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Teach English in the Cape Verde

The Republic of Cape Verde or Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century.

With globalization making the learning of English important in all countries, Cape Verde has a shortage of qulaified English teachers.

The US peace corps are a large supplier of volunteer English teachers to Cape Verde, as the following summary acknowledges (SOURCE: Peace Corps Online)

"The Minister of Education has remarked, "without the presence of the Peace Corps in Cape Verde, we could be severely handicapped in reaching our goal of securing Cape Verde's place in the process of globalization. We recognize that English is the language of commerce, education, and international relations. We are most grateful to have the Peace Corps in our country."

During 2000, Volunteers taught English to more than 5,000 students, a significant percentage of the secondary school population. Volunteers also play a primary role in the pre- and in-service training of licensed English teachers. They have developed instructional materials that incorporate Cape Verdean culture and history and have introduced them into secondary schools. In activities outside the classroom, Volunteers have a two-week English summer camp, a career day for female students, and field trips to broaden student awareness. Volunteers are also involved in adult English literacy training, which is designed to help stimulate the growth of the islands' burgeoning tourist trade. A small number of Volunteers also work in pre-school administration. The Peace Corps has continued to expand its English teaching initiative into primary schools."

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