Teach English

Join us for a Semester and share your teaching skills with our students

BPP is always looking for teachers who are qualified, committed, dedicated, outgoing and passionate with a big heart and a desire to give back. To maintain consistency for our students and families and support the local economy, BPP only hires locally for full-time teaching positions. Native English speakers and experienced teachers help by providing communication experiences to our students and contributing at an advisory capacity to our teachers and staff. This can be done virtually or in-person. For volunteers interested in an immersive experience at our schools directly, we highly value a full-semester commitment to maximize the impact of this contribution. Therefore we only consider English teacher volunteer placements for each semester from the months of February to June, or July to November and require a deposit to process this placement. For volunteers interested in a shorter commitment, we recommend our Cultural Exchange Program.

If you are interested in teaching in our upcoming semester, please contact us or send your resume to info@barrioplantaproject.org

Words from an English teacher

Here is what one of our teachers has said about the program

Meaghan Bergman

Michigan, USA – English teacher 2015

“If I hadn’t become involved with Barrio Planta Project, I would not have been as immersed in the community and culture of San Juan del Sur as I am now. Teaching English here has allowed me to meet so many families in the community and the students are so open and welcoming to me as a teacher. They’re growing and learning every single second of every single day and they couldn’t be happier to do so. Every day this place becomes more of a home – not just San Juan del Sur itself, but BPP. It becomes a part of me and I just can’t imagine losing that.”