Teach EFL in Tanzania

Date posted:2014-12-08 | Writer: Kiwengwa Nusery & Primary School | Email: direction@zanzibarkins.com

Kiwengwa Nursery & Primary School (KINS) is looking for a teaching assistant/intern to assist in our multi age primary 2 classroom. This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent TEFL graduate or someone new to education to learn and grow under the guidance of an experienced teacher in a close knit and thriving school community. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, open minded, loves children and most importantly want to learn!

KINS is a small, privet non-profit school on the east coast of Zanzibar which serves students from 2 to 12 years. The P2 teaching assistant would be responsible for assisting the regular classroom teacher with preparation, displays, one on one reading with students, and other classroom tasks. We would also like this person to take on physical education at the school by teaching weekly PE classes to all students. This is a volunteer position with a stipend and housing provided but there are opportunities for the right candidate to grow within the school.


- Must be native-level in spoken and written English.

- Must be comfortable and willing to work with children between 2 and 12 years of age.

- Must have a 4 year degree and some experience working with children in the classroom, TESOL/TEFL training is also accepted.

- Must be willing and able to design and teach a physical education program to students age 2-12 (in separate classes of course).

- Must be flexible and willing to fill in and assist as needed at the school.

- Must be willing to collaborate and communicate with other teachers.

- Must be enthusiastic and eager to learn!

Position to begin in January with a minimum commitment of 4 months but we would like someone who wants to stay for 1 year. 

For more information or to apply please send a cover letter and resume/CV via email to School Director Ashley Olson at the address given on the job heading.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


All the students are different yet have similarities in some areas. Teaching a new language needs to take into account the native language of the student and many other factors that could help with the basics but without neglecting student to student communication within common fields of interest. Teaching techniques may also vary on the global scheme, such as how is the whole class structure.I feel the unit is severely lacking in relative detail to fully explain or exemplify how best to teach new language structures. The lack of a videos for this unit also adds to the daunting task of taking the test without proper information or guidance. There is possibly more room to improve upon this unit as this is a major part of teaching English as a second language to learners of all ages.




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