ESL Instructor Job Description

ESL Instructor Job Description

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ESL instructor provides a rigorous ESL and/or Math instructional program including developing and posting content and language objectives daily.

ESL Instructor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Accurately record attendance and submit rosters to the Academic Manager as directed within required deadlines
Accurately record student performance and submit Individual Student Reports (ISRs) to the Academic Manager as directed within required deadlines
Effectively communicate with school administrative staff regarding planned and unplanned absences
Attend staff meetings and in-house workshops
Provide constructive feedback on student progress to the Government
Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules
Submit syllabus for each course with the appropriate division office and course coordinator
Must be willing to work with youth between the ages of 16-24
Must be able to prepare for classroom instruction, identify appropriate materials, document student progress, and designs instruction to meet individual student needs
Teach a variety of ESL courses which may include listening and speaking, pronunciation, reading and vocabulary, grammar, and writing

ESL Instructor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for ESL Instructor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TESOL, RI, ESL, EL

Education for ESL Instructor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ESL instructor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Teaching, Education, English, Applied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language, Linguistics, Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, The College, Graduate

Skills for ESL Instructor

Desired skills for ESL instructor include:

Critical multiculturalism
Elementary math
Language arts
Social studies
Theoretical frameworks of social justice education
Bibliographical tools and resources
Community needs within Service Delivery Area
Current ESL teaching methodologies and language acquisition theories
ESL placement testing and methods and experience developing writing prompts for placement

Desired experience for ESL instructor includes:

Bachelor’s degree in TESL, TESOL, English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate, applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language with a TESL certificate
A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in ESL
OR Master's degree in any filed, plus 18 graduate credits in one of the related degrees listed below
Two years of teaching adult ESL students
Knowledge of adult ESL student characteristics
Experience teaching students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and learning disabilities

ESL Instructor Examples


ESL Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an ESL instructor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ESL instructor
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student attendance, performance, and follow-up
  • Attend faculty and other meetings
  • Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study and effective study skills
  • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations
  • Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with Program and college goals
  • Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty
  • Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization
  • Update syllabi
  • May attend and participate on committees and in Program meetings
  • Upon hire, take part in Program training
Qualifications for ESL instructor
  • Basic computer skills in using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, SharePoint & Access)
  • Master’s degree in TESOL, TEFL, ESL education, or related
  • Three years’ English language teaching experience in a higher education environment or to adults
  • As related to teaching
  • As required to move from one part of campus to another
  • Have extensive expertise in teaching English learners and bilingual students

ESL Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an ESL instructor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ESL instructor
  • Assess all assignments and progress to meeting program goals
  • Assume responsibility for instruction, curriculum design and development of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for non-native English speakers, with focus on the Business and Intercultural Communication
  • Provide written and verbal communication of student progress
  • Participate in corporate language testing process, program review
  • Coordinate the local language training and assessment program
  • Act as a leader for extracurricular student activities
  • Interact professionally with all internal customers using strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work evenings if required
  • Occasional travel to other US locations
  • Teach using the pre-developed syllabus and provided materials and textbook(s) for the ESL Methods course
Qualifications for ESL instructor
  • Are able to deliver instruction in both Spanish and English
  • Are knowledgeable about beginning teacher development
  • Have prior training and experience with clinical supervision or cognitive coaching and experience in providing professional development to adult learners is also desirable
  • Have Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card and a valid driver’s license upon the first day of employment and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy
  • Have had five or more years of 1-8 classroom teaching experiences, including experiences teaching English learners/emerging bilingual students
  • Have the willingness and ability to participate in professional preparation to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective instructor

ESL Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of ESL instructor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for ESL instructor
  • Teach excellently and with enthusiasm
  • Participate in required orientations, and complete mandatory training programs by UC Irvine-established deadlines
  • Attend pre-program class-planning meeting
  • Attend two teacher meetings and the quarterly day-long in-service
  • Become familiar with and follow program’s Instructor Handbook and curricular guidelines
  • Submit all required hiring and class paperwork by set deadlines
  • Design interactive and motivational classroom activities with a communicative aim to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
  • Attend awards/graduation ceremony after classes on program’s final day
  • Participation in Candidate Orientation [Summer]
  • Initial and Monthly (minimum) Meetings with Candidate(s)
Qualifications for ESL instructor
  • Must be able to assess student learning levels and develop ISPs
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software and classroom technology
  • TESOL Certificate preferred
  • Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, or related field preferred
  • Possession of a NCCCS-recognized teaching credential for College and Career Readiness
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience in English as a Second Language

ESL Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of ESL instructor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for ESL instructor
  • Assessment of candidate's submissions of evidence for all Domains
  • Assessment of candidate's dispositions (Review pre-, assess mid- and end-program)
  • Assessment of candidate's video-taped teaching submissions (8 minimum)
  • Meet with Program Director to determine candidate recommendations for certification
  • Utilize technology such as Apple iBooks Author, ePubs, SmartBoard/Symposium and Blackboard
  • Recruiting and Advising students
  • Organize and participate in program Orientations
  • Coordinating and supervising part time ESL faculty
  • Attend teachers meeting twice a semester for about 1 hours each
  • Confer with weak or in-danger of failing student to warn of failure
Qualifications for ESL instructor
  • Experience in developing curriculum
  • Experience with instructional technology in the classroom
  • Three to four years teaching experience in a higher education environment
  • Interest in helping international students achieve their goals and willingness to work in a non-traditional educational environment
  • Instructors who hold rigorous standards in the classroom
  • Team players who support institutional goals and who will participate enthusiastically in program implementation and development

ESL Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an ESL instructor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ESL instructor
  • Record daily attendance and report attendance once per week
  • Manage recording equipment and classroom for student presentations
  • Prepare mid-term tests
  • Assist in the preparation of final exam
  • Report grades to ESL director
  • Communicate with Teaching and Learning Department Chair and ESL endorsement program director
  • Maintain a full face-to-face 1-1/Group Class teaching schedule(≥ 12-14 hours per week)
  • Opportunity to teach online Group and 1-1 Classes
  • Respond to and be the Point-of-Contact for face-to-face clients, including all scheduling and work-related inquiries
  • Perform any additional administrative duties as assigned by the Assistant Manager or Manager of Live Instruction
Qualifications for ESL instructor
  • Bachelor’s Degree in ESL, TESOL, ESOL, English or Applied Linguistics
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have three (3) years of experience working with ESL and foreign-born adults in a workplace or educational setting and soft skills courses for non-native English speakers
  • Experience in multimedia instruction
  • Flexibility, reliability
  • Master’s degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics, or in a closely-related field with a TESL certificate
  • Minimum three years of successful ESL teaching experience including intensive English or similar with international students

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