Teach English in Georgia
We regret to inform you that our Georgia program is closed.
If you’re looking for a unique ESL adventure abroad, becoming a volunteer English teacher in Georgia is an experience you’ll never forget! A beautiful Eastern European country bordering the Black Sea, Georgia is a country of stunning scenery and windswept mountainous terrain, ancient hillside castles and churches, cobblestone streets, and friendly locals.
Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) is a government-sponsored program by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The project’s aim – to improve the quality of education in the country – is a top priority for the Government of Georgia.
By bring fluent English speakers from around the world to the country of Georgia, TLG is working to improve English proficiency and expand Georgia’s global presence. The program also aims to create opportunities for cultural exchange, both within the classroom and within Georgian communities.
As a volunteer English teacher in Georgia, your presence – along with thousands of other teachers from all over the world – will have a profound impact on Georgian youth as well as the entire country.
WHY BECOME A VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TEACHER IN GEORGIA?
Modern city of Tbilisi
The skills you learn as a volunteer teacher in Georgia, whether you’re just out of college, in the middle of your career, or retired, are skills that will help to enhance your marketability with potential employers. You’ll not only gain valuable teaching experience in the classroom, but you’ll also be living in a country the rest of the world knows very little about! The personal and professional rewards that you experience while teaching English in Georgia will last a lifetime!
Volunteering isn’t just about giving back to a community that needs our help in improving the quality of education. The TLG program is about a cross-cultural exchange of ideas, culture, customs, beliefs and values for every side that is involved. You’ll learn about traditional Georgian culture and lifestyle, and as a representative of your country, you’ll also be sharing your own culture and customs with the Georgian students and families that you come in contact with.
IS GEORGIA A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE AS A VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TEACHER?
Absolutely! TLG provides volunteer teachers with the training, information, and support that they need to stay safe and healthy during their time in Georgia. Furthermore, TLG does an excellent job of screening and visiting host families to ensure teachers are being placed in a safe environment.
The crime rate in Georgia is very low. In fact, the crime rate in Georgia is lower than that of the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany and France. View this chart for details: Crime rate statistics.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH IN GEORGIA?
Beautiful scenery in Georgia
Teach and Learn in Georgia actively recruits teachers with a variety of experiences and from countries all over the world. To qualify for the program, you must:
- Speak English fluently
- Possess a University Degree, College Diploma, or Associates Degree in any discipline
- Nationalities: American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand, and South Africa residents are preferred. TLG accepts applicants from all over the world who speak English fluently.
- Complete a medical assessment form that attests to your good health
- Complete a background check
- A teaching certificate or ESL certification is preferred, but not required
- Professionalism, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude!
WHERE DO VOLUNTEER TEACHERS GO?
The options for volunteer teaching in Georgia are endless. Every home stay opportunity is completely different. TLG teachers can be found all over Georgia: in the high mountain villages of the Caucasus Mountains, in the beautiful seaside town of Batumi, and the modern capital city of Tbilisi. Your time in Georgia can be tailor-made and the possibilities are endless!