Teach English in York, England

Date posted:2008-05-04 | Writer: Village Camps | Email: nicole.benoit@villagecamps.ch

Village Camps, York England operates at Queen Ethelburga’s College, an  extraordinary British Boarding School just outside of York.  Facilities at the College include language classrooms, a computer lab, tennis courts,  soccer pitches, a climbing wall, a small indoor multi-sports hall, an athletics track, playing fields, an arts and crafts centre, a theatre, a riding centre and an indoor swimming pool. Campers and staff members eat together (self-service) in the large dining room and sleep in very comfortable accommodations, all with private kitchens, internet connections and en suite facilities.  There will be 2-4 counsellors per room.  The Camp welcomes up to 180 campers over three two-week session, and the team is comprised of programme, administrative and facilities staff.

Counsellors include teachers, activity counsellors and specialists. Each session, they are assigned to a ‘house’ accommodating campers of a certain age range. Boys and girls are separated by floors in one of the dormitory halls.  Groups on separate floors accommodating boys or girls only join together with their sister or brother floors for activities. Counsellors are responsible for supervision in their house.

Programme Staff - TEFL Teacher/Activity Counsellor

Net Allowance: Based on skills, languages and experience
Benefits: Full room and board, accident/liability insurance
Agreement Period: June 22 to August 10
Minimum Age: 21 years
Eligible Applicants: Canadian, New Zealand, Australian, American, Swiss and EU passport holders only apply.

Job Description:
Language instructor teaches beginners to advanced level English for several periods during designated times in the day. A variety of backgrounds will be represented and children may vary in age and ability in the classroom. Teacher is required to submit long-range plans, plan daily lessons and monitor students’ progress using effective techniques. Other duties involve assisting in creative, outdoor and sporting activities such as trekking, swimming, mountain biking, orienteering, arts and crafts, archery, drama, dance, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, cricket and basketball. Additional responsibilities include supervising during meal times and excursions, participating in evening programmes and wake-up/lights-out duties.

Qualifications/Experience Required:
Applicant will be a native speaker of English, hold a TEFL qualification and have proven teaching experience of a minimum of one year.

To apply contact the address given on the job heading page.

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.

 

I learned that vocabulary is very important to the learners. Mostly to the early stages learners. This is because they need basic words to get by in English. If you don't have knowledge of many words you will most likely feel at loss. There are many ways to engage the learners to make memorization and knowledge more fun. You can do this by using pictures to get them involved in the explanation of the new topics.Grammar is important because it is the rules that makes it possible for us to talk properly using a language. Grammar names the types of words and word groups that make up sentences. To be able to talk about how sentences are built, about the types of words and word groups that make up sentences. Knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise.

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