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.
MIF/CBL - Private Sector Development - Defined Term Contractual (DTC)
Belize - skills in English are required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an asset. Areas of Expertise: Experience in administration of projects financed...
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:06:04 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 : Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:17:25 GMT
Chef de Cuisine
Leapfrog Hospitality Recruitment - Belize - (s): English Availability for travel: No Availability for change of residence: Yes...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:47:03 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
Orr Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
15, 1821, while Mexico, Belize and Chile celebrate independence in the week following. Second-grade teacher Embria Williams said showing ... ?We have to know about all of our cultures, not just the English speakers.? Williams said the students always ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:42:00 GMT
THE COMET OF BELIZE
the 44-year-old physics teacher who will soon become Belize's second Prime Minister, his upset election victory this weekend seemed to defy the laws of political motion here. Belize, the only English- speaking country in Central America, had long been ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Dec 1984 16:00:00 GMT
Former Colonial School District teacher aims to bring children\'s books to Belize
Retired Colonial School District teacher Susan Castle spent years explaining ... every fourth-grader in the Central American country of Belize with a copy of ?Pat the (Great) Cat.? The English-Spanish book was co-written by students in Milwaukee ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:05:32 GMT
These 7 Creatives Are Using the Beauty of Central America to Inspire Their Work
The emergence of the small but mighty Central American Twitter has helped bring the beauty of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Panama ... a Spanish- and English-language zine ?where family and memory intersect in our tiny El Salvador.?
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:59:00 GMT
Monica Feria-Tinta, 20 Essex Street Chambers
It was in the course of my work as a public international lawyer that I first became acquainted with the style of advocacy specific to the English Bar ... the hearings purely out of interest. I had been teaching Public International Law as teaching ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:01:00 GMT
Caribbean Midwife Association trains Belizean mid-wives
Two facilitators from the Caribbean Midwife Association are in Belize to conduct the workshop. The Caribbean Midwife Association is tasked with the responsibility to disseminate information to the midwives in the English speak Caribbean countries to ensure ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:49:00 GMT
How to be an ethical, socially conscious traveler
?Just because you can speak English doesn?t mean you can teach it,? he said ... This year?s list includes, in alphabetical order, Belize, Cabo Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Mongolia, Palau, Tonga, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:27:00 GMT
Are the Baptist trafficking children?
Volunteers welcome: Construction, Teaching, Landscape ... therapists and psychologists to work to propagate the kingdom of God. Belize Mission Center (Belmopan, Belize) English-speaking youth groups and church teams minister and serve at the orphanage ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:00:00 GMT
Washington?s Gunnery welcomes new faculty
In addition to reading medical books for pleasure, during the summer Maga?a works on her family?s organic citrus farm in Belize, driving trucks, tractors, and bobcats, and is also able to practice medicine there. Teaching ... a B.A. in English ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT