English is the official first language of Belize. There are volunteer positions, and jobs available for professional teachers and educators. Contact American TESOL Institute for further details on obtaining a teaching position in Belize.
Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, and increasing urban crime.
Belize is a small nation on the eastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean Sea bordered by Mexico to the northwest and Guatemala to the west and south. The country is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy which recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as Sovereign. The name is shared by the Belize River, Belize's longest river, and Belize City, the former capital and largest city.
The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize was a British colony for more than a century and was known as British Honduras until 1973. It became an independent nation in 1981. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Sistema de Integracion Centroamericana (SICA) and considers itself to be culturally both Caribbean and Central American.
National or regional long-term expert for Support for the monitoring of biodiversity and climate change in the Selva Maya region
Particip GmbH - Belize - and capacity-building; Fluency in English and good working knowledge of Spanish Specific experience: Strong background in IT especially...
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:00:44 GMT
SCUBA Operations Manager in Belize
Placencia, Stann Creek - professional Basic knowledge of equipment maintenance Managerial experience highly preferred Excellent spoken and written English (other languages...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:43:38 GMT
Belize PM Barrow claims victory after partial vote count
BELIZE CITY (Reuters) - Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow declared himself the winner of a snap general election in the tiny English-speaking Central American ... major parties are corrupt," said retired teacher Lorraine Gomez, her index finger stained ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:30:00 GMT
New MU law dean embraces mentorship, scholarship and lifelong learning
At the suggestion of her now husband, she applied for a teaching position at the Levin College of Law ... Before law school, Lidsky earned bachelor's degrees in English and political science from Texas A&M University in three years, graduating with ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:49:00 GMT
Students headed for Belize
Crawfordsville High School students will have the opportunity to study in Belize in 2018. The Crawfordsville ... The board approved resignations for Lindsey Sutherlin, CMS Spanish teacher; Molly Race, CHS English teacher; Martha Harms, CHS English teacher.
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:15:00 GMT
Service Trip Guru Heads for Guyana After Graduation
will be a primary literacy specialist and will aid teachers in making their curricula more efficient. She also plans to run a reading club for adults and design activities to help kids integrate English into their home lives. Christianson grew up in ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:11:00 GMT
Finally, An MBA Program At UB
You coming in from your insurance background, you coming in from your English teacher background ... The cost is $24,000 dollars Belize.
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:10:00 GMT
MCC/MSU Student Teachers Learn from Teaching in Belize
(2/19/17) ? Eleven Murray State University education majors from the Madisonville Community College Campus recently spent three weeks as student teachers in Belize. Elementary ... that do not speak or understand English and she wants to make it a ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:08:46 GMT
?Bangor to Belize? trip a winner
?The students thoroughly delighted in the the culture, climate and kind people of Belize,? Lyga said. The country was comparable to Costa Rica in that it was just as much of an adventure and because so many people spoke English, Lyga noted. A big ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:59:00 GMT
A Spanish accent
Schools teach in English, but Spanish lessons are mandatory. Migrants are also redrawing the map of the country. While in the rest of Central America people are moving from the countryside to cities, since 2000 the urban share of Belize's population has ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:00:14 GMT
Valley grad delivers light to Belize
BENQUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN, Belize ? The very first bio-digester in Belize, a country of 341,000 on the eastern coast of Central America, is the brainchild of a Penn State student from Rush Township. Twenty-two-year-old student teacher Kate Bassett has been ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Would you teach your kids on the road?
Two-and-half years ago, I met the Snaiths, a British family of four: Gilly, a former biology teacher, Steve, an accountant who retired young, and their girls, Lucy, then 5, and Alisha, then 8, at a monkey sanctuary in Belize. Their guide was teaching the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT