ESL TEACHER / ACTIVITY LEADER - Residential Position

Ardmore Language Schools USA
Bronx, New York
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

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The ESL Teacher / Activity Leader (ESL/AL) has the dual responsibility of preparing, coordinating and teaching English as part of the academic program and is expected to participate in and supervise activities and excursions during morning, afternoon and evening sessions. The ESL/AL is responsible for the implementation, smooth running, administration and successful delivery of all aspects of the academic program, the recreational program (which consists of daytime activities and evening entertainment), and the excursion program. The program consists of half day and full day excursions to cultural and historical sites.

This is a residential position with room & board provided at Fordham University.


Teaching and Academic

Teach from 12-15 hours per week.
Arrive punctually for classes (before the lesson begins).
Responsible for student testing and placement.
Teach English to a high standard following the workbook curriculum and the academic program of Ardmore Language Schools. Teaching materials and lesson plans are provided.
Prepare and deliver lessons to achieve the objectives and outcomes of the curriculum of Ardmore Language Schools.
Use teaching techniques that are appropriate to the level and needs of the students. Make every effort to create a positive learning environment that enables students to participate actively in the lessons.
Make lessons stimulating and enjoyable with particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills for practical use and understanding of the English language.
Administer and mark course assessments tasks as well as marking placement and exit tests.
Maintain excellent class administration including lesson preparation, class registration and monitoring student progress.
Advise the Foreign Group Leader of any students misbehaving in class, absence from lessons or welfare concerns (bullying, withdrawn students, not participating, etc.).
Ensure that students are prepared and informed about their forthcoming excursion in the prior lesson (class discussion, hand-outs, etc.).
Complete individual student progress reports and issue final certificates to students.
Be in open communication with Foreign Group leaders to inform best practices, lessons and results.

Activities and Excursions (if teaching morning only)

Participate in, lead and supervise activities during morning, afternoon and evening sessions as necessary.
Organize and supervise excursions.
Maintain appropriate levels of student discipline, safety and welfare during activities and excursions.
Conduct head counts on a constant basis during excursions to ensure all students are accounted for and allocate meeting points for students after periods of free time.
Applicants holding special qualifications may be required to undertake responsibilities such as pool duties, sports coaching and first aid provision.
Carry out residential duties, including meal and bedtime supervision, room checks and additional duties as required.

All staff should show respect for the opinions and feelings of students, foreign group leaders and colleagues no matter what their religion, race, age, background, gender, or sexual orientation.


CELTA or Trinity TESOL qualification or Masters in Education*
English mother tongue
Teaching experience with junior students
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Flexibility and adaptability
Ability and desire to work as part of a team
Enthusiastic, punctual and organized
Eligible to live and work in the US

*Other ESL qualifications (validated by an external body that includes a minimum of six hours of observed teaching practice) and considerable experience in the field of ESL teaching will be reviewed and considered.


Previous summer camp or residential school experience
Previous experience in continuous enrollment courses
Experience and interest in activities such as sports, drama, arts and crafts, etc.
First Aid qualification

**On completing an application form, you will be required to declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and any subsequent information that will affect your suitability for the role. Successful applicants may be subject to a background check.

This job description summarizes the purpose of the job and lists its key tasks; it is not a definitive list of all the tasks to be undertaken as those can be varied from time to time. Ardmore will exercise this right reasonably.

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