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Teach English and Train Teachers Abroad with the Peace Corps!

Teach English and Train Teachers Abroad with the Peace Corps!

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  • Amanda Bradford
    Mozambique 2005-2007
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
    James Kostenblatt
    Mozambique 2005-2009
    New York Regional Peace Corps Office
    Josh Strauss
    Ukraine 2000-2003
    Boston Regional Peace Corps Office
  • What is the Peace Corps?
  • A U.S. Government Agency, independent of the State Department, that sends American citizens overseas to work as volunteers in international development assignments for 27 MONTHS.
    Peace Corps[pees kohr]
  • Mission and Goals
    To promote world peace and friendship by helping
    The people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
    Promote a better understanding of Americanson the part of the peoples served
    Promote a better understanding of otherpeoples on the part of Americans
    peacecorps.gov
  • What Volunteers Do
    peacecorps.gov
  • Where Volunteers Go
    Eastern Europe/Central Asia
    20%
    Asia
    7%
    North Africa/Middle East
    4%
    The Caribbean
    4%
    Latin America
    22%
    Africa
    39%
    Pacific Islands
    4%
    Active Countries
    peacecorps.gov
    Serving 76 Countries as of 9/30/08
  • Volunteers Serve in the Peace Corps to:
    • Serve the overseas community
    • Develop professionally and personally
    • Learn a new language and culture
    • Live in another country for two years
    • Help others and contribute to world peace through friendship
    peacecorps.gov
  • Benefits During Service
    • Living allowance
    • Language, cross-cultural, health, safetyand technical training
    • Medical and dental care
    • Travel to and from country of service
    • 48 paid vacation days
    • Possible student loan defermentand/or partial cancellation
  • Benefits After Service
    • $7,425 “readjustment”allowance upon completion of service
    • One year of non-competitiveeligibility status for federal jobs
    • Free career-related resources including job bulletins, newsletters, access to a mentor, and in-person and Internet-based career workshops
    • Returned Volunteer network
    • Medical and dental coverageoption for 18 months following service
    • Professional benefits, including technical skills language fluency, international experience, andcross-cultural understanding
    • Graduate school opportunities
    peacecorps.gov
  • Application Process
    Important things to know:
    • Online application: www.peacecorps.gov/application
    • Takes 9-12 months on average, from start to finish
    • Non-binding application
    • Peace Corps matches your skills to where you are needed, so be flexible!
    peacecorps.gov
  • TESOL in the Peace Corps:
    • Secondary School English Teaching
    • University English Teaching
    • English Teacher Training
    peacecorps.gov
  • Secondary School English Teaching
    Secondary School English Teaching
    • BA/BS in Secondary Education, or
    • State certification at the secondary level, or
    • BA/BS in any subject with at least 3 months of ESL Tutoring or Teaching Experience
    peacecorps.gov
  • Other English Assignments
    University English Teaching
    • Requires MA/MAT in English, TEFL, TESOL, EFL, TESL, Linguistics or foreign language
    English Teacher Training
    • MAT in one of the above subjects
    • M.Ed concentration in an above subject
    • Bachelor’s in Secondary Ed w/ concentration in English/TEFL/foreign language
    • Bachelor’s in English/TEFL/foreign language with 6 months classroom teaching experience
    • BA/BS &1 year secondary-level classroom teaching experience in English/TEFL/foreign language
  • Graduate School Opportunities
    Peace Corps has 100 school partnerships
    • Master’s International combines
    graduate school and Peace
    Corps service
    • Begin your studies on campus,
    serve overseas, and return to
    finish your graduate work
    • Fellows/USA offers financial
    benefits for returned Peace
    Corps Volunteers who wish to
    pursue graduate level studies
    • Lifetime eligibility is offered to
    those who satisfactorily
    complete service
    peacecorps.gov
  • Graduate School Opportunities
    Peace Corps has 100 school partnerships
    • Appalachian State University, NC
    English and Elementary Education
    • California State University, Sacramento
    TESOL
    • Colorado State University
    TESL/TEFL/English Education
    • Georgia State University, Atlanta
    TESOL
    • Gonzaga University, WA
    TESL
    • Columbia University, NY
    Columbia Teacher’s College
    • George Mason University, VA
    Graduate School of Ed.
    • George Washington University, DC
    Teacher Preparation Program
    • University of Arizona
    College of Education
    peacecorps.gov
  • James Kostenblatt, RPCV Mozambique
    2005-2009
  • A Lasting Impression…
  • University English Teacher
    • Volunteers provide formal and informal training, instruction, and support to
    students and faculty.
    • Help students make use of academic and technical resources
    • Teach English grammar, conversation, phonetics, American literature
    and culture, creative writing, and linguistics
    • Establish English language clubs and resource centers
    • Share ideas and develop materials with fellow teachers
    • Integrate communicative teaching techniques into the classroom
    peacecorps.gov
  • University English Teacher
    peacecorps.gov
  • English Teacher Trainer
    • Volunteers train English teachers via formal classes, workshops, and informal activities.
    • Work with new and experienced English teachers, train student teachers at teachers’ colleges or provide in-service training to experienced teachers in current methodologies, subject content, and resource development
    • Increase local teachers’ English language competency and conversational skills
    • Organize teacher associations or training seminars
    peacecorps.gov
  • English Teacher Trainer
    peacecorps.gov
  • Next Steps
    Learn more about the Peace Corps
    • Visit peacecorps.gov
    • Review the catalog and other materials
    • Talk to a former Peace Corps Volunteer
    Get connected to your regionalrecruiter at peacecorps.gov/application
    peacecorps.gov
  • 800.424.8580
    peacecorps.gov