English Teaching Advisor

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) experienced in English education is needed to assist the General Inspection for Secondary Education (IESG) of the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Togo. The MoE has transitioned from an Objective Based Approach to a Competency Based Approach which focuses more on interactive (student-centered learning) teaching methods. The IESG assessment findings illustrated a shortage of trained English teachers who are experienced in utilizing interactive teaching methods to advance students’ learning aptitude. The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to work with the English Teaching Inspector to help design and implement trainings on interactive teaching methods.

The PCRV will collaborate with General Inspection for Secondary Education Inspectors to plan English Teaching and training activities focused on interactive teaching methods. To ensure continuity and sustainability, the PCRV will train, coach, and mentor Togo staff, (e.g. English teachers and inspectors) through communities of practice on interactive teaching methods. The PCRV should also expect to model teach and/or engage in peer observation of English teachers. The main goal of this project will be to strengthen the capacity of trained English teachers in the area of interactive teaching methods.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Togo together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

General Inspection for Secondary Education in Adeta (Inspection de l’Enseignement Secondaire Général IESG -Adeta)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: English Education, Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English as a Second Language (ESL), or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
• Classroom teaching experience at the secondary level in English
• Intermediate French

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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