The PennTESOL Opportunities page is where you can find job postings, professional development events, calls for proposals, grants, research, and other news relevant to the field of English language teaching in and around Eastern Pennsylvania.

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:16 PM | PTE (Administrator)

     Teach for the Future (TF) is an international education recruitment and consulting firm founded through collaboration from Alumni at the Harvard Education School and Harvard Business School. They are passionate about their teachers’ own career development as well as bringing quality education to China. They work with over 10,000 educators and over 100 educational institutions to deliver the best education experience in China by collaborating with schools and universities in USA to have meaningful exchanges with students in China.

    For China-based positions, we support teachers in transitioning to China (TEFL teaching certification options, visa acquisition assistance, language training, PD opportunities etc.) with starting salary ranges from up to $2200-$4500 a month. 

    Online teaching hours are very flexible with the schedules of teachers - we typically look for people who are interested in working 7-20 hours a week in the time ranges of 5am-7am weekdays, and afternoons on the weekends.

    You can also visit their website at for further information.

  • Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:25 AM | PTE (Administrator)

    An instructor is needed for a private business English language learner in the West Chester, PA area on Friday afternoons.The student is from Colombia, at an advanced English level, seeking sessions focused on clear communication / presentation skills on Fridays from 1 or 2pm for 1.5 hours. 

    About the Company

    Cartus is a global relocation company that provides relocation services to more than 171,000 each year into and out of 185 countries. Cartus has 60 years of demonstrated solutions and satisfied clients. Our products & services cover every phase of the relocation process, from selling a home, finding a new home, and shipping household goods to settling in and adjusting to new communities around the world.  It also includes language training and cross-cultural training to internationally relocating assignees and their families as part of their relocation services package.  We have over 1,200 active language trainers in our global network, partnering with their Cartus Consultant to deliver top quality language programs.

    If interested, contact Jennifer Johnson at 203-205-8809 or e-mail her at She is a Senior Language Consultant at Cartus Intercultural & Language Solutions.

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:33 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    Laboratory Charter School in Philadelphia is looking for at least 3-4 ESL teachers to begin in the fall with one position eventually leading to an ESL Coordinator role.

    Laboratory Charter School is designing a comprehensive ESL program. This is a brand new program that will be implemented the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. We are in need of dedicated teachers to help maintain the functionality of the program and help the program grow. The Laboratory Charter School family is committed to proving the best possible program for their ELLs and the ESL population is  rapidly growing.

    The teacher's responsibilities include:

     ·       writing lesson plans and teaching classes

     ·       fostering relationships with teachers: ongoing teacher support,

     planning and leading professional developments

     ·       fostering relationships with parents: planning and hosting parent


     ·       facilitating ACCESS tests yearly, screening potential ELLs when

     they enroll as new students

     ·       maintaining student files/portfolios

     ·       participating in IEP meetings for dually identified ELLs

    Teachers will need to have their TESOL/ESL certification or a degree in

    TESOL. Experience with K-12 Education is preferred.  Training will be provided.

    We are looking for strong teachers who are not afraid to take the lead but 

    that are also eager to grow as educators.

    The school will partner with an ESL consultant during the school year.

    The goal is to appoint an ESL Coordinator from the hired teachers. 

    All interested candidates should forward your resume and cover letter to  with “Laboratory Charter” in the subject line.

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:14 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    The English Language Institute is in a continuous search for highly motivated and qualified instructors to teach in our intensive English program. If you are interested in being considered for our next open position, please see position and application details below. Typical hiring cycles are July 15, December 15 and April 15, but it varies according to enrollment.

    Basic function: 

    The English Language Institute Instructor is responsible for teaching a wide range of courses, such as Academic Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Grammar, in order to prepare our students to be successful in a university setting. Each instructor is expected to teach 2- 4 classes per semester, as applicable, depending on student enrollment. Contracted teaching hours will be 4 hours per week per course, with approximately 2 hours of in-office administrative work per week per course, as well as monthly staff meetings.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    §   Provide high quality, student-centered English language instruction for ELI students according to established course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning adhering to ELI teaching philosophy and mission statement.

    §   Attend orientation sessions prior to teaching.

    §   Prepare a course calendar based on the syllabus per class, which is due before the beginning of the semester and needs to be approved by the Academic Coordinator.

    §   Create supplementary teaching and assessment materials, as necessary, to facilitate the classes.

    §   Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations.

    §   Communicate with students regarding their performance and maintain weekly office hours per class for students.

