JOIN THE PICHILEMU INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE STUDIES TEAM
We are currently looking for a volunteer team member to support us with teaching and customer service tasks this summer (December 2017 through the end of February, or March 2018). We are ideally looking for someone who is looking to gain more experience teaching different ages and levels while experiencing immersing themselves in Chilean culture. An ideal candidate is also proficient in Spanish and will help us with reception work.
THE SCHOOL AND ESL PROGRAM
Our ESL program is a community-oriented project that has been offering quality and accessible classes for over a decade. Teachers on our team love facilitating learning and want to provide a great experience to everyone. We are a small, but close team who love what we do. Our students’s ages and levels are very diverse. Class size is small (one to seven students maximum). The school is located in downtown Pichilemu, and functions as a multicultural space since we offer both ESL to locals, and Spanish language classes to foreigners from around the world.
Pichilemu is an oasis of coastal living in the center of Chile. The Mapudungun word means small forest. Nature, countryside and history come together in this enchanting tourist town in Central Chile. Pichilemu holds on to many cultural traditions rarely seen in other parts of Chile. Despite the deep campesino traditions, modern life is rapidly coming to this town.
Pichilemu offers a variety of activities year round. There are many options for ocean activities, surfing being the most popular. Punta de Lobos, a World’s surfing reserve is around the corner. The town has long, dark sand beaches where relaxing while watching a beautiful sunset is a must-do.
Desire to immerse in a new culture
Love for teaching and community work
Digital Marketing experience *an asset
Customer Service experience *an asset
Able to commit to 3 months
ESL teaching knowledge
Proficiency in Spanish
Able to start December 1, 2017
WHAT WE OFFER
300 USD monthly stipend to cover some of your expenses.
An opportunity to be part of a team working to provide students in the community with a great experience of learning a foreign language.
An opportunity to immerse in the Pichilemu community, an oasis of rural and coastal living in Central Chile.
The best view in downtown Pichilemu, minutes away from the beach.
Work up to 20 hours per week in the school (Monday to Friday).
Teach small groups, all ages and levels.
Plan, organize, and deliver lesson plans that use appropriate teaching techniques and strategies to meet students’ needs and interests.
Provide a supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to take an active role in learning and incorporate a challenging and enriching space for growth.
Develop creative, fun and interesting learning materials and activities that enhance students’ opportunities to speak English, as well as gain confidence in their language skills.
Assist school director with reception work and administrative tasks such as welcome guests and greet people who visit the school, register people for classes, organize students and teachers’ schedule, make phone calls, etc.
HOW TO APPLY
E-mail your resume and a brief introduction. In less than 500 words, tell us why you want to join the team and what makes you a great teacher. We look forward to hearing from you!
Maria Paz Miranda