Location: Cambridge, MA

The primary focus of this role is to teach on a range of academic English courses, including EAP and GlobalFoundations: Academic Acculturation.

The ESL instructor will deliver classes and conduct assessments, providing teaching and learning support of a high standard. He/she will work with others across the institution to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the academic programs in line with Lesley’s education strategy and its wider aims for an outstanding student experience.  The ESL instructor will also contribute directly to student support and to the development and implementation of innovative teaching practices across the pathway program.

The ESL instructor provides instruction for international students enrolled in Lesley University’s pathway program. This program combines English Language instruction and support with academic instruction and acculturation. Reporting to the Academic Director of the program, instructors are responsible for helping organize and delivering superior academic instruction for international students, and providing academic and acculturation support for students. 

Successful candidates will be highly-organized, energetic team-players who can successfully instruct and inspire academic success to international undergraduate students. Selected candidates will possess the interpersonal and intercultural skills necessary to work closely with international students, program staff, and university administration. 

Job Duties: 
Instructors prepare lessons designed to increase students’ language skills, their accuracy and fluency, appropriate to a broad range of academic situations and needs, and in accordance with the Curriculum Guidelines and Course Outlines. High quality delivery is expected.

Responsibilities include:

  • eliciting students’ interests and language needs in an organized way
  • assessing students language needs and planning lessons in accords with Course Curriculum and Student Progress Reports for the level being taught
  • set, mark and moderate coursework, assignments and examinations
  • selecting appropriate materials and resources (including online resources)
  • using materials effectively
  • creating an atmosphere that encourages all students equally in self- expression, self-reflection, cooperation and leadership
  • identifying students at risk and ensure that a remedial learning plan is in place to ensure course completion and progression
  • planning outings that reflect the experiential aspect of language and culture
  • evaluating progress (ongoing) and conferring with students individually according to the specifics outlined in the Monthly Progress Report.
  • reflecting critically on own instructional practice and identifying, adapting and sharing good practice across the team, thereby improving quality.

The instructor is expected to use a range of language learning techniques and methodology including the following:

  • Building students’ vocabulary acquisition for formal and informal situations e.g. dialogues, discussion, role-plays, outings
  • Introducing, practicing and reviewing language structures (grammar, syntax, usage, etc) using a communicative approach
  • Developing communication strategies such as initiating, maintaining, closing of verbal interactions across a wide spectrum of situations drawn from daily and academic life
  • Increasing communicative skill through appropriate question and answer techniques, presentations, decision-making, offering feedback to others, analyzing and evaluating situations, negotiating, debating, etc.
  • Shaping pronunciation and speech production towards natural English
  • Supporting and encouraging students to self-correct
  • Evaluating and offering feedback to the students in ways that increase their self-confidence in using English

As part of the academic team, the instructor will also be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the design and delivery of instruction that provide a strong foundation for the students’ university experience
  • Ensuring that the program retains students, and guides, prepares, and motivates them to a successful undergraduate experience and ultimate degree completion
  • Promoting good relations with staff, recruiters, institutions, and students
  • Contributing to student services operations ensuring policies, systems, and procedures are followed
  • Maintaining accurate records and reporting for cohort of students
  • Demonstrating sound judgment and common sense in all decisions
  • Essential Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes: 
  • BA + CELTA certificate or similar (including practicum)
  • MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics or DELTA (strongly preferred. Required for EAP courses)
  • 2 years FT experience
  • References demonstrating successful classroom management skills, working with non-native English speakers
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment, and must exhibit cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • Diligent work ethic
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Proactive, motivated and dynamic
  • Strong IT skills: experience using Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of academic support within a higher education setting preferred
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Contact Information: 
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and a cover letter to rick.rattray@globalfoundations.com


About ILSC GlobalFoundations

ILSC GlobalFoundations was launched by international education experts with the goal of transforming the pathway model for US universities. Over 25 years, ILSC has earned a global reputation for excellence, having created transformative, award-winning experiences for over 200,000 students from more than 100 countries. We leverage this extensive expertise and a global reputation for integrity combined with transparent, shared governance. What results is a model that generates more value to our university partners faster. And always with an unwavering, proven commitment to long-term student success.

About ILSC

ILSC Education Group is a global educator that delivers quality educational programs using a dynamic approach that responds to student interests, as well as new global developments in technology and thinking. Our largest and longest running division, ILSC Language Schools, has been offering language training programs to International students from more than 100 countries since 1991. We also offer a range of programs through our Colleges, Teacher Training, Corporate Training, and Continuing Education divisions. Since opening its first school in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1991, ILSC has become a world leader in language and career training, and has grown to include 9 incredible locations around the world, in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, Canada; San Francisco and New York, USA; New Delhi, India; and Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia.

Our mission is to keep developing ILSC as one of the finest schools for language and career education where people have excellent and transformative learning and living experiences.

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