Temporary ESL Teacher - Youth Summer Program (July 15 - August 2)

English Language Center - Boston, MA

Part-time | Temporary

Organization Summary

The English Language Center (ELC) has been dedicated to providing English programs of the highest quality to international students since 1978. By employing highly qualified and dedicated instructors and by utilizing a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum, ELC provides the perfect environment for rapid language improvement. ELC also offers students extensive support services to ensure that their stay in the United States is culturally as well as educationally enriching.

ELC’s Junior Programs welcome over 800 international students between the ages of 11-17 every summer and operate out of 3 campuses across the country:

Boston, MA (June 22nd - August 10th)

University of California, Los Angeles (June 22nd - August 17th)

University of California, Santa Barbara (June 29th - August 3rd)

Our summer programs give students the opportunity to study English in the summer and have fun with other international students at UCLA, UCSB, or Boston. Offered during June, July, and August our summer junior programs provide students with a 20-lesson per week Semi-Intensive English Course, on-campus accommodation, and daily activities. We are looking for enthusiastic employees who want to gain valuable experience in international education and youth development.

Role Description

The Junior Program Teacher reports to the Director of Courses to ensure the smooth and positive running of the academic portion of the Junior Program. The primary functions of the teacher are to help make English accessible to all students, and to foster students’ self-esteem and motivation. This position can expect to work with students ages 11-17 from a variety of international destinations. Junior Program Teachers should be knowledgeable, resourceful, and flexible to meet the needs of our diverse student population.

ELC Core Values

We aim to employee staff that are invested in the following values:

Cultivating a Safe and Friendly Community

  • Individuals increase their positive impact on the community by consistently being kind, considerate, and responsible.

Inhabiting a Team Mindset

  • Individuals participate in a cooperative and supportive team culture. They consistently demonstrate accountability through communication, open-mindedness, and adaptability.

Ensuring Enriching Experiences

  • Individuals commit to providing an educationally, socially and culturally enriching experience. They consistently engage in our community and build relationships using open communication and active participation.

Fostering a Spirit of Integrity and Trustworthiness

  • Individuals contribute to an atmosphere that respects the needs of the community. They consistently utilize communication, honesty, and experiences to share concerns, overcome problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Committing to a Performance Driven Outlook

  • Individuals demonstrate initiative, seek creative solutions, think critically, and bring a unique perspective to support our mission and enhance our shared goals. They are consistently learning, growing, and improving to support and strengthen our shared experience.

ESL Teacher Responsibilities

Duties of the ESL Teacher include but are not limited to:

  • To meet regular attendance requirements.
  • Maintain a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Establish a cooperative relationship with all assigned students.
  • Follows guidelines and curriculum to achieve the overall purpose of the program.
  • Abide other directives as assigned by the Director of Courses or Head Teacher.

Expectations of the ESL Teacher include:

  • Teaches Grammar and Communication Skills classes as assigned by the Director of Courses/Head Teacher
  • Prepares thoroughly for classes and arrives on time
  • Assigns homework for Grammar classes
  • Grades and returns assignments to the students in a timely manner
  • Follows and supports ELC policies and responsibilities
  • Represents ELC in a positive and professional manner to students, colleagues, and school visitors
  • Is accountable for all class sets, resource materials, and other ELC property taken from the Director of Courses/Head Teacher office
  • Strives to develop the ability to teach effectively at all levels and skill areas
  • Cooperates with other faculty and staff members by sharing ideas, information, and materials
  • Prepares and presents course content in keeping with ELC curriculum
  • Maintains respect for work environment and keeps standard of orderliness and cleanliness in classrooms and teachers’ room
  • Attends scheduled Teachers’ meetings, trainings, and workshops

Other duties to be determined by the Director of Courses throughout the program

This position is a part-time, temporary position with a schedule of Monday-Friday. Classes are taught from 9AM-12:45PM.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary


  • ESL Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Boston, MA (Required)


  • TESOL/TEFL/CELTA (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Hours per week:

  • 10-19

Employment Length:

  • 2 - 4 weeks