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Africa Europe
TESOL Program Coordinator
Career: Community Education
Country: Burkina Faso
Length of Service: More than 2 years
Priority: Strategic
PRF Number: 9005

Are you trained to teach English? Would you like to combine your skill with service to God?

English for Everyone (EFE) is a language school in the university district of Ouagadougou. We offer an opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, born again believer to further develop and direct a vibrant ministry teaching English as a second language to university students and professionals.

Ouagadougou is a rapidly developing city where a knowledge of English increases employment and educational opportunities. Offering ESL classes is a strategic way to develop relationships with Burkinabé and to show the love of Christ in a practical way. Classes give opportunity to discuss the Bible in an informal, non-threatening way that opens doors to sharing with many who might not normally be open to more traditional methods of evangelism.

The ministry currently accommodates up to 170 students in ten classes at seven different levels housed in SIM owned facilities adjacent to the University of Ouagadougou. The EFE program holds two 12-week sessions during the year (mid-September to mid-December and mid-January to mid-April). A 12-week session consists of 24 two-hour classes held Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm for some classes and Tuesday and Friday evenings for other classes (depending on availability and schedule of teachers). Each two-hour class includes a 30-minute Bible discussion using materials prepared by EFE and others. Other programs are offered during the year as teachers are available.

The teaching staff is composed of both native English speakers and others for whom English is not their first language. Staff includes missionaries, other expatriates, and Burkinabés who have previously participated in the EFE program as students. Most of the staff members are also involved in other work and ministry.

The purpose of the English for Everyone ministry is to provide high quality English language instruction as a service to the adult community of Ouagadougou and to to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Medium in which to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The specific goals of the EFE ministry are:
1. Each student will make measurable progress in their English skills.
2. Students will be engaged regularly in the study and discussion of God's Word.
3. Students will be prayed for regularly.
4. The teacher will provide an environment conducive to effective learning and fosters the development of relationships between staff and students and among the students themselves.



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