For more than 14 years, medical professionals and English teachers in our organization have engaged the medical community in Laos by teaching in government hospitals and at the only allied health professions university in the country. Because of the strong foundation of trust our organization has with key officials and the record of our service, we have opportunities to teach English to medical students, and to university faculty and staff as well. English is fast becoming a necessity for involvement in continuing education opportunities in the ASEAN region and will soon become a requirement for graduation from the medical school.
Our staff in this position will be able to step into this exciting opportunity for reaching the unreached through general and medical English education. Although the political and social situation strictly prohibits “proselytization,” the desire of the people and government of this communist nation to engage with the global community has opened doors for skilled professionals from the outside to join them in building their nation. The charming culture of Laos is only surpassed by the gentle souls of the people who are hungry to learn and to serve their people through quality healthcare.
Medical background apprentices will have the opportunity to make rounds with national doctors and nurses in their corresponding departments in hospitals our ministry works within. They can assist the local hospital staff with English in context and engage with them socially for meals and special events. Our staff are free and encouraged to engage socially outside of work, building foundations of trust upon which the truth of the gospel of Jesus can be naturally and relevantly communicated.
Bachelor’s degree or higher – premed, biology, nursing
Flexibility, adaptability, teachability, and humility
A genuine interest in patient care and in teaching general and medical English
A team mentality, relationship orientation, and a noble-hearted calling to serve
Experience in health care setting is highly desirable
A Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) or equivalent certification. This can be obtained in a 4 to 10-week course during the pre-field training and preparation period
Significant cross-cultural and teaching experience will prove highly beneficial, although not required
Experience in 1 on 1 and/or small group settings is desirable but not required