Teach ESL English at a Maasai School in rural Tanzania

Published

05/29/2018

Address

Mto wa Mbu
Mto wa Mbu
Arusha Region

Tanzania

Description

ESL & English Literature Teachers


Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates The Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.


We are accepting applications for an ESL-trained English Teacher to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced language skills to students Forms I-V (equivalent 7th-11th Grade level) at the Mungere School, engaging them to speak, read, write and understand English in a creative and stimulating classroom environment.


Mungere students live in a remote community, where English is rarely spoken and primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is based in English medium and the language barrier can be a significant obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to actively participate in English classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills.  


Volunteer Periods


Term I: January 7 - June 7, 2019 (6 months)

Term II: July 8 - December 13, 2019 (6 months)



Responsibilities

  • Engage students through creative curriculum development, innovative lesson planning, and interactive pedagogy
  • Create stimulating and active classroom activities
  • Assess and monitor student learning outcomes
  • Assist in the coordination of academic and extra-curricular activities and clubs, including athletics
  • Assist with school projects, administration and instructor development as needed 


Qualifications

  • College degree
  • Minimum 3 years of classroom experience
  • ESL/EAL/ELL certification (TEFL, CELTA or equivalent) preferred
  • Commitment to interactive and an engaging classroom experience
  • Experience traveling, working/living abroad
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization combine leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service


How We Pitch In:

  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing (communal)
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions

How You Pitch In:

  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses (US$200-300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, visas (between US$200-800), and immunizations
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer conduct and safety policy


Work, with a side of Adventure

As you experience life in a remote Maasai community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with Tanzania and its people. Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

To learn more, visit www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@redsweaterproject.org
http://www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer

To apply, please submit a current CV/resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.


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