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To surmount the situation of oppression, people must first critically recognize its causes, so that through transforming action they can create a new situation, one which makes possible the pursuit of a fuller humanity.

- Paulo Freire

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The Mélida Anaya Montes English School is looking for volunteers who want to teach English in San Salvador, El Salvador. The school is dedicated to teaching English within a context that facilitates growth as human beings and contributes to the movement for social justice in El Salvador and the world. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity that provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience. It is an experience that will undoubtedly be both challenging and rewarding and will shape the way you view the world.

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The CIS offers half-price Spanish classes to our English teachers, 2 weeks free of the Political Cultural Program and discounted  Click here to download the Application form

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Please check out our blog with some past students/volunteer testimonies!

Remaining Dates for English Volunteers in 2019-2020

          Classes Run: September 14th - November 19th

 To apply, click here to download an application and please submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email us for further information. We also require a $100 program fee, which will be used to assist in covering the cost of materials and in-country transportation. The program fee should be sent to our U.S. address, or it can be paid online at:

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Note: We will review your application AFTER we have received your program fee. This fee is non-refundable if you decide not to volunteer with us. If for some reason, however, we do not accept your application, then the fee would be returned to you. Priority will be given to applications received at least 2 months prior to the session start date. 

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What Teachers and Students Have Said

My English classes are a great opportunity to learn, I like so much the technique to teach all of our class to participate equally.

- Bessy del Carmen Zepeda, English School Student

Through the process of exchange you gain a profound understanding of how the history of this country has affected the people. It is a very genuine way of learning, of experiencing a country.

- Richard Caleb Pearshouse, Volunteer English Teacher

Teaching English at the CIS is an excellent way to learn about the culture and reality of El Salvador and at the same time to create new relationships, some long lasting, with students in your classroom, with other teachers and with the CIS staff. At the CIS we all learn from each other.

-Ann Legg, Woodstock, Illinois, USA

I was both a teacher and a student during my time at CIS. It is a wonderful place to be, not only because is it a good place to learn, but also because it is a place to make lifelong friends. One year later, I still talk to many of the people I met there and we all want to come back as soon as we have the chance. CIS offers the chance to learn about and discuss social issues in a comfortable setting with people from all kinds of different backgrounds.

-Leah Solheim, CanadaIMG 6532

Teaching English at the CIS is an incredible opportunity for growth. You learn so much from your students about El Salvador, and you come away from the experience with a broader global perspective and more highly developed sense of empathy. Plus, it's fun and dynamic! You have the freedom to design lesson plans and really choose the issues you want to teach and the impact you want to have.

-Margaret Boehme, USA