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YMCA of Greater Boston Adult ESOL Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Branch:Education and Training, International Learning Center

Position Title: Adult ESOL evening instructor

Position Type: Part time

2 ESOL teaching positions available for Level 1 Beginning Literacy and Level 5 High Intermediate classes. Teachers will conduct evening classes Monday-Wednesday, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.


13.5 hours of paid teacher time per class week: includes prep and teaching

Training and Preparation start mid-August, classes start September 14th and run through mid-June 2021 (9 months)

Teaching responsibilities include

  • Teach ESOL to adults of diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, socio-economic and educational backgrounds

  • Teach courses online and in a blended model (some coursework online, and some in live classes)

  • Use learning management system (LMS) Edmodo to organize and design asynchronous coursework.

  • Provide clear and explicit instructions both in writing and orally to students.

  • Communicate with students through online messaging platforms (Google Voice, WhatsApp, Edmodo, email, etc.).

  • Survey and incorporate learner goals into coursework for a student-centered, goal-oriented, participatory ESOL class

  • Review and track goals and achievements with students, and maintain student portfolios

  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation attendance and student progress

  • Collaborate with Education and Career Advisors to ensure that all students are progressing.

  • Outline teacher and program expectations to the students clearly at the beginning of each new unit

  • Prepare and deliver engaging, learner-centered lessons both online and in person

  • Integrate reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar, speaking and listening skills

  • Follow scope and sequence curriculum in accordance with Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards.

  • Communicate classroom/student issues to Directors in a timely manner

  • Participate actively in meetings and contribute to continuous improvement of program

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Keep timely and accurate attendance records

  • Document and submit lesson plans in provided format

  • Attend twice monthly staff meetings

  • Participate in staff workshops

  • Complete 12+ additional professional development hours (required)


The ideal candidate will have:

  • BA or Master’s degree in ESOL, Education or related field + more than 1 years of experience teaching adults

  • Familiarity with DESE Massachusetts English Proficiency Standards and Benchmarks

  • Sensitive to socio-economic and cultural issues

  • Familiarity with learner-centered, goal oriented participatory ESOL.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and classroom management skills.

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Office, Edmodo, Zoom, various ESL online resources)

  • BEST Plus 2.0 and TABE CLAS-E testing certification preferred

  • Biliungual a plus.

Physical demands:

  • While preforming duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear

  • The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities of this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust