English Education Teacher
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The Mongolian government and Peace Corps Mongolia are partnering to enhance the quality of English instruction by teaching English to students in secondary schools, colleges and universities, improving the training of English teachers and developing and strengthening English language learning resources. English Education Volunteers are partnered with a Mongolian English teacher, where they will lesson plan and co-teach English classes. Outside of the classroom, Volunteers and community members will work with youth facilitating extracurricular activities such as clubs and mentoring programs in order to promote youth leadership and life skills.
The English Education project is the largest Peace Corps project in Mongolia, reflecting the priority of English Education by the Government of Mongolia. In 1992 the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science adopted a resolution whereby English, along with Russian, was declared one of the main foreign languages to be taught in all educational institutions.
English is now being taught at all secondary schools where there are English teachers and at higher educational institutions as well. There are currently approximately 2,200 Mongolian English teachers working in secondary schools. The skill levels of English teachers are varied, particularly in the countryside, where there is a significant shortage of both skilled teachers and relevant resources.
Peace Corps began its program in Mongolia in 1991, the same year the United States Embassy opened in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Since that time, more than 1,160 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Mongolia as teacher trainers, TEFL teachers, community economic developers, and environmental and health specialists. Your input in implementing the objectives of the Mongolian government and the Peace Corps is essential to the success of Mongolia. Currently, approximately 100 Volunteers are serving across all provinces in Mongolia and you could be a member of the 30th group of Volunteers to serve in Mongolia.
• A strong desire to teach English.
• Experience with conducting trainings.
• Experience with developing after-school extracurricular programs.
• Experience with developing teaching & learning resources.
• Education-related degree.
• Master of Arts (MA) in English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching English as a second language (TESL), or Linguistics, MA/MAT in any foreign language.
Required Language Skills
Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Mongolia: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, and safety — including crime statistics [PDF] — in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.
Couples will be separated during Pre-service Training based on their language ability or sector. However, they will live together at their permanent site.
Medical Considerations in Mongolia
- Mongolia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild and childhood; dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; 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: lactose and gluten.
- After arrival in Mongolia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and 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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