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English Education Teacher

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

January 31, 2020 - April 16, 2022

Application Window

February 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Location

  • Nepal

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The newly launched English Education project aims to improve the English language speaking, writing, teaching and learning capacity of students, teachers, schools, and communities in Nepal in order to improve access to academic and/or professional opportunities, information, and resources. The English Education Project has three primary focus areas:

1. Building the capacity of Nepali English Teachers so they can teach English more effectively
2. Increasing English skills among students in grades 5-8
3. Strengthening community support for English language learning

Volunteers will find themselves in the role of co-learner rather than that of expert when it comes to their individual and co-teaching practices. In essence, Volunteers and Nepali teachers will engage in ongoing professional dialogue and co-teaching so they can identify, implement, and reflect on effective classroom practices suitable for the context of teaching and learning in Nepal. By taking on the role of co-collaborator, Volunteers work together with their counterpart teachers to build capacity.

Volunteers with more teaching experience may find new challenges in grappling with finding the niche between best practices from past teaching assignments and best practices within the Nepali classroom. While building relationships and gaining trust among school leadership, teachers, and students, Volunteers will support Nepali teachers in developing their capacity to communicate in English and to teach English through the professional exchange of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) methods, techniques, and resources.

In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that may include youth clubs, camps, school libraries, and girls’ education and empowerment initiatives.

The newly launched English Education project aims to improve the English language speaking, writing, teaching and learning capacity of students, teachers, schools, and communities in Nepal in order to improve access to academic and/or professional opportunities, information, and resources. The English Education Project has three primary focus areas:

1. Building the capacity of Nepali English Teachers so they can teach English more effectively
2. Increasing English skills among students in grades 5-8
3. Strengthening community support for English language learning

Volunteers will find themselves in the role of co-learner rather than that of expert when it comes to their individual and co-teaching practices. In essence, Volunteers and Nepali teachers will engage in ongoing professional dialogue and co-teaching so they can identify, implement, and reflect on effective classroom practices suitable for the context of teaching and learning in Nepal. By taking on the role of co-collaborator, Volunteers work together with their counterpart teachers to build capacity.

Volunteers with more teaching experience may find new challenges in grappling with finding the niche between best practices from past teaching assignments and best practices within the Nepali classroom. While building relationships and gaining trust among school leadership, teachers, and students, Volunteers will support Nepali teachers in developing their capacity to communicate in English and to teach English through the professional exchange of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) methods, techniques, and resources.

In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that may include youth clubs, camps, school libraries, and girls’ education and empowerment initiatives.
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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

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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