The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program (ESN:CP) seeks to strengthen secondary school teachers’ pedagogical and classroom English skills in the Republic of Uzbekistan. ESN:CP will place U.S. educators in year-long placements in five regions in Uzbekistan. Coaches will teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and conduct professional development activities including mentoring for in-service EFL teachers and teacher-leaders. Join this exciting initiative by applying to become an ESN Coach and support English language education in Uzbekistan.
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan and American Councils for International Education announce an open competition for highly trained U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics, or related disciplines to participate in the fully funded ESN:CP.
Two cohorts of five U.S. TESOL experts, one per year, will travel to five regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan to support EFL teacher development efforts of the Ministry of Public Education. Each Coach will be placed at a regional Ministry of Public Education (MoPE) In-Service Training Institute (INSETI) to:
Spread high quality pedagogy standards to EFL teachers at local public schools utilizing a team-teaching model;
Cultivate a core of professional English language teacher-leaders in their assigned region by providing sustainable methods of clinical supervision to highlight the value of peer observation and feedback;
Support the English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program by conducting professional development activities for in-service teachers;
Teach EFL in secondary schools identified by the INSETI centers;
Share U.S. culture and values with students and teachers in Uzbekistan through direct teaching in secondary schools and American Corners; and
Assist in Embassy-sponsored trainings and conferences.
The selected ESN Coaches will receive:
In depth pre-departure and arrival orientations;
Supplemental health benefit plan;
On program support from expert local staff;
Package of approximately $54,000 that includes:
Stipend of $2,585 per month;
Allowance to cover in-country housing, room and board, and local transportation;
One-time support towards covering participant dependent travel costs;
Allowance for organizing professional development workshops and events in Uzbekistan.
ESN Coaches are highly-trained, qualified U.S. English language teaching professionals. They are TESOL experts with significant experience conducting teacher professional development workshops, providing clinical supervision, and mentoring EFL teachers. In addition to their professional expertise, Coaches must be self-motivated, adaptable, and have the ability to travel and work in Uzbekistan.
Competition for the ESN: Coaches Program is merit-based and open to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements below at the time of application:
A master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent graduate-level degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field;
Minimum five years’ teaching experience in a TESOL related field;
Demonstrated experience conducting English language teacher professional development;
Demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching;
Flexibility and freedom to live and work for a year internationally;
Regional Central Asian/CIS experience (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) strongly preferred; and
Cross-cultural sensitivity and respect.
Applications not meeting the above technical eligibility requirements will not be forwarded to the selection committee.
American Councils does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
Application deadline: October 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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