University English Language Trainer of Trainers

Project Description

The Ministry of Education (SEP) and Technological Institutes in Mexico have requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as University English Language Teachers/Co-Teachers. For Mexican students, researchers, scientists, engineers, and other technical personnel to be able to access information and resources, and to collaborate on an international level for the benefit of their country’s sustainable economic and social development, the English capacities and skills of students and staff need to be strengthened. PCRVs have been requested to support university-level public schools at various locations in Central Mexico.

The PCRVs will collaborate with English Language Coordinators and English Teachers to support students to attain communication skills in English necessary to access academic and/or professional opportunities. Successful PCRVs will support English language learning through teaching, co-planning, co-teaching, teacher training, student mentoring, and both on and off-campus extracurricular activities with students and faculty. The PCRVs’ efforts will strengthen students’ and teachers’ abilities to research, innovate, access professional opportunities, and collaborate internationally. The goal of this assignment is to increase professors’ and students’ capacity to communicate in English for technical and academic purposes.

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

Volunteer safety is of paramount importance, and the protections of U.S. citizenship promote volunteer safety. Under Mexican law, anyone born in Mexico who became a U.S. citizen after 1998 or anyone holding dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship is considered a citizen of Mexico, and not of the United States. If such an individual faced a legal, safety or other emergency situation in Mexico, the Peace Corps' ability to intervene could be limited. Therefore, the PC will not place in Mexico individuals who are either dual citizens of Mexico and the U.S. or who were born in Mexico and became U.S. citizens after 1998. If you fit either of these categories, we encourage you to look at other opportunities with PC Response.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education (SEP) and Technological Institutes

Required Skills

• Bachelor's degree in English, TEFL, TESOL, ESL or related field
• At least 5 years of classroom experience teaching English above elementary school level
• At least 3 years of teacher training experience
• Intermediate level of Spanish
• Accountability
• Adaptability and flexible thinking
• Initiative
• Problem-solving
• Collaboration
• Intercultural engagement
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

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 Mexico

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Medical Considerations

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