The Government of Comoros has requested TEFL/Secondary School English Teachers to teach English as a foreign language to help strengthen its English language strategy in middle and high schools across the three islands. The people of Comoros regard the English language as a gateway to further the development of their country.
As a TEFL/Secondary School English teacher you will participate in Peace Corps’ TEFL training program which allows you to earn a Peace Corps TEFL Certificate upon successful completion of program requirements. This program provides 120 hours of standardized training and practice teaching along with two years of teaching experience framed through quarterly online learning events facilitated by post staff.
The Certificate program is validated by the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. The US State Department and the English language learning sector worldwide have touted Peace Corps’ TEFL Certificate program as a high-quality credential.
Participation in four online pre-departure learning assignments is required. The assignments start three months before your arrival. Each takes no more than two hours to complete. Completing the assignments is part of the TEFL Certificate requirements. These modules introduce invitees to the basics or teaching as well as Peace Corps’ approach to teaching and give invitees opportunities to interact with post staff and fellow invitees.
Volunteers work with counterparts, team teaching where possible, to incorporate different learning styles, critical thinking, and task-based activities designed to improve students’ English skills. Through modeling and training, Volunteers are expected to build capacity of the teachers in their schools to implement more student-centered teaching approaches, while learning classroom management skills, teaching grammar principles and other techniques from their counterparts. In addition to improving English through direct teaching, Volunteers create after school English clubs, literacy activities and work to expand the use of libraries, digital libraries and ICT resources at their schools.
TEFL/Secondary School English primary activities are:
• Teach middle/high school English courses;
• Support the current English language curriculum;
• Develop teaching materials, lesson plans, and curriculum;
• Co-teach with their Comorian Counterpart;
• Provide technical support;
• Establish after-school “English clubs” for students, community members, and government or non-governmental organization partners; and
• Expand the use of libraries, digital libraries and ICT resources
TEFL/Secondary School English teachers have opportunities for secondary activities which may include the following:
• Design and implement teacher training;
• Reinforce EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers’ capacity to speak and teach English;
• Provide mentorship and professional development opportunities for EFL teachers; and
• Introduce English at the Primary School level;
• Teaching Primary School Teachers how to teach English
• In addition to teaching English, Peace Corps Comoros promotes gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment. You will receive training on gender challenges in your country and you will have the opportunity to implement gender-related activities that are contextually appropriate. During your service, you will look for ways to work with community members to promote gender-equitable norms and increase girls’ sense of agency. As part of your work, you will also report on these efforts and their impact.
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