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babur



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:15 am    Post subject: American University of Afghanistan Reply with quote

American University of Afghanistan

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-To plan, prepare and deliver up to 20 hours per week of instruction in academic English language, communication, study skills, and culture.

-Classes are taught at various NGOs, AUAF campus, Ministries, Embassies, and other organizations as necessary.

-Use various materials to take in consideration of the different individual learning styles and to provide an environment conducive to learning and relevant to young learners, corporate and professional, workplace and examination-oriented populations (TOEFL and GRE).

-Classes are conducted between 7:30 AM and 8:00 PM within a five-day workweek (Sunday through Thursday), but unforeseen conditions may require some modification of work schedules, including Saturday classes, as deemed necessary. The month of Ramadan will involve some modification of work schedules.

-Collaboration with colleagues on special projects, as assigned.
-Engage in the academic life of AUAF by participating in campus committees.

-Other duties, as may be assigned.

Don't even think about it!

What they won't tell you about:

You'll have to put up with cramped, shared (5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen) accommodation.

You'll only be allowed to shop at overpriced western supermarkets at prearranged times with an armed escourt.

There's no paid holiday on USAID sponsored projects.


You'll be working alongside locally hired staff earning a fraction of your salary.

You're really just another cog in the wheel in America's master plan to make sure Afghanistan's education system sticks to the (=their) rules


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2buckets



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I taught in Afghanistan pre-soviet days, when the King, (Zahir Shah), was still in power. Once you got past the dysentery, (amoebic or bacilli, take your pick), cholera, malaria and various other unidentifiable ailments, it wasn't too bad. The students were highly motivated, even after walking miles without shoes to the school. No supplies other than a hand held chalk board for me, and the students did their work in the sand with a stick. Books were there, but couldn't be distributed because of fear of the students selling them in the bazaar.

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The compensation would have to be very high for me to consider it now though.
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Van Gogh



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an interview for AUA in Dubai a year or so ago. Two old (60+) hippy looking dames dressed in beads, bangles and lots of rouge did the interview.
- Now, M. Do you suffer from any respiratory problems?
- No.
- Well you will do after 6 months in Kabul.... peels of laughter!

I didnít get or want the job.
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Steinmann



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Location: In the frozen north

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2buckets wrote:
The compensation would have to be very high for me to consider it now though.


...but you would consider it, though, right?

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Sooooo...what's the job pay?
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babur



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: from an auaf student's point of view Reply with quote

Kabul through the eyes of a student at auaf:
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http://www.aamozgar.org/cause-air-pollution-in-kabul-city-2

Kabul sits in a hollow. Most people suffer with the air. You need to take regular trips out of town. Best to stay away from the new hotel beside the lake for a while
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/2012621223821763757.html

until things calm down. They always do.
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WanderMan



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: So whats the pay? Reply with quote

Steinmann wrote:
2buckets wrote:
The compensation would have to be very high for me to consider it now though.


...but you would consider it, though, right?

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Sooooo...what's the job pay?


I 2nd this! I have been trying to find out how much Afghanistan pays for a long time. I have heard the pay is even higher than Saudi Arabia. How much do you make?
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madrileno



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sooooo...what's the job pay?


I'm curious about this, too. All my research online turned up multiple ads for TEFL in Afghanistan and Kabul, but none of them mention a specific salary.

A coworker told me of one of their friends who took a job in Iraq a few years back (during the height of the US occupation) and they were making nearly 10K/mo teaching English to Iraqis training for officer positions in the new army. Also, the job was hardly dangerous as they were essentially quarantined in the Green Zone. They never got to leave, but at least they were safe at all times...

I checked and these jobs no longer exist.
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