English Teaching

EFL Instructor

In 2017, Canadian Leaders in International LEARNING (CLIC-LEARNING) established an English Language Academy in Iraq that offers certified English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) programs. The curriculum was developed by our Canadian educational partner, Algonquin College. Today CLIC-LEARNING delivers these programs to employees of the Government of Iraq, the banking sector, private sector companies, as well as individuals seeking to improve their language.

We seek teachers who are adventurous and interested to experience life in Iraq. While the images associated with the country may be those of conflict and war, Baghdad and most of the country are stable and secure. We keep a tight security protocol, but we are not afraid to travel across the city. Our Canadian staff have enjoyed their interactions with very motivated students and we are looking forward to growing our number in the coming months.

We will provide those interested with complete details about life in Iraq and the protocols we use to ensure that they remain comfortable. We welcome any inquiries about life and work in Iraq.

Job Overview

The majority of courses are offered to government and private companies interested in providing professional development opportunities to their staff. In addition, lessons are offered to private students and executives. Teaching schedules will vary depending on our client needs.

Teachers can expect to teach approximately  25 hours of contact time a week with ancillary preparation, marking and administration time.

Teachers will work as part of a collaborative team in order to implement the Canadian curriculum and contribute to continual program improvement.

Experience:

·       Minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience

·       International teaching experience in an English & Academic Foundations Program, or in an Academic English Program preferred

·       Demonstrated experience adapting curricula, learning resources, and teaching methods to meet needs of local communities.

·       Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with post-secondary institutions in Canada and to those who have lived or taught in the Middle East

Competencies:

•                     Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication and relational skills;

•                     Proactive and well-organized;

•                     Flexible, able to adapt to changes in schedule;

•                    Able to establish and maintain strong, positive, trusting relationships with individuals and groups (both within and outside CLIC-LEARNING; including students, management and instructor colleagues);

•                    Able to use tact, diplomacy, empathy, and sound judgment when dealing with challenging or difficult situations.