In this position you will fill two roles. You will work with students at the government school in Syang village, a 45-minute walk from Marpha, and with monks at Samtencholing Monastery in Marpha. There are two Experiential English Teaching Fellows at a time.
In Syang, Experiential English classes are held three days a week afterschool. On each class day, one teaching fellow will teach Grade 1 for an hour-long class, and then Grades 4 and 5 for another hour-long class. The other teaching fellow will teach Grades 2 and 3 for an hour-long class, and then Grade 6 for another hour-long class. Syang classes develop English language competence, incorporating themes and practices from the arts, humanities, and natural sciences, with a strong focus on place relevance.
At Samtencholing Monastery, both Experiential English Teaching Fellows work together to lead an hour-long class three days a week (on different days than Syang classes) for ten to twelve student monks between the ages of seven and fifteen. The classes develop English language competency and math skills, but are more informal and rely heavily on games and conversation.
Fluent in English. Experience working with children in an educational or recreational setting. Ability to design and document lesson plans and activities.
Marpha Foundation provides homemade and locally sourced food, as well as comfortable lodging for all fellows. There is a one-time registration fee of $180 (USD) to cover administrative costs.
To apply, please email the following information as a single PDF to info(at)marphafoundation(dot) org. It’s important that your all of your application materials are sent as one single and compressed document. Please compress your PDF using http://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf.
- Fact Page: name, age, gender, nationality, current address, Skype or Viber ID, desired fellowship position, session preference, link to your website or blog (if available), and how you heard about Marpha Foundation.
- CV or resume.
- Two references (contact information only).
- Letter of interest.
- Application Questions. Please answer the following questions in fewer than 200 words each.
1.How do you feel appreciated? How do you show appreciation for others?
2.What sort of expectations do you have of this experience?
3.How do you set goals and motivate yourself to accomplish them?
4.We’re a small team, we spend almost all day everyday together, in both work and social contexts. At times you might get tired or stressed. How would you support and recharge yourself?
5.What role do you usually occupy within a team? While in this role, how do you relate to other team members?
Fellows often have other skills that resonate with Marpha Foundation and add to the experience for everyone. In the past, these skills have included yoga, toy making, illustration/graphic design, baking, gardening, wildcrafting and food fermentation. If you have any of these skills, or others, please share them with us.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 23
- 40-50 hours per week
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