EFL Teachers Needed in East Timor

Date posted:2022-08-28 | Writer: Lorosa'e English Language Institute (LELI) | Email: [email protected]

LELI, Timor-Leste's premier English Language Training Organisation, is looking for experienced EFL teachers to deliver lessons to a wide range of interesting and prestigious clients in and around the capital city, Dili.

Teachers need to have a sense of adventure, be highly motivated, and be capable of adapting to a variety of different situations in order to thrive in what can often be a challenging environment in which to live and work.

Start date/s: September 2022 - January 2023

Details of Position
Teachers typically teach 24 hours per week in addition to completing basic administrative tasks with lessons being delivered Monday - Friday between 8 am - 8 pm, and on (very) occasional Saturday mornings between 8 am - 2 pm. Most lessons are delivered at our training centre, but some classes take place offsite. Dili is a small city, so all off-site classes are within a 10-minute motorbike/scooter ride.

The majority of our students are adults and have quite a low level of English (CEF A1 - A2) so a lot of the teaching involves General English, although successful candidates will be expected to adapt their courses to suit specific client needs and/or be capable of teaching across a range of courses including English for the Workplace, IELTS Exam Preparation, ESP and on occasion provide one-to-one tuition.

Our clients include government ministries and national institutions, international and local humanitarian and development organisations, and foreign diplomatic missions including the Australian, New Zealand and American Embassies. In addition to the specific organisations we provide training for, we also teach approximately 500 students per term on our afternoon and evening public courses, of which a growing number (approximately 30%) of students are teenagers.

The standard of education in Timor is generally poor, and a significant number of our students have had their education disrupted due to Timor-Leste's years of struggling for independence. Additionally, and while our students come from a variety of backgrounds, there is a low level of IT literacy and the pedagogical approach most are familiar with means that the majority of our students have difficulty with abstract thinking and/or autonomous learning. Therefore, in conjunction with building students English language proficiency, teachers at LELI are expected to help develop students analytical and critical thinking skills through a range of different teaching strategies.

It's also important to note that daily life in Timor-Leste can be quite demanding and is filled with challenges associated with a post-conflict, developing country. Dili is a small, quiet, unpretentious city and is a very different environment to most South-East Asian cities. The heat and humidity is not to be underestimated, nor is its remote and isolated location, so it's certainly not a place that suits everyone.

However, for those with a sense of adventure willing to invest their time and energy, not only is it a beautiful island with stunning landscapes, but it's undoubtedly a land of opportunity and reward, and successful candidates would be helping to make a genuine difference in the development of a nation that is rich in culture and history.

Qualifications
All Applicants MUST have a Bachelors Degree.
All Applicants MUST be native-level English speakers.
Experience living and/or working in a developing country is desirable.
Experience of riding a motorbike/scooter is desirable.
TEFL/TESOL preferred.

Salary and Benefits
12-month Contract with opportunity for one-year to two-year extension.
$30 USD (net) per contact teaching hour. (Approx. $2,750 pcm).
$500 contribution towards health insurance.
Contribution towards outbound flight.
End of Contract completion bonus.
First 7 nights accommodation paid for.
Working permit and visa costs paid for.
20 days paid leave.

For details on how to apply, please contact the email address in the job heading.



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