YMCA of Greater Boston Adult ESOL Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts
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.
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