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Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) New Zealand (nationwide)

TESOL adviser, Timor-Leste

General, ESOL

Learning languages

Listed 8:50 AM 23 January 2018
Closes 04 February 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9h9h

Strengthen TESOL capability and programmes at the ICFP teacher training college and enhance education across communities.

Instituto Católico Para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) established in 2000 is the main institute offering the Bachelor of Teaching in Baucau. The Ministry of Education wants English language to be taught in all primary schools throughout Timor-Leste and ICFP needs to ensure their graduates are up to the task.

As a result, ICFP is seeking a volunteer TESOL specialist to oversee the process of teaching of specialised staff, general staff and trainee teachers, resulting in improved outcomes for Y7–9 primary school students. In this assignment you will assess the needs of English language teachers using train-the-trainer approach, supporting them to implement a programme to support general teaching staff improve TESOL in their courses.     

You will also assist ICFP staff in developing and delivering lessons using a child-centred approach, demonstrating how to use TESOL at different education levels. Utilising your programme development and teaching experience you will review course materials for cultural and age appropriateness, as well as mentor ICFP students while on practicum in local schools.

Your valuable contribution to this assignment will not only benefit the 37 Timorese staff and 165 teaching students at ICFP, but improve education outcomes and the livelihoods of children and their families.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Tertiary qualification in teaching English as a second language for adults
  • Experience modelling student-centred reflective learning practice
  • Experience conducting training needs assessments and developing resources for new and beginning English teachers.

This is a 2 year assignment based in Baucau, Timor-Leste.

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

How to apply

Please send direct enquiries to:

Volunteer Recruitment Team
volunteer@vsa.org.nz
(04) 472 5759

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9h9h

Listed 8:50 AM 23 January 2018
Closes 04 February 2018

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) NZ

Organisation details

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)

Location: New Zealand (nationwide)