The minimum requirements for being accepted as a Teacher into Teach and Learn with Georgia are as follows:

  • Fluency in English
  • Two years of post-secondary education (minimum of 60 units or equal number in Quarters)
  • Clean nationwide Criminal Record Check (CRC) 
  • Medical test clearance
  • Flexibility, an open-mind, and a willingness to make a difference!
  •  *No formal teaching experience required
  • A passport valid for 6 months beyond the end of the teaching contract 

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, as there are two group intakes per month. Teacher contracts are initially signed for one or two semesters with options to extend. Contract lengths can vary from three to nine months, depending on arrival date.

What to Expect

From Monday to Friday you will gain experience in the classroom as an English teacher, focusing on conversation skills. Your week will consist of between 26-30 total hours of
teaching in a Georgian classroom. You will not be able to choose your location.

Requirements

Teachers are expected to be punctual, flexible and maintain a positive attitude.  It is up to the Teacher to be responsible and meet the standards and rules set forth by the program and your school. For political reasons, in the Republic of Georgia, and the Ministry of Education & Science, these positions are referred to as volunteer positions offering a stipend.

Academic Roles: At school, Teachers co-teach 1-6 grades with up to three Local English Teachers for a maximum of 30 hours per week, which includes time spent planning lessons. The schedule will be determined by the school principal. Teachers create interactive activities with a specific focus on listening and speaking skills.Many Teachers organize extracurricular activities based on their personal interests and the needs of the schools.

Non Academic Roles: At home, Teachers are expected to provide their host families with three hours of English lessons each week. Teachers participate in cultural exchange activities with their host families and integrate with the local communities.