International ESL Jobs
Date: 27 March 2018
American Language Academy, a private English language academy in Greensboro, NC, seeks highly qualified, experienced teachers interested in teaching an Intensive English Program (IEP), English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP), and online and face-to-face.
The position offers good potential for career development and professional growth with a new dynamic fast growing company. Candidate who is chosen to join our team should be available to attend teacher orientation and training prior to the beginning of the session.
Candidate must be flexible to provide early morning or late evening instruction.
Job duties include:
Planning and delivering rigorous classroom instruction in both face-to-face and online distance teaching modes
Modifying ALA standard daily lesson plans and student weekly schedules of class content, each Sunday and posting them using the appropriate ALA templates
Administering and using ALA’s standard student achievement grading instruments and progress evaluations: tests, final exams, speaking/writing rubrics, portfolio, and experiential learning rubrics.
Grading assignments and conducting assessment of students in a timely and systematic manner (2-3 days is considered timely and systematic)
Entering student attendance and grades into Renweb on a daily basis
Integrating fully the Moodle learning management system and other information technology that ALA provides into classroom instruction and management in both teaching modes
Collaborating with co-teacher and other teachers who are instructing the same level and course to ensure consistency of instruction and assessment
Conferencing with students (conference with students at midterm and end of session)
Designing Personalized Education Plans (PEP) for students as needed
Completing a minimum 10 hours per year of approved professional development, with a goal of approximately 2 hours per session; which may include conference presentations
Participating in the end-of-term ceremonies and student activities and events as necessary
Schedule one hour of office hours per week prior to the beginning of session with Program Director’s approval
Education qualifications requirements:
Minimum master's degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or a closely related area of English language/linguistics.
In cases where the master’s degree is not in ESL or a closely related field, such as applied linguistics or foreign language pedagogy, language teaching faculty, including teacher-trainers, must have a specific knowledge base that includes, at a minimum, the following subject matter:
1) language teaching methodology, 2) the nature of language/languages (e.g., introduction to linguistics), 3) the structure of English (e.g., syntax, phonology, morphology, discourse), 4) second language acquisition, 5) intercultural communication, 6) practicum experience.
A certificate in ESL/EFL (ex. TESOL, CELTA, TEFL, etc.) in addition to the Master’s degree will be considered but must have specific knowledge base and skill set as above.
Understanding of current trends and best practices in TESOL
Prior experience preferred:
Two-Three years of experience teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL)
Experience with teaching using online learning system (Moodle, Blackboard, etc)
Experience using Microsoft Office
Special training or skills:
Second language preferred
Ability to demonstrate, model, and provide leadership to faculty and students
Ability to show flexibility in dealing with change and innovation
Requirements for consideration of your application:
ALA employment application
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies
Copies of degrees and relevant certificates earned
Two (2) letters of recommendation from a former supervisor regarding your abilities and qualifications for this position