Volunteer EFL Teachers Needed Near Himalayas, Pakistan

Date posted:2012-01-18 | Writer: The Kaghan Memorial Trust | Email: [email protected]

The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) is a non-profit charitable organisation that is currently establishing the first of a number of schools providing free education for underprivileged children in Pakistan. This is an excellent opportunity for TEFL teachers wishing to bring a real and sustainable difference to a severely deprived community. It will also allow the volunteer to experience a rich and frequently misunderstood part of the world. The Trust provides its volunteers with accommodation, meals, one return air ticket per year for travel between their home country and Islamabad, visa expenses, local health cover, local transport facilities and a monthly stipend of Pak. Rs. 10,000 (approx US $117) to cover incidental expenses.

KMT is currently recruiting teachers to work on a volunteer basis at its Kaghan Memorial School (KMS) in the Kaghan Valley, Northern Pakistan. We are looking for qualified female teachers to fill these positions in March/April 2012 with a commitment to work with us until early March/April 2013 (The start period is dependent on the issuance of a one year NGO visa, processing which takes around 2-3 months). The main responsibilities of these teachers will include:
 
 •Developing daily lesson plans for the lessons assigned to them;
•Delivering lessons for their assigned classes and subjects;
•Working with, and supervising, the KMS local teaching team to ensure that lessons are delivered and assessed according to the vision of the School and in line with modern teaching practices;
•Providing training and support for the local teachers working at KMS;
•Developing and improving the KMS curriculum;
•Organising events and activities at KMS for the students and staff;
•Performing administrative duties related to classroom management such as inventorying of supplies and maintenance of class lists.
 
Applicants will need to have a college degree and experience teaching children and/or teaching English as a second language, preferably witha TEFL / TESOL qualification. Experience overseas will be an asset. Fluency in Urdu is not a necessity as KMS international teachers are supported in their classrooms by local teachers and teaching assistants who act as interpreters when required. It is essential that the candidate has a strong sense of commitment to the Trust’s objectives and is willing to volunteer to work for KMT for at least one full year. The applicant should also be able to readily adapt to different cultures.

Interested candidates may apply by writing to Mr. Khurram Khan, Managing Trustee KMT at the e-mail address given on the job heading. All applications should be accompanied by a covering letter, a detailed resume, a photo and a copy of your passport (or NIC in the case of Pakistani applicants). Short listed candidates will be contacted for further information including references. An interview may also be scheduled at a later stage.

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.

 

This unit discusses modals, their uses, active and passive voice and, finally, phrasal verbs including the three different types --- intransitive, transitive separable and transitive inseparable. The first two subjects were fairly straight-forward, but not the final topic of phrasal verbs. In spite of going over that part interminably, Phrasal verbs and their uses remain an area of confusion for me.Having two examples of the different classes with weaknesses and strength in using the techniques helped me out to put all the lessons which I learns together practically. I could effectively learn how the attitude of teacher , having the lesson plans and material preparation as well as choosing the correct technique related to the lesson could help students to be active and participate in the lesson.


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