Employment teaching EFL in USA

Date posted:2005-02-17 | Writer: American Education and Travel Services | Email: [email protected]


LOCATIONS: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL Wagner College, Staten Island, NY Simmons College, Boston, MA

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: Native English speaker Only local residents in cities or near location of program considered Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) Previous ESL Teaching experience focused on student-centered learning Desire and ability to work with high school age students Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with multi-cultural groups

DIRECTORS: Live on-campus with program. Plan, operate and supervise summer ESL vacation camp program on university campus. When needed, hire and train teachers, activity staff, and resident advisors. Organize daily staffing and activities for program. Plan and execute transportation routes within nearest major city to sightseeing activities. Work with AETS owner to create calendar of activities for summer. Work within budget restrictions. Monitor staffing. Represent AETS to visiting overseas representatives. Liaise with university staff and outside vendors. Supervise staff to ensure student safety at all times. Supervise summer staff to ensure quality of program is maintained. Create positive environment to ensure student satisfaction.

DIRECTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelorí³ degree required. Previous ESL teaching experience. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrable organizational skills. Excellent multi-tasking skills. Previous camp experience necessary. Expert knowledge of nearest major city transportation. Strong familiarity with nearest major city sightseeing activities. Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with multi-cultural groups. Native English speaker. U.S. citizen. Must have a cell phone. Personal computer, plus. DIRECTOR TRAINING: American Education and Travel Services will provide one weekend training session June 3-5, 2005 in San Francisco, materials, manuals, etc. to operate, and 24-hour support. Wage: $600/week + on-campus room and board.

TEACHERS: Teach English classes to international teens and young adults participating in 2-4 week summer group programs. We need teachers who are able to teach using a communicative/interactive approach, and who are comfortable with beginning to advanced levels. HOURS: 9 am. - 12pm. Monday-Friday. WAGE: $14-16/hour depending on experience. Room and board on campus is available in exchange for Resident Advisor responsibilities. TEACHER TRAINING: Must be available for on-campus June weekend training.

NOTE: Only candidates who have lived or worked near the universities or in the cities where we operate will be considered as local staff provides added value to students. American Education and Travel Services does not reimburse travel or moving costs, and is not able to provide work visa assistance.

OPERATION DATES: Simmons College: June 25 ñ µgust 11 (7 weeks) Wagner College: June 25 ñ µgust 11 (7 weeks) St. Xavier University: June 30 ñ µgust 11 (6 weeks) SF State University: June 25 ñ µgust 15 (7 weeks)

INTERVIEWS: In person interview required for all Director positions St. Xavier: March 30, 31 only Simmons College: Week of April 4 Wagner College: Week of April 11 SF State University: Week of April 25

CONTACT: To apply for position, send resume and cover letter describing qualifications and availability to Ann Fox, owner. Email: [email protected] Fax: 925-676-2279

ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION AND TRAVEL SERVICES American Education and Travel Services is a privately owned company that provides safe, educational, and fun short-term ESL summer vacation camp programs for international high school and college age students on university campuses. Our students live in dormitories, attend morning English classes, practice each dayí³ lessons with afternoon and evening activities, and enjoy weekend excursions to famous local sites. American Education and Travel Services provide on-campus staff to plan, operate and supervise the programs. Each site is staffed with a Summer Center Director, resident advisors, activities staff, and teachers. For more information, visit our web page: Contact us

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