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ESL Instructor

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Washington D.C.
Based on experience
Closing date
Feb 14, 2021

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Adult Education
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Are you passionate about teaching English to language learners? Do you find yourself helping others learn how to properly read, write, and speak English? If so, then Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) has the perfect opportunity for you.

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today, with a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve.

ESL Instructor



We are seeking an ESL instructor who supports the school’s mission by preparing our adult immigrant students to become productive and civically engaged residents of Washington, DC.  The instructor accomplishes this by providing excellent remote instruction that supports students’ diverse educational backgrounds, learning styles, English language, and technological abilities.  The responsibilities of the position include creating materials specific to the assigned level, selecting class textbooks, designing a class syllabus, and writing daily lesson plans to directly address all student needs.  The Instructor is expected to engage with multiple forms of data, both formal and informal, to help students advance academically.  Additionally, the role of the ESL Instructor requires the management of key data points.  Student tracking forms, daily attendance, student scores, and timecards are examples of the administrative responsibilities that extend beyond the time spent teaching in the distance learning classroom.


  • Assists students in acquiring the English language skills necessary to advance to the next ESL level
  • Provides life skill instruction that allows students to navigate important systems and resources both online and in-person in Washington, DC
  • Implements remote classroom policies and procedures
  • Provides for different learning styles and abilities through differentiated instruction
  • Encourages students’ active participation and regular attendance both synchronously and asynchronously
  • Monitors student progress through TEAAL and CASAS tests
  • Creates course syllabus according to content-based Carlos Rosario Curriculum, TEAAL and CASAS pre-test scores, and student goals
  • Prepares clear and concise daily lesson plans including objectives and both synchronous and asynchronous activities, available to supervisors
  • Creates a positive distance learning environment for adult learners
  • Monitors and evaluates student performance and modifies instruction accordingly
  • Must be able to model good English pronunciation
  • Prepares lesson materials and instructional aids
  • Works with classroom para-educator if applicable
  • Works with tutors if needed for student success
  • Co-plans with CALL Lab Instructor for technology skill development and e-portfolio completion
  • Keeps daily attendance records current in the Student Information System
  • Accurately fills out tracking forms and submits them in a timely manner
  • Develops and uses an e-portfolio assessment to help document student progress.
  • Keeps track of student goals related to academic progress and employment
  • Conduct student conferences at least twice during the semester (mid-semester and end-of-semester)
  • Attend faculty meetings and professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must have at least two of the following:
    • Teaching Certification
    • Master’s degree in Adult Education, Linguistics, TESOL, language studies, or related field
    • At least three years of teaching experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in technology skills that include website navigation, windows management, online learning tools (Zoom, Remind, GSuite, etc.), and Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience in ESL and Adult Education preferred
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in both ESL preparation and Adult Education
  • Must be flexible and able to make adaptations to meet the academic needs of students with different learning skills and challenges
  • Work comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to explain concepts to others effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills and timely completion of tasks
  • Fluently speak, read, and write in English
  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Perseverance
    • Compassion
    • Inclusivity
    • Collaboration

Schedule:         Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 

Part-time, 10-months, mid-August thru mid- June


Apply directly at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School’s career page at This position will be posted until January 29, 2021.   


Carlos Rosario School is a nationally recognized leader in the field of adult education and workforce development with a mission to serve the adult immigrant community of Washington, D.C. We have maintained the independent spirit and entrepreneurial and family style that got us where we are today. Whether you are looking for your first job or taking the next step in a successful career path, there is a spot for you here.

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