TEFL Teacher Trainer

Project Description

Rwanda Education Board (REB) and Teacher Training College (TTCs) have requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as TEFL Teacher Trainers. English became the national medium of instruction in 2008, and it is formally learned in schools, where TTCs play a key role. There are sixteen TTCs in Rwanda with the mission of producing primary school teachers. As English is the language of instruction in Rwanda, the TTCs' goal includes strengthening English communication through classroom lessons, English clubs, and use of English in extra-curricular activities.

The PCRVs will co-plan and co-teach English to student teachers, focusing on four English language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The PCRVs will also teach and mentor teachers/tutors using lessons focused on communication skills and train both in-service and pre-service teachers on teaching methodology in assigned TTC and their demonstration schools.

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

Partner Information

Rwanda Education Board (REB)/Teacher Training College (TTCs)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree with specialization in English or TEFL/TESOL or degree in education;
• Two years’ experience teaching English as a foreign/second language, preferably in Africa;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others;
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and innovation;
• Demonstrated success working with limited resources in a multicultural environment;
• Demonstrated spirit of integrity.

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 Rwanda

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Medical Considerations

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