Teach English & Study Arabic in Palestine

Company : The Excellence Center in Palestine
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Teach English
Duration: 2 months to 3 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 1500 $ Dollars (US)

The Teach English and Study Arabic (TESA) Program provides internationals the opportunity to live in Hebron, Palestine.

International teacherr play a crucial role in achieving our mission of providing Palestinians the resources necessary to gain language proficiency and professional skills. Hosting people from abroad helps to maintain a diverse cultural dialogue and language exchange.

This program of hosting internationals was founded in June 2011. Since then 200 interns and volunteers have worked with us from different countries like the USA, Germany, United Kingdom, China, The Netherlands and Switzerland etc. Interns who joined us were able to get to know the culture intimately and understand the situation in Palestine better. Moreover, many interns were accommodated with a Palestinian host family. We aim to achieve social discourse through cultural immersion. Interns live with a host family (availability permitting), and visit historical sites and cities in the city of Hebron. EC aims to make interns feel at home so that they have a positive and enriching time in Hebron. Participants have the ability to truly experience Palestinian life.

During your time in Hebron you will engage with Palestinian youth and children in different educational, cultural and community activities organized by the Center. People from all educational backgrounds and from all over the world are welcome to apply for an Intern position. Interns are provided with 3 hours of conversational Arabic a week. During their time in Palestine, interns instruct language classes and provide administrative assistance while immersing themselves in Palestinian culture. Program participants teach courses focusing in areas such as conversational English or their language of choice. Previous teaching experience is preferred but not necessary.

We are looking for interns who can help Palestinian English teachers in the classroom by participating in the discussions, exchanging ideas etc. as well as teaching 2 or 3 intermediate conversational courses on their own during the internship. He or she will engage with Palestinian youth in different educational and community activities organized by the Excellence Center. All majors and nationalities are welcome to apply for the position.

“Teach English, Speak Arabic” program is designed for students and people who do not possess experience in teaching English as EFL (English as a Foreign Language). Upon completion of assistantship, the Excellence Center provides the participant with a certificate and a letter of recommendation which may then be used in career resumes or for acquiring university credits

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach two or three conversational English classes at the Excellence Center during the internship
  • Organize group activities for Palestinian students of English at the Center.
  • Help with some administrative tasks e.g. writing reports or press releases
  • Help other foreigners and Palestinian teachers with their classes
  • Organize workshops on different themes including how to write resumes, cover letters and conduct job interviews.

 

What is Included

  • Support during the time in Palestine
  • Live the Palestinian daily life, make new friends and engage in some community and educational activities
  • Live with a Palestinian host family
  • 3 hours of conversational Arabic  a week
  • Arabic book for conversational Arabic
  • Some visits in the city of Hebron e.g. the old city, Abraham mosque, local universities
  • Some meals (Breakfast)
  • Immerse in Palestinian culture and politics
  • Meet Palestinian university, school students and community members

 

Program Cost

We charge a fee of 560$ per month. The program fees include:  pre-departure support, accommodation, breakfast, 3 hours of Arabic a week, full coordination while interning in Palestine, some visits to different sites in the city of Hebron.

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