Secondary-Level English Teacher

Project Description

Hofangahau College in the Kingdom of Tonga has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Secondary-Level English Teacher. In Tonga, English is an official language alongside Tongan, and according to policy is the language of instruction for all secondary schools, with student workbooks written in English for all subjects except for Tongan Language and Culture. English language attainment is generally lower on the “outer islands” like ‘Eua than the main island of Tonga and ongoing teacher shortages have left Hofangahau College without any full-time English teachers.

The PCRV will teach middle and high school age students, develop learning and teaching resources, and tutor and/or provide night classes to assist students. The PCRV will also assist with grant funding applications where needed. English is the most critical need but if interested, the PCRV could assist in teaching any of the subjects offered at Hofanagahau.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Tonga together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Hofangahau College

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in any field and experience teaching middle and/or high school age students OR bachelor’s degree in Education or English or similar with teaching practicum OR relevant certification (TEFL certificate or similar) with teaching experience

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.

Serving in Tonga

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