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Call for English Language Coaches: Uzbekistan

by Gwynn Mason | 03/15/2021

TESOL International Association seeks approximately 3-6 qualified applicants to support teacher professional development and English language enhancement as part of the English Speaking Nation Secondary Teacher Training Program in Uzbekistan. Selected candidates will support a national cascading professional learning program designed to reach approximately 16,000 secondary public school EFL teachers. Coaches will collaborate with local teacher leaders to deliver the TESOL Core Certificate Program, workshops on The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners® on site to teachers in the regions, as well as demonstrate English teaching lessons, support teacher professional learning action plans, and supervise participants’ classroom practicum assignments. Coaches will also participate in related local professional learning events. 

The successful applicant will have a background in facilitating professional development with English teachers of diverse language proficiency levels in the region, and in low-resource settings, as well as demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to dynamic and unpredictable work environments. TESOL oaches will work closely with the TESOL ESN program director and the local ESN program director in order to ensure that the content is delivered in accordance with the project following requirements outlined by the U.S. Embassy, Tashkent and the Ministry of Public Education. 

It is expected that the incumbents will travel to Uzbekistan in early June 2021 and will spend approximately 6-12 months there.  Preference will be given first to applicants who can travel in early June and stay for up to 12 months, and second priority will be given to applicants who can travel by 10 September 2021. 

Minimum qualifications  

  • MA in TESOL or related field
  • 3 years EFL classroom teaching experience
  • Teacher development experience for an audience at the A2-B1 CEFR level
  • Conversational Russian language skills
  • Experience in low bandwidth, low resource contexts
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to dynamic and unpredictable work environments
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • U.S. citizen w/ a valid passport

Desired qualifications  

  • Conversational Uzbek language skills
  • Experience traveling and working in Central Asia
  • Experience teaching short term TESOL TESL/TEFL certificate programs

Compensation: includes a monthly stipend, room/board, round-trip airfare, and travel health insurance.  

Length of time: up to 12 months in one or more region of Uzbekistan. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who can stay for 12 months, but all qualified applicants will be considered. 

To apply, please complete the Application Form and attach your resume, cover letter, availability and contact information for 2 professional references by 25 March 2021. For more information, please contact: 

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