Bilingual Education for Central America, Teach in Honduras, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7944
Wed, April 30, 2014
Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) was founded in 2001 to provide high quality education to low-income communities throughout Honduras. We typically recruit recent US, Canadian and European college graduates (ages vary from 21 to 35) who are service-minded, enjoy working in team environments, and are curious about cultural exchange. Those teachers undergo an intensive 6-week teacher training in Honduras in July and August before being matched to one of our partner schools. Currently, we operate in conjunction with three K-through-9 schools just outside of the San Pedro Sula area, and as a requirement, each school has significant parent ownership and deep community involvement. Our model is built on partnership between Hondurans committed to high quality, progressive education and foreigners interested in a truly authentic cultural immersion.
We seek enthusiastic, curious, diverse, and thoughtful individuals. For every application, we consider the applicant's volunteer service, international engagement, teaching experience, and academic record. BECA teacher positions are competitive; our typical admissions rate hovers around 25%. Please note that applicants need not be certified teachers nor fluent Spanish speakers.
Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Planning lessons and teaching all subjects except Spanish and Honduran Social Studies;
• Collaborating with the teaching team (Honduran and International) on school projects, events planning, curriculum development;
• Providing consistent communication with parents and other community members;
• Contributing to collaborative and respectful group living experience.
Job benefits include (but are not limited to):
• The opportunity to participate in a true international development experience;
•The opportunity to live & work with Spanish speaking colleagues & community members;
• The opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience while learning more about yourself;
• The opportunity to foster long-lasting friendships with Honduran families and other members of the volunteer team;
• Career development assistance and access to BECA's growing network of successful alumni.