English Teaching

English Summer School Teachers – Residential and non-residential positions available. Apply now to secure your position!

A long established brand of English language schools operating in both the UK and in America. British Council accredited.

Mission Statement

It is our shared goal to ensure every student leaves Embassy Summer centres with :

  • Confidence in communicating in English.
  • A love for English Language and culture.
  • A feeling of having studied in a safe, secure and tolerant environment.
  • Engaged in enjoyable activities and excursion that support character development.
  • Accessed a global community of peers and made friends for life.

WHAT IS AN EFL TEACHER AT EMBASSY SUMMER? 

As an EFL Teacher, you’ll be motivating and engaging our students through their learning experience, alongside actively promoting the development of their Life Skills. With each student receiving 15 hours of English language tuition, you will play a pivotal role in the student experience.

Summer schools are a great way for recently qualified CELTA/Trinity graduates to put all the things you learnt into practice in a fun learning environment! Here at Embassy English, we ensure everyone is given the necessary straining and ongoing support throughout your time here.

WHY CHOOSE EMBASSY SUMMER? 

As a part of a team of over 150 other EFL qualified teachers, and nearly 500 staff members, you’ll feel comfortable from day one! We invite all our staff the opportunity to take part in a number of training events and workshops in the lead up to the summer, giving you the opportunity to sample our resources, interact with exciting technologies and share ideas with other team members.

To be shortlisted by our Summer recruitment team you’ll need to show us that you meet or exceed the following criteria:-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to deal with and resolve complex problems and issues
  • Ability to motivate and engage students
  • Ability to work under pressure

You’ll also need to demonstrate:
The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.

REQUIREMENTS

Due to the temporary nature of our summer programmes, we can only consider staff that are eligible to work in the UK and can provide the correct documentation to support this.

  • All staff will be required to provide a copy of their passport and two proof of current address – dated within the last 6 months.
  • If staff have worked outside of the UK in excess of 3 months or a non UK citizens, they will also need to provide a letter/s of Good conduct.
  • Background checks will be verified for the past 5 years.
  • We will require 2 referees for all candidates.  We will be happy to consider a Tutor or University lecturer as a referee if the candidate is still at university.
  • We will apply for an Enhanced DBS for all successful staff – no cost to the candidate.
  • We will encourage staff who receive a clear DBS certificate to apply for the update service and we will reimburse the cost of £13 to them.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent (Essential)
  • CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL (TEFLI) or appropriate Qualified Teacher Status (Essential)
  • DELTA / Tinity DipTESOL (TEFLQ) (Desirable)

Extra Reasons for Joining Embassy English Summer Schools

What Training will be offered to our teachers?

  •  Pre-arrival online training
  •  Pre-arrival EFL Teacher webinars
  •  Centre induction on arrival
  •  Role specific manual
  •  Observations
  •  CPD workshops
  •  Opportunity to shadow managers and career progression

Residential and Non-Residential options 

Curriculum flexibility
Although we provide a number of learning resources, we encourage our teachers to supplement these, making their lessons both personal and unique

Co-Teaching
All of our schools operate a ‘co-teaching’ scheme, meaning that our teachers are paired during their induction period with another member of our team. This gives teachers the opportunity to share ideas and create more effective lesson plans. Alongside this, teachers will also swap classes, giving you more exposure to different learning styles, nationalities and age ranges.

Strong leadership teams
With our experience and knowledge of summer schools, we have successfully created bespoke management structures within each centres, ensuring that our staff have as much support as possible. In addition a large proportion of our academic management teams are Embassy Summer returners, offering weekly workshops.

Half Day vs. Full Day centres 

Half Day: Our smaller schools, give our students and staff a unique opportunity to interact both in and outside of the classroom. With teaching (typically) taking place in the mornings our teachers will take part in a variety of excursions and activities with a selection of their students. A number of our schools will begin their summer programme as a Half Day centre.

Full Day: Our larger schools, such as Docklands and UCL operate a full day teaching programme, this is the most immersive EFL experience for our teachers, typically offering 30 hours contact time in the classroom.

Here are the 12 fantastic locations we will be running in 2019. If you have a preference, please state this to your application.

Previous Teacher testimonial

ALLISON CIGALA

–  What was your first role with Embassy Summer? “In 2018, I worked as an EFL teacher for 8 weeks at the Brighton centre”

 

– What attracted you to working in a EFL summer school?  “I’ve always dreamt of being a teacher. Working with Embassy Summer gave me the opportunity to teach full time and I’m now even considering completing an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.”

 

–  Who has influenced you in your career at Embassy Summer? “Both the Director of Studies and Centre Manager were fantastic! I’m certainly hoping to come back and teach with Embassy Summer in 2019!”

 

–  What has your career progression been with Embassy Summer? “Although I’d only been teaching with Embassy Summer for a few weeks, I was promoted to senior teacher for 1 week of my contract. It was a great experience and definitely something I’d like to do again!”

 

–  Was your goal to progress into management? “Stepping up to a senior teacher role wasn’t really something I’d thought about but the Director of Studies was very supportive and encouraged me to take on the extra responsibility. I think it’s great that Embassy Summer will promote good people, irrespective of how long they’ve worked with the company.”

 

–  What is your favourite part of the job? “My favourite part of the job is without a doubt meeting the special and unique people you get to work with. In my experience, everyone was always willing go the extra mile and really care about the students.”

 

–  What is your least favourite part of your job? “That’s a tough question! I’m an easy going person and not much phases me. I suppose the only real challenge I faced was adapting the learning materials to ensure the lessons remained interesting and challenging for the students.”

 

–  What is the best piece of advice you’d give to anyone thinking about working with Embassy Summer? “To relax and enjoy it! What we do with the students is truly special, bringing students from all around the world together and giving them an experience they will hopefully never forget. I’ve been really impressed by Embassy Summer’s organisation and they’ve been great at keeping in touch with their staff.”