Job Teaching English in Chicago, USA

Date posted:2012-05-29 | Writer: Prairie State College | Email: [email protected]

Prairie State College, in Chicago Heights IL, has an opening for an EFL instructor who can communicate effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students who are learning to speak, read, write and understand English. Essential abilities include: teaching a wide range of language skills while differentiating and contextualizing instruction; implementing effective classroom management skills; documenting student progress and attendance. Minimum Qualifications:1. Bachelor's degree 2. Experience in teaching adult English language learners3. Ability to use technology to enhance teaching and learning4. Excellent writing, organizational and record-keeping skills  Preferred Qualifications:1. Master's in TESOL, TESL, or Applied LinguisticsOR2. TESOL, TESL or TEFL Certificate3. Experience teaching in an Adult Education ESL program4. Familiarity with principles of second language acquisition, pedagogy and assessment  This position requires that you include unofficial transcripts. If your school does not provide online copies of your unofficial transcripts you may scan your officials and attach/paste as a Microsoft Word or PDF document. Your document must be less than 2 MB in size.If hired, you will be asked to submit your official transcripts. For more information, please contact Associate Dean, Patricia Zuccarello at the e-mail address given on the job heading.This position will remain open until filled.  

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.


The various past tenses can easily be tricky for native speaker of the English language, so mastery of one's understanding would seem vital, to me at least, in order to be able to thoroughly address student questions and concerns. One would need to show much interest in this topic, as they would in any subject material considered \"dry\" by many, and grammar is particularly victim to this assumption.I remember, whenever my learners and I reviewed conditionals, they knew the formula and their functions but when we had a role-play or a speaking exercise, it was difficult for them to use the correct ones. The tips/examples given here on what to discuss when practicing a certain conditional were all helpful. It is easier to understand a function of a conditional when used in real-life conversations.