Atlanta (United States of America)
The ESOL Instructor is responsible for providing integrated English language instruction for non-native English speakers. The instructor successfully tailors curriculum and materials to meet the needs of students enrolled into the program, supports overall program administration by conducting student recruitment, registration, and attendance tracking, and supports student retention, progress, and assessment efforts.
This is a part-time (18.75 hours per week), non-exempt position, reporting to the Instruction & Curriculum Coordinator of the Adult Education program. The instructor will work with supervising staff to fix a regular schedule that fits the needs of the program and supports the enrolled students.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Deliver integrated ESOL instruction.
- Plan and prepare curricula and lesson plans for mixed-level classes to meet the English Language learning needs of students. Integrated ESOL combines English language lessons with job skills and workforce preparation, digital literacy skills, civics, and other life skills.
- Tune lesson activities to meet student needs across a range of English proficiency levels, from the most basic through intermediate and advanced levels of speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing.
- Utilize and oversee community volunteers as classroom assistants, managing the delivery of lesson plan activities through those assistants in breakout groups.
- Document student progress with goal setting and conference notes and assist in recruitment and retention activities.
- Orient and conference with current and potential students, assisting students in completing necessary intake and enrollment forms virtually, using phone and web-based platforms, and in-person.
- Administer English language assessments to measure and track student progress and gains.
- Assist with record-keeping and data entry to support program administration and compliance with programmatic requirements. Document student progress by keeping accurate and timely attendance records, case notes, assessment data, program participant surveys, and observations of student progress.
- Maintain a positive learning environment. Facilitate student learning activities that build cultural and community knowledge and encourage collaboration and positive peer support.
- Maintain open and effective communication with Adult Education team members. Report regularly on program goals, client attendance, learning activities, student progress, and any problems or concerns with clients or the program.
- Actively participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
- Other duties as assigned.