TEFL in Bangladesh

Date posted:2009-06-25 | Writer: Asian University for Women | Email: [email protected]

***This position is based in Chittagong, Bangladesh. There are multiple openings for this position.***

The Access Academy of AUW is designed to bring in talented students who have already completed class 12 or equivalent and prepare them for a rigorous university education where instruction is in the English medium.

The Access Academy seeks highly effective and experienced English language instructors (TESOL/TEFL or otherwise qualified and practiced to teach English language) who can work patiently with students with inadequate English background and develop their reading, writing and listening skills within a 12-month period to a level that they can fully perform at the university.

Essential Duties:

Each teacher is expected to provide high quality instruction in the classroom, and to promote a climate of continuous learning.

Teaching Duties:

Teach five days a week (excluding weekends in Bangladesh) and 4-5 classes per day Develop lesson plans, prepare for classes, grade papers, homework, and tests Hold office hours (equivalent of one class period 3 times per week) for students

General Responsibilities:

Implement the Access Academy curriculum and administer assessments for students to determine their readiness for entrance into AUW Identify learning goals for the students and academic strategies to support students in reaching these goals Use diagnostic tools to identify individual student's strengths and weaknesses and remedy deficits in learning Develop and select instructional materials, projects, and assessment plans in support of the curriculum Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Academic Dean of Access Academy to (a) assess and improve effectiveness of current practices; (b) raise issues of concern that arise in classrooms and follow through as appropriate Promote skills, experiences, and attitudes that will enable each student to thrive Serve as informal academic counselors for students Lead and facilitate co-curricular activities such as sports, dance, music, martial arts, drama, school publications, radio/TV production, debate, photography, website development, etc. Assume other assignments as requested by the Academic Dean of the Access Academy The Academic Dean of the Access Academy will conduct class observations and meet individually with each teacher throughout the year.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experiences:

Bachelor's degree Knowledge of the conventions and rules of English grammar Special interest in co-curricular activities Personal Characteristics:

Ability to listen effectively and build rapport with students and other teachers Flexible, consultative, and calm Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong interpersonal skills in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds Capable of exercising good judgment and strong initiative Creative and positive Prepared to be part of a start-up institution Enthusiasm for living and working in Bangladesh


Bachelor's degree in English or TESOL/TEFL certification Experience in ESL/EFL curriculum development International or other cross-cultural experience Commitment to teaching students from underserved communities Strong computer and internet-based research skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Performance Criteria:

Strong teaching skills Strong teamwork skills Flexibility/Adaptability Cross-cultural sensitivity Duration and Compensation:

Full-time, renewable contract. Contract period: August 1 2009 - July 31, 2010. Minimum of one year commitment required. Salary range for this position is $11,000-$17,000 USD and is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include health insurance, housing, tax exemption for foreign employees, and one round-trip airfare per contract for international employees. To apply:

A complete application package consists of:

(i) Letter of Interest (ii) Resume (iii) 1 short writing sample (iv) 1-page language instruction lesson plan (v) 3 professional references who can comment on your teaching abilities

(vi) Copy of TESOL/TEFL certification (if available)

Please e-mail your application to 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.


Unit 13 was one of the most difficult Units which teach me about the importance of intonation, pronunciation and stress on each word. Students need to understand that Pronunciation help to communicate fluently and show the student education at the moment of a conversation. Also, the Stress on each sentence give an individual meaning depending of emotions of each person and how they can express their feelings.Very interesting unit addressing different type of classes that a teacher might encounter. The information was well structured and clear, giving excelent examples of how to organize classes depending of what kind of learners you have or what kind of language skills you need to focus on. The samples for needs analysis will come in handy in the future and the task sheets were useful for preparing for this test.