Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. A little over 3 million people live in this country twice the size of Texas. Agriculture, ranching, and mining are the primary domestic products. The country is landlocked with Russia to the north and China to the south. Both neighbors exert a lot of influence in Mongolia. Formerly a satellite nation state with the Soviet Union, Mongolia has had its freedom since 1989. Mongolia has recognized the importance of English for many years.
Recently, the Minister of Education has asked for 800 native speaking teachers to come to Mongolia. English has become the international language of medicine, business and science; as a developing country, Mongolia is eager for its citizens to become proficient in this language. As the country continues to develop, the standard of English will continue to rise.
Goers in this placement will study Mongolian language and culture for one year, followed by one or more years of teaching English at a university in Darkhan. There are opportunities to teach English across many specialties, including business, humanities, medicine, science, technical, and more.
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Desire to teach English
Master’s level TEFL certification or equivalent. This certificate can be obtained in four weeks during the pre-field training period; it is not required to apply
Experience in 1-on-1 or small group ministry desirable but not required