Teach English Abroad (Ghana)

Teaching English in Ghana is a wonderful way for our volunteers to help school children between the ages of 5 to 16-years-old. These students are very serious in their quest for learning vital English language skills. Like in any other developing country in the world, the demand for English skills is growing rapidly in Ghana. English fluency is often a gateway to good quality and high paying jobs. This trend has captivated the younger generation's attention, encouraging them to learn and master the art of conversational English. Most volunteers will enjoy the volunteer teaching English in Ghana project and you will find the children mostly well behaved and extremely eager to learn from an international volunteer. You will also receive warm appreciation of the effort you have put it.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to chose from any of the cities below or do a rotation program.

Role of Volunteer

As a volunteer in Teaching English in Ghana project, you will work for 5-6 hours a day and 25-30 hours a week. Apart from English, volunteers can also teach Math, Science or any other subject that might be of interest and help to the students. As a volunteer fluent in English, you can also aide local schoolteachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus also developing their conversational skills.

  • Teach conversational English, Math, or Science
  • Read literature and work improve low comprehension levels and poor pronunciation skills
  • Provide theoretical, practical assistance and aide the teachers
  • Interact with the students

Ghana has three academic semesters a year:

1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Jan 10 to April 12 May 2 to August 4 Sept 13 to Dec 15
School Holiday : April 13 to May 1 School Holiday : Aug 5 to Sept 12 School Holiday : Dec 16 to Jan 1

  • Program: Volunteer in Ghana
  • Project: Work in Orphanage in Ghana
  • Location: Biadan,Senase, Accra, Kumasi, Hohoe,Cape Coast, Tamale,
  • Departure and End Point: Accra, Ghana (Kotoka International Airport)
  • Language Need: English, basic to intermediate fluency
  • Accommodation and meals: Home base and Ghanaian cuisine three times daily
  • Activities: Provide love, care, education and free time activities to orphans & support orphanage operations
  • Working hours: 25-35 hours per week
Skill/Qualification Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join teaching in Ghana project beyond a fluency in English, but your understanding of Ghanaian culture and language can help improve the experience for you and your students. Consider enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. No previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and be positive role models for students.