Madagascar is a fascinating island with unique customs and traditions that are not singularly African, Asian, or French, but rather a blend of all the cultures that have inhabited the island. Fellows in Madagascar require resourcefulness to adjust to the isolated environment, to language and cultural barriers, and to life in a developing country with a relatively poor economy. However, the pleasant climate, the friendly people, and the uniqueness of Malagasy life will make an assignment to Madagascar a fondly remembered experience.
Madagascar is the fourth-largest island in the world after Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo. Antananarivo, the capital (often called “Tana”) has an altitude varying from 4,108 to 4,827 feet; it is a city of steps, paths, and slopes with a unique personality.
Host Institution: Ministry of National Education
The Ministry of National Education is fully committed to improving English language teaching at the secondary level. The Ministry is implementing a newly revamped curriculum, and the the Fellow will travel throughout Madagascar to test the curriculum in different schools and conduct ELT training.
- The Fellow will conduct a training course at the National Training Center for secondary school teachers on implementing the new English language curriculum.
- The Fellow will develop shorter training seminars for teachers based on the National Training Center course; the seminars will be conducted regionally to ensure synergy and coherence in the quality of English language instruction in Madagascar.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Lead webinar sessions at the American Center with E-Teacher Scholarship Program alumni and conduct other ELT professional development events
- Visit English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) classes to assist with language learning and culture-related activities