ILC has been around since 2003 and are established as the only language center in the Amazonas Region in Peru. ILC offers courses in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Spanish.
ILC operates with recognition from the Peruvian Ministry of Education, as well as with recognition from other universities based here in Peru and internationally. ILC also includes schools of gastronomy, computer science, and information technology.
Teach English in small groups of up to 12 people
Exchange teaching practices and experiences with other national and international teachers to improve the overall quality of education at the school
Represent your culture to improve global understanding and acceptance
Create your own lesson plans and exams, with the guidance of the Academic Director
Work 3 or 6 hours a day with us.
Must be at least 20 years old
Native speaker of English with excellent communication skills.
Willing to stay for a minimum of 3months
Preferred Additional Qualifications
Intermediate Spanish Language Proficiency
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Languages
Language Teaching Certifications (TESOL, TEFL , etc)
3 months practical experience teaching
ILC is the only private institute to offer certified language courses in Amazonas and San Martín.
Therefore, an ILC certificate has real meaning for the job prospects of our students. Many of our students need a second language to work as tour guides, to improve business contacts overseas, or to work in a foreign country. Tourism is underdeveloped in Amazonas and San Martín, and English is not widely spoken.
Our aim is to educate, and we like to employ ex-students as teachers where possible.
No. ILC is not affiliated with any religious order.
The school follows a stable curriculum, with tight deadlines regarding materials, structure and examinations. However, teachers are expected to vary from the text and to develop supplementary materials where possible.
We encourage native speakers to make an effort to bring old language books, newspapers, games and magazines to Peru for the school to use as additional materials. We also donate materials to other public schools in Peru. Chachapoyas is two days travel from a foreign language bookstore, so every donated item helps.
Grammar plays a central role in all classes, but our methods are interactive, dynamic and focus primarily on speaking and listening – and on communicating only in the target language from day one. This involves more repetition than teaching through decontextualized grammatical exercises, but ensures our students are confident users of the language, not holders of a mere certificate.
Lessons are provided in fully audio and visual equipped classrooms, in the traditional manner.
However, we also offer foreign language karaoke, weekend conversation clubs, reading materials, computer access with audio and visual activities and a variety of learning games. We also show foreign movies on a regular basis. So there are many informal opportunities to practice the target language, as well.
STUDENTS, CLASSES AND MATERIALS
Currently, we have around 300 students per month enrolled in the school. This varies seasonally due to vacations in January, February, and August, which are particularly vulnerable to fluctuation.
We have classes for all ages. We can offer teachers classes comprised of preschoolers, children aged 7-10, teenagers, or adults. Normally, we offer new staff classes of teenagers and adults, in a mixed schedule, with the option to teach children if you wish.
Amazonas and San Martin has 0.01% Quechua speakers, one of the lowest ratios in Peru. The indigenous peoples in Amazonas speak largely Achuar Huna (also known as Ajuarun), but our students are all speakers of Castellano Spanish.
All student books, wordbooks, CDs, rubrics and teacher materials are provided. Teachers are expected to bring their own laptops in order to help with lesson plans and exam creation. However, there is a computer lab on the ILC Campus.
|English||Pockets / Play Time / Let’s Begin / Let’s Go ,next move
(Children Aged 4-11)
|Smart Choice / American Headway 2nd Edition / American English File 2nd Edition, Open mind
(Basic, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels)
• Person to person (Conversation)
• Tourism (At Your Service)
|Spanish||Español Sin Fronteras / ELE Curso de Español / Para Extranjeros / Conquistando El Español|
|French||Café Creme / Tout Va Bien / ALTER ego|
|Examinations||TOEFL IBT / Michigan ECCE / MASTERCLASS / TOEFL ITP|