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Summer Teach Abroad

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

Locations & Timeframe

​Group ​Country ​City ​Departure/Return
​Group A ​Taiwan & China Taoyuan & Shanghai ​July 20 to August 18, 2019
​Group B1 ​Vietnam & Taiwan Ho Chi Minh City & Taoyuan ​June 29 to July 28, 2019
​Group B2 ​Taiwan ​Taoyuan & Taipei July 13 to August 11, 2019
​Group C ​Taiwan ​New Taipei City ​July 20 to August 18, 2019
​Group D ​Taiwan ​New Taipei City ​July 20 to August 18, 2019
​Group E ​China ​Beijing ​TBD
 

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 conerns 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 required that candidates for these positions are current YRDSB Principals/Vice-Principals, have 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 experience is preferred.

English Language Teachers

(8-20 positions, per site) - Teaching English as a Second Language.

ELL or ESL experiences is preferred. Candidates must have a willingness to adapt to different cultural contexts and to work as a team in a challenging environment.

Included in the Program

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

The overseas partners will cover the cost of:

  • International round-trip air fare
  • Connecting transfers to host city
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Cafeteria meals
  • Visa application fees

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 Information Session

 

An Information Session is scheduled:

Date: Thursday January 17, 2019

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 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, 2019
(Administrators/ Principals)

February 22, 2019
(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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