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Date Posted: 14th March 2022

The International School of Peace is located on the Greek island of Lesvos and is a collaborative partnership between the international volunteers and the refugee community. It provides educational opportunities for hundreds of adults from the nearby camps, and was cre

Greece > Karatepe

Full-time

  • Salary
    Volunteer
  • Degree Required
    Yes
  • Recruiter
    International School of Peace
  • Description
    Our core principle is that both the coordination of the school and the teaching are done by the members of the community itself, who are in turn empowered, upskilled, and supported by a small group of international volunteers. The majority of our teachers are recruited from the refugee camps and trained to conduct English language classes. Additionally, we supplement our teaching staff with one or two international volunteers with prior classroom experience.

    The Adult School is operating under the joint guardianship of One Happy Family, the largest community center on the island, and the International School of Peace, an educational institution for refugee children on Lesvos.

    We currently offer adult English classes across five competency levels, as well as Greek and music lessons. There are two periods per day, each period is 75 minutes in length. Our students are all adult refugees whose English skills range from beginner to intermediate level, the majority of students are at the beginner level (A1, A2).

    Position title: Pedagogical Trainer, for adult school

    We are looking for a full-time volunteer to join the Adult School team for a minimum of 12 weeks. Our teaching staff is 10-14 teachers of varying backgrounds, teaching experience and levels of classroom readiness. You will be responsible for providing training and support for the teachers.

    Teachers teach two lessons per day which are both 75 min in length. The school is open Monday to Friday.

    Duties:
    deliver weekly teacher training sessions
    ensure teachers understand and follow the curriculum
    assist teachers with lesson planning
    collaborate with teachers on assessment planning
    co-teach lessons with teachers
    help create and maintain materials for lessons
    observe teachers and provide constructive feedback
    attend daily teachers’ meeting
    maintain and enhance the library of lesson materials
    substitute teach, if needed

    Skills and Competencies:
    Required

    at least 1 year experience teaching English as a foreign language
    experience delivering teacher training
    ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment
    ability to teach lessons in a student-centric way
    great interpersonal and communication skills
    organizational skills
    certification for teaching English as a foreign language (preferably Celta)
    leadership skills

    Highly Desired
    experience working with vulnerable populations
    experience teaching adults.

    Knowledge of Arabic, Persian, or French is helpful but not required.

    In your role as Pedagogical Consultant, you will work alongside the two School Directors (from the refugee community) and the Program Coordinator (from the international volunteer staff). This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator.

    We provide transport to and from the school everyday, as well as breakfast and lunch.

    The school is a very special place where people from different cultures and backgrounds get to know each other and to create an atmosphere of deep solidarity, support, and shared learning.
    It will be a rich and rewarding experience to be a part of this creation. The challenges that we overcome together offer a rare opportunity to contribute your skills, professional acumen, and enthusiasm to the community in need, and to grow as an individual while being on the frontlines of humanitarian assistance.
  • Benefits
  • Requirements
    • Teaching Experience: Certification to teach English as a foreign language.
    • TEFL Level 5 Certificate
  • Date Posted
    10th November 2019

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