TEFL Teacher Trainer

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

Five Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) are needed to serve as TEFL Teacher Trainers for Rwanda Education Board (REB) and Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) . English language is becoming a vital channel of communication to link Rwanda to the world. It is formally learned in schools where TTCs play the chief role in elementary education in particular and in other education levels in general. Due to the fact that English has newly been introduced in Rwanda as the language of instruction, both teachers and learners can benefit greatly from a native English speaker with teaching skills who would help them acquire English language and English teaching skills. There are 16 TTCs in Rwanda whose mission is to train primary school teachers. As English language is an instructional language medium in Rwanda education, TTCs’ purpose includes strengthening communication in English through daily school lessons, English clubs, use of English in extra-curricular activities, etc. It is in this regards that the TTCs mentioned above have requested Peace Corps Response Volunteers.


A PCRV with a Bachelor’s degree in English, TEFL, education or related field will help teach English to student teachers and develop their teaching skills. The Volunteer will train both in-service and pre-service teachers on teaching methodology in assigned TTC and their demonstration schools. Additionally, the PCRV will teach and mentor teachers and tutors using lessons focused on communication skills. The PCRV will organize English clubs and debates in assigned TTC and demonstration schools. The goal of this assignment is to improve the overall English learning culture, English speaking and listening skills of students and teachers at TTCs.

Partner Information

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

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree with specialization in English, TEFL/TESOL, education, or any other related field;
• 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.

Medical Considerations in Rwanda

  • Rwanda may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; mammography; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
  • After arrival in Rwanda, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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