1. How is the Conversation Coach program different from other InterExchange Teach English programs?
Conversation Coaches live with a host family, for whom they provide roughly 15 hours of unpaid tutoring per week. Participants are provided with a private room in the family’s home, as well as meals. If you are interested in a classroom experience you may wish to explore our Teaching Assistant programs in Chile or Italy; paid teaching placements in Thailand or Vietnam; or our TEFL certification program in China. Our Volunteer category of programs also includes opportunities to teach.
Living with a host family presents a unique range of challenges and rewards. While it may not afford the flexibility of living in an apartment or student housing, it can be a great way to feel welcome and supported in a new country.
2. How much will I earn?
Conversation Coaches are unpaid tutors, but are provided with room and board and many other great benefits.
3. Are flights included in the program fee?
Flights are not included. The participant is responsible for booking his or her own flight. We ask that you wait to purchase your flight until your host family match is confirmed.
4. Do I need a teaching certificate?
No, but we prefer that you have some previous teaching, tutoring and/or child care experience.
5. What age ranges will I be teaching?
Children range from toddlers to teens and you will be able to discuss age and proficiency levels of children with prospective host families who express an interest in welcoming you as their tutor.
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