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High School English Teacher

Actively Recruiting

Openings

30 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 25, 2020 - November 26, 2022

Application Window

August 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location

  • Mozambique

Contact Information

Alex Cheung
acheung@peacecorps.gov

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The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.

Can you imagine sitting on the porch of your little house—hearing the rain drumming on your tin roof while drinking tea with your neighbor? Can you see yourself wearing a colorful capulana (cloth) as you present tutoring lessons to students gathered under the shade of a mango tree? Can you envision riding your bike to the local market to buy pumpkin leaves and peanuts to make matapa and hearing the boys and girls from your youth group shout the English greetings to you that you taught them? If the answer is yes, Peace Corps seeks applicants like you who also have the passion, flexibility, and resiliency to support classroom initiatives in the amazing African country of Mozambique.

Volunteers in Mozambique use student-centered methods to teach English to high school students ranging from 8th to 12th grade. Volunteers working in the upper grades may also help their learners prepare for national exams.

Although Volunteers are independently responsible for teaching their own classes, they plan lessons with their Mozambican teacher counterparts. Investment in school infrastructure and resources has led to significant increases in access to education, but there is still much to be done to improve the quality of education. Mozambican class sizes are large (40-100 students) and schools have very limited resources.

In their role as English teachers, Volunteers will work at high schools, aiming first and foremost to increase student knowledge and English proficiency. The majority of time will be spent preparing and delivering lessons, as well as correcting students’ written work. Volunteers will also work to promote effective instruction and resource development through collaboration with teachers, helping to create opportunities for skill-building workshops and setting up resource centers.

Apart from their classroom teaching hours, Volunteers will also be involved in science fairs, early grades literacy groups, English theater competitions, and youth clubs. Volunteers will also work to increase knowledge of HIV prevention through work with students in extra-curricular clubs and work with community members through English theater and other activities. Volunteers may also be given the opportunity to teach lessons in information, communication, and technology. Peace Corps aims to place candidates in English teaching positions, while we ask Volunteers to be open and flexible regarding their specific assignment.

Peace Corps Mozambique promotes gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment. Volunteers will receive training on gender challenges in country and will have the opportunity to implement gender-related activities that are contextually appropriate. During service, Volunteers will look for ways to work with community members to promote gender-equitable norms and increase girls’ sense of agency. As part of their work, Volunteers will also report on these efforts and their impact.

NOTE: Due to government visa requirements, to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, you must submit the result of a secondary FBI Background check with your visa application. If you have you ever been cited for, arrested, charged with, or convicted of any offense, regardless of whether a citation, charge, arrest, or conviction has been sealed, dismissed, or expunged from your record (excluding minor traffic violations, traffic citations, and parking tickets), you should be aware that your application for a visa to Mozambique may be rejected, and you may want to consider serving in a country other than Mozambique.

The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.

Can you imagine sitting on the porch of your little house—hearing the rain drumming on your tin roof while drinking tea with your neighbor? Can you see yourself wearing a colorful capulana (cloth) as you present tutoring lessons to students gathered under the shade of a mango tree? Can you envision riding your bike to the local market to buy pumpkin leaves and peanuts to make matapa and hearing the boys and girls from your youth group shout the English greetings to you that you taught them? If the answer is yes, Peace Corps seeks applicants like you who also have the passion, flexibility, and resiliency to support classroom initiatives in the amazing African country of Mozambique.

Volunteers in Mozambique use student-centered methods to teach English to high school students ranging from 8th to 12th grade. Volunteers working in the upper grades may also help their learners prepare for national exams.

Although Volunteers are independently responsible for teaching their own classes, they plan lessons with their Mozambican teacher counterparts. Investment in school infrastructure and resources has led to significant increases in access to education, but there is still much to be done to improve the quality of education. Mozambican class sizes are large (40-100 students) and schools have very limited resources.

In their role as English teachers, Volunteers will work at high schools, aiming first and foremost to increase student knowledge and English proficiency. The majority of time will be spent preparing and delivering lessons, as well as correcting students’ written work. Volunteers will also work to promote effective instruction and resource development through collaboration with teachers, helping to create opportunities for skill-building workshops and setting up resource centers.

Apart from their classroom teaching hours, Volunteers will also be involved in science fairs, early grades literacy groups, English theater competitions, and youth clubs. Volunteers will also work to increase knowledge of HIV prevention through work with students in extra-curricular clubs and work with community members through English theater and other activities. Volunteers may also be given the opportunity to teach lessons in information, communication, and technology. Peace Corps aims to place candidates in English teaching positions, while we ask Volunteers to be open and flexible regarding their specific assignment.

Peace Corps Mozambique promotes gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment. Volunteers will receive training on gender challenges in country and will have the opportunity to implement gender-related activities that are contextually appropriate. During service, Volunteers will look for ways to work with community members to promote gender-equitable norms and increase girls’ sense of agency. As part of their work, Volunteers will also report on these efforts and their impact.

NOTE: Due to government visa requirements, to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, you must submit the result of a secondary FBI Background check with your visa application. If you have you ever been cited for, arrested, charged with, or convicted of any offense, regardless of whether a citation, charge, arrest, or conviction has been sealed, dismissed, or expunged from your record (excluding minor traffic violations, traffic citations, and parking tickets), you should be aware that your application for a visa to Mozambique may be rejected, and you may want to consider serving in a country other than Mozambique.
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Benefits

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

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct 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

Alex Cheung
acheung@peacecorps.gov

Hosted By

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Peace Corps Volunteer

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