LINC Team Lead Instructor

Job city: 
North York
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at

This position requires the incumbent to deliver PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training to LINC instructors at the Centre while also providing LINC instruction to language learners.


PBLA LEAD (PBLA Team Lead training will be provided)

  • Implement PBLA in own classroom
  • Draws on own implementation experience to provide PBLA training, guidance, mentoring and support to colleagues, program and students
  • Delivers workshops to colleagues related to PBLA implementation in their own classroom
  • Meets one-on-one with teachers to discuss PBLA-related topics (includes CLB, Task-Based Instruction and Task-based Assessment) strategies/activities
  • Facilitates small group, informal discussions among instructors. Share practices and strategizes solutions to issues raised
  • Observes teachers and provides feedback and/or suggestions as a peer/colleague
  • Takes over a teacher’s class to free the teacher to undertake task-based language where necessary
  • Team-teaches and carries out demonstration lessons where necessary
  • Communicates with program manager to ensure effective co-ordination of the project, progress, implementation and any needs or concerns
  • Participates in meetings with other LTs as necessary

LINC Instructor

  • Design, implement, and instruct English as a Second Language classes in a LINC program
  • Design PBLA based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Develop a diversity of course materials that are based on the Curriculum Guidelines in a task-based program for CLBs 2-3
  • 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 where appropriate. Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as LearnIT2Teach in a blended training approach
  • Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required
  • Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience
  • Assist in outreach activities to recruit LINC clients as required


  • Completion of PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training with a minimum of 32 weeks of using PBLA in the classroom
  • TESL certificate and valid certification by TESL Ontario
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers
  • Demonstrated experience in providing train the trainer support, e.g. PD workshops, team lead, etc.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching CLBs 2-3
  • In depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines
  • Experience integrating technology and online resources in lesson delivery
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training
  • Experience providing online training using an Online Learning Management System such as Moodle
  • Experience providing adult instruction using software associated with the LINC Program (i.e., Ellis, Clarity and Explore Canada) as well 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
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees
  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills

Note: Successful incumbent must have completed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training. Incumbent must complete LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training by May 2018

This is a union position scheduled to work 25 hours per week
CLBs 2 to 3, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Start date: January 2, 2018
Salary: $36.99 per hour
Location: North York Centre, Sheridan Mall

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #153-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, M6E 3P2


Fax: 416- 658-8537

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.