    §   Communicate with the Academic Coordinator and ELI administrative staff regarding teaching, students’ performance or other academic issues or any concerns.

    §   Attend mandatory monthly teacher meetings.

    §   Carry out administrative tasks associated with teaching and assessment, students' academic progress reports, weekly grades, attendance, and record of work through student information system (currently Desire2Learn [D2L]).

    §   Assist as needed with curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation.

    §   Allow for classroom observations and a follow-up meeting with Academic Coordinator at least once a semester.  If necessary, more observations will be scheduled. 

    About the English Language Institute

    The English Language Institute (ELI) is part of Global Education at Millersville University. The ELI provides six levels of intensive English instruction designed to meet the academic needs of international students attending Millersville University. Full-time ELI students receive a minimum of 18 hours of English instruction and 4 hours of supervised language lab work per week, depending on the program. Classes are taught by dedicated, experienced instructors trained in English as a Second Language instruction and holding a master’s degree or higher. In addition to language and academic instruction, the ELI offers students several cultural events, outside of class activities and trips to local and regional attractions, such as nearby locations like Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore and historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    The 14- and 10-week intensive English courses offered at the ELI are non-credit classes, but act as a bridge enabling students to meet admissions requirements for enrollment into the many programs offered at Millersville University – both at the undergraduate and graduate level. This offers a tremendous advantage to students to begin their time of study in the U.S. and step into their academic program, especially if achieving a high enough TOEFL or IELTS score had been a challenge. While attending the ELI, students may earn up to 15 credits toward their academic major through concurrent enrollment during levels 4, 5 and 6. Successful completion of ELI levels 4, 5 and 6, will allow students to step into their academic major full-time and equip them to be successful throughout their academic career at Millersville University and beyond.

    If a long-term English program does not fit the needs or schedule of students, the ELI also offers a variety of short-term programs ranging from 2- 8 weeks. Topics include:

    §   Intensive Academic English

    §   English for Specific Purposes (such as business, health sciences, STEM, etc.)

    §   School Administrator Program

    §   Teacher Training

    §   Test Preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, etc.)

    §   American Culture

    §   College Immersion (for high school students)

    Job Category:

    Part-Time, Contractor


    Currently, instructors are hired as part-time, contracted workers per course per term. Instructors are paid a fair and favorable amount for the course as a whole. Upon hiring and orientation, instructors may teach up to 2-4 courses per term, depending on enrollment. This position does not include benefits.

    Qualifications Required:

    Candidates must have a master's degree in TESOL, TESL, TEFL, applied linguistics, or other closely related field with appropriate coursework in language acquisition and language teaching. All instructor applicants should have relevant training and experience that includes elements of language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, language structure, linguistics, intercultural communication and dynamics and a practicum teaching experience. Excellent proficiency in English is required, e.g. CEFR Level Group C1.5-C2. Newer teachers just exiting their MA TESOL programs may apply to become part of our ELI’s instructor mentoring program.

    The Type of Applicant the ELI is Seeking:

    The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience in teaching/working in a higher education environment or experience living overseas and/or learning a second language, or any and all of the above. The ELI is seeking instructor applicants that value all elements of the ELI mission statement  and want to be engaged with students in a community setting. The ideal instructor is committed to professional development and eager to share experience and learning. In addition, the ideal applicant will have respect for diverse individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Membership or involvement in TESOL professional organizations, publications and development programs is highly preferred. Applicants who want to contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the program are sought, especially those who have: the ability to develop and adapt classroom materials to meet students' needs; strong interpersonal, cross-cultural communication, and organizational skills; the ability to work independently and contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team; and the ability to follow University policies, rules and administrative procedures relating to student services.  

    How to Apply

    To apply, applicant must submit an application, cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, copies of teacher certification(s), two sample lesson plans and two (2) letters of reference. In your cover letter, please explain how your training and experience fit with the expressed qualifications above, as well as explaining your overall teaching philosophy. Chosen applicants will be invited for an interview at MU, where they will be interviewed and asked to complete a short teaching demonstration. Final applicants will undergo background screening.

    Contact Information:

    ATT: English Language Institute

    Global Education
    Millersville University
    2 South George St.
    Millersville, PA 17551

    Phone: (717) 871-7506
    Fax: (717) 871-7956   

    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:40 PM | Dawn Adamoli
    ELL Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the school’s programs and curricula are implemented to English Language Learners in order to maximize student learning experiences and increase the achievement of LEP students.
    • Education, Training and Experience
            Bachelor’s Degree in Education; Master’s degree preferred
            Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred
            4 years’ experience
    •  Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
             Pennsylvania English as Second Language Certificate required.

