Job Title: English Language Learner (ELL) Program Coordinator
Reports to: Assistant Headmaster for Academics
FLSA Status: Exempt
Last Updated: April 2017
The role of ELL Teacher is a full-time, 9.5 month position that has primary responsibilities to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential in an English speaking environment. The ELL teacher independently directs and organizes the complete ELL program and is required to teach 5 sections each day in varying levels, beginning through advanced ELL, ELL World History, ELL College Prep/TOEFL and provide basic ELL support.
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in English, International Studies, TESL or related field required
- Relevant teaching experience in an international student setting required
- Working knowledge or research done on the benefits of single-gender education
- Specific knowledge and experience pertaining to the instruction of the English language to non-native speakers in the areas of grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading and listening comprehension, oral communication skills, and accent reduction
- Flexibility, creativity and willingness to play an active role in the life of the School community
- Proficient use of technology in the classroom and the theory behind such use
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with students, parents, peers, and supervisors
- Exceptional organizational, planning, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
- Second language skills preferred
- Knowledge and experience with TOEFL
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
- Develop course syllabi and lesson plans; identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying learning styles
- Demonstrate a variety of instructional methods that include the use of visual aids, interactive activities, strategic and competitive learning games that take advantage of the learning style of boys, technology in the classroom, and other academic tools expected of a trained TEFL teacher to improve overall reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension of the students.
- Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments to include regular constructive feedback on all work and assessments; record each student's performance and development
- Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
- Perform certain advisory duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
- Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, and clubs
- Participate in department meetings, school meetings, and parent meetings
- Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
- Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
- Conduct placement testing and assessment of each international student at the beginning of each calendar year to determine needs and class level
- Facilitate instruction in the fundamentals of English grammar by means of familiarizing students with the basic sentence patterns and by the practice of sentence combining, and the strengthening of vocabulary skills to non-English speaking students.
- Evaluate ELL History instructors, collaborating with them to improve reading and writing skills, develop critical thinking skills, and foster a sense of citizenship and altruism within each student.
- Assist students with cultural transitions
- Provide academic support to teachers of other disciplines in regards to potential challenges teaching international students, as requested
- Facilitate and lead the ELL Summer Camp; select summer program teachers, set curriculum standards, and organize all aspects of camp life: academic, social, and extracurricular
- Create and maintain ELL budgets for the Summer Program and the school year with the assistance of the Headmaster and Associate Academic Headmaster
- Assist students in their preparation for the TOEFL and provide transportation to and from the test center a minimum of twice per school year
- Work closely with the International Student Coordinator to foster the growth of an integrated community of international and domestic students
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Teaching credential or certification preferred; not required
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 25% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.