In 2014 SKIP worked throughout the year with three local public schools:
- A total of 1,730 children received English classes throughout the year
- A total of 1,986 English classes were taught in local schools
- 30% improvement in average test scores between the beginning and start of the year for Primary Education students
- 16% improvement in test scores for Secondary Education students
- In testing at the start of the year, children and young people who had previously attended SKIP scored 8% higher in their exams than children entering the programme in 2014
- In Primary Education, 83% of students improved their test scores
- In Secondary Education, 70% of students improved their test scores
Read more about programme outcomes in our annual reports
SKIP's English teaching programme provides lessons not only to the 300 children enrolled in our programme but also to over 700 other children who attend public schools in the local area. Teaching in the public schools enables us to not only provide a head start to children who will study English in Secondary school as a required subject, but also to provide solid support for SKIP within the local community.
Thanks to a partnership with the American Embassy, we have also been able to provide scholarships to learn English for our most motivated children and teenagers at the El Cultural Language Institute a private and prestigious language school located in the centre of Trujillo.
The English teaching programme aligns with the overall SKIP philosophy, and shares the common objectives of promoting multiculturalism and also developing a global dimension within the children’s education. This is facilitated by our English teachers - a dedicated team of international volunteers, many of whom are native English speakers. SKIP English classes are designed to foster the self-esteem and creativity of students, offering a safe space for self-expression through participative, dynamic activities.
Furthermore, our English programme also aims to give the children and teenagers of El Porvenir the ability to communicate in another language, which not only opens doors to other cultures but can also increase job opportunities in many careers where understanding a foreign language is a real asset.
Our English teaching programme is supervised by an experienced and qualified EFL teacher so as a volunteer you will receive support and skills training in lesson planning and teaching techniques:
Read more about being an English teaching volunteer.
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