CEPAL volunteers teach for about four hours each day, Monday through Friday, for the duration of the Overseas Program (July – November). In addition, volunteers are expected to work beyond their scheduled teaching to prepare adequately for their classes/workshops.
CEPAL’s teaching program is not like structured teaching programs in Canada! Regardless of how much planning goes on in advance, the creation of a fixed teaching schedule is a near-impossible task, and is always subject to change. For this reason, CEPAL volunteers generally provided semi-structured classes that are fun and creative for students.
In addition, CEPAL is often involved with vocational English workshops for specific trades such as hairdressers. These workshops are oriented towards adults and often take place in the evenings. The structure of these workshops are specified by our NGO partners.