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Costa Rica - English as a Foreign Language Teacher & Program Coordinator


Date 2014-06-25 09:06:39 Location : Central America


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

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

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
http://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,