Part Time LINC Level 6-8 Instructor

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract


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

No classes during the following closure periods:

  • June 27, 2019 - September 4, 2019
  • December 19, 2019 – January 3, 2020
  • March 16, 2020 – March 20, 2020


  • 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 2012 ESL for Levels 6-8
  • 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 learner’s 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 learner’s 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.


  • TESL certificate from an accredited institution recognized by TESL Ontario
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching CLB 6-8
  • In depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012, the LINC Curriculum Guidelines and Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) and LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training
  • 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
  • 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: Successful incumbent must complete online PBLA training within 3 months when training becomes available and finish LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training by October 28, 2019

This is a part time non-union position scheduled to work 6 hours per week (Monday and Wednesday 12:30 pm to 03:30 pm)

Duration: May 27, 2019 to March 31, 2020
Salary: $38.00 per hour
Location: Newmarket Welcome Centre

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference 44-19 and send your resume with a cover letter to:

Manager, Staffing & Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario 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.