Tblisi: The new teacher who arrived recently at School No. 161 could barely speak a word of the Georgian language, knew little about local customs and easily got lost in the crazy-quilt streets of this hilly capital. But, notes the New York Times, she was at the forefront of one of the most notable educational initiatives being attempted in the former Soviet Union.
Deborah Cruz is part of a brigade of native English speakers recruited by Georgia’s government to spur a linguistic revolution. The goal is to make Georgia a country where English is as common as in Sweden, and in the process to supplant Russian as the dominant second language.
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Georgia seems like a really interesting country to work in as a TEFL teacher. The wages sound very low though.
Can anyone help? I’m looking for TEFL work in Tbilisi for the summer. I’m fully qualified with over 5 years of experience. Please email me at [email protected] – thanks!
Try asking on the forums: /forums