Volunteers in the English Education Project will support Moldovan teachers, students and community members to strengthen their personal and professional capacities by improving English language teaching and learning, developing capacity for critical thinking, and supporting school and community-driven initiatives. This is a full-time, in-class, formal team-teaching position, requiring daily classroom instruction. Instruction will be implemented with a partner teacher and comply with the English teaching curriculum requirements of the Moldovan Ministry of Education, Culture and Research. Volunteers serving as English Education Teachers will team-teach with local teachers and implement a range of approaches to English language instruction, including using traditional TEFL methods, a communicative approach, and content-based courses in English in primary, middle and high schools, to students of ages 9 to 18 (i.e., grades 2 to 12). They will develop lesson plans together with their Moldovan school English teaching colleagues, team-teach classes, enhance each other’s creativity, use individual strengths to complement each other, and learn how to share accountability for the quality of their team-taught lessons. The basic teaching schedule will be from Monday to Friday.
In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers will participate in professional growth activities, organize and involve English teachers in Teacher Communities of Practice, share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers and become involved in community- and school-based projects. Volunteers will organize and run English clubs, will undertake and implement a variety of extra-curricular activities such as debate clubs, health and environmental awareness activities, create and organize English language libraries, assist schools with using computers to help with teaching and learning, etc. In summer when school is not in session Volunteers continue with their extra-curricular activities, providing youth and community members with opportunities to gain new skills through local summer camps, courses for adults, etc.
Peace Corps Moldova Volunteers promote gender equity and girls’ education and empowerment through their activities. Volunteers in this program will receive training on incorporating methods of gender analysis into education, community assessment and development efforts. Volunteers will be encouraged to find culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender equity and the promotion of youth, especially girls, into their work and projects.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check