Teaching & Education

Teaching Internships in South Africa

You are studying education and you are looking for a teaching internship abroad? 

A teaching internship in a South African school allows you to gain extensive experience in teaching multicultural and multilingual classes. You also get a deep insight into the South African education system which is characterised by a division between private and public schools. At the same time you are able to support teachers in under-resourced schools and to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of education in a country of the Global South.

Support lessons, facilitate small group learning sessions, assist with literacy training and home work or assist individual learners with special learning needs. You also can assist with extra mural activities such as sports, arts and music at Primary and  High Schools or extracurricular educational projects in and around Cape Town.

You can choose between the following teaching internships in South Africa:

Education and Social Work

As part of your teaching internship in South Africa you assist teachers in the primary and high school of this holistic project that operates besides the school a children's home for vulnerable children and a nursery school. In the mornings you either assist class teachers from Grade R to Grade 10 or you assist support classes for learners with special learning needs. In the afternoons you help running the after schools programme, where you facilitate sports activities, music, arts classes or homework support classes.

Special Needs School Somerset West

You are studying remedial education, and you would like to collect experience with teaching autistic children or children with other special learning needs? In this snewly opened public special needs school near Cape Town you can assist as a class facilitator in the class for autistic children, or you can assist the sports, cooking, arts or woodwork teacher.

Primary and High School

You would like to collect experience with teaching High School students in a multicultral and multi-lingual environment? IF you have already some foreign experience and you are happy to organize your daily transport with a rental car, then this internship in a school in Cape Town is an exciting opportunity for you. You can assist teachers in different grades, or focus on special learning and reading support, sports, music, computer classses or career orientation.

Teaching Support for Foster Families

You have some teaching as well as foreign experience and you would like to collect experience in exra-mural learning support? Assist 12 children in 2 foster families in a township in Cape Town's southern suburbs. This is a perfect opportunity if you are looking for a part-time position and if you would like to get a deep insight into the vibrant life in a township.

Special Needs School Cape Town

You are studying remedial or developmental education? You would like to collect experience in teaching children with physical challenges as well as other special learning needs? In this special needs school in Cape Town you support teachers as a class facilitator and assist individual learners with special learning needs.

Education Support Project

You would like to gain experience in education management in a country of the Global South? As part of an internship in this education project you gain a deep insight into the South African education system and the various tasks for extracurricular education management. Assist this project near Cape Town with the facilitation of extracurricular support classes for children, parental workshops as well as various admin tasks incuding marketing and fundraising.

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