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visiting English Language Teacher – Kazakhstan

Get a taste of cross-cultural living. Spend just a month in a commercial enterprise, having daily contact with local believers and members of other faith groups.

Make a valuable contribution to the ministry by teaching English.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

TEFL qualification preferred, but other teaching qualification or experience is adequate. Native English speaker would be ideal.

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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.

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About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi). Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.  

Kazakhstan is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. Kazakhstan has almost 18 million people.  

Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than six people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana.

The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by Turkic nomads. In the 13th century, the territory joined the Mongolian Empire under Genghis Khan. By the 16th century, the Kazakh emerged as a distinct group.

The Russians began advancing here in the 18th century, and by the mid-19th century, they nominally ruled all of Kazakhstan as part of the Russian Empire.  

Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence during the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.  

Kazakhstan's 131 ethnicities include Kazakhs (63% of the population), Russians, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Germans, Tatars, and Uyghurs.

The Kazakh language is the state language. Russian is also an official language.

[Read more about this land on Wikipedia]  

Kazakhstan has 66 people groups and nearly 50% are unreached with the good news of Christ  

Islam is the largest religion at 51%. Christians number 21% and of those, 0.6% are Evangelical.

[source: Joshua Project]

Pray with us for:
The Kazakh peoples

Russians and Ukrainians living here
Freedom of religion
Believers in this land
Unreachied minorities
[Operation World print edition, 2010]  

You can also pray online for Kazakhstan with Operation World  
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WEC is looking for anyone with a heart to serve the peoples of this land. Use your gifts and share your life with others by teaching English or working in a profession. For example, construction workers, farmers, mechanics, engineers, community health professionals, school teachers, dressmakers, and hairdressers.

We need you!

Details

Position Type
Translation & Literature
TEFL
Education & Training

Contract Type
0-3 months i Ideal commitment is 3 months or less

Location
Kazakhstan
Asia

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