This is an opportunity to work in a British Council Teaching Centre as a Teacher of English for young learner and adult students, employed via a reputed third party, who are able to provide you with a visa to work in Yangon, Myanmar.
- To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching center, through the management of in-house teacher development programme and support To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission
British Council Myanmar has around 1800 young learner students and around 600 adult learners. Our students have been studying online for the past 36 months but we are moving to a mix of face to face and online delivery starting in April 2023.
The Myanmar teaching centre is located in Yangon. Young learner and adult classes are delivered across three centres in Yangon – at the main office on Kanna Road, at Junction City, and at British School Yangon. Classes are also delivered online to our adult learners throughout the day and our YL learners in the evenings.
In Myanmar there is an approximate 50/50 split between Primary (aged 7-11) and Secondary (12-17). We deliver Primary Plus and Secondary Plus courses with the aim of developing confidence and ability in English whilst considering the child’s development into a well-rounded individual living in the 21st century. The academic year runs from late April to March, with short courses delivered during the summer (Thingyan) break in April. All YL classes are two hours long, and the majority take place on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also a large number of YL classes Monday to Friday, but they are mostly in the evening.
There is a strong culture of professional development amongst our teaching team. Teachers are expected to attend quarterly training sessions and INSET programmes. The academic management team are expected to deliver high quality training and to support teachers via line management and observations.
- Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans Enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices
Responsibilities & Main Duties
- Plan and deliver high quality English language lessons which meets the needs of different customer groups, taking into account individual learning styles – up to the number of contracted teaching hours Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy and sense of progress Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK Assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service and upholding British Council Values and Behaviours Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas: Child protection Equal Opportunity and Diversity Health and safety