Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile

English Language Institute

Spanish (Intermediate)

This English Language Institute is a training center that focuses on teaching the practical use of English in the workplace and everyday life to youth and adults. Participants in this role may serve as a Language Partner and assist students with the development of English skills, prepare lesson plans and other educational materials for class, lead classroom discussions, support full-time English professors, facilitate group discussions, correct student assignments, and help with pronunciation. Participants may also have opportunities to assist administrators in program development or research projects.

Special Education Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This center is for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years-old that have autism or other special needs. In addition to conducting primary education classes, the center also provides a multi-sensory stimulation classroom where students work with therapists on a weekly basis. Participants’ tasks may vary depending on their specific area of study or interest, however, some of the possible responsibilities may include assisting with classroom management, providing individualized attention to students, or developing and assisting with art workshops and educational activities. For students studying physical/occupational/speech therapy, there may be opportunities to work with the center’s therapists during their sessions with the students. *This organization is closed from the middle December until the end of February for Summer vacation and in July for winter break.

Technical High School

Spanish (Beginning)

This technical high school is dedicated to the education of technical professions such as gastronomy, food engineering, chemistry, automotive technology, and port operation. High school graduates from this program are awarded a certification in their technical area, which provides them with the skill-sets they need to start their technical career. Participants in the school may work alongside English teachers to assist students between the ages of 14-18 with grammar, pronunciation, homework, lead tutorial sessions, and plan English language activities. Participants with significant work, volunteer, or education experience may also have opportunities to participate in the technical classrooms. *This organization is closed from mid-December until the end of February for Summer vacation and in July for winter break.

Public Primary School

Spanish (High Intermediate)

This public school is located in an urban, under-served area of Valparaíso. The school's mission is to integrate all members of the community and emphasize personal improvement, responsibility, respect for oneself, others and the environment. Participants in school may assist teachers in English-language classrooms, lead recreational activities, and help with workshops on a variety of subjects. *This organization is closed from mid-December until the end of February for Summer vacation and in July for winter break.