Greater Lawrence Community Action Council ESOL Instructor - Contract in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Contract 18 Months (Up to 36 hours/week)

GLCAC is seeking well-organized, highly motivated, independent and creative individuals with experience in teaching English to adults to serve as English Instructors for the ESOL program. The program runs Monday through Thursday with classes in the morning and evening. Each class has six hours of instruction per week plus two hours of preparation time. The program runs four levels of English with evening classes Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Morning levels run Monday - Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

The ESOL Instructor will:

  • Be responsible for teaching English to students in the GLAC?s ESOL Basic Literacy program and follow the themes in the syllabus.

  • Provide weekly lesson plans for all classroom activities.

  • Using his own equipment and location prepare all class materials including handouts and in-class examinations.

  • Keep accurate attendance logs of actual participation hours for all participants, and submit signed logs on a weekly basis.

  • Supervise students? participation while in the program and refer them to appropriate resources or to the ESOL Program Assistant, or to the Chief Operating Officer when necessary.

  • Sign in and out on the Instructor?s weekly contract attendance sheet that reflects actual hours worked.

  • Notify the ESOL Program Assistant or the Chief Operating Officer in advance in case of repeated absence/tardiness of students. (Ref to ESOL Program Client Agreement)

  • Administer Pre and Post evaluation tests to students and assess student class participation, as established in the Student Grading Policy.

  • Participate in field trips, career/financial education seminars and other activities involving ESOL students, if needed.

  • Process any forms and documentation needed to assess students? participation and performance in the ESOL program as required by the Agency.

  • Provide a written evaluation of the program success at cycle?s end to the Chief Operating Officer.

  • When unable to teach a class, the ESOL Instructor will arrange for a comparably skilled substitute instructor.

  • The ESOL Instructor will participate in periodic meetings with the ESOL Coordinator and the COO to discuss program structure, achievement of goals, revision of curriculum and other items as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor?s degree in related field

  • Five years of experience teaching adults and classroom management

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Strong verbal skills to communicate effectively with students and staff

  • Dependable and flexible

  • English native speaker