English Writing Teacher Needed in Tanzania, East Africa

English Writing Teacher Needed in Tanzania, East Africa

Arusha, Tanzania and Boston, United States
Nov. 8, 2018

Requirements

DegreeBachelor's Degree
CertificatesNo certificate
NativeNon-native English speakers can apply
Experience
Contract

Benefits

Insurance
FlightRound trip
Visa
Accommodation

Description

Job Description – English Writing Teacher

Seeking an innovative teacher for a new secondary school located in Makuyuni, northern Tanzania. Requires an independent and adventurous spirit with a desire to make a difference with the youth of rural Africa. Approximately six month commitment.

Background
Tanzania Education Corporation (TEC) is a Boston based NGO whose mission is to Educate the Future Leaders of Tanzania. TEC has worked with Tumaini Junior School, a high performing K-7 primary school in the town of Karatu since 2009. In its first 14 years of operation, Tumaini Junior School has consistently ranked in the top 1-2% of schools in the country. Tumaini Senior Secondary School is a new four year (Forms 1-4) secondary school which opened in January, 2016. The new school is located in the neighboring village of Makuyuni, an hour from Arusha, also with a strong academic focus.
TEC has developed innovative courses using Project Based Learning. Prior courses have focused on the UN Millennium Development Goals in their local communities, a creative writing course on graphic novels and entrepreneurship and design thinking. Interviews of local experts and a final project are part of each course.
Responsibilities
- Work with the US TEC team to help design and teach a course in expository writing. The course will be taught in English to Form 3 students during the school term January 1 – May 31, 2018.
- Specific skills in the class include planning a writing project, developing a thesis or argument, providing evidence, linking the evidence to the argument.
- Writing assignments will be taken from real life, for example, a job application cover letter, a college application essay, a newspaper article. There will be ample opportunity to be creative and make the assignments fun for the students.
- Professionals from the community will be invited to the class, such as local journalists.

You Need
- At least a bachelor’s degree
- Teaching experience and international experience in Africa are both highly desirable
- Cultural sensitivity, the ability to learn from and work successfully in a different culture

Additional Information
TEC will cover the costs of round trip airfare, visa expenses, as well as local housing and will provide a stipend to cover living expenses.
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Contact: Frank Lee, Tanzania Education Corporation, [URL protected]

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