Instructors, English as a Second Language - Kuwait
Date 2014-03-21 10:03:14 Location : Middle East
Job Title: Instructors, English as a Second Language
Algonquin College is one of the largest Community Colleges in Ontario, Canada serving 18,000 full time students and 36,000 part time students in many different program areas. Algonquin College has partnered with Orient Education Services to establish Algonquin College-Kuwait which will open September 2014. The English & Academics Foundation Program (English as a Second Language) will begin in September 2014 with Programs of Study offered in the following year.
We are actively recruiting for ESL Teachers to facilitate and guide learning and provide an effective educational environment for all students. Opportunities to move from teaching ESL into Programs of Study Instructor positions exist. Initial program offerings following the Foundation Year include Business Accounting, Business Marketing, Computer Systems Technician, and Computer Programming. Therefore candidates with related experience to the programs of study such as mathematics and computers are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Director of English & Academic Foundations Program, ESL Instructors will facilitate and guide English as a Second Language learning and provide an effective educational environment for all students.
delivering regularly scheduled instruction
ensuring student awareness of course learning outcomes and evaluation techniques
providing tutoring and academic advising for students both in and out of class
providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources including educational technologies and the College approved Learning Management System
evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the students work within assigned courses
developing and creating a learning environment that is conducive to success for all students
The provision of academic leadership, including:
consulting with program and course administrators and other faculty members, advisory committees and a variety of potential employers and students
defining learning outcomes and evaluating and validating these outcomes
incorporating educational technologies to meet the learning needs of 21st Century students
participating in the review and revision of curriculum as required and participating in professional development activities during non-teaching periods
providing guidance to students and colleagues relative to the professors teaching assignments
participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees, and departmental/ faculty meetings
liaising with community members, engaging in program and College promotion
remaining current in the field of study and maintaining awareness of emerging trends and practices related to teaching and learning in higher education and international education.
Required Qualifications & Experience
Graduate Certificate in teaching English as a second language (TESL): minimum one year program (specify institution, length of program and year of completion)
Minimum of an Undergraduate Degree. Preference will be given to applicants with a Masters Degree in Education, Linguistics or TESL (specify institution and year of completion)
Minimum of two years experience in teaching ESL with preference given to Academic ESL experience
Experience teaching ESL internationally an asset
Demonstrated knowledge of Algonquin Colleges preferred teaching competencies as set out in the Professor of the 21st Century document
Strong knowledge of various language software programs preferred
Strong background and knowledge in ESL curriculum development preferred
Experience teaching in ESL and TESL programs preferred
An attractive compensation package is provided including annual bonus, travel, accommodation, generous vacation, benefits, as well as a comprehensive orientation.
To apply, forward your resume quoting competition ACKW-004-14 in your subject line. We thank all interested parties; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please let us know in your email where you viewed this posting.
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