28 Jan
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ESL English Teachers Needed!

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Job Description

In 2002 UPAVIM’s school was established to offer the children of La Esperanza and neighboring communities a nurturing, stimulating and inspiring atmosphere to learn and grow. Students are taught to resolve interpersonal conflicts, to make decisions as a group with consideration for individual needs, to respect their peers without discriminating according to race or gender, and to give back to their community and their country.

In January 2013, the English Program expanded from a 30-minute class to a full-day Bilingual Immersion Program. This program not only broadens the future education and employment opportunities of UPAVIM’s children, but it also doubles the number of hours students are in school, keeping them away from the gang violence that is present on the streets of La Esperanza. To find out more about the English Program, please visit www.upavim.org/programs/the-english-program

A highly motivated bilingual (Spanish/English) teacher is needed for February 2014. The teacher will teach reading and conversation ESL classes to grades 3rd -6th. The English teacher will work full-time Monday-Friday based upon the Guatemalan school schedule. The goal for the position is to teach students how to express and understand concepts in English while also encouraging a passion for learning. This is an excellent opportunity to teach English abroad and take part in the transformation of this community.

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Qualifications

  • B.A. in Education or ESL
  • Minimum 1+ year classroom experience
  • Experience or desire to live and work in an impoverished urban area
  • Complete fluency in spoken and written English
  • Intermediate level of spoken and written Spanish
  • Formal ESL or EFL training (not required, but preferred)
  • Desire to live and work with the women and children of La Esperanza
  • Ability to commit for a minimum of 9 months starting February 2014

Compensation

    • $250 monthly stipend (this is enough to live comfortably in La Esperanza as a monthly food budget costs about $60)
    • Free housing in the UPAVIM building
    • Lunch from the UPAVIM kitchen Monday through Friday
    • Additionally, teachers may use their time with UPAVIM for academic credit, fieldwork and research.

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How to apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to UPAVIM’s English Program Coordinator, Mariah Horrigan at mkhorrigan123@gmail.com.[/framed_box][/two_third]

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Details

Application deadline
February 7, 2014
Education requirements
4-year degree, BA, Education
Languages needed
English, Spanish
Level of language proficiency
Complete fluency in spoken and written English Intermediate level of spoken and written Spanish
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Entry level
Salary details
$250 monthly stipend (this is enough to live comfortably in La Esperanza as a monthly food budget costs about $60)
Benefits
Free housing in the UPAVIM building Lunch from the UPAVIM kitchen Monday through Friday Additionally, teachers may use their time with UPAVIM for academic credit, fieldwork and research.

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