Coach Secondary School Teachers of English in Uzbekistan

American Councils for International Education
  • Location
    Bukhara Region, Uzbekistan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 15

Position description

The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program (ESN:CP) seeks to strengthen secondary school teachers’ pedagogical and classroom English skills in the Republic of Uzbekistan. ESN:CP will place U.S. educators in year-long placements in five regions in Uzbekistan. Coaches will teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and conduct professional development activities including coaching and mentoring for in-service EFL teachers and teacher-leaders. Join this exciting initiative by applying to fully funded ESN:CP to become an ESN Coach and support English language education in Uzbekistan. 


Program DESIGN

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan and American Councils for International Education announce an open competition for highly trained U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics, or related fields to participate in the fully funded ESN:CP.


Two cohorts of five U.S. TESOL experts a year will travel to five regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan to support EFL teacher development efforts of the Ministry of Public Education. Each Coach will be placed at a regional Ministry of Public Education (MPE) In-Service Training Institute (INSETTI) to:

  • Spread high quality pedagogy standards to EFL teachers at local public schools utilizing a team-teaching model;
  • Cultivate a core of professional English language teacher-leaders in their assigned region by providing sustainable methods of clinical supervision to highlight the value of peer observation and feedback;
  • Support English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program by conducting professional development activities for in-service teachers;
  • Teach EFL in secondary schools identified by the INSETTI center; and
  • Share U.S. culture and values with students and teachers in Uzbekistan through direct teaching in secondary schools and American Corners.



The selected ESN Coaches will receive:

  • Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation and in-person Orientation in Uzbekistan;
  • Visa support;
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare, lodging, and meals for in-person Orientation in Uzbekistan;
  • Supplemental health benefit plan;
  • Stipend and allowance package of approximately $54,000 that includes: Stipend of $2,585 per month; Allowance to cover in-country costs of living, including meals, lodging, and local transportation; One-time support towards covering participant dependent travel costs; Allowance for organizing professional development workshops and events in Uzbekistan

Eligibility Requirements

ESN Coaches are highly-trained, qualified U.S. English language teaching professionals. They are TESOL experts with significant experience in conducting English language teacher professional development workshops and presentations as well as demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching. In addition to their professional expertise, Coaches must be motivated and adaptable as well as have the desire and freedom to travel and work in remote regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan.


·        U.S. citizenship

·        A master’s, Ph.D. or equivalent graduate-level degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a field related to English language teaching

·        Minimum five years’ teaching experience in a TESOL related field

·        Demonstrated experience conducting English language teacher professional development activities 

·        Demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching

·        Flexibility and freedom to live and work for 12 months internationally 

·        Cross-cultural sensitivity and respect

·        Experience presenting at professional conferences

·        Regional Central Asian/CIS experience (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) strongly preferred.

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