Guest Teacher wanted!
We need someone comfortable teaching English at several levels; someone who can look at the student book and lead 5-15 adults through it. Probably no more than 4 hours in the classroom per day. Our semesters are April-June, August-October, and January-March. In July and November we plan to have more intensive week-long courses, with the possibility of bringing in short-term teams from USA churches. This could be an opportunity for our Guest Teacher to teach a specialized class, help facilitate a short-term team’s work, or take some time off to do sightseeing on their own. Our current Guest Teacher will be here until the end of March.
We would provide a furnished apartment in the same building with us and our classroom. We also can provide a language teacher and a time to learn and practice Burmese during the day. In your free time you are welcome to engage with our neighbors and students, and the classroom will be a great place to meet people interested in talking with you in English about anything you like.
Personality-wise, we really need someone who is both independent and flexible. We expect our Guest Teacher to engage with our neighbors and community members without us, if only through English-speaking local friends. Living overseas is often spiritually challenging as well, so this person should come recommended by their local body and equipped with a support system back home.
At this point in our work, we’re not at a place where we can pay a salary, so fundraising is a necessity. However, the cost of living here is very low.
This is a great opportunity for someone (or a couple, or even a family) to experience expat life in a country that was only recently open to foreigners. It’s an easy way to learn local language, interact with Myanmar people, and get your foot in the door if you’re considering long-term life overseas. Our town is known for it’s cool weather and fertile land; you’ll love living here! All the visa paperwork and housing permissions (the biggest hassle for foreigners in Myanmar) will be provided by the business. It’s also a low-pressure way to get experience teaching learners of different levels. Though there is a certain stress to living in another culture, our work environment is casual, and the classes are fun.
Please prayerfully consider if you’re being called to experience life overseas in this unique way.
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