities and Conservation through Education and Ecotourism
Centro de Aprendizaje Para la Conservación en Sarapiquí (CECOS)
Enlazando Comunidades y Conservación a Través de la Educación y Ecoturismo
Apartado 92-41001, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica
Tel. 506.2761.2082 Fax 506.2761.2212
www.learningcentercostarica.org

Write monthly reports about program outcomes and challenges including
course aspects such as attendance, group learning development, and
evaluations.

Job Requirements
- Native English Speaker from one of the following countries: Australia, U.S.A, United
Kingdom, Canada or Republic of Ireland
- CELTA, Trinity or equivalent TEFL/TESOL qualification and no experience necessary OR
any other relevant qualification with demonstrable experience
- A strong passion for working
- Willing to teach classes from 5pm to 8pm during the week, Monday to Thursday
- Prepared to work outside of class hours to prepare for classes: writing of lesson plans,
making of activities, administration, preparation of tests etc
- Highly motivated with a strong self-starting initiative
- Willing to sign contract detailing responsibilities and commitments, with US$100
refundable deposit to adhere to these commitments
- Willing to also work additional hours, most probably on Saturdays as part of a separate
program at the center

If you are interested in applying for this position or would like general
information about the Center, please contact us at:
volunteer@learningcentercostarica.org

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