ESL English Immersion Program Teacher in rural Tanzania

Published

08/31/2018

Start Date

03/01/2019

End Date

12/13/2019

Address

Mto wa Mbu
Mto wa Mbu
Arusha Region

Tanzania

Description

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and innovative 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.


ESL English Immersion Program Teacher

We are accepting applications for an ESL-trained English Teacher to lead the English Immersion Program (EIP), teaching beginner language skills to Pre-Form I students (equivalent 7th Grade level) at the Mungere School, engaging them to speak, read, write and understand English in a creative 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 in the year-long EIP to actively participate in English classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills to prepare them for their coursework in Form


Volunteer Period

March 1 - December 13, 2019


Responsibilities

  • Alongside teaching staff, manage Mungere’s ESL English Immersion Program, engaging 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


Other Details

  • Minimum 6-month commitment
  • Shared housing available
  • Stipends available; DOE
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training available)
  • We do not charge Program Fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs


To Apply

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org


Work, with a side of ADVENTURE

As you experience life in a remote tribal community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with the country 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.

Visit www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer to view all our volunteer opportunities.


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