Education Coordinator for TEFL in Chiang Mai , Thailand

Date posted:2004-01-29 | Writer: Burma Project Education Office | Email: [email protected]

This program based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, provides educational upgrading for Burmese in order to facilitate their entrance into tertiary program throughout the SE Asia geographic area.

The Burma Project Education Office is a program of the Open Society Institute Foundation, a private operating and grant-making foundation funded and established by George Soros. The Education Office and the ICFC program were setup in 1996 to meet the educational needs of Burmese refugees in Thailand.

Contact Information: All interested applicants should email, mail or fax a cover letter, resume and (2) references to: Shona Kirkwood email: [email protected] Fax: 053-216-356(In thailand) 66-53-216-356 (outside of Thailand) Mailing address: Po Box 8 Mae Ping Post Office, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50301

Education Coordinator Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the continued success of the ICFC program. They will oversee all aspects of this program from hiring qualified teachers (Burmese and Western) to assessing the students� ability and preparing relevant curriculum for the course of studies. This position reports to the BPEO Program Coordinator * Maintain students records * Oversee teacher evaluation * Oversee selection and direction of curriculum for all subjects, providing support for teachers * Schedule timetable for the ICFC course * Share responsibility for recruitment * Induct and evaluate teaching staff * Oversee interns * Attend management committee meetings * Prepare and implement annual budget

Experience/ skills * At least five years teaching experience at the high school level * At least two years experience working with students from a non-western background, preferably Asian background * Qualified teacher with teaching diploma or TEFL/TESL certification * Experience with Curriculum Development and preparing curriculum using minimal resources and adapting it to specific situations * Experience in assessing needs and evaluating educational programs * Experience in program administration and coordination * Must be able to work in a team setting and as a mentor to other teachers * Experience counseling students in difficult educational situations is a definite plus

Attitudes * A strong commitment to social justice issues * Have a basic understanding of the Burmese refugee situation * Must be able to work under stressful and constantly changing situations * Should be creative and willing to adapt

Compensation and Benefits * Local salary between 30,000-40,000 baht/ month depending on experience * Vacation and Sick leave benefits * Health insurance * Probationary period of three months

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 lesson builds on lesson four's material of present tenses but with a focus on past events simple, continuos and perfect. In this lesson I learned about regular and irregular verb forms as well as examples for each of the forms of past tenses. While tenses can be a confusing and daunting prospect for prospective learners I fell this lesson has broadened my ability to effectively teach this method and lesson to English learners.This unit deals with managing the class. It gives several ideas, advices about what the teacher should do, examples, etc. The unit is divided into several parts, for example eye contact, gesture and use of voice; how to group students; how to arrange classroom sitting; writing on the board; giving individual attention; teacher talking time and student talking time; giving instructions; establish rapport; and maintaining discipline.