Information for term Teach In The Dominican Republic Immersion
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2018
- Compensation: 18,000-44,000 DOP/month
OverviewClick to Open
CIEE partners with the Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia, y Technología (MESCyT) to send teachers for the Programa de Inglés de Inmersión para la Competicion.
This government-sponsored program gives you an opportunity to teach English to university-age Dominican students, where you’ll have the satisfaction of work as a lead teacher with students who previously had limited language-training opportunities, helping them progress to a functioning level of English-language proficiency. Immersion means that you’ll be placed in a safe, rural or urban area, on this beautiful island where you’ll get to know your community and learn about their cultural practices and heritage.
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|Spring 2 Semesters||January||November 1||10 months||118,000-44,000 $DOP/month|
About Our Program Fees
CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our program in the D.R. includes orientation on arrival, emergency insurance, and a high level of support throughout your experience (see all features below). To cover those costs, there is a program fee of $1,900. Once we accept your application, there is a $500 deposit to reserve your spot and start your job search. The second and final payment ($1,400) is due a few months later after you accept a job offer from a Dominican school. CIEE alumni receive a 5% discount!
What's includedClick to Open
- Job placement
- Pre-departure assistance
- iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services
- 24-hour support
- Two days of orientation
- Initial lodging
- Transportation from orientation to your assignment
The DestinationClick to Open
CIEE offers you the chance to take part in a meaningful endeavor, get paid to do it, and enjoy the warm community and tropical climate of a beautiful Caribbean island. You’ll have plenty of time to explore, enjoy beaches and jungles, and build relationships.
Teach in the DR – Immersion participants are placed in towns, villages, and urban areas all across the country. Placement is at the discretion of the Ministry of Education, and all placements are in safe areas, whether rural or urban. Exact placement locations will be assigned at the in-country orientation.
18,000-44,000 $DOP/month, initial lodging, transportation from orientation to your assignment.
Job placement, pre-departure assistance, two days of orientation.
iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services.
Job DescriptionClick to Open
As a lead English teacher for students who come to the immersion school on a full scholarship from the Dominican government, you’ll help students acquire speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills that will boost their future work prospects and could change their lives. There’s opportunity for rapid progress; immersion students take four consecutive hours of class, five days a week, for nine months.
The Ministry of Education supplies everything you need – texts, videos, and classroom materials. There’s also support and teacher training throughout the year.
Participants in the Teach in the Dominican Republic Immersion program are paid 200-300 Dominican pesos per hour, depending on teaching site and qualifications. Teachers working one shift can expect to receive 18,000-22,000 pesos per month. Teachers working two shifts can expect to receive 36,000-44,000 pesos per month.
The Ministry of Education provides a one-time reimbursement to cover the cost of airfare to return to the United States to CIEE teachers who successfully complete their initial contracts.
Classes are held in the morning, afternoon, and evening at centers run by the Dominican Ministry of Education in towns and villages throughout the country.
Generally, each teaching site has two “shifts" of four teaching hours per weekday. Workload varies from site to site; some teachers will be expected to work one shift (20hrs/wk), while others will be expected to work two shifts (40hrs/wk). You may request one shift or two, but shifts are assigned based on the needs of the Ministry of Education, so CIEE cannot guarantee that you will receive your preference. Keep in mind that like teachers all over the world, you’ll need to budget time outside of class for lesson planning and grading.
Classroom activities are interactive and varied, and may be complemented by time in a computer laboratory at some sites. However your site is set up, the intensive nature of the program allows you to help students think and speak in English with each other, both in and out of the classroom.
QualificationsClick to Open
TEFL CertificationClick to Open
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