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Wanted: Teacher of Academic English for Vanuatu

The Talua Ministry Training Centre, Vanuatu, needs someone to teach Academic English. The job description is as follows

“Due to the expansion of programs at Talua Ministry Training Centre in Vanuatu we need a highly qualified teacher of English for Academic Purposes.

In 2013 we hope to offer another Foundation Year program for students preparing to enter the Bachelor of Ministry program. The Foundation Year is an intensive year designed to equip students with the academic skills needed for tertiary study in English as a second language. Our new lecturer should be able to teach academic writing such as essays and research papers, academic listening skills, academic speaking such as how to make class presentations in English, academic reading skills, and critical thinking to a level appropriate for entering university. The lecturer would assist B. Min. students throughout the their three years of study, so that they can continually raise their level of academic English.

Talua is a teaching institution owned by the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, which trains students from many denominations for lay and pastoral ministry in Vanuatu. It is set on a large campus on the coast of the beautiful island of Santo. The staff consists of niVanuatu and expatriate lecturers. Accommodation is provided, but as with other expatriate staff, the successful lecturer would need to find financial support from his or her home country.

In addition to appropriate qualifications and experience for teaching Academic English, prospective lecturers need to have flexibility, cross-cultural skills, and a robust faith in the Lord Jesus. Training in Bible and Theology would be useful.

How long?
Preferably for a year or two at a time, but if that is not possible, we would consider a shorter period of time depending on our needs.

Starting when?
January 2013

Please send a letter of application along with a Curriculum Vitae to the Dean of Studies, Dr Andrew Williamson,”