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Job Opportunity for U.S. Citizens in Kyrgyzstan: FLEX Pre-Departure Orientation Teacher

Job Opportunity for U.S. Citizens in Kyrgyzstan: FLEX Pre-Departure Orientation Teacher

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2018 Pre-Departure Orientation Cycle

Job Description: Orientation Teacher, Kyrgyzstan

 

Purpose of Position: To prepare program participants for their exchange experience using materials provided by American Councils/DC administrative staff; to plan PDO sessions together with the local orientation team; to teach students in English about American culture and family life.

Description of Duties:

  • Learn the established goals and objectives of the program and its pre-departure orientation materials.
  • Attend the entire four-day Training of Trainers workshop (TOT) held in late March or early April to become familiar with the assigned PDO lesson plan.
  • Attend and actively participate in planning and preparation of the PDO.
  • Teach classes consisting of no more than 17 students, and team-teach larger sessions of up to 45 students.
  • Create a well-organized classroom atmosphere that keeps to a time schedule and encourages student participation.
  • Work effectively with Alumni Teaching Assistants while planning and presenting sessions.
  • Assist American Councils staff with non-classroom responsibilities, as requested.
  • During the TOT and PDO, teachers are obligated to attend meals, evening and other non-classroom activities.

Qualifications:

  • American citizen with native English language skills and US high school experience.
  • Professional teaching experience, preferably with high school students.
  • Recent living experience in at least one Eurasian country; appropriate local language skills are desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to function with staff of different ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Available to teach two PDO cycles between June 15 and July 15, 2018

Reports to: Country Director

If you are interested in the position of PDO teacher please submit a statement of purpose, resume and copy of your passport to Sung In Marshall, Country Director (director@americancouncils.kg) by January 26, 2018.   Please specify if you are willing to teach in cities or countries other than that in which you applied.

 

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