Country: Peru
City: Lima

Lima is considered to have the best dining in all Latin America, with several restaurants among the top ten on various world rankings. As a coastal capital with a mild climate year round, a stable economy, and access to beaches, hills, and further afield, the jungle, Lima is a fun place to live, with a variety of cultural activities. The biggest typical complaint is traffic – drivers are very aggressive and there’s a high rate of accidents for pedestrians. Fellows need to stay vigilant when crossing roads and assume that drivers have no regard for pedestrians. Once you get used to the traffic, it fades into the background. Cities visited outside Lima vary considerably, from high altitude and cold, to deep in the hot and humid jungle. Moving between climates might be challenging.

Host Institution: Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is the largest ministry in Peru, with several branches and sub-branches. The building intentionally resembles stacked books and is relatively close to the Embassy and the Fulbright Commission. The Fellow works mainly with the pedagogy branch and travels to several teacher training institutes around the country to conduct needs analysis, training, and ongoing continuous professional development, both online and face-to-face during training camps in Lima. The Fellow’s actual space is in the Fulbright Commission (the official host for the purpose of visa support and project flexibility). The Fellow has a tremendous impact on how the government prepares public school English teachers.

Primary Duties

  • The Fellow will conduct teacher trainings for the Ministry of Education involving TESOL methods and techniques, materials development, instructional technology (CALL) to mainly public school English teachers and trainers and Ministry of Education officials.

Secondary Duties

The Fellow may be asked to:

  • Help Regional English Language Office programming with teacher training at universities and schools.
  • Support Embassy and Fulbright with education, alumni, and cultural gatherings, webinars, etc.

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