Increasing English language capacity in the Panamanian public school system.
Applications are now being accepted for Panama Teacher Match 2017 - Apply today. Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. Finalists will be notified by March 2017.
English language skills are an important asset in today’s global economy. As Latin America’s economy continues to grow, many countries, including Panama, are increasingly adopting teaching strategies geared toward bilingualism. Our Panama Teacher Match program connects American English teachers with Panamanian public middle and high school English teachers in an effort to increase English language capacity and provide valuable professional development opportunities for U.S. teachers overseas.
The first group of teachers traveled to Panama for six weeks in the summer of 2015. They shared U.S. language, culture and values with students and colleagues, and returned to the United States with increased knowledge of Panama and international classroom experience. Students and teachers in Panama improved their English language abilities and honed English teaching strategies.