Date posted:2016-01-07 | Writer: Ardmore Language Schools | Email: [email protected]
Ardmore Language Schools are experts in providing educational travel courses to students from all over the world and have occasional opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. With over 25 years of experience, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality courses including language, cultural and specialist sports programs in our residential centers.
Each summer, we employ over 200 residential members of staff at the most prestigious universities and colleges throughout North America (non-residential positions are also available). Ardmore staff members live and work together in our residences to oversee all aspects of our courses in a lively and fast-paced environment. Teamwork is essential to ensure that our programs are delivered to our high standard of quality.
A typical position for a TEFL qualified teacher is as ESL Teacher/ Activity Leader (ESL/AL) with dual responsibility of doing the preparation, co-ordination and teaching of English as part of the academic program and is also expected to (depending on the demand of the center), participate in and supervise activities and excursions during morning, afternoon and evening sessions. All EFL Teachers report directly to the DOS and work closely with them to assist in the student testing, timetabling, progress monitoring and administration of EFL classes.
• To teach from 15 up to 30 hours per week (depending on the demands of the center.)
• Arrive punctually for classes (i.e. before the lesson begins)
• To assist the HT with student testing and placement
• To teach English to a high standard following the syllabus set out in the Ardmore Language Schools' workbooks and academic programme
• All teaching materials and lesson plans are provided for teachers, therefore preparation time is not expected to be too onerous
• To prepare and deliver lessons with the aim of achieving the objectives and outcomes of the Ardmore Language Schools' syllabus
• To use teaching techniques that are appropriate to the level and needs of the students making every effort to create a positive learning environment enabling students to participate purposefully in the lessons
• To make lessons stimulating and enjoyable with particular emphasis on the practical use of the English language (e.g. speaking and listening skills)
• To administer and mark course assessments tasks as well as marking placement and exit tests
• To maintain excellent class administration including lesson preparation, class registration and monitoring student progress
• To advise the HT of any student who is misbehaving in class, absent from lessons; or any student welfare concerns (e.g. bullying, students who are withdrawn, not joining in) with particular attention to individual students
• To ensure that, in the lesson prior to an excursion, students are prepared and informed about their forthcoming excursion (e.g. class discussion, hand outs etc.)
• To complete individual student Progress Reports and issue final Certificates to students
• To be willing to share best practice with colleagues
Activities and Excursions (if teaching morning only):
• To participate in, lead, and supervise activities during afternoon and evening sessions as directed by the Activities Manager.
• To organize and supervise excursions.
• To attend all excursion, activity and staff meetings.
• To maintain appropriate levels of student discipline, safety and welfare during activities and excursions.
• To conduct head counts on a constant basis during excursions to ensure all students are accounted for and to allocate meeting points for the students after periods of free time.
• Applicants holding specialist qualifications will be required to undertake duties such as pool duties / sports coaching and first aid provision
• To carry out residential duties on a rota basis, including meal supervision, lights out duties, room checks and additional duties as required
• To ensure that individual students are integrated with other students in activities and on excursions
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:
CELTA, TESOL, TEFL or Masters in Education
Aged 20 or over
Eligible to live and work in the US
Mother tongue English speaker
Experience of teaching students 12-17 years old
Excellent communication skills
Flexibility and adaptability
Ability and desire to work as part of a team
If you have any additional questions or wish to apply, please email us at the address given on the job heading.
Ardmore Language Schools Inc,
733 3rd Ave,
Tel: +1 6467905716
Fax: +1 6464177879
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.