Our end goal is for newcomers to attend and pass the IELTS exam so that they can enrol in a university. We believe in the power of cooperation. As such, classes are taught in pairs and teachers can always rely on their co-teachers for support. Teachers work best when they’re well equipped. That is why we have a wealth of classroom materials on hand. Teachers are not expected to create lesson plans from scratch, but rather to adapt and assemble them from existent materials.
About this program
The upcoming teaching trimester starts on January 07, 2020. As a volunteer teacher, you will receive along the year three workshops by Dr Marije Michels of Applied Linguistics on teaching a foreign language, which will provide you with the basics of teaching that you will need. In addition to the monthly teachers’ mini-workshop with Kathy Harris, EAN’s lead teacher.
- Enrolled (or completed) in a higher education program relevant.
- Fluency in English (preferably a native English speaker)
Commitment to contribute once a week for a class on either Tuesday or Thursday from 18:00-20:00. With approximately one hour of preparation before every class.
- Ability to attend the monthly teacher meetings.
- We appreciate candidates who bring a positive energy to the classroom such that class time is an enjoyable experience. Furthermore, candidates should be expected to develop themselves, improving over the course of the year in response to feedback.
- Communicate clearly to students and administration.
- Punctuality in undertaking and attending classes.
- Ability to understand the cultural background and sensitivity of the students.
- Ability to receive and respond to feedback from students.
- Complete the curriculum according to schedule.
- Periodically assess student performance.
- Coordinate lesson plans with co-teacher.
We are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you would like to make a difference and have a fulfilling volunteer teaching experience at EAN, please apply to this vacancy by filling our contact form below. Please submit your CV and tell us what are some of the reasons that motivated you to apply for this role.
“Being an intern at EAN allowed me to grow and develop as an English teacher in training. EAN gave me multiple opportunities to experience teaching hands-on alongside qualified and professional teachers who provided me with guidance and constructive feedback.”
“A multicultural environment where students and teachers are from different parts of the world. As a future English teacher, observing professional and experienced teachers, added to my teaching glossary, including the use of technology, new and up to date English materials.”
“Very smart group of people with a professional approach, big hearts and an even bigger vision.”
“The course I took with EAN taught me to express myself in good English. I became familiar with different accents. My new English skills help me learning new things, and it’s easier to find better sources and references in English.”
“I really appreciated the exchange with the other volunteers. Each of us had their own teaching experience and it really helped to gather and discuss ideas together in order to find the best solution that would benefit our students.”
Students aren’t the only ones expected to develop. Teachers grow in their professional capacity by responding to feedback. The organization as a whole grows in its operational capacity by responding to teacher feedback. Taken together, our volunteer teachers are expected to both give and receive feedback.