Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and is located in the central part of the country, within the Khomas Highland plateau area. Much of the country is desert, and there are spectacular travel opportunities to Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast. Approximately 325,000 people live in Windhoek, where you can find the national museums, international hotels, and transportation hubs typically found in a capital city.
Host Institution: University of Namibia (UNAM)
Established in 1992, The University of Namibia (UNAM) is a young, dynamic institution; the university system has 12 campuses and enrolls over 19,000 students. UNAM-Windhoek is the university’s main campus. The Faculty of Education has over 5,800 students enrolled and is the largest of the university’s 8 faculties. The Faculty’s mission is shaped by a commitment to provide quality teaching and promote educational innovation and best practices. It is exciting to work with the Faculty of Education, which is committed to enhancing the lives of Namibian children through education.
- The Fellow will work with the Faculty of Education and the University Language Center on the English language curricula for students enrolled in the Diploma and Bachelor’s in Education programs. UNAM lecturers will benefit from support and training from the Fellow related to best practices and innovative approaches for teaching English to young learners.
- The Fellow will work with faculty from various UNAM campuses to assess English language education needs and will help develop capacity in those areas. The Fellow will facilitate information and best practice sharing among lecturers and stakeholders working at different UNAM campuses.
- The Fellow’s other primary responsibilities at UNAM may include:
- Windhoek main campus: teaching an ELT methods course
- Khomasdal campus: teaching an English language education course
- Working with assistant lecturers from 5 UNAM campuses to implement the English language curriculum for the Diploma in Junior Primary Education
- Assisting with developing digital teaching and learning materials for English language courses
- Assisting with undergraduate English language education students’ research proposal development
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Host English language workshops in U.S. Embassy-Windhoek Public Affairs Section (PAS-Windhoek) facilities.
- Support English language programs at American Corners.