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Location: Paraguay

Paraguay: Special Education/ Resource Room Teacher


A special education/resource room teacher is needed at Asunción Christian Academy in Asunción, Paraguay, to teach elementary students with special needs.


It is preferred that applicants have a B.A. or B.S. in elementary or secondary education with an emphasis in special education. Applicants with an M.A. or M.S. are highly desired. Previous experience with individualized instruction and assessment and a minimum of one year of special education experience are required.

Language Requirements

The teacher must speak English, but Spanish would be helpful as well.


Asunción, Paraguay

Length of Service
  • Long-term: one or more years
Ministry Description

Asunción Christian Academy, located in the capital city of Asunción, Paraguay, was started in 1958. The academy offers a Christian education to English-speaking missionary kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Approximately 200 students are enrolled at the school each year. Students come from Paraguay and many different nations, including the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, Scotland, England, Holland, Germany, Belgium, and Canada.

Quick Facts
  • Roman Catholicism is the official religion, followed by Mennonitism and Protestantism. Paraguay has one of the smallest percentages (3 to 4 percent) of evangelical Christians among South American countries.
  • Guarani is an indigenous tongue unique to Paraguay. Spanish is spoken in business and in formal settings, but Guarani is spoken in the homes of nearly everyone. Guarani is also the name of the country’s currency.  
  • As much a social tradition as a preferred drink, tereré (when the weather is hot) or mate (when temperatures are cool) are herb drinks sipped through a metal pipe with a filter on the end. The drink is passed from one person to the next with each person freely drinking from the same pipe.

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