Managua, Nicaragua’s capital city, is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua. It is the largest city in Nicaragua with a population of 2,000,000 inhabitants. The local weather is tropical.
Host Institution: Universidad Catolica (UNICA)
Universidad Catolica (UNICA) was founded by Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo in 1992. Its mission is to offer high-quality education based on Catholic principles. UNICA offers 20 majors in fields including civil engineering, architecture, business administration, law, social science studies, medicine, and dentistry. UNICA enrolls about 2,300 students.
UNICA’s English language staff is composed of eight instructors. Classes run from Monday through Saturday, with Saturdays being the busiest day. The academic calendar includes two semesters: February to June and August to November. There are no classes during July, and summer vacation is from December through January. During the breaks, the Fellow’s time will be occupied by secondary duties, such as workshops with the Nicaraguan Association for English Teachers (ANPI) and work with the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access).
UNICA’s English language program offers only one year of instruction. The program is divided in four levels, each spanning 50 hours; American English File textbooks (OUP) are used in these classes.
- The Fellow will offer TEFL training on Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) and ESP.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Conduct TEFL training events around the country in collaboration with ANPI
- Provide support to Access program sites