Country:  Cote D’Ivoire
City: Abidjan

Cote d’Ivoire is a country in francophone West Africa. The country’s workweek is Monday through Friday, and the usual business hours are from 8:00am – 4:30pm. Visitors should be prepared to work in a paper-based environment rather than an electronic-enabled environment; even major institutions have limited connectivity.

Abidjan, the economic capital, is Cote d’Ivoire’s largest city with a population of approximately 5 million people. It is a coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean. There are two main seasons: rainy and dry. It usually rains from April through July, and it is dry from August to March. It is like summer almost every day in Cote d’Ivoire. On weekends, people enjoy beautiful beaches, restaurants, and other nightlife activities.

Host Institution: Institut Pedagogique National de l’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel

The Institut Pedagogique National de l’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel (IPNETP / National Pedagogical Institute for Technical and Professional Training) is a public institution that provides training for pre-service teachers, and also offers continuing education and professional development for educators from public and private technical and vocational schools and organizations. IPNETP provides advice, expertise, educational products, and industrial applications for the benefit of public and private external partners. The learner population at the institute is composed of adults.

Primary Duties

  • The Fellow will design and teach ESP courses.
  • The Fellow will conduct ELT-related training for trainee teachers who will work in technical and vocational schools.

Secondary Duties

The Fellow may be asked to:

  • Conduct training related to TESOL methods and American culture for in-service technical and vocational school English teachers

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