Online LINC Evening CLB 4-5 Listening & Speaking Instructor

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 11:45pm

Summary

This is a Part-Time Non-Union contract position scheduled to work 9 hours per week providing online instruction to a LINC CLB 4-5 Listening and Speaking class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The above-listed classes are closed during the following periods:
December 25, 2023, to January 5, 2024
March 11 to March 15, 2024

DUTIES

• Design, implement, and instruct English as a Second Language classes in a LINC program based on the PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) guidelines.
• Provide synchronous and asynchronous online instruction using virtual conferencing tools, language learning software, and MS programs.
• Design level-appropriate PBLA-based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012.
• Develop a diversity of course materials integrating real-world tasks, objectives, and activities that are based on the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
• Integrate online resources, Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Avenue.ca, and other digital delivery tools in language instruction.
• Conduct ongoing needs assessments with learners, assist them in setting learning goals, and develop lessons accordingly.
• Design assessment tasks for ongoing evaluation of learners’ progress based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA guidelines.
• Coach learners in organizing and updating the PBLA e-Portfolio on Avenue.ca as evidence of their learning progress.
• Prepare learners’ progress reports and conduct one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress.
• Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required.
• Communicate with the LINC Program Administration Team on class vacancies, students’ status, and any class issues.
• Organize guest speakers and special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Valid TESL Ontario / OCELT certificate from TESL Ontario.
• Minimum two years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching the corresponding CLB levels.
• In-depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
• Proficient in the application of Zoom, MS Teams, MS Office Programs, and online resources in delivery.
• *Completion of PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) and Avenue.ca Stage 2 training.
• 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.

Note:
*Completion of PBLA and Avenue.ca Stage 2 Training is a pre-requisite for the position. The successful incumbent who has not been certified must complete the online PBLA training and Avenue Stage 2 training within 3 months when the training becomes available. Training will be done on the incumbent’s own time outside the paid work hours.

LOCATION: Online
DURATION: January 9 to March 28, 2024 (with the possibility of renewal pending funding
confirmation)
SALARY RANGE: $39.78 per hour
POSTING DATE: November 30, 2023
CLOSING DATE: December 14, 2023

How to apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference # 250-23 to the below link: https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=250-2