JOB: IELP now hiring part time ESL Instructors.

Monday, September 11, 2023 11:39 AM | Rob Sheppard (Administrator)

IELP now hiring part time ESL Instructors.

Sessions starting October 2023
(Philadelphia-based, in-person)

Part Time ESL Instructors are 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 a lot of autonomy in lesson planning and curriculum implementation. Regular, timely, reporting on attendance, student performance, and some other administrative functions are essential to this position.  
Approximate Breakdown of Duties 
70% classroom instruction 
20% preparation, assessment, curriculum 
10% meetings and administration 

This is a part-time, contract position. Starting rate:
$46/hour with Master’s
$50/hour with Ph.D.
30% of preparation time is paid for each hour of teaching.

- 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.
- Experience teaching abroad and experience in university-based intensive English programs;
- Experience developing materials and assessments in academic English programs;
- Fluency in additional languages;
- Experience with Canvas, Microsoft Teams, and educational technology. 
Specific schedules can 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.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to

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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