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English Conversationalist

Project #: 7139
Location: Central Asia
Dates: August 10, 2018 to December 21, 2018
Length: Mid Term - 136 Days
Team Members: 2 student(s) needed
Minimum Education: High School completed
Cost: $3,950.00
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Job Description:
Use your English knowledge to reach a community with no Christian witness! Your main responsibility will be to teach alongside a local English teacher or in an English language center with the goal of helping the students speak more fluently. This program will be focused on the conversational side of language teaching. You don't need to be a teacher by vocation, just an English speaker who enjoys helping students practice their English. You will live closely to unreached people and involve yourself in their lives in order to gain a connection with them.

Cultural Information:
Men are seen as the head of the households, even though the women run most households. Women are still seen as having a lower status than men, especially in the rural areas. Most women in the villages wear skirts and on occasion pants. Men wear pants and are very rarely seen in shorts. There are many options for grocery shopping in the city. A person can purchase almost anything you need in here, but many items are very expensive (Quality pans for cooking, clothes, and shoes).

Geographic Information:
Large city

Health Considerations:
Candidate should be able to walk a lot, climb five flights of stairs (if you live on the 5th floor of a building, you would be walking up/down 5 flights perhaps multiple times daily), and endure cold weather with a winter windchill sometimes reaching -40C (or +40C heat during summer). The main health consideration is the ability to endure the extreme cold winter temperatures and a lengthy winter season (5-6 months). To be discussed on a case by case basis. Personal medical conditions that may pose a threat under developing world health care conditions should be disclosed during the application process and discussed with field personnel.