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.
GIS Specialist Volunteer
Ya'axche Conservation Trust - Punta Gorda, Toledo - Engine or ENVI Good written and spoken English Desirable Masters or postgraduate degree in GIS and/or remote sensing Excellent knowledge...
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Apr 2018 03:01:27 GMT
Belize - . Language Proficiency: Fluency in English. Fluency in another UN language will be considered an asset....
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Apr 2018 02:57:45 GMT
As Berkely Rep revives ?Angels in America,? a look at its relevance today
In one of my high school theater classes, our (admittedly ambitious) teacher asked my best friend and me to read ... As Monica Pearl, a professor of English and American studies at University of Manchester, tells Butler and Kois, it?s possible to look ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:37:00 GMT
International missions spread Christianity, empathy and understanding of culture
While in Belize, we hosted an International Leadership Institute ... ?One week abroad may transform a heart to want to spend their lives fighting for human rights, teaching English, or improving foreign policy,? said Sarah Faye Gullett, International ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:28:00 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 22:16:00 GMT
One Good Thing: Teaching in Belize
He calls Belize the perfect place to teach culture. 10 minutes from his house ... The other amazing thing about Belize is that there is no language barrier. The people speak English in every village throughout the country. Matthew DeYoung has been a ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:43:00 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 : Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:15:00 GMT
Owasco students send books to Belize
Mickie Cuevas-Post, who retired as Owasco Elementary School principal in month of year, went to Belize to work for the Peace Corps with her husband, Ken. She has been teaching at the Garden City Primary School, where the students ? who speak English and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:15:00 GMT
TV/VA Scholars get sound advice from a college dropout
Tyler Duncan, of D-B, said he could see the difference his Upward Bound basketball coaching and Belize mission trips made ... She plans to major in English and minor in secondary education to become a teacher in Tennessee. She volunteered with Stand ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:10:00 GMT
Book review: ?Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage?
The essays, by authors around the world, explore the stories of Salvadoran refugees in Belize ... Massamba Mangala, a teacher and activist, was forced to flee his country. Although he initially has no English or Japanese, he manages to become beloved ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:46:00 GMT
Baldwin grad gets help from teachers for Belize books project
So when Baldwin graduate Adria Zern sent a Facebook message asking if teacher Debbie Reynolds could organize a book drive to benefit the primary school Zern works at in Belize ... Zern as a freshman in honors English. He said the project shows students ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:48:00 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 : Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:00:00 GMT