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 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.
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:
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
certification for teaching English as a foreign language (preferably Celta)
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.
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- Teaching Experience: Certification to teach English as a foreign language.
- TEFL Level 5 Certificate