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ESL TEACHER / ACTIVITY LEADER

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Company: Ardmore Group

Location: Immokalee, FL

Date Posted: June 4, 2014

Source: Ardmore Group

JOB DESCRIPTION
The ESL Teacher / Activity Leader (ESL/AL) has the dual responsibility of preparing, coordinating and teaching English as part of the academic program and is expected to participate in and supervise activities and excursions during morning, afternoon and evening sessions. The ESL/AL works closely with the Head Teacher (HT), the Activities Manager (AM) and the Excursion Manager (EM) to assist in student testing, timetabling, progress monitoring and administration of ESL classes as well as organizing and supervising activities and excursions.
It is preferred that the ESL/AL lives on campus but non-residential positions can be discussed dependent on applicant. The ESL/AL is also expected to have knowledge of the city/cities that one is working in. We have several positions available ranging in length from one to six weeks in nine different locations across North America (near Boston, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco ...
JOB DESCRIPTION
The ESL Teacher / Activity Leader (ESL/AL) has the dual responsibility of preparing, coordinating and teaching English as part of the academic program and is expected to participate in and supervise activities and excursions during morning, afternoon and evening sessions. The ESL/AL works closely with the Head Teacher (HT), the Activities Manager (AM) and the Excursion Manager (EM) to assist in student testing, timetabling, progress monitoring and administration of ESL classes as well as organizing and supervising activities and excursions.
It is preferred that the ESL/AL lives on campus but non-residential positions can be discussed dependent on applicant. The ESL/AL is also expected to have knowledge of the city/cities that one is working in. We have several positions available ranging in length from one to six weeks in nine different locations across North America (near Boston, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, South Florida, Toronto and New Haven, CT).
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching and Academic
Teach from 15 to 30 hours per week (depending on the demands of the center).
Arrive punctually for classes (before the lesson begins).
Assist the HT with student testing and placement.
Teach English to a high standard following the workbook curriculum and the academic program of Ardmore Language Schools. Teaching materials and lesson plans are provided.
Prepare and deliver lessons to achieve the objectives and outcomes of the curriculum of Ardmore Language Schools.
Use teaching techniques that are appropriate to the level and needs of the students. Make every effort to create a positive learning environment that enables students to participate actively in the lessons.
Make lessons stimulating and enjoyable with particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills for practical use and understanding of the English language.
Administer and mark course assessments tasks as well as marking placement and exit tests.
Maintain excellent class administration including lesson preparation, class registration and monitoring student progress.
Advise the HT of any students misbehaving in class, absent from lessons or welfare concerns (bullying, withdrawn students, not participating, etc.) with particular attention to individual students.
Ensure that students are prepared and informed about their forthcoming excursion in the prior lesson (class discussion, hand-outs, etc.).
Complete individual student progress reports and issue final certificates to students.
Be in open communication with colleagues and share best practices, lessons and results.
Activities and Excursions (if teaching morning only)
Participate in, lead and supervise activities during afternoon and evening sessions as directed by the AM.
Organize and supervise excursions as directed by the EM (depending on the demands of the center).
Attend all activities, excursion and staff meetings.
Maintain appropriate levels of student discipline, safety and welfare during activities and excursions.
Conduct head counts on a constant basis during excursions to ensure all students are accounted for and allocate meeting points for students after periods of free time.
Applicants holding special qualifications may be required to undertake
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