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ESL Teacher

Illinois Association Of School
Watseka, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Responsibilities as an Instructional Teacher
  • Assess the English language proficiency of incoming students utilizing the W-APT/WIDA Model screener and place students in the appropriate educational setting.
  • Provide ELs with comprehensible academic content and oral language while assessing student language needs in order to work with EL students individually and/or, in small groups, and/or in whole class instruction
  • Continually assess the language development of students in order to support ELL students' literacy development by using reading and writing strategies appropriate to the students' level of proficiency.
  • Assist ELL students in the demonstration of proficiency in analytical thinking and study skills.
  • Facilitate cooperative work and cross-cultural understanding between EL students and native English speakers.
  • Facilitate cooperative work and cross-cultural understanding for general education teachers.
  • Collaborate with the school community regarding the EL students' progress and challenges in learning academic content and language.
  • Research best practices in instructional strategies for ELs in order to collaborate with the classroom teacher in providing effective interventions for mainstreamed students
  • Assess the native language proficiency (if feasible) of incoming students utilizing the district's approved assessment instrument.
  • Participate in EL family engagement events.
  • Participate in professional development activities to continuously improve job performance.
  • Assumes other related duties and responsibilities that the Student Services Director may assign.

Professional Responsibilities beyond the Classroom
  • Demonstrate support for the Vision, Mission, Beliefs and Goals of Unit 9.
  • Upholds and demonstrates compliance with established laws, regulations, district policies and procedures.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality required by laws, regulations, policies and directives established or provided by the Board of School Inspectors and/or the Superintendent.
  • Serves as a contributing member of District and/or building level committees.
  • Accepts and utilizes constructive suggestions from supervisors.
  • Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Remains current in the field through the completion of related coursework, participation in in-service activities, and/or attendance at conferences and workshops.


Education, Experience, and/or Certification:
  • State of Illinois Professional Educator License with:

a. Self-Contained General Education and/or required Endorsement for Grade Level

b. English as a Second Language Endorsement Grades K-8 /or Educator License with Stipulations (Bilingual) for grades K-4.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, academic competence, public and community relations.
  • An understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • WIDA Certification to administer ACCESS 2.0, W-APT, MODEL and familiarity with the Pre-IPT for early childhood
  • Experience in organization and presentation of educational workshops


$40, 11.00 minimum

Board paid health, vision, dental and life insurance

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