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TESOL Adviser

Closing Date: 28 Oct 2018

Interview: 30 November & 1 December 2018

Pre-departure Briefing: 23 to 26 January 2018

Expected Start Date: early to mid 2019

Assignment Number: 40918

Duration: 1-year (extendable)

Location: Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Inspire others to improve the quality of English language education for trainee teachers at St. Peter Chanel Catholic College of Secondary Education.

St. Peter Chanel an innovative, new training institution established by the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabual, needs a volunteer to help it enhance its English language teaching and learning programme. English is the key language of instruction among secondary schools in Papua New Guinea, however the quality of English language skills varies greatly among teachers. St Peter Chanel needs support to ensure consistent reading, writing and listening skills for its trainee teachers, helping to improve their work in schools and workplaces upon graduation. 

As a volunteer TESOL Adviser you will report to the head of language and  the college CEO, working collaboratively with staff to review English language teaching practices,  helping to improve instructional materials or resources and delivery strategies if needed. You will also mentor teaching staff to instruct and support trainee teachers to improve in their coursework. To ensure the lasting success of your assignment you will also work with the diverse staff and students to develop and implement a continuous improvement process.

Your ability to relate well to people from all walks of life, coupled with your excellent communications skills, patience and flexibility will help you succeed in this role.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Relevant qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • At least two years' experience teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Ability to provide mentoring and coaching support to colleagues
  • Ability to review, recommend and monitor improvements to teaching processes and practices

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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