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Cofradia's Bilingual School - Teach English in Honduras!

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Cofradia's Bilingual School

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested
CBS students marching in the annual torch parade

Please note that classes for the upcoming school year will be taught virtually due to Covid. We are currently recruiting volunteers who can teach via Zoom. You are not required to teach in Honduras when the school reopens unless you would like to. We hope to reopen the school for regular classes in January 2022.


The school is located in the lovely town of Cofradia, Cortes, near to the Carribean coast of Honduras. We aim to offer a top-quality, affordable bilingual education to our children and a level of community support and involvement that does not exist in the local public schools. Many of our kids come from very low socio-economic backgrounds and thanks to our volunteers we are able to offer them a free or low cost bilingual education they could not otherwise afford. Being bilingual in Honduras is a massive advantage and gives our kids the chance to end the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their families.

In order to offer a free or low cost education to our students, we are reliant on foreign volunteers coming to teach with us throughout the year. The school is founded on the principle that education empowers students to lead lives of their own creation. Students who attend our school become responsible, motivated, and passionate people ready to build a brighter future for themselves, their community and their country.

Our school has been educating the students of Cofradia for over 20 years and follows the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Whilst our volunteers are required to plan lessons, we have an effective and easy to use curriculum in place for our teachers.

Our volunteers love working with the students at our school as well as the bond that is created between our teachers. At any one time we normally have between 9 and 13 volunteers teaching with us. Our volunteers typically spend the time after school together and often travel together at the weekends. A typical afternoon can be cooking together, watching a movie using our projector or walking to the local river. Our volunteers come for the students but often leave with life long friends.

All volunteer-taught classes are conducted in English, so Spanish-language skills are not required. Prior teaching experience is not required to work at our school. While experience in education is certainly beneficial, we place more importance on highly passionate and dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of our students.

We are now looking for help from our volunteers to help teach for Kinder (ages 4-5) through 11th Grade (ages 16-17) for the 2021/2022 school year. For the sake of consistency and and to insure maximum progress and success for our students, we do prefer to accept volunteers that commit to the entire academic year (10 months). However we welcome enthusiastic teachers who can only come for shorter periods to be classroom assistants, resource teachers and/or can offer something really special for either the students or the community in general. In return for volunteering with us, we offer free accommodation in our volunteer house as well as 2 cooked meals per day and group food available to cook for evening meals.

For more information, email our Volunteer Coordinator at MissStephanieCBS@gmail.com. Please do not use volunteer@cofradiaschool.com as the domain is currently down.

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About Cofradia's Bilingual School

Location:

Residential San Jerónimo, Cofradia, Cortes 22205, HN

Mission Statement

Cofradia Bilingual School serves the town of Cofradia by providing high-quality, affordable bilingual education, and a level of community involvement that is all but absent from local public schools. Thanks to a devoted team of internationally-recruited volunteers and locally recruited Honduran teachers, students at the Cofradia Bilingual School receive more in-depth, expert instruction in all subject areas than would otherwise be available. The school is founded on the principle that education empowers students to lead lives of their own creation. Students who attend CBS become responsible, motivated, and passionate people ready to build a brighter future for themselves, their community and their country.

Description

  1. Please note that the school is currently closed due to Covid. Our classes will be taught virtually until January 2022. We need volunteers to teach via Zoom. There is no obligation to come to Honduras when the school reopens unless you would like to.

In August of every year, a team of volunteer-teachers arrives in Cofradia to work for the following school year. These volunteers are responsible for teaching classes, organizing school functions and fundraisers, and community outreach.

All volunteer taught classes are conducted in English, so Spanish-language skills are not required. Similarly, prior teaching experience is not required to work at CBS. While experience in education is undoubtedly beneficial, we value more highly motivated, passionate, and hard-working people.

Volunteer accommodation is provided free of charge in a shared room in one of our volunteer houses, and breakfast and lunch are provided on school days. Additionally, food is provided to prepare meals in the houses. You will need to pay for your flight to and from San Pedro Sula airport and any travel insurance you need. You will also need enough money to cover your living and travel expenses during your time in Cofradia.

We are currently recruiting for volunteer teachers to start August 2021. Please email us at MissStephanieCBS@gmail.com for more information.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Cofradia Bilingual SchoolResidential San JeronimoCofradia, Cortes 2071Honduras

(15.41683,-88.16329)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 - 10 months
  • Speaks fluent English

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