19th Nanshae Mandalay
Background of the program
The PDO-Pre College Program is a 12-month long post-secondary program focusing on Social Science education and leadership for Myanmar youth who want to study abroad and/or work in community development.
We have three 12-week terms and we are now in the third term and thus the students have basic knowledge of Social Science issues and Politics. There are 24 students aged between 17 and 23, with a range of English abilities from A2 to B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The program is located in a monastic school which welcomes teachers of all faith backgrounds. However, teachers are expected to comply with the code of conduct and respect local customs.
Position: Instructor for Social Sciences
The Phaung Daw Oo Pre-College Program is seeking proactive and flexible candidates for the position of Social Sciences Teacher from 1st October – 20th December, 2018.
In addition to delivering Social Science lessons, the teacher is expected to participate in the life of the program including extra-curricular activities, term-projects, meetings with staff and students.
Teaching : 7.5 hours / week (Five 90-minute sessions)
Each class requires 2 – 3 hours preparation time as well as extensive interaction with students outside of class.
Key areas of responsibility:
· Developing two three-month courses in Politics, Economics or Development Studies.
· Evaluating and assessing the existing curriculum
- Teaching PDO-PCP Students two Social Science courses (5 sessions/ week)
- Providing teaching materials that are relevant to the local context and adapted to the students’ English language level
- Evaluating students’ progress throughout the term
- Collaborating with teachers and management staff to constantly improve students’ learning experience
Experience, qualifications and attributes
The ideal candidate would have the following:
· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
· Teaching/ Training Experience
· Familiarity with the special considerations necessary in an ESL classroom
· Academic background in any of the following fields: Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Southeast Asia Studies
· Fluent in English both for academic purposes and daily communication
Desirable Qualities and Experiences
· Experience in ESL classroom, or TESOL/ CELTA certification
· Experience developing and adapting English language curricula and materials
· Familiarity with intercultural working environment
We would provide the following items for this placement.
ü A monthly stipend of 800,000 MMK (Approximately $530 USD) ensuring that the Teacher will live comfortably throughout their stay in Mandalay.
ü Visa costs
ü Free basic accommodation on campus
ü Access to free school clinic
· Copy Machine & Printer
· Moveable chairs and desks
· Whiteboard & markers
· Textbooks and some reference books
· Wifi (The teacher is expected to bring personal laptop)
· Air-conditioning in the PCP office and classroom
Minimum Education Required