Position: Volunteer English Teacher
Location: Ban Nai Soi, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Duration: Minimum of 3 months, up to 40 hours/week.
Start date: 28th November 2014.
Organization Background: Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC) was established in 2002 by graduates of the Earthrights School Myanmar. The vision of the KSDC is to; promote the lives of the Karenni people who have suffered human rights abuses, promote non-violent efforts to build a new society, develop the rule of law, and protect the environment. The KSDC's training program aims to spread knowledge and skills regarding human rights, environment and law on the Thai-Myanmar border.
Overview of Position: KSDC seeks a volunteer English teacher for 15 hours of English classes and 5 hours of conversation classes each week for two classes of 15 bright, ambitious Burmese students. The position also includes 15-20 hours of planning time and occasional writing and editing as needed.
• Plan and teach 3 hours of English lessons for 15 students, Monday through Friday (textbooks and other teaching materials are available)
• Lead 1 hour of English conversation with groups of 5 students, Monday through Friday
• Edit English language reports and proposals as requested by staff
• Native English Speaker
• University degree and TEFL certificate preferred
• One year of teaching experience preferred
• Genuine interest in Myanmar issues
• Comfortable living and working in a cross-cultural environment with non-native English speakers in very basic living conditions
• Hardworking and flexible
The ideal candidate is sociable and friendly with good listening and emotional support skills.
• private room at the school with mattress, mosquito net, pillow and blankets
• Food: 3 home-cooked, rice-based meals per day
• Private bathing area with cold water
• Wireless internet
• Opportunity to learn about Karenni culture and traditions
• 2 week Christmas holiday
How to apply:
Please email KSDC at [email protected]. Find us on face book http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karenni-Social-Development-Center/326590647460577
Contact Person: Andy Smith