ELL Teacher

St. Michaels University School - Victoria, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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ELL Teacher – Spring Break Programs

Applications are invited for a full-time seasonal term position of English as a Second Language Teacher (ELL) at St. Michaels University School. The Spring terms run from March 20-25, and March 23-27, 2020, with team meetings in February or early March.
The External Programs department at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) offers English as a Second Language courses during the school breaks to children and teenagers from a range of countries and backgrounds. Our programs provide high-quality, intensive language training for students who are seeking to improve their written and oral communication skills, and learn more about Canadian culture.

During Spring Break, the school hosts a number of short-term, customized group programs for international students from Japan. Teachers deliver specialized language and culture programs tailored to the group’s individual needs. Each day consists of structured classes in the morning, followed by activities and off-campus field trips in the afternoon.
Nature and Scope
Teachers who work with international students are integral to the delivery of the programs. They are talented, creative, caring individuals who are knowledgeable about second language acquisition theory, sensitive to the needs of a wide range of learners and able to provide differentiated instruction. They demonstrate positive values, and are highly skilled, creative educators. They also possess a special skill, talent, or passion that they can share with their students, such as music, drama, or sports; they are comfortable in the outdoors and in leading students in activities outside the classroom. They have a demonstrated ability to facilitate growth and group development among young people. They are also sensitive to the different educational and cultural backgrounds of each learner, and structure their classroom to accommodate these different backgrounds while at the same time introducing students to western style pedagogy.
Key Tasks

  • Develops and plans engaging lessons based on a pre-determined language and culture curriculum.
  • Works collaboratively with other teachers to provide exposure to a range of skills.
  • Creates lessons that actively incorporate native speaking Student Ambassadors into each class.
  • Supervises and directs local Student Ambassadors who work alongside the international students in the classroom.
  • Tailors lessons and activities to the proficiency and aptitudes of individual students in the classes.
  • Assists with off-campus supervision during activities.

The successful candidate will have qualifications and experience in a secondary school English Language Learning role, with the following expectations:

  • Demonstrated professionalism and excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in applying current best differentiation practices to meet the needs of all learners;
  • BC Teaching credentials (completed or in progress), including a clear Criminal Record Check for the purposes of working with children;
  • TESL certification or equivalent.

General Information
Classes run from 9 am to 4 pm, with a one-hour lunch break. Recess and lunch supervision will be required on a rotational basis.

  • Terms: Seasonal Contract; Full-time.
  • Wage: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Details
Applicants are requested to supply a résumé with references, accompanied by a cover letter outlining the candidate’s particular strengths and how the candidate is well-suited for this role.

Please respond on or before 4 pm, Tuesday March 3, 2020 to:

Craig Kelley, Director of External Programs
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8P 4P5

Contract length: 1 month

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • childcare: 1 year (Preferred)