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Instructor, Intensive English Program

Date 2012-11-13 03:11:42 Location : Middle East

Objective: Under the direction of the Director, Intensive English Program (IEP), this position is responsible for planning, teaching and evaluating assigned day and evening instruction to students enrolled in non-credit IEP courses in accordance with American University of Kuwait (AUK) curriculum, with assistance from the Director; for maintaining student class records: for fulfilling administrative duties such as with IEP orientation, assessment and registration as required and/or requested by the Director; and for participating in professional development activities, such as workshops and meetings.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Teach up to 20 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, in an intensive English program. Courses may include various levels of grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking and/or pronunciation. Responsible for lesson preparation and curriculum and materials development associated with the overall program and course(s) taught. Submit class syllabus for each course taught and evaluate course textbook(s). Monitor and report student progress including, but not limited to accurate and timely grading and attendance record keeping. Attend staff meetings, placement testing, student orientation, staff development and in-service training and extracurricular activities as assigned. Keep office hours as necessary. Adhere to and support the goals and mission of the program and be highly motivated and enthusiastic to teach non-native English language learners.

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs

Knowledge: Strong academic preparation: MA/MS in TESOL or related field with TESOL certification and/or experience Related Fields: linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign language, English, Education Three years minimum teaching experience in a US-based, college or university-level, intensive ESL for academic purposes program Strong, comprehensive knowledge of grammar, writing, reading, listening, speaking, and pronunciation strategies and methods including demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to apply the use of instructional technology in the classroom required
Skills: Good computer skills for course preparation and execution, i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, e-mail, CALL, WebCT, Syllabase, etc. Demonstratively strong classroom management, organizational and planning skills Native speaker fluency: good command of written and spoken English required Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work collaboratively in creative situations, Professional involvement (TESOL, affiliate TESOL, NAFSA, etc.) preferred Experience teaching English-as-a-foreign-language overseas preferred Good organizer, positive team member, and an ability to interact in cross-cultural relationships required

Abilities: Deliver clear, concise directions and explanations required Work flexible hours. Work collaboratively in creative situations Be culturally sensitive, and interact in cross-cultural environments Derive personal satisfaction from and enthusiasm for teaching international students Empathy for the problems associated with the learning of English as a second language

Applications are to be submitted electronically to with in the CC line (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). Applicants should include the following:

1) Cover letter 2) CV with contact information for 3 references 3) Teaching philosophy

Only selected candidates will be contacted