ACE Non-Profit Division - Bolivia Project 2012

Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

August 2014 to October 2014

Now in their fourth year, Cathie Aalders-Taylor and her team of volunteers once again headed down to Rurrenabaque, Bolivia to provide support and training to the local teachers.  This year, in addition to English classes, Cathie and her volunteers offered several additional workshops focusing on teaching math and vocabulary.  There was a very positive response this year and the teachers who participated were extremely grateful. ACE provided financial support and teacher resources to help fund this wonderful project. 

Read the Rurrenabaque, Bolivia 2014 Project Report.

 

August 2013 to October 2013

For the third year in a row ACE alumni, Cathie Aalders-Taylor, and her team of Canadian teachers went down to a small Bolivian community to teach English.  This time, however, they were teaching the local teachers both English and how to teach English.  Volunteer teachers worked in the community for one month each, while Cathie stayed there for the entire three months of the project.  Each teacher, once again, volunteered his or her time and paid travel expenses.  ACE paid for local flights, excess baggage and teaching supplies.  Cathie created an amazing course and set of materials for the local teachers to work with. The project was once again amazingly successful. 

Read the Rurrenabaque, Bolivia 2013 Project Report.

 

March 2012 to June 2012

For the second year in a row ACE alumni, Cathie Aalders-Taylor, and her team of Canadian teachers went down to a small Bolivian community to teach English to the local people employed in the tourism industry.  Each teacher volunteered her time and paid her travel expenses.  ACE paid for local flights, excess baggage and some teaching supplies.  The local tour companies provided accommodation for the teachers as well as the classroom facilities.

Last year, Cathie developed an English for Tourism curriculum tailored specifically to the communication needs of the tour guides in the region.  This year, Cathie has developed a brand new curriculum for customer service workers in the tourism industry, focusing on English used to provide information to prospective customers and book them on tours.  In addition, Cathie has produced two fully-illustrated guidebooks describing the flora and fauna of the region in simple English.

Read the Rurrenabaque, Bolivia 2012 Project Report.


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April 2011 to June 2011

ACE CELE Projects provided some support and teacher resources for a project in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia organized by ACE graduate Cathie Aalders-Taylor. Cathie organized six teachers from Canada (five from Calgary and one from Toronto) to go to the small jungle community of Rurrenabaque, Bolivia to teach English to tour guides who work for a tour company called Bala Tours.

Each teacher volunteered to teach for four weeks of the three-month long program. Cathie developed an English for Tourism curriculum tailored specifically to the communication needs of the tour guides. This was supplemented with resources provided by ACE. Each teacher volunteered her time and paid for her airfare.  ACE paid for medical insurance and some teacher resources.

Read the Rurrenabaque, Bolivia 2011 Project Report.

 

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