Our students are 55% Nicaraguan, 30% North American and 10% Asian; the rest come from 18 different countries in Latin America and around the world. Because of these demographics, English is the second or third language for about two-thirds of our students. Most of them develop their English abilities in our school beginning as three-year-olds in preschool. However, at times we accept students who have lower levels of English, and some students who have been in our school since preschool still struggle with the English language more than their classmates, resulting in deficiencies that need to be addressed.
he ELD (English Language Development) program is primarily a pull-out program, in which students needing individual attention are sent to the ELD classrooms for 30-50 minutes during the school day. This usually happens during their regular Language Arts class, elective class or another subject area.
● 4-year degree in TESOL/ESL/ELL/ESOL/EFL, Elementary Education or related field
● TESOL or equivalent certification and 2 years experience preferred
● Evangelical Christian testimony with active local church experience
● Intercultural training and/or experience; sense of calling to serve in a developing nation
● Willing to be creative and work with other teachers, since the curriculum must be adapted to level of students
● Willingness to make a three (or more) year commitment
● Full fluency and expertise in English; conversational Spanish preferred (willingness to learn is a must)