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ESOL Instructor

YMCA of Greater Boston
Woburn, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022

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Job Description

Branch: Education and Training

Position Title: Remote or hybrid ESOL Instructors: Beginner - High Intermediate levels available, YMCA International Learning Center (ILC) Woburn

Position Type: 15 hours/week

ESOL Instructor position: DESE Level 1 (Beginner)

5:45-8:45pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays September 2022-June 2023

15 hours of paid teacher time per week: 9 hours teaching, 6 hours lesson planning and prep

Teaching remotely/hybrid using Zoom and Google Classroom

Paid bi-monthly staff meetings

Paid professional development

Come and make a difference in people's lives! The YMCA ILC Woburn has been helping immigrants learn English and develop employment skills to improve their lives for over 24 years. We need a dynamic evening teacher to support new immigrants to this country. Our Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) funded program is a highly rated adult ESOL program which offers both morning and evening English classes to a diverse group of adult English language learners.

Description of Position:

  • Teach ESOL to adults of diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, socio-economic and educational backgrounds
  • Survey and incorporate adult learner goals into coursework for a student-centered and goal oriented ESOL class
  • Develop lesson plans and deliver engaging and contextualized lessons which integrate academic and employment skills utilizing the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • Provide a safe and inclusive classroom environment that fosters students' language production.
  • Select and adapt materials, educational apps, and web resources for Google Classroom and Zoom.
  • Present clear objectives and agendas to students for each class.
  • Incorporate digital literacy skills into class content and coursework.
  • Collaborate with Career Advisor to ensure that all students are progressing with their personal, education, and career goals.
  • Conduct formative and summative assessments regularly to evaluate students' progress
  • Work collaboratively with peers on curriculum review, common planning and program improvement
  • Communicate classroom/student issues to Program Director in a timely manner

Description of Administration:

  • Keep accurate and timely attendance records
  • Provide progress reports to students twice a year.
  • Attending bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Document weekly lesson plans in Google drive.


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Education background preferred
  • TESOL, TEFL, TESL certificate preferred
  • Eligible to live and work in the US
  • Sensitive to socio-economic and ethnic minority issues
  • Strong communication skills, inter-personal skills, and classroom management skills
  • Able to participate in paid Professional Development
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Zoom
  • Comfortable learning and using web-based file storage i.e., Google Docs, SharePoint, etc.
  • Eager to contribute to a collaborative working environment
  • Bilingual a plus

Physical demands:

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities of this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

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