ESL Instructor - Toronto

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 11:45pm



• Design, implement, and instruct English as a Second Language classes in an ESL program based on the PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) guidelines.
• Design PBLA based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
• Develop a diversity of course materials that are based on the Curriculum Guidelines in a task- based program for CLBs 3-4 & 5-7.
• Conduct on-going needs assessments with learners, assist them to set learning goals and develop lessons accordingly.
• Design assessment tasks for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA guidelines.
• Assist learners in organizing and updating the PBLA Language Companions (learner portfolios) as evidence of their learning progress.
• Prepare learners’ conference summary and progress reports. Conduct one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress.
• Provide computer-assisted instruction using language learning software and MS Office programs.
• Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as Avenue in language instruction.
• Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required.
• Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience.
• Assist in outreach activities to recruit ESL clients as required.


• TESL ON certificate from an accredited institution recognized by TESL Ontario.
• Minimum 3 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers.
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching CLBs 3-4 & 5-7
• In-depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have completed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) and Avenue Stage 2 training.
• Experience providing online training will be an asset.
• Experience providing adult instruction using online tools and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel email and the Internet.
• Ability to adapt teaching methodology to the needs/skill levels of individual learners.
• Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills.
• Experience working in a multicultural environment.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees.
• Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills.

LOCATION: 2301 Keele Street, Suite 102 Toronto, Ontario M6M 3Z9
DURATION: February 15, 2024 to August 31, 2024 (Renewal pending funding)
SALARY: $39.78 per hour
POSTING DATE: January 31, 2024
CLOSING DATE: February 14, 2024

How to apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters, quoting reference #20-24, to: