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Running English classes

Description

Using the language you know to help others in our Learning Centre.

Teaching English provides great opportunities for building friendships across cultures. The teachers live at the Centre as a small international community. English classes for up to 15 adults per class last for 10 weeks. Each session is 1.5 hours and meets twice a week. Students are mostly men, both Muslim and non-Muslim. A teacher usually teaches one or two levels at a time. If two levels, this means teaching four days a week. Lesson sheets, based on the secular curriculum, "English for the Sahel", are already prepared, as are sample lesson plans written out by former teachers. The teacher is thus responsible for preparing and teaching their lessons, marking homework, and overseeing a final exam.  Knowing French and Arabic are assets for an English teacher in Chad, but are not essential. We help all teachers to get started in Chadian Arabic which is not as hard as it sounds. As part of the local WEC team, they will be expected to play a full role in the team life and vision of planting mature, expanding churches among the Eastern peoples of Chad.

Qualifications

  • Most of our teachers have no professional qualifications.
  • A good command of the English language is required.
  • We do accept teachers whose native language is not English.
  • Teaching experience of any kind (Sunday School, Bible studies, etc.) is helpful, but not essential.
  • Knowing French and/or Arabic are helpful for short term teachers.
  • Long termers (more than two years) should get French first.