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English Teachers TEFL/TESOL Wanted in the Czech Republic

Are you a qualified or experienced English teacher (TESOL/TEFL etc.)? Are you interested in the Czech Republic? Operation Mobilisation Czech Republic needs English teachers (TESOL/TEFL etc) to help teach in our English school in the South Bohemian town of Ceske Budejovice.

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English Language Teachers/Helpers Needed in Czech Republic

Qualifications: A Heart for the Lord and to Reach Non-Believers

In the beautiful Czech Republic — situated in Central Europe — the OM Czech team has seen a growing interest and desire in the Czech people to learn the English language. From children to youth to senior citizens, Czechs are flocking to the English classes, held at the OM Villa in Cesk√© Budejovice in South Bohemia. But, more teachers are needed!

Since early 2003, the team has been teaching between 25-50 students in beginner, intermediate and conversational classes. They also host a bi-weekly English Bible Meeting, which bridges English classes with Bible lessons. Students listen to teaching on a central Bible verse and then participate in small group discussions, all done in English. The meetings are attended by a mixture of believers and non-believers, many of whom are hearing about God for the first time. “The English ministry is sprouting new opportunities for us to share the Gospel,” said Drahus Zoul, the wife of field leader Pavel Zoul.

Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people on the OM Czech team to handle the demand for teaching English classes. And one of the main teachers currently on the team will finish her commitment to OM Czech at the end of 2005. Most of the OM’ers are not certified English teachers, but all have a deep desire to share God’s love and have a passion to use the English classes as a means for outreach. Su-Jin from Korea said the main qualification for an English teacher is to have a “special desire and love and patience” for the students, no matter what learning level they’re at — beginner, intermediate or conversational.

OM Czech’s English school, called English Classes for Czechs (ECC), started in February 2003 with 25 students. That following autumn, the number of students doubled, and a few “beginner” students were turned away for lack of teachers. Another 50 students signed up for Spring 2004 classes, and again, some students were refused. It’s hard to tell which is greater — the Czech people’s desire to learn English or OM Czech’s need for teachers.

If you know persons that have a heart to teach English in the Czech Republic, short- or long-term options are available. For more information, please contact Becky Barnhart, recruiting officer for Central Europe, at becky@ge.om.org or Pavel Zoul, the OM Czech field leader at pavel@cz.om.org.

Notes

  • The positions are for Christian workers.
  • The positions are under the auspices of Operation Mobilisation, an international Christian missions organisation. Click the link for some background and more links.
posted 1 May 2004
updated March 2005
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