Country:  South Africa
City: Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth (PE) is one of the biggest cities in South Africa. It is located on Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It has a major port and is known for its numerous beaches. Port Elizabeth, affectionately known as the Friendly City, enjoys the status of being a laid-back South African coastal town. There are 2 main industries: automotive and port and harbor facilities. The automotive industry is made up of major vehicle manufacturers such as Volkswagen South Africa and General Motors. The climate in winter is cold with strong winds, while in summer it is hot with mild winds.

Host Institution: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University was founded in 1882 and was known as the University of Port Elizabeth. It changed its name post-South African democracy in 1994. It has 6 campuses in and around Port Elizabeth. The Fellow will be based at its main campus in Port Elizabeth in the Faculty of Education.

Primary Duties

  • The Fellow will teach English-teaching methodology and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) courses to TESOL undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • The Fellow will mentor and support pre-service teachers during their teaching practicums.
  • The Fellow will consult on bi/multilingual education, reading/writing, and multi-literacies curricula and modules.

Secondary Duties

The Fellow may be asked to:

  • Conduct workshops in the Faculty of Education Teacher Resource Center and for Teachers as Writers.
  • Assist with materials development for low-resource settings.

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