ESL Programme Coordinator – Australia
Join our experienced missions training team preparing men and women for global cross-cultural training ministry, to redevelop and coordinate our established English language modules, equipping non-native-English speakers to access our full range of courses.
The rich, multi-cultural, residential learning environment at Worldview in Tasmania fosters spiritual formation, discipleship and ministry skills alongside the accredited curriculum.
Worldview offers undergraduate awards in ministry accredited through the Australian College of Theology, in partnership with the Melbourne School of Theology. Come and help us make this training accessible to all.
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Qualities & Gifts Sought
You have MEd (TESOL) or similar ESL qualification. Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required for this role.
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About Teaching English
Fluency in English provides students with a vital skill. By teaching English you have a chance to build relationships with students, and can provide opportunities to share the gospel.
You can use your TEFL or TESOL training on a short-term mission experience with WEC. Have an opportunity to travel and experience a new culture.
TEFL training: You can study English Teaching online, or gain qualifications with one of our partners, ChristianTEFL.org
Every year there are opportunities in Brazil to teach our trainee missionaries. Here's a taster:
Jacquie taught English in Guinea-Bissau on a short term mission with WEC. Read Jacquie's story.
Get in touch with our UK Short Term team about our latest opportunities.
The Commonwealth of Australia in Oceania, comprises the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. The capital city is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney.
Before the first European settlement, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke around 250 different languages.
The current population of around 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population, with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population.
Australia has one of the world’s most highly urbanised populations with the majority living in metropolitan cities on the coast.
Landscape and biodiversity
Australia's size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with tropical rainforests in the north-east, mountain ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre.
The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres (1,240 mi).
Although most of Australia is semi-arid or desert, it includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is recognised as a megadiverse country. Fungi typify that diversity; an estimated 250,000 species – of which only 5% have been described – occur in Australia.
About 85% of flowering plants, 84% of mammals, more than 45% of birds, and 89% of in-shore, temperate-zone fish are unique to Australia. Among well-known Australian animals are the platypus, the kangaroo, koala, and wombat, and birds such as the emu and the kookaburra.
Arts and leisure
Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites. Traditional designs, patterns and stories infuse contemporary Indigenous Australian art, its exponents include Emily Kame Kngwarreye.
About 24% of Australians over the age of 15 regularly participate in organised sporting activities.
Australia has no state religion: the Australian Constitution prohibits the federal government from making any law to establish any religion, impose any religious observance, or prohibit the free exercise of any religion.
[Source: Wikipedia. Read more about Australia here].
Australia currently hosts a total of 183 people groups, 20 of which are considered unreached.
The largest religion is Christianity at 66%. Of these the evangelical population is around 14.5%.
[source: Joshua Project]
Please pray for:
the church in Australia
ministry among students
youth and childrens' work
ethnic minorities and peoples
the indigenous Aborigines
[Operation World, 2010 print edition]
Pray with Operation World for this land
WEC Australia’s vision to see Australians and their churches passionately involved in strategic roles so that multiplying churches are planted among unreached people groups.
WEC Australia come alongside local churches to help them understand cross-cultural church planting, providing vocational training, so that they can see first-hand what is involved, and work with sending churches to provide effective member care for Australian missionaries.
Check out WEC Australia for more about their projects and goals.