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Summer Teach Abroad IES
Summer Teach Abroad

This program provides opportunities for YRDSB teachers to gain a professional teaching experience in a different educational context and an opportunity to develop a better understanding of different cultures​.

Locations & Timeframe

Taiwan

​New Taipei City ​TBD July/August 2018
​Taipei City ​TDB July/August 2018
​Taoyuan City ​TDB July/August 2018

China

​Guangzhou City/Guiulin ​TBD July/August 2018
​Shanghai ​TBD July/August 2018
​Beijing City ​TBD July/August 2018

Positions

Positions vary by site; however, normally include the following:

Administrator (1 position per site) - overseeing the overall quality of the delivery of both the teacher training component and student language camp, addressing student discipline issues if necessary, ensuring that all Canadian teachers are up to the YRDSB professional standard; speaking on behalf of the Canadian staff on issues related to Canadian teachers.

It is preferred that candidates for these positions have successful leadership experience, knowledge about different cultures, diplomacy to work with others and willingness to lead a team in a very different and challenging teaching environment.

ELL or ESL experiences are preferred; priority consideration will also be given to candidates specializing in Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education. Consideration will be given to candidates who have some leadership experience. Candidates must have a willingness to adapt to different cultural contexts and to work as a team in a challenging environment.

English Language Teachers (20-35 positions, per site) - Conducting either training sessions for local English teachers or language classes (focusing on oral skills) for local elementary or secondary students.

ELL or ESL experiences are preferred; priority consideration will also be given to candidates specializing in Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education. Candidates must have a willingness to adapt to different cultural contexts and to work as a team in a challenging environment.

Student Leader Chaperone
  • Assist in the hiring process of potential student candidates
  • Provide training program in conjunction with the International Education Services Department
  • Report to site Administrator
  • Hold daily meetings with students
  • Oversee daily operations of the program
  • Assign students placements with classroom teachers
  • Chaperone excursions with students​​​

Included in the Program

The program will have two inter-related components at each site:
  • Teacher Training component
  • English Language Camp for local students
  • Cultural Orientation for Canadian teachers
  • Local excursions

The overseas partners will cover the cost of:

  • International round-trip air fare
  • Connecting transfers to host city
  • Accommodation (hotel or dormitory)
  • Cafeteria meals
  • Accidental injury/medical insurance

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 Information Session

 

An Information Session is scheduled:

Date: Thursday January 18, 2018

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Location: Cafeteria (2nd Floor), 
Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning

Email teach.abroad@yrdsb.ca to confirm your attendance.

Light refreshments will be available.

 

 Picture Gallery

 
 

 How to Apply

 

 

  1. Complete the application​.
  2. Forward the application and:
    - a current resume,
    - a letter of recommendation from your Principal, and
    - a copy of the passport photo page by email to:
    teach.abroad@yrdsb.ca​
Application Deadline:


February 15, 2018 
(Administrators/ Principals)

February 22, 2018
(Teachers)

Priority consideration will be given to practicing teachers and principals at York Region District School Board schools.​​

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

A valid passport is required by all participants.

 
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