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P.O. Box 371Karatu, Karatu District TZ



In Tanzania, Swahili is the language of instruction in primary school and yet, the secondary school curriculum and instruction is English-based. This results in a language barrier that is a significant obstacle to learning for most students. Over 60% of secondary students typically fail the national exams, in large part due to their lack of English language comprehension.

The Dageno Girls Center is accepting applications for a volunteer English Language Teacher (volunteer position) who will oversee the intensive English Foundations Course for incoming Form I students, teach Form I - V English language classes and lead extra-curricular activities throughout the year to help students to improve their English speaking, reading and writing skills. Ideally we are looking for someone with high school ESL teaching experience who can understand the challenges of teaching to an exam driven curriculum whilst at the same developing students' wider skills and understandings. Many students will be learning English as a third language having learned to speak their local language at home and Kiswahili at Primary School. The ESL Teacher will provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.


Assist in the design and implementation of Dageno’s ESL program. Sample tasks include:

  • With support from administration, develop and implement curricula that support and enrich the Tanzania national curriculum to meet academic standards
  • Lead groups of Dageno students through a curriculum intended to support the development of their English language skills
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding and use assessments to constantly adjust plans based on student needs

Share teaching best practices with colleagues. Sample tasks include:

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and provide professional development through sessions and workshops to improve instructional practices


  • You have experience of successfully working alongside a team of diverse individuals
  • You have a passion for education equality
  • You're a self-starter and committed to the greater good
  • You enjoy navigating unforeseen challenges
  • You're an incredibly creative thinker
  • You're generous with your time and enjoy flexibility
  • You're an exceptional team player with a great work ethic
  • You have an unshakable thirst to be at the heart of social change
  • You wish to put your talents, passion and skills to work for Dageno


  • Possess excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Mastery of ESL content area, demonstrates effective classroom management skills, and is able to teach students in a clear and effective manner to drive academic achievement
  • Strong classroom management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students
  • A commitment to lifelong learning with the desire to take advantage of professional development and coaching to constantly improve
  • A willingness to share your knowledge and teaching skills with colleagues


  • Bachelor’s in TESOL, Linguistics, English, or related field, Master’s preferred
  • TEFL or CELTA with teaching experience in the ESL field
  • English fluency
  • Familiarity with international development, particularly education
  • Be willing to committing to at least 3 months volunteering with Dageno in Karatu, Tanzania.


This is a volunteer position, with a minimum commitment of 3 months. If you have additional questions or are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume/CV by email to


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • English
  • Youth Services
  • General Education

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Requirements & Commitment

  • At least 3 months

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