PH International

ANNOUNCEMENT for TRAINING OF ENGLISH TEACHERS AS MENTORS

Armenia | Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and Teachers | 10 Jul 2020

Within its U.S. government funded, 4-year (2019-2023) “Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and   Teachers” program PH International is announcing a rigorous, merit-based nation-wide competition for recruiting 10 Armenian teachers/trainers of English for involvement in an intensive and multi-stage professional development initiative to become mentor teachers.

To build a genuinely strong cadre of English mentor teachers in Armenia, PH will work with these 10 selected teachers/trainers throughout all 4 years of the program until mid-2023, in different stages of the program involving them in a series of capacity building activities.

  • As the 1st training activity of this professional development initiative, the selected 10 teachers will participate in a 50-hour, 10-day online (Zoom-based) training program facilitated by a U.S trainer throughout August 10-22, 2020.
  • As the 2nd activity of this professional development initiative, the 10 trained teachers will work with local English trainers to further develop their competences for training and mentoring other 40 in-service English teachers recruited by PHI throughout October-November 2020. The timing for this activity is conditionally planned for December 2020 or January 2021 but based on COVID19 developments it will be finalized in agreement with the U.S. Embassy in Armenia and the participating 10 mentors as well as 40 new teachers.
  • As the 3rd activity of this professional development initiative, each of the 10 mentor teachers will be matched with 4 in-service teachers (trained during the 2nd activity) to serve as their mentor throughout the end of the “Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and Teachers”  program:
  • All 10 mentors will be contracted by PHI and will receive an honorarium for their regular mentoring activities with their assigned mentee teachers (in person as well as online observations of mentee teachers’ classes for the contractual months by providing feedback and by conducting master classes for them).
  • In close cooperation with PHI’s program staff, develop a schedule of site visits and online observations, follow it during the contractual period and on timely basis submit to PHI appropriate reports (based on provided templates) on their mentoring activities and recommendations on their mentees’ performance.
  • In line with regular site visits and provision of advice and feedback to the trainees, provide their mentees with information and guidance regarding new interesting resources on teaching English and available professional development opportunities.
  • As the 4th activity of this professional development initiative, in the summer of 2022 the 10 mentor teachers, while they are serving as mentors, will be invited to participate in a 5-day offline training on “Incorporation of ICTs in Teaching English as a Foreign Language”.

ATTENTION:

To learn more on eligibility criteria, selection process and other aspects related to the facilitation of this professional development activity, interested candidates should download from this page the FULL ANNOUNCEMENT DOCUMENT

Interested candidates can download from this page the APPLICATION FORM