Teach English Classes

Volunteer Program Overview

Community in Action is actively seeking international volunteers to help teach English to children and adults in Rio de Janeiro. Short-term intensive English classes enable favela residents to prepare for the job market, school exams, and to master areas of specific interest.  Our flexible format is perfect for volunteers who have the desire to make a direct impact, but cannot commit for the duration of a full-semester or longer.  This program provides an excellent volunteer English teaching opportunity for college students, gap year students, and adults looking to make an immediate difference.  No previous English teaching experience needed!

Language Requirements: Basic Portuguese Required

The Need

The 2016 Olympic Games will bring millions of foreign tourists to Rio de Janeiro. With this event quickly approaching, an ability to speak English opens up many professional opportunities for local residents in the service and tourism industries. Unfortunately, access to English classes is limited for many residents of the Complexo do Alemão community who would otherwise be poised to take advantage of these opportunities. Volunteers are needed today!

Implementation Details

  • Contribute toward material costs
  • Design English curriculum and lesson plans (optional)
  • Teach classes for 5 – 30 students (per class)
  • Network with local residents and Community in Action staff
  • Monitor students’ progress and write debriefs

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