Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Teach English in a Burmese Refugee Camp in Thailand!
2 Positions: English Teacher
Length of contract: 11 months
School: English Immersion Program (EIP)
Location: Umphium Mai Refugee Camp, Tak Province, Thailand (4 days a week), Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand (1 day a week)

Teach intermediate-advanced English to 20 adult Burmese refugees 18-24 hours per week.
Actively involve students in the learning process
Update and improve the curriculum provided
Attend monthly education meetings with Karen refugee camp leaders
Give final exams and write report cards each trimester
Live in the student dorm (inside the refugee camp) 3 nights a week.
Help manage after school activities at school such as activity nights, cleaning duty, coking duty etc.
Help recruit a new English Teacher for the following school year

EIP is looking for 2 native English speakers who: Have a university degree and at least 1-year teaching experience, have good essay writing skills, are culturally sensitive and discreet, are motivated, flexible and have international experience

Stipend and Benefits:
8,000 bhat per month (about $200 US)
Free accommodation in Mae Sot (w/air con.) and bicycle
Free visa renewals and weekly transportation to and from the refugee camp.
Breakfast and dinner provided at school.
Valuable on-site international development experience
Gain experience living and working with refugee communities from Burma
Opportunity to learn Burmese and Karen culture and language

If you are interested in teaching at EIP please send a cover letter and resume to

Brooke Treadwell, EIP Coordinator

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