Expressions of interest
Deadline to submit expressions of interest: Friday 13 February 2015
English is the medium of instruction from Year 3 in the Philippine Basic Education Curriculum. Even so, recent studies and results of national tests indicate that the quality of English in schools is declining. In response, we are working on new initiatives through our work in English teaching to address this.
Teach English in the Philippines scheme is one of these new initiatives. We are delivering this scheme with partners like VSO Bahaginan, the country organisation of VSO International, and APEC Schools, a chain of low-cost private secondary schools developed by a joint venture between Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines’ leading conglomerates.
We are now looking for UK university partners to support the scheme. For the first year, we intend to invite university students to volunteer and teach English, maths and science to senior high school students in the Philippines. A volunteer programme will be implemented to ensure the student volunteers are assigned relevant work and are supported while in the school.
The UK university partner will be in charge of:
- Initial selection of volunteers
- Venue and facility for skype interview and testing