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Announcement of Internship Teaching English in Russian Children’s School

Jacques Marion
June 26, 2007

The Peace Academy elementary school, in St. Petersburg Russia, is looking for a native English speaking Unificationist to spend 9 to 12 months in St. Petersburg teaching English to young children. This position is an internship for a student (high school graduate or higher) or a "retired" adult to work with children at the school, without pay, to gain through the experience of serving and teaching.

The main duty is to speak English with Russian children and instruct them. They already speak in English. This will be a labor of love, service and experience, because it pays no salary and will even cost you to come (air fare and visa). Simple accommodation and meals are provided in either a student center with CARP student members, or in the home of a blessed family. Teachers at the school will take responsibility for your care.

The school staff expects that while here you will participate as part of a developing Unificationist community and share our life in Russia with us, and participate in other community activities such as Sunday meetings, holidays and other events. We would like to help you learn Russian. There will also be conferences to participate in about education (i.e. School of Tomorrow certification program) and other conferences. (The School of Tomorrow is a well-known Christian education program from the USA, used in both schools and in home-schooling.)

Our school was established in 2006 as the first private school for children of the Unificationist community. It is also open to the general public. With a small but growing enrollment the school has proved to be attractive for parents who want their children to receive a multicultural education focusing on character education and English and Russian language skills. It is a laboratory for the character education programs of the International Educational Foundation and the School of Tomorrow. The school is appreciated by our contacts as representative of the high ideals of the Unification Movement. Through the school we can explain well to our contacts about what the Unification Movement is about.

In order to go to the next stage of development our school needs to have a native English speaking staff-member. It could be a young high school graduate or a college student; it could be an adult. We are not particular about one's professional credentials or experience teaching English; you don't have to be afraid if you have little experience teaching -- this is an internship to give you experience. We need a person who enjoys working with young children, and who appreciates the life of service and activities of our Unificationist community.

The time period would be from September 2007 through May 2008. If possible we would like you to come as early as August when we prepare for the school to open in September. We will arrange for a visa invitation, but you have to pay for the visa and airline cost.

It will be hard work but you'll enjoy it and come to love Russia. Optionally you may like to spend the summer of 2008 in Russia too.

Interested persons should send an email about your qualifications, your self and why you would like to take this internship of service teaching English. Send to the school principal Tatyana Nguizy.

If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact Oleg Sergueev.


Mr. Jacques Marion (Regional Leader)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Young Tallakson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Karen Beebe
Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Monika Kellett

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