Share your valuable skills in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, universities and other language institutes with people of all ages.
For those of you wanting a little more of a challenge, the role of ENGLISH TUTOR could be just the thing. Attaining English language skills can open up huge opportunities for many people around the world and you are given the opportunity to really make in difference in your placement. There are a huge range of ENGLISH TUTOR roles available, in a number of countries, in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, universities and other language institutes, with people of all ages.
Each country has its own approach to language learning. Some will have a curriculum to follow, whilst others will expect you to rely more on your initiative. You will be greatly valued for your skills in conversational English, which may be used to take your own classes, or to provide support to an existing English teacher. Varied aptitudes, ages, class sizes and resources mean you will have to think on your feet and occasionally improvise, but you’ll never have a dull moment in the classroom.
Placements usually start off as teaching assistant roles, where you will help staff members from the English Department with language teaching. Then, when you gain more experience and confidence, you will be given more responsibility and will be expected to take a more active role, often in the planning and teaching of your own classes. Some placements may even offer you the opportunity to help in other subjects as well, to give the students the opportunity to learn in English, or to utilise other skills or interests you may be willing to share.
Both the ENGLISH TUTOR and TEACHER roles share the undeniable fact that your presence in these schools and learning institutions will be highly appreciated, and you will find that you are welcomed with open arms.
Although the idea of taking your own class may seem daunting, Lattitude will aid your preparation by holding Teaching Skills Courses prior to your placement start, during which you will be trained in such topics as Classroom Management, Planning Lessons with Limited Resources etc. Your fellow teachers and school staff are always supportive, and will be there to help you when you need it. Often, you will be teaching with your Lattitude volunteer partner, so there is ample opportunity to share ideas and critique each others lessons.
Accommodation types vary greatly from country to country. In many of our English Tutor/Teacher destination countries, we utilise Host Families. These families often have some relationship with your host school, either as staff members there, or perhaps with children who are students at the school. Host families are the ultimate way of experiencing a new culture from within, and before long, you will find yourself at home away from home.
In other countries, such as China for example, the host school may provide a self-contained flat or apartment to be shared with your Lattitude partner. In the developing world, in places such as Malawi, Vanuatu or Fiji, the accommodation may be VERY different from what you are used to. You may need to be willing to dispense with some creature comforts; in extreme cases, even regular electricity and running water!
As there are SO MANY options to choose from, we spend a lot of time with you during and after your personal interviews to learn exactly what you want to get out of the experience. We use that information to recommend the placement that is going to work the best for you, and that will challenge you how YOU want to be challenged.
Destinations where you can do this role:
Poland is located in the heartland of Europe, nestled within a unique range of countries and cultures that are within easy travel distance. It offers a rich combination of history and culture in a rapidly developing country, while providing the chance to improve valued English language skills of the locals.Learn more about this destination »
As a volunteer in Vietnam, you will be embraced by the school and wider community as they truely appreciate the support in helping to improve their skills and future prospects. Our volunteers are often invited to family celebrations and local events, and have the rare chance to experience life like a local.Learn more about this destination »