Part Time IELP Instructor in Philadelphia

Friday, September 30, 2022 10:56 PM | Rob Sheppard (Administrator)

Part Time ESL Instructor 

About the IELP  

The intensive English language program (IELP) is our largest program, with 10 levels of academic English. Students who complete the highest levels of the IELP meet the University's English language requirement for admission.  


Part Time ESL Instructorare responsible for the planning and delivery of ESL classes within the curriculum of the intensive English language program (IELP). Instructors are expected to plan lessons, activities, homework, and formative assessments for the entire session. The IELP curriculum provides course objectives, textbooks, and end-of-level assessment, but teachers have some autonomy in implementing that curriculum. Regular, timely, reporting on attendance, student performance, and some other administrative functions are essential to this position.  


Specific schedules vary from session to session, but it is common for instructors to teach one or two classes per (7-week) session, each of which is from 4 to 6 hours of teaching per week, plus 30% paid preparation time. Classes meet in person in North Philadelphia 

Approximate Breakdown of Duties 

  • 70% classroom instruction 
  • 20% preparation, assessment, curriculum 
  • 10% meetings and administration 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan and deliver inclusive, student-centered academic English lessons within the provided curriculum framework 

  • Plan and administer appropriate formative and summative assessments 

  • Assign and score work using Canvas, providing student feedback in a timely manner 

  • Help to advise Academic Team on student leveling and progress  

  • Attend periodic teachers’ meetings 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Must hold a master’s degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or a closely related field, and two years’ experience teaching English to adults 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of language teaching methodology and assessment practices 

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a highly diverse population 

  • Ability to work legally in the US 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience teaching abroad and experience in academic intensive English programs  

  • Fluency in additional languages 

  • Experience with Canvas, Microsoft Teams, and educational technology. 

Application Instructions 

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. 

PennTESOL East is a professional, non-profit association dedicated to the improvement and advancement of English language teaching in eastern Pennsylvania.

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