We are looking for committed, enthusiastic preferably CELTA qualified teachers who enjoy a challenge and are keen to make a positive and sustainable difference. You will be given the necessary support in a professional and friendly working environment in which we promote not only the attainment of results through rigorous assessment, but a whole person transformational educational approach.
The Asian University for Women Pathways for Promise Pre- Access program is the first step of a 5 year academic journey made in English medium. Learning takes part in a multinational residential community where the lingua franca is English.
Pathways for Promise students are all on scholarships and frequently come from traditional educational backgrounds where they have not been exposed to communicative language teaching approaches or encouraged to critically think and self reflect. The sociocultural context from which these young female students are coming also frequently presents gender based barriers to self development and more independent thinking and communicating.
We are particularly interested in teachers who have experience, or who are interested in, working with lower level students ( about IELTS 3.5/4.0 ) and who over a year we aim to take to about IELTS 5 . Though undoubtedly challenging, in the 3 years that we have been operating we have established a solid track record in achieving the required results
Our students are drawn from a diverse range of challenging sectors and countries including Afghanistan , Rohingya and Garments industry workers.
Job Description (not exhaustive)
Plan and deliver English language classes (General English and English for Academic Purposes) to up to 20 contact hours per week
Give office hours to students to up to 6 hours per week
Plan purposeful lessons that meet student needs and provide for effective learning.
Follow the Pathways course books and appropriately adapt and create relevant materials to support the core syllabi
Make inputs into the Pathways extra-curricular activities through supporting course design and implementation of curriculum strands such as English through IT and project work.
Assess students using the Pathways Assessment system and give both formative and summative evaluations. Undergo training to perform these standardized assessments
Grade General Admissions Test papers
Complete teaching related administration (attendance records, work records, assessment records etc)
Liaise with academic mentors
Attend staff meetings / participate in teacher development program including development and delivery of sessions / conduct peer observations
Undertake any other duties assigned by the Program Director
About Asian University for Women
Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is a regional center of excellence with a mission of educating a new generation of ethical, innovative, and service-oriented leaders in Asia. AUW opened its doors in 2008 and now educates approximately 900 students from 20 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and Yemen.
AUW is rooted in the belief that background does not indicate potential, and therefore is committed to admitting any student who shows talent and drive—regardless of their ability to pay tuition. Almost 85% of its student body is on scholarship. AUW students are refugees, former garment factory workers, and daughters of micro-finance borrowers; they have survived life under the Taliban, civil wars, and natural disasters; they are almost always the first in their family to attend university.
During the admissions process, AUW students are judged on their capacity for empathy, outrage at injustice, and courage. While at AUW, these characteristics are tested, as women from deeply diverse..., and often conflicting, communities live and study together in an atmosphere of mutual discovery and collaborative exchanges.