Teach and Learn with Georgia

Basic Information

Address: 52 Uznadze st, Tbilisi, 0102, Georgia
Phone Number: (+ 995 322) 91 06 31 ex. 1414
Director: Nato Javakhishvili

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Additional Information

Population Served: Georgian school pupil
Ages for Volunteer: Over 20 years old
Hours of Service: up to 30
Minimum Hours of Service Required: up to 30 hours a week
Days of Service: 5 days a week
Languages: English
Languages used as a Medium: English
Experience Required:

No experience required

Programs Open To: Native English speakers
Application Process:

The application can be found on the following website www.tlg.gov.ge

Mission Statement:


Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG), a progressive education movement initiated by the Georgian government, recruits native English speakers to co-teach English alongside local English teachers in public schools throughout the country of Georgia. TLG aims to improve Georgia's nationwide English language proficiency in an effort towards further globalization.

Program History:

Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) was created in 2010 as part of a series of extensive reforms to the Georgian educational system. Inspired by the President of Georgia's call for a year of education, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia (MES) designed TLG to bring native English speakers to volunteer in Georgian schools and live in Georgian communities, serving as language teachers, communication partners, and cultural ambassadors. The primary goal of TLG is to improve the English language skills of Georgian students, teachers and families.

As a post-Soviet country, Georgia is at a turning point in its history. For centuries, while other countries and cultures were globalizing, Georgia's borders were closed to the outside world. Now, as a sovereign state, Georgia has the opportunity to integrate with the rest of the world--linguistically and culturally. This is what makes TLG a particularly unique program. Bringing English speakers into classrooms increases English language proficiency throughout the country, which is essential to Georgia's ability to assimilate into the modern world. Further, bringing native English speakers from diverse cultures into not only the classroom, but the communities, as well, encourages interaction and the sharing of values and customs--something Georgia has missed out on for far too long.

Following intensive strategic planning, the first group of volunteer English teachers arrived to Georgia in July 2010. By April 2013, three years after the program was announced, 46 groups of volunteers, from over 43 countries, have been placed throughout all nine regions of Georgia. Starting from 2013, the program has changed its existing policy and is recruiting only native English language speakers.