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YFU seeks passionate individuals who are up for an enriching challenge: Working with students, families and volunteers to advance intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges. 

Get Active! Teacher, English as a Second Language, Ann Arbor, MI

Carla Reed

Status: (short-term) Independent Contractor 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan  

Reports to: Coordinator of Program Development 


Youth for Understanding USA (YFU) advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities.  Through the exchange experience, YFU students gain intercultural understanding, learn mutual respect, and develop a sense of social responsibility. Their experience abroad gives them leadership competencies necessary to meet the challenges and benefit from the opportunities of a fast-changing global community.


Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is running a 2 week program for 15 high school students from Germany, with a focus on Community Service. This is a grant-funded program, coordinated through YFU Germany. During their two-week stay in the US, the students engage in English Language classes, community service activities, and a few social and cultural activities. They are placed with volunteer host families, who invite the students to be a part of their family for these two weeks. The students make ever-lasting bonds with other students, their host families, the volunteers, and the employees and contractors that work with them.

The program runs from Saturday, April 8 to Friday, April 21, 2017.


The role of ESL Teacher has two major parts: Pre-Program Class Preparation and Program Execution. The ESL Teacher will plan and teach ESL instruction classes for 15 German students based on their English level. There may be an additional opportunity to lead extra activities outside the classroom for additional compensation. 


Create and deliver a meaningful English learning experience for German students to the US through careful planning to help them improve English skills with a focus on community service.


  • Serve as ESL teacher during contracted term.
  • Plan and compile curriculum of ESL classes based on students’ English levels.
  • Deliver 6 sessions of English instruction, each session 3 hours. Classes will be project-learning based and focused on practical application in a community setting.
  • Make small assignments between classes.
  • Coordinate with YFU project coordinator and Director with class arrangements.
  • Possibly lead additional activities (please express interest)


Six classroom sessions run from 4/8/2017 to 4/21/2017. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, unless otherwise noted in work order. Each session is 3 hours in length, and begins at 9AM.

Preparation time is at the contractor’s discretion.


Payment will be based on area market rates and provided in a lump sum after the conclusion of the program.

Applicants must be eligible for employment and able to pass a pre-employment background check. If you are qualified and interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter at the career site.

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