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English as a Second Language Instructor

Employer
Odessa College
Location
Odessa, Texas
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Position Details

Position Information

Working Title English as a Second Language Instructor Position Status Part Time Department Transitional Learning Center General Summary

The Transitional Learning Center (TLC) at Odessa College is seeking an experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor to join us in our mission to increase English literacy, as well as college and career readiness, within the Permian Basin. The ESL instructor will work with the TLC staff to create, organize, and instruct courses utilizing the fundamentals of language acquisition alongside recognized teaching methods. Applicant must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Odessa, Tx area. This is not a virtual position.

Specific Position Duties

The ESL instructor will have the experience and knowledge to perform the following responsibilities:
  • Develop course syllabi and lesson plans
  • Prepare classroom and course materials
  • Prepare students for oral and written assessments
  • Perform evaluations and assessments of students
  • Utilize the Burlington English online learning software as a part of the ESL curriculum
  • Utilize the Ventures textbooks and workbooks as a part of the ESL curriculum
  • Create a supportive and encouraging classroom environment
  • Maintain records of student attendance
  • Observe and be observed by other staff and faculty members with a goal of increasing educational effectiveness
  • Collaborate with educational staff to provide a positive learning experience for all students
  • Build academically-centered relationships with students in order to increase their English proficiency and confidence
  • Walk alongside students in creation and implementation of student focused career and/or academic plans
  • Take part in registration, orientation, and graduation when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two or more years of relevant ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Willingness to teach in the morning, afternoon, or evening
  • Knowledge of Best Plus 2.0 and Best Plus Literacy, or willingness to be trained

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in TESOL, linguistics, or a relevant field
  • Three or more years of relevant ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • Experience teaching or working interculturally
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Ability to handle classroom crises
  • Willingness to teach in the morning, afternoon, or evening
  • Willingness to teach both in person and virtually
  • Knowledge of Best Plus 2.0 and Best Plus Literacy, or willingness to be trained

Reporting Relationship Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A00573P Job Open Date Special Instructions Summary Quick Link for Internal Postings https://jobs.odessa.edu/postings/6105

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts

Optional Documents

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