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Job teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Help prepare refugees from Burma go to university
Date posted:2005-03-08 | Writer: Burma Project Education Office | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER needed, with a good working knowledge of academic reading and writing, at the Intensive College Foundation Course (ICFC), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Each year ICFC prepares a small group of displaced people from Burma for university education in Thailand and elsewhere. ICFC is a program of the Burma Project Education Office, which has operated in Thailand since 1996.
ICFC now needs a teacher to join a small team to work with a total of 24 displaced people from Burma, working in small mixed-ability groups on a 16-month course. The program is challenging, as students come from deprived educational backgrounds and need to make rapid progress if they are to move on to university within 2 years of entering the course. Stress levels can occasionally be high, but so can satisfaction levels.
The syllabus covers academic reading and writing, social studies, maths and science. Core subjects include reading, writing and speaking in an academic context, study skills, maths, combined science (biology, physics and chemistry), social studies and literature. Most teaching is in English. All students need to pass the GED test, and some students in some subjects also sit IGCSEs.
The positions are open to people of any nationality. Minimum qualifications include the following:
- a first degree in any field
- a language teaching qualification
- 2 years teaching experience, including reading and writing in an academic context
- expert user of English.
You should also satisfy the following requirements:
- be flexible
- be creative and able to improvise
- be a team player
- be good at individual counselling
- have a basic knowledge of the politics of Burma and refugee issues
- have a strong commitment to social justice
- be willing to commit to more than a 9 to 5 job.
- a local salary
- starting salary depends on qualifications and experience and may vary widely; maximum 30, 000Bt per month
- paid vacation and sick leave
- local health insurance
- probation 3 months.
Please note that this is a local hire and there is unfortunately no support for travel to Chiang Mai. Interviews will be by phone.
Application deadline: 18 March 2005.
Start date: as soon as possible.
Contact details: you should send a CV or resume, and a cover letter, including the names and contact information for two referees, to: Richard Sproat, coordinator, Intensive College Foundation Course, email email@example.com, fax +66 53 216 356, postal address PO Box 8, Mae Ping, Chiang Mai 50301 Thailand. Sorry, no phone enquiries at this stage.