||Volume 20, Number
3, November/December 2007
Volunteer with the Cuba Project
The BCTF needs volunteers for its ongoing project with the
teachers of English in Cuba. The Cuba Project sends a team of seven
teachers twice a year to instruct a two-week English-language
methodology and language-enhancement course. This is a
university-level credit course offered through teachers
colleges around Cuba, and is sponsored by the Cuban Teachers
Union, the Cuban Ministry of Education, and the BCTF and
CoDevelopment Canada, with funding from CIDA.
Teachers involved in the project must: be active BCTF members,
speak English fluently, be flexible, and adaptable to
developing-country conditions, have excellent facilitation skills,
have experience working with adults, be able to work co-operatively
in a team, be able to work with minimal resources and to improvise,
be very knowledgeable of second-language methodology and strategies,
have specialized training or experience in teaching languages, and
have a valid Canadian passport. The ability to speak functional
Spanish is an asset.
In addition, volunteers must be available to travel over the
December or March break, or the first three weeks in July, depending
on the programs needs. Teachers are expected to teach in very
hot and humid conditions. The BCTF pays transportation costs; food
and lodging are provided by our Cuban partners.
The deadline for applications is January 18, 2008. Please send a
letter with details of how you meet each of the above requirements
and an explanation of why you would like to be a part of the Cuba
Project to Anne Field, BCTF International Program, 100-550 West 6th
Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2, f: 604-871-2294, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have
questions, call Anne at 604-871-2251, or 1-800-663-9163 (loc.
To view a Teacher newsmagazine article about the Cuba
Project, go to http://tinyurl.com/24kkpu.