World Learning is looking for candidates for the position of English Language Teacher at the American and Jefferson Centers in Yangon, Burma for the period of November 21, 2016- September 30, 2017 (renewable). The English language teachers will play a vital role in teaching English courses and electives to beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to young adults and adult learners. The English language teacher will also contribute the American Centers’ language programs by leading extracurricular activities and participating individually and collectively in developing course materials, syllabi, and exams.
Planning and delivering EFL lessons within the scope of assigned courses, stipulated curriculum and methodology to students ranging from beginning to advanced levels;
Managing groups of students per assigned courses;
Developing teaching material for assigned courses individually and collaboratively;
Developing tests and assessment material for program courses;
Leading extra-curricular activities for students enrolled in the programs;
Keeping administrative records (attendance, test scores, assignments, etc.) pertaining to assigned courses;
Providing administrative records pertaining to assigned courses as required by the Courses Director;
Attending mandatory administrative meetings as required within the assigned work schedule;
Attending teacher training sessions scheduled throughout the year within assigned work schedule;
Keeping up to date on the latest EFL teaching trends and developments.
Bachelor’s Degree in education, or arts & sciences;
A minimum of two (2) years of classroom teaching experience;
High level of English proficiency or C2 level in the CERF required. English level may be tested. A minimum 95% score required.
Knowledge and experience with communicative language teaching methodology required/ Knowledge of ELT resource materials/ Knowledge of American history and culture/ Knowledge in the use of technology for learning purposes. Familiarity with Burmese language and culture desirable;
Cross-cultural teaching skills, strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills/ Knowledge of basic MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and MS Outlook;
Ability to take initiative, be creative, flexible, and work independently and with a team.
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