LINC Instructor for Bilingual English-Mandarin Literacy

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Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 5:00pm
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Organizational Overview:

University Settlement is a multi-service agency that was founded in 1910 and has the distinction of being one of the first community-based social service centers in the City of Toronto. University Settlement’s three offices are part of culturally rich and vibrant neighborhoods in downtown Toronto and North York. As active members of these diverse communities, University Settlement helps individuals and families to learn and grow by engaging them in social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve through our many programs and services.



  • Plan, design and teach a bilingual English/Mandarin Literacy class based on the LINC program + PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) guidelines
  • Develop PBLA based module plans and daily lessons based on the LINC Curriculum Guidelines
  • Design assessment tasks for ongoing evaluation of learners’ progress using the Canadian
  • Language Benchmark's and PBLA guidelines.

  • Support learner in organizing and updating the PBLA Language Companions.
  • Prepare learners’ progress reports and conduct one- to -one interviews with learners.
  • Be able to inform learners of community resources, social services and government resources.
  • Work with settlement department to arrange for guest speakers in consultation with Department Coordinator.
  • Tact and discretion required to deal with or to settle requests or complaints


  • Submit lesson plans to Department Coordinator two weeks in advance.
  • Submit accurately completed registers and monthly narratives to Department Coordinator at the end of each month.
  • Stay up to date using
  • Attend staff meetings throughout the year and participate in program events such as the Annual Year End Celebration.
  • Commitment to work effectively as a team with other instructors regarding programming and special events.
  • Must notify Department Coordinator of any planned/emergency absences and must find a supply teacher for your class from the approved list of supply teachers.
  • Ensure the safety of adult learners on field trips and report any arising needs and concerns directly to Department Coordinator


  • Attend Professional Development workshops and in-service training when opportunities arise
  • Other duties as assigned by Department Director


  • TESL certificate from an accredited institution recognized by TESL Ontario
  • Certified by TESL Ontario
  • At least 2 years teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin
  • Experience in using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmark 2012, the LINC Curriculum Guidelines and ESL for Adult Literacy Learners 2015
  • Experience using software used in the LINC program e.g. (Ellis, Clarity, Explore Canada)
  • Experience working with multi-culturally diverse learners with various language abilities
  • PBLA training and/or experience

Terms of employment:

Police Reference Check, satisfactory to University Settlement is a requirement of this position. University Settlement employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

How to apply:

Please send a detailed resume by January 31, 2022 to: