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English Education Volunteer

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

May 23, 2020 - August 4, 2022

Application Window

May 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Location

  • Kosovo

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

English Education Volunteers work as primary and secondary school English teachers. Volunteers will be paired with a local English language teacher in a co-teaching classroom setting, with a focus on integrating student-centered methodologies, improved lesson planning, and classroom management. In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers will work with the school management to identify school needs, share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers, and become involved in community and school-based projects. By the end of their service, Volunteers are encouraged to develop a resource toolkit to share with their school for future use. Volunteers are also encouraged to conduct clubs and/or camps in their communities focused on conversational or content-based English.

Volunteer duties often consist of the following:

• Co-teach with Kosovar teachers in the classroom;
• Prepare joint lesson plans with teacher colleagues;
• Prepare interactive teaching aids, games, classroom materials using locally available resources;
• Develop English language-centered extra-curricular activities such as English clubs, youth clubs, drama clubs, summer youth camps and other youth leadership activities that promote volunteerism;
• Co-facilitate school and/or community-based projects;
• Share specific information about American traditions and culture with students and colleagues;
• Participate in school events or events connected with Kosovo’s traditions.

Other expectations include:

• Demonstrate independence, self-initiative, flexibility, open-mindedness, and commitment to serve.
• Possess an attitude of humility and curiosity towards other cultures.
• Exhibit adaptability and a willingness to sensitively communicate even when confronting challenges.
• Demonstrate empathy and a willingness to view situations from multiple perspectives.

English Education Volunteers work as primary and secondary school English teachers. Volunteers will be paired with a local English language teacher in a co-teaching classroom setting, with a focus on integrating student-centered methodologies, improved lesson planning, and classroom management. In addition to classroom teaching, Volunteers will work with the school management to identify school needs, share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers, and become involved in community and school-based projects. By the end of their service, Volunteers are encouraged to develop a resource toolkit to share with their school for future use. Volunteers are also encouraged to conduct clubs and/or camps in their communities focused on conversational or content-based English.

Volunteer duties often consist of the following:

• Co-teach with Kosovar teachers in the classroom;
• Prepare joint lesson plans with teacher colleagues;
• Prepare interactive teaching aids, games, classroom materials using locally available resources;
• Develop English language-centered extra-curricular activities such as English clubs, youth clubs, drama clubs, summer youth camps and other youth leadership activities that promote volunteerism;
• Co-facilitate school and/or community-based projects;
• Share specific information about American traditions and culture with students and colleagues;
• Participate in school events or events connected with Kosovo’s traditions.

Other expectations include:

• Demonstrate independence, self-initiative, flexibility, open-mindedness, and commitment to serve.
• Possess an attitude of humility and curiosity towards other cultures.
• Exhibit adaptability and a willingness to sensitively communicate even when confronting challenges.
• Demonstrate empathy and a willingness to view situations from multiple perspectives.
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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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