In the English Teaching program, volunteers will work in public
schools in Northern Peru. They will work alongside Peruvian teachers
and staff to provide enrichment English classes for primary and
secondary school students and may have the opportunity to work
one-on-one with teachers as well to aid them in fluency production and
pronunciation. It is not required for volunteers to have teaching
experience before participating in this program; however, volunteers
find that past experience teaching enriches their experience.
Volunteers will work in the mornings with partner schools teaching English to primary and secondary school students and in the afternoons will participate in planning and evaluation sessions with Vive Peru staff. They will also work with local mothers' clubs to put on creativity workshops with children from disadvantaged communities.
Spanish proficiency is not required by Vive Peru, but it is strongly recommended. Many volunteers find that any level of Spanish comprehension will enhance interactions with students and teaching staff.