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teaching English and work with children in the East of Kazakhstan
Posted June 6th, 2013 - 5:46 am by from Tekirdag, Turkey (Permalink)
Hi guys!
My name is Ainura. I'm a teacher of English in Semey (East Kazakhstan).
I live in the place which is not touristic one and only rare tourists find their ways to pass Semey on their way to Russian Siberia when they find out about this city with population of more than 300 000 people. the city is considered to be cultural heritage of Kazakhstan and the birthplace of many talented people like Abay (Kazakh writer) and Roza Rymbayeva (Kazakh singer with strong voice). The city was founded in 1718 ,when the Russians built a fort beside the river Irtysh, near a ruined Buddhist monastery. The monastery's seven buildings lent the fort (and later the city) the name Semipalatinsk (Russian for Seven-Chambered City). Semey is also famous for its numerous museums and theatres. the population of Semey consists of Kazakhs, Russians, Tatars and Germans.
From Wikipedia: Modern Semey is a bustling university town with a population exceeding 300,000. Its proximity to the border, and the large expatriate scientific community attached to the university and the STS labs, gives Semey a more Russian character than other Kazakh cities.- Definitely true!!!
As there many Universitites and about 42 schools in town, the major populalation is young people, who wish to learn English, unfortunately, there isn't English speaking community for them and they practice their English only at the English lessons twice a week. :(
I'd like to launch a project with you guys, wishing to esperience teaching English and experience Kazakh hospitality. The materials and teaching things will be provided by my organization, as well as accomodation and food. I don't know yet how to plan all these things, but it'll work soon I hope, so now I need those interested in coming here and explore the country. Please let me know if you're interested...

P.s: duration is 2 months.


Posted June 6th, 2013 - 11:41 am from Lagos, Nigeria
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Posted June 7th, 2013 - 9:57 am by from Tekirdag, Turkey (Permalink)
WOw, that's cool! I'll let you know about details soon,
the expenses you have to pay yourself is travel to Kazakhstan and local transportation to Semey.
From us: living, 3 times meal, activities, guidance, field trips.

Posted June 7th, 2013 - 7:00 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
i might be interested
how to apply?

Posted June 8th, 2013 - 8:59 pm by from Costa Mesa, United States (Permalink)
Count me in. Send me an email at joeys182002@gmail.com

Posted June 12th, 2013 - 4:26 am by from Tekirdag, Turkey (Permalink)
Thank you for your interest in the program. The program a bit changed, it involves teaching English to teachers of Medical University and students. The accomodation is in hostel for guests and 3 times meals will be provided. Basic teaching skills will be preferable. please send me your e-mail to fill in the application form.

Posted June 20th, 2013 - 7:40 am by from Mississauga, Canada (Permalink)
hello, I have TESOL certification from Toronto, to teach basic/conversational North American English. If interested please email me your application at firuae@yahoo.com

I would be happy to teach and visit kazakh.

Posted June 20th, 2013 - 8:35 am by from Tekirdag, Turkey (Permalink)
already sent you an application, check it

Posted June 27th, 2013 - 4:46 pm by from Jakarta, Indonesia (Permalink)
As i am not from Native country with English speaking, so no opportunities to me being an English teacher :)
All i want to say,
I hope your project doing well Ainura :)
You are so concern to their improvement in English, your good willing, will give good feedback too :)


Posted July 3rd, 2013 - 7:52 am by from Johannesburg, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi Ainura

Absolutely a project that I am interested in.