For many, knowing English is a valuable skill for getting a good job—and learning it from a native-speaker is helpful for developing fluency and correct pronunciation. That’s why the Hungarian government, for example, requires native English-speaking teachers in its bilingual schools. And it’s why it encourages its high schools (called gymnazium)—to offer regular English instruction to students ages 11-20.
There is a great need for English language teachers at all levels in Hungary but also in the Czech Republic, and in other areas where we are developing contacts. In fact, TeachBeyond has more openings in partner schools than we have been able to fill. Over the years our program, formerly called “Teach ESL,” has built the trust and respect of the high schools and language centers with which we work. Would you consider spending a year or more teaching conversational English with TeachBeyond’s English-Enriched Schools program?
What an opportunity to explore missions as a career first-hand, to gain teaching experience, but also to be a witness through your life and words in a place where Gospel-centered Christianity is not accepted or understood. You will be part of the larger TeachBeyond team which usually has at least two teachers in the same city. Several times a year the greater TeachBeyond team gathers for meetings and retreats, professional development, fellowship, and team building. You will also have regular contact with your team leader.
Most partner schools provide housing; all schools provide a monthly stipend (about $500+) and health insurance. Typically, you would teach 20-24 lessons per week. Depending on your assignment, you may be teaching conversational English, but you may be asked to teach English Literature or US History or to run an English, Drama, or Film Club after school. You may also be team-teaching with a local, trained English teacher who would cover the grammar aspects while you handled conversational aspects. The teaching situations are varied, depending on the school where you are placed. Some teachers also volunteer after school with Cru, Young Life or InterVarsity/IFES where you can more openly share your faith.
You will need a bachelor’s degree (in any subject or field) plus TEFL training, which we will provide. Teaching experience is not necessary but is helpful.
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