American English Center is hiring native English speakers from the US and Canada for 8- to 12-month contracts as conversational English instructors in seven different cities in central and eastern Ukraine.
American English Center was formed in 1993 and is the largest English school in Ukraine. AEC currently employs over 45 North American instructors in seven cities: Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhye, Odessa, and Kharkiv. We are opening a new school in Nikolaev in December 2011.
AEC offers small classes of no more than 12 students. Our students are teenagers and adults ages twelve years and older; the majority are professionals in the 18-35 age range. Students receive grammar instruction from Ukrainian teachers and practice speaking skills with native English speakers.
We are looking for North Americans whose mother tongue is English, with the following skills and qualifications:
-3- or 4-year degree from an accredited US or Canadian college or university
-Ability to illustrate the use of grammar in conversational English
-Energy, enthusiasm, and creativity
-Willingness to teach at any of our 11 branches in central and eastern Ukraine
-Teaching is primarily in 4-6 hour blocks at a fixed location, but corporate work may also be required
-26 standard student-contact hours per week, Sunday-Thursday
-Attendance at monthly staff meetings and one student progress report per 7-week period
-Each seven-week term is followed by one week of vacation due to student registration
-Approximately $1000 (USD) guaranteed minimum per month during the academic year (September-May)
-Several bonus systems in place, including a student retention bonus
-Opportunities for additional corporate work paid at an hourly rate
-Teacher support services including airport pickup, apartment and roommate matching service with housing costs subsidized in many cases, free introductory Russian language tutoring, a mobile phone loaned to teachers, visa support, and other services
-Approximately 40 hours of training over a 7-10 day period to introduce new teachers to the AEC educational approach
-Consistent evaluations by a training manager and periodic trainings
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Renie Williams, Human Resources Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of your email, please specify which start date you are applying for: November 28, January 8, or February 29. Specifying your preferred start date will ensure a faster reply.