Local Church ESL Coordinators

Thailand

October 24, 2017
Full Time 2 Year Appointment

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Job Description

Throughout Thailand in both the large urban centres and small rural villages, the Thai church desires to teach ESL as a way to build relationship between the community and local churches. With the implementation of the ASEAN Charter in 2015 (Association of South East Asian Nations), the government of Thailand is moving the English language to the forefront as the language of trade and commerce. Thais therefore see the need to acquire language and seek out native English speakers to be involved with English activities in the Church and in the community. The Thai church desires to capitalize on this desire for English by having native English speakers work in conjunction with the local church to build a bridge to the community via ESL.

Duties/Responsibilities:
- Work alongside local Thai churches to provide English classes to the community
- Assist local church leadership with ESL and other outreach/community activities
- Opportunities may exist to partner with a local school in addition to the church



Required Skills

- Aptitude for teaching; would enjoy teaching conversational style
- Enjoy making new friends and building relationships
- Ability to adjust to a cross cultural context where ambiguity is the norm
- Ability to work with nationals
- Ability to work on a team



Education Required

- ESL Designation (TESOL, CELTA)
- Post-secondary education is an asset



Experience Required

- Native English speakers are needed and acquisition of Thai is not a requirement
- Previous experience teaching or specifically teaching English is an asset



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Peter Dove