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TEFL Teacher

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

January 13, 2020 - March 24, 2022

Application Window

February 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Location

  • Ecuador

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The goal of the Peace Corps Ecuador TEFL program is to help students in Ecuadorian public schools develop communication skills in English that will help them access further academic and/or professional opportunities that can contribute to the socioeconomic development of Ecuador.

The specific objectives of the program are:

1. Increase the capacity of teachers to use general and English teaching skills more effectively
2. Increase the capacity of teachers to use gender-equitable practices in the classroom
3. Increase English proficiency of English teachers
4. Increase achievement of students in English
5. Increase community involvement in the promotion of student learning


Activities could include the following:

•Co-planning and co-teaching to improve linguistic and methodological capacities to implement participatory activities that promote authentic communication and critical thinking
•Training English teachers in new and current methodologies, subject content and resource development, thus creating sustainable improvements in teaching and establish learning tools
•Enhancing English language skills to make use of academic and technical resources published in English in the Universities
•Promoting critical thinking within language classes to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities.
•Working with local teachers to design English teaching materials that are gender-equitable and relevant to students' lives
•Creating opportunities for professional development workshops promoting communicative language
•Developing life skills classes or clubs for local youth
•Organizing and working with community groups to implement needs-based development projects
•Offering English classes to community members

The goal of the Peace Corps Ecuador TEFL program is to help students in Ecuadorian public schools develop communication skills in English that will help them access further academic and/or professional opportunities that can contribute to the socioeconomic development of Ecuador.

The specific objectives of the program are:

1. Increase the capacity of teachers to use general and English teaching skills more effectively
2. Increase the capacity of teachers to use gender-equitable practices in the classroom
3. Increase English proficiency of English teachers
4. Increase achievement of students in English
5. Increase community involvement in the promotion of student learning


Activities could include the following:

•Co-planning and co-teaching to improve linguistic and methodological capacities to implement participatory activities that promote authentic communication and critical thinking
•Training English teachers in new and current methodologies, subject content and resource development, thus creating sustainable improvements in teaching and establish learning tools
•Enhancing English language skills to make use of academic and technical resources published in English in the Universities
•Promoting critical thinking within language classes to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities.
•Working with local teachers to design English teaching materials that are gender-equitable and relevant to students' lives
•Creating opportunities for professional development workshops promoting communicative language
•Developing life skills classes or clubs for local youth
•Organizing and working with community groups to implement needs-based development projects
•Offering English classes to community members
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Peace Corps Volunteer

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