Teach English in Australia

Date posted:2009-03-02 | Writer: University of Sydney | Email: [email protected]

An opportunity currently exists in the University of Sydney for four proactive and motivated TEFL qualified teaching professionals to teach English, and to contribute to innovative curriculum research and development.The Centre for English Teaching (CET) works in close cooperation with the University of Sydney’s International Office and faculties. Offering a range of English language programs, the CET enables students to successfully attain the standard of English required for postgraduate programs.As a language teacher you will work closely with a variety of faculties, to teach the English language and academic study skills to students from a non-English speaking background, equipping them to pursue further study. The majority of students who undertake English language learning programs at the CET go on to further studies in the Economics and Business, Engineering and Information Technology faculties.Demonstrating effective ELICOS industry best practice, you will be responsible for the design, planning, preparation, delivery and assessment of English language learning programs. You will also represent the public face of the CET, participating with other CET staff in the organisation and presentation of CET services, staff and student orientation and excursions.To join the team in this dynamic growing centre, it is essential that you possess a relevant undergraduate degree, appropriate teaching qualification and postgraduate TEFL/TESOL qualification, satisfying NEAS specifications. Demonstrable innovative teaching practice across the EFL/ESL spectrum relevant to those University faculties where the majority of CET graduates study is essential. Similarly, the ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial, client-focused and commercial environment is crucial.A demonstrated ability to successfully develop, teach and evaluate English for Special Purposes programs (ESP) with a focus on one or more relevant academic disciplines appropriate to the educational goals of postgraduate international students at the University of Sydney is required. It is also mandatory that you demonstrate a commitment to participating in regular and ongoing professional development and in the design and presentation of classroom-based research.Proficiency in the Reading to Learn methodology, or similar genre-based approaches, and a high level of communicative and consultative skills are crucial. Equally important, however, is a shared vision for English for Special Purposes programs and a commitment to working cooperatively in a rapidly changing environment.The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.Remuneration package: A base salary of $52,329 - $71,012 p.a. (plus leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Please contact the e-mail address on the job heading for details of how to apply.Closing Date: 23 March 2009Specific enquiries about these roles can be directed to Ms Maria Sacco on (02) 9036 7906. Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Cameron Burgess on (02) 9351 5880.The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons. 


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


very nice to understand how difficult could be some classes as business English, for istance. In that kind of class the difficulty is not just because of a possible low language level but also beacuase the students that choose to study business english usually work so they don t have much time to dedicate to the course or maybe they are not interested in it and they only come because their company asks for it.This lesson has helped me to understand the importance of correct pronunciation and how it can affect the meaning of speech. If one does not have the proper intonation, stress, and pronunciation the meaning of what they are trying to say can be completely lost. In addition, this lesson has given me useful techniques on how to teach intonation, stress, and intonation to many levels of English language students.