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Instructors, English as a Second Language

Date 2013-11-08 05:11:46 Location : Middle East

Job Description

Algonquin College is one of the largest Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Canada providing education in business, advanced technologies, skilled trades, health, community studies, hospitality, media, police and public safety. Algonquin continues to expand its international reach with the launch of a new campus in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The Government of Saudi Arabia has entered into partnerships with leading colleges in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain to provide technical training to Saudis and to create a highly skilled national workforce to meet labour market needs. Algonquin College has been selected as one of the education providers for this Colleges of Excellence (CoE) model initiated by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).

We are actively recruiting for ESL Teachers to facilitate and guide learning and provide and effective learning environment for all students.

Responsibilities include the teaching of assigned courses, including:

• delivery of 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 student’s work within assigned courses

• the development and creation of a learning environment that is conducive to success for all students

The provision of academic leadership, including:

• 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 maintain awareness of emerging trends and practices related to teaching , learning in higher education and international education

Required Qualifications

• 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 Master’s Degree in Education, Linguistics or TESL (specify institution and year of completion).

• Minimum of two years’ experience teaching ESL with preference given to Academic ESL experience.

• Experience teaching ESL internationally an asset

• Demonstrated knowledge of Algonquin College’s preferred teaching competencies as set out in the Professor of the 21st Century document:

• Computer literacy

• Strong knowledge of various language software programs preferred

• Strong background and knowledge in ESL curriculum development preferred

• Ability to work in ESL and TESL programs preferred

Attractive compensation package including annual bonus, travel, accommodation, vacation, benefits, as well as comprehensive orientation. If you possess a sense of adventure, are culturally aware and a have a desire to experience Saudi Arabia we want to hear from you!