secondary german teacher - kazakhstan

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Secondary German Teacher
Required: August 2018
Location: Multiple locations, Kazakhstan
Curriculum: Kazakhstan curriculum
Experience: 3 years' post qualifying experience
Sponsorship: Single teachers, Married teaching couples
Salary: Competitive
Contract: 1 year renewable

School Overview: Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) in Kazakhstan are a network of 20 state-funded grammar schools which aim to educate the future intellectual elite of this prosperous and highly literate country. Students at NIS are educated in a uniquely tri-lingual environment in Kazakh, Russian and English, and the schools are intended to change the way education is delivered to gifted and talented children. Class sizes are small, between 11 and 22 pupils, and the purpose built schools are new and equipped with student laptops, electronic smart-boards and state of the art facilities The government of Kazakhstan is investing heavily across many sectors of society, including education, and particularly in these new grammar schools. This is your opportunity to be a part of the future of this vibrant, up and coming country as it transforms itself.

Teachers for this project must be up-to-date on modern, interactive teaching methods. Your duties will include providing local teachers informal mentoring on best practice in your subject specialisation, organising courses to prepare students for university entrance tests, organising courses on critical thinking, organising social and cultural events for the students, being active in your professional association and contributing to curriculum development. It's a big job with similarly big rewards - emotionally, physically and personally.


* 3 years of relevant and consistent experience, teaching at secondary / high school level in a regular classroom environment.
* Bachelor's degree and teacher training such as a PGCE, PGDE or Bachelors of Education or equivalent.
* Candidates with Masters Degrees or PhDs are particularly welcomed and experience/training to teach children for whom English is not the first language is desired.
* Native English speaker with high levels of English proficiency, both written and oral
* There is an age limit of 58 for a visa in Kazakhstan, candidates will be required to pass a medical screening if successful at interview
* Teachers considering this project need to be professionally and personally self-sufficient; they are looking for pioneers.
* Teachers must be up-to-date on modern, interactive teaching methods.

Package: Salary is competitive with a remote allowance for teachers working in a regional school outside of Astana and Almaty. You will receive a settling in allowance and single accommodation is provided. Medical insurance is provided. International teachers will have a five day working week. Saturdays and Sundays are days off. There are 56 calendar days (includes weekends) of paid leave each year. Public holidays are not paid. The cost of living is much lower in Kazakhstan than in many western countries so the savings potential is very high.