Teaching English in Schools


Gain professional experience, explore Tanzania and volunteer teaching English, expanding opportunities for your students! Like most countries, the demand for English is constantly increasing Tanzania as international tourism and trade expand. While the importance of English as a second language is recognized and stressed, many poorer children are left without the opportunity to learn English. 

As a result, many poor Tanzanians are left without hope of higher career opportunities. CHF invites you to volunteer in Tanzania teaching English and improve educational environments for poor Tanzanian children. 

Not only will you brighten the futures of your students, you will also experience daily Tanzanian life and explore vibrant Africa.No specific qualifications or prior experiences are required to volunteer in the teaching English project in Tanzania. You’re expected to have a solid knowledge of English to communicate with the project staff and teach local people. 

You should have qualities such as love & passion for children, genuine interest, patience, compassion, endurance and so on. You should also be flexible and have the desire to learn and serve the people of Tanzania within a new culture and religion.

Your Responsibilities

as a Volunteer

As a volunteer teaching English in Tanzania, your experience will be valuable for both you and your students. Depending on skills and interests, volunteers teaching English in Tanzania will work closely with local teachers and follow the set Tanzanian English curriculum. Daily activities may include:

  • Teaching basic English
  • Aiding local teachers with lessons and activities
  • Teaching other subjects such as math or science
  • Teaching life skills such as basic business, painting, sewing, cooking, etc.
  • Teaching basic health and sanitation
  • Fundraising for educational programs
  • Organizing extracurricular activities such as music, dancing, sports, art, games, etc.
  • Assisting with local curriculum development
  • Maintaining the schools
  • Playing with the children
  • Assisting school/organization staff with local projects

Please Note:

The teaching schedule is very flexible. You will receive direction from local school/organization staff. You’re expected to work 3 to 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. You will have enough time to go on holidays and explore Tanzania’s tourism. In addition, most Tanzanian schools are closed in between semesters, during midterm evaluations, during new enrolment and on public and national holidays.

These dates may change, but are:

June 15th – July 27th (End of first semester and start of second semester) & Sep 19th – Oct 10th (Midterm evaluation)