Secondary Education English Teacher
In this assignment, Secondary Education English Volunteers will teach conversational English, TEFL, or content-based English in youth centers, women’s centers, and other organizations. In addition to classroom-style teaching, Volunteers share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers, and become involved in community- and school-based projects.
Secondary Education English Volunteers also work with youth through a variety of formal and informal avenues, including summer clubs and camps, finding creative ways to address topics that foster healthy development and are interesting and engaging for youth.
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline and a strong desire to teach English
The ability to adapt to unfamiliar customs and social norms is an important skill to have or obtain. During the eleven-week Pre-Service Training, Peace Corps Morocco introduces customs and norms along with strategies to adapt while living in Morocco. Morocco is a traditional family-centered society, and Americans may have difficulty adjusting to cultural views on gender roles and expectations. Therefore, Volunteers must have mature interpersonal skills and a willingness to adapt to and accept local norms and social customs throughout their service.
Required Language Skills
Additional Language Information
Although many Moroccans have had limited exposure to minorities, host families and counterparts are accepting of diversity among Volunteers and close relationships are forged without any regard to ethnicity. It is true, however, that Volunteers who do not resemble the typical Moroccan profile may receive additional unwanted attention. Further, homosexual relationships are illegal in Morocco. Openly gay relationships are not socially accepted by the general population and Volunteers are advised to be cautious. Peace Corps Morocco’s Pre-Service Training will address these types of concerns to prepare Volunteers for service. Peace Corps staff and second-year Volunteers also support new Volunteers in completing a successful service.
Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Morocco: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, and safety — including crime statistics [PDF] — in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.
Medical Considerations in Morocco
- Morocco may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; insulin-dependent diabetes; ongoing behavioral health support.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten.
- After arrival in Morocco, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please also review Important Medical Information for Applicants (PDF) to learn about other health conditions typically not supported in Peace Corps service.
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