Although the Moroccan government is working hard to improve literacy and promote professional development, a large percentage of Moroccan children and teenagers aren’t given the chance to acquire valuable second language skills. It’s well known that speaking a second language will enable students to further their education and integrate them well into the job market, but accessing opportunities to learn these languages is not easy.
You’ll be placed in community centers that provide free or very low cost language classes to local children, teenagers and adults. These centers often lack structure and organization, so you’ll need to be adaptable and use your initiative to be effective. Volunteers assist the staff by running language classes, providing tutoring, organizing games and activities, and helping with homework and exams. You’ll often be running classes in tandem with another international volunteer.
Volunteers are also able to teach French, which is a popular second language in Morocco. If you can speak French and English, and are willing to volunteer teaching both languages, please include that in your application.
The nature of project work is essentially the same as our Teaching English project on the Morocco program. This project is better suited to volunteers who want to be based closer to the Sahara desert, in a smaller city that is more popular with other tourists and known as Morocco’s cultural hub.
As volunteers work with the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to participate. However, we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, like a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.Apply now