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The Virtues and Dilemmas of the Cuban People

the Cuban people

Ken, a volunteer from one of the Cuba teams in January, reflects on the virtues of the Cuban people as well as the challenges they face and their dilemma of whether to stay in Cuba or try to emigrate. After only 4 days here, I am already falling in love with Cuba and the Cuban […]

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A Lesson Worth Learning Over and Over Again, Even at Age 58

Service Trip to Poland

Searching for a service trip to Poland? Global Volunteers engages individuals of every generation, ethnicity and walk of life on our Poland Volunteer Program to help teach conversational English to students – and no previous teaching experience is necessary! These students crave the chance to learn American English from native speakers. So even if you’ve never taught, […]

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Teaching conversational English in Mexico and Cuba

Teaching conversational English in Mexico and Cuba

Judi has taught conversational English in three different Spanish-speaking countries. Here she shares her experience teaching conversational English in Mexico and Cuba. Queretaro, Mexico All of the fifteen volunteers spent each day and/or evening at the Universidad Tecnológica de Queretaro teaching conversational English. Most of the English Language instructors gave the volunteers topics for discussions. […]

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Conversational English Classes in Spanish Speaking Countries

ENGLISH CLASSES IN SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES

If someone knows about teaching English classes in Spanish speaking countries, that’s Judi. She has taught conversational English in three different Spanish-speaking countries. Here she shares her experience in each of these communities. In the last two years I have been fortunate enough to engage in conversational English classes with Spanish speaking persons in three countries: […]

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Volunteer Develops New English Teaching Method in India

Resourcefulness goes a long way on a Global Volunteers Program!  For instance, this volunteer approached English teaching in India with personal creativity that resulted in an innovation available to successive volunteers.  Devra explains what motivated her to inaugurate the Grammar Champion Program on a Global Volunteers India Program. I’m not a teacher, so when I volunteered in 2014 […]

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“Three Nations, a Million Smiles”

Global Volunteer Teaching Projects

Four-time Global Volunteer Connie reflects back on her volunteer teaching projects and experiences from Vietnam, Cuba and Portugal – comparing and contrasting them… These words “rigid, fluid, and tech” describe three Global Volunteers tutoring experiences in Vietnam, Cuba, and most recently Portugal. “Rigid” curriculum and teaching structure in Vietnam contrasted to the “fluid” evening conversation sessions […]

Observations on Teaching Experience in Portugal

Observations on Teaching Experience in Portugal

Observations on Teaching Experience in Portugal by Dot, 7-time Global Volunteer: My experiences in Beja, Portugal were with high school students – in school and via tutoring – and 7th graders. The high school students’ behaviors in Beja were similar to those of high school students in the United States (compared and contrasted with the […]

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Creative Teaching in India – Cow Girls and a Banana Phone

teaching in India

Global Volunteer, Michelle, reports on creative ways to engage students in learning English when teaching in India. After dropping Steve and Barbee at Assisi Illam, Jennifer and I headed back to Christ the King School for a second day with the 4th and 5th graders. We built on the animal teams and team slogans created on […]

Teaching English in Mexico: Bringing Together the Peoples of our Nations

teaching English in Mexico

Two University English Instructors in Querétaro, Mexico made a point to express their gratitude to our recent volunteer team.  In case you think you can’t make a difference by teaching English in Mexico as a volunteer, please read on, and then talk to a volunteer coordinator: “Our countries and people must be closer.” I would really […]

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Using Professional Skills in Poland

Using professional skills in Poland

Connie has served a total of 20 times with Global Volunteers, ten of those in Poland. Here is why, and how she is using professional skills in Poland.  Lifetime learning Being curious as a child and curious as an adult, as well as wanting to share what I have learned, are qualities which made me enjoy […]