Summer EFL Teachers needed – New Jersey, USA

Monday 25th March 2024

Summer EFL Teachers needed – New Jersey, USA

MLA (Move Language Ahead) is an industry leader in providing safe, educational, and cultural holidays to students from around the world. Each year thousands of students travel with MLA as part of our short-term English as a foreign language (EFL) programs. Along with our proprietary EFL curriculum, we also provide our students with great excursions featuring some of the most popular historical and tourist destinations across the globe.

SUMMER EFL INSTRUCTOR  (USA working rights required)

POSITION OVERVIEW  
Responsible for ESL instruction
Reports to Director of Studies
Summer employment from late June through mid-August

MLA (Move Language Ahead) is an industry leader in providing safe, educational, and cultural vacations to students from around the world. Each year thousands of students travel with MLA as part of our short-term English as a foreign language (EFL) programs. Along with our proprietary EFL curriculum, we also provide our students with great excursions featuring some of the most popular historical and tourist destinations across the country.

The MLA EFL Instructor is a seasonal position (late June through late July) with MLA Move Language Ahead. The EFL Instructor works under the direct supervision of the Director of Studies. EFL Instructors are hired to deliver one of five levels of MLA EFL curriculum to international high school students attending a two-week or three-week cultural immersion program. Instructors will use MLA published curriculum and student eBooks (TASKtime) lesson plans are provided to accompany each lesson. Instructors may, if they wish, supplement the curriculum with their own materials focused on the topic, program location and general American culture.

Required skills include:

– Ability to maintain organisation of classes, students, and program curriculum
– Ability to use and supplement program curriculum to facilitate task/project-based learning
– Ability to effectively use company software for student attendance and lesson tracking
– Ability to be pleasant, polite, and cooperative with fellow employees, vendors, and guests

LOCATION  

Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 , USA

SCHEDULE  

MLA EFL Instructors are expected to commit to and be available for the entire session(s) for which they are hired. Absence during the small window of contact with the students is detrimental to the program.

June 26 2024, to August 13 2024  

Classes are taught Monday through Saturday (with an occasional Sunday) in 90-minute sections for a total of 30 paid instruction hours in a traditional two-week program. Morning lessons are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; afternoon lessons are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. All lessons include one unpaid 15-minute break. Instructors must be available to teach both morning and afternoon lessons. Calendars are built so you may choose to teach for more than one session at a time. In your selection, please ensure you are not selecting overlapping sessions. Please use the appropriate check box if you have no preference and/or open availability, and we will work with you to maximize session assignment(s). Instructors can teach for a maximum of three (3) sessions.

Session 1 June 26 to July 8
Session 2 July 3 to July 15
Session 3 July 19 to July 31
Session 4 August 1 to August 13

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE  

EFL Instructors must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent along with prior ESL/EFL related experience and must represent MLA Move Language Ahead values and model those values to subordinates and colleagues.
Preferred qualifications include: 

– Prior ESL/EFL teaching experience
– Master’s Degree, a CELTA, Cert TESOL or similar TEFL qualification.

The completion of a satisfactory criminal background check is required. The completion of a satisfactory child abuse clearance may also be required.

KEY POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES  

– Program Set-up
– Attend all required training/orientation meetings prior to the start of a session
– Review EFL curriculum and accompanying lesson plans
– Participate in the induction presentation to orient the students to the campus including classrooms, computer labs, library, etc.
– Daily Instruction
– Maintain a safe and professional environment suitable for teaching young students
– Deliver well-prepared lessons to the class (average class size 16 students, maximum class size is 20 students)
– Input daily attendance and student progress assessment into the online classroom management MLA TeacherZone
– Utilize the provided curriculum, student task books, and suggested online materials (where available) to instruct the students
– Supply additional materials to supplement the curriculum where necessary
– Assessment / Graduation
– Provide an online progress report for each student, every lesson
– Input end of course reports into the online classroom management system MLA TeacherZone
– Attend and participate in the session graduation ceremony

COMPENSATION  
– The starting rate of pay for this position is $26.00/hour and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis . Built into this hourly rate is the outside the classroom preparation that is required for these sessions.

EFL Instructors will be paid as follows:
– 30 hours for the completion of 30 instruction hours during each two-week session
– Mandatory training will be paid
– This position does not provide housing

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

  • Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? No
  • Do the essential functions of this job require standing? No
  • Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs? No
  • Do the essential functions of this job require stretching? No
  • Do the essential functions of this job require bending? No

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT 

MLA Move Language Ahead is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job-related criteria.

Job Details
  • Mahwah New Jersey, USA
  • Required Certification(s):
  • Other 120+ Hour TEFL Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Desirable Certification(s):
  • CELTA
  • Cert TESOL
  • MA Applied Linguistics
  • MA TESOL
  • Salary: $26 per hour
Required Experience:
Any

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