Title of Placement International Teacher
Location   Aswan, Egypt
Duration   Eight months
Department   Continuing Education Centre
Instituition   Om Habibeh Foundation
Project Description   The Continuing Education Center (CEC) is unique to Upper Egypt in that its mandate is to provide new graduates with the skills necessary to be employed in the labour market. It also aims to provide practical employment-related training to the youth of Aswan and Upper Egypt with the ultimate goal of fostering economic development. The Centre will also strive to enhance the skill set of employees in governmental and civil society organizations to help improve and strengthen their performance. CEC aims to offer programmes that meet international standards by using high-quality, industry-relevant content.

The Centre has signed protocols of cooperation with the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo (AUC) to teach courses in General English, English for Specific Purposes and Accounting and with Microsoft Egypt for Information Computer Technology (ICT). These courses will be delivered by trainers, recruited from Aswan, who have undergone intensive training. The former courses will be jointly certified by OHF and AUC and the latter (ICT) courses will be jointly certified by OHF and Microsoft Egypt. All CEC programmes will use curricula and teaching methods that encourage critical thinking and inquiry, and make the learning experience interactive, context-appropriate and hands-on.

  • Work within the framework of the AUC curriculum that will be taught, and effectivly participate in the training of the other teachers, and programme applicants
  • Assist the Senior Curriculum Officer in designing, developing and delivering of CEC courses
  • Responsible for training of trainers (training, mentoring and providing regular evaluation)
  • Provide some English classes and team teaching
  • Review and provide feedback on lesson plans
  • Work closely with the management in designing and developing marketing plans and marketing activities
  • Responsible for requisitioning of educational and training resources
  • Enrolment in a Graduate programme in English or Education
  • Solid background in Education is required
  • Qualification for teaching English as a foreign language
  • Solid background in marketing and promotion
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to provide feedback
  • Knowledge in Arabic language will be an asset
  • Background in IT or Accounting will also be an asset
Expected Project Outcome  
  • Successful delivery of classes and courses
  • Development of the Egyptian understudies
  • Assist in the development of the curriculums and test materials

The selected intern will be provided with furnished accommodation as well as a living stipend to cover minimal daily expenses. All visa processing costs will also be covered.

Please note that air travel is not covered by AKU, the students should have a minimum access to savings for the duration of this internship.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Programme Coordinator at aku.iip@aku.edu.


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