    Openings available at John B. Stetson Middle School and Antonia Pantoja Charter School

    All interested candidates must apply by using the URL link below:

    ASPIRA OF PA SCHOOLS is an EEO Employer

    You may also email a cover letter and resume to, and

  • Friday, June 09, 2017 2:46 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    ESL Part-time Substitute Instructor Wanted

    English Language Academy

    Harcum College

    Bryn Mawr, PA

    Summer Opening – Part-time, Substitute Position

    Summer Session:  June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017 (5 days)


    Daytime position:    


                                       ESL073 Intermediate Grammar

                                       MTWRF 10-11:20






    All applicants should have a Master’s Degree in TESOL or

    Bachelor’s degree along with ESL Certification +

    Academic ESL Teaching Experience

    Will accept Master’s Degree in progress


    Submit resume and cover letter to Won Lee:

    Assistant Director

    English Language Academy

    Harcum College


  • Thursday, May 04, 2017 5:31 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    *This position is no longer available.

    TestBest Mentor

    Location: remote

    Who we are:

    TestBest is a Silicon Valley-based education technology company that offers mobile learning for standardized tests. In cooperation with Kaplan Test Prep, our flagship application is the first digital service of its kind that helps students both prepare for the TOEFL® and receive valuable feedback from certificated U.S. teachers. Through our TestBest online platform, teachers can reach their maximum potential by connecting with and instructing students around the world. 

    Job information: 

    We are looking for certificated educators to evaluate student performance on TOEFL® practice tests via the TestBest platform and provide them valuable feedback. 

    Required Education:

    • Bachelor’s or 4-year university degree
    • Must be a certificated teacher or
    • Hold MA in English, Language arts, Rhetoric, or other pertinent area.

    Preference will be given to candidates who have:

    • A career focus on education.
    • Experience teaching/tutoring for the TOEFL® or other standardized tests.
    • Experience with international students (Chinese students a plus). 
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
    • High degree of English proficiency
    • Fluency in mobile applications and online education platforms.


    • Evaluate written and spoken responses to TOEFL® practice exams according to the TestBest rubric.
    • Submit evaluations on our TestBest evaluator portal by strict deadlines to ensure students receive timely feedback.
    • Regularly communicate with TestBest regarding any questions or progress. 

    Payment: We pay our Mentors per evaluation, so the amount you earn is dependent on the amount of work you do. Feasibly, teachers have the potential to earn up to $25/hour. 

    Benefits of working with TestBest:

    • Work from anywhere: Our evaluator portal is accessible online, meaning that you can work from anywhere, including from the comfort of your own home. It is imperative that TestBest teachers have access to a reliable computer and stable Internet connection.
    • Flexible scheduling: This position will be a part-time commitment. You decide your own schedule, and are paid per evaluation.
    • Paid experience: For educators who have just recently joined the industry, this job will give you excellent professional experience, making it a great resume builder. 

  • Thursday, May 04, 2017 5:29 PM | Dawn Adamoli
    • The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications. We invite you to consider applying for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award, and also invite you to encourage your colleagues to be a part of this important international experience. Below you’ll find some ways you can get involved.
    • 1.        Consider applying to teach or research – Explore the Catalog of Awards ( and contact us with any questions regarding specific opportunities. Highlights include:
    • ·          Jordan: Experienced TEFL/TESOL scholars are in high-demand at Jordanian Universities. Scholars will teach university-level students and may also lead training programs, develop curricula, and conduct workshops to build assessment capacity. A Ph.D. and expertise in curriculum and materials development is highly desirable, and a minimum three years of college-level teaching or teacher training experience is required.

    • ·          Turkey: Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University in Ankara is eager to host a scholar to teach graduate courses at its English language teacher-training program. The scholar will also supervise master’s student theses, conduct training programs and workshops, and assist in the development of curricula. A Ph.D. in TEFL/TESOL, second language acquisition, applied linguistics or a closely related field is preferred.

    • ·          Estonia: Experts in English language teacher training are sought to teach undergraduate and graduate courses for up to 9 months at Narva College. Scholars may also participate in research on multiculturalism and multilingualism, which is a priority research area. Masters-level applicants with at least five years of teaching experience at the tertiary level may apply.

    • ·          Taiwan: Based at a major university in Taipei, scholars interested in this award will have the opportunity to conduct research and assist in the development of resource material development, testing and evaluation and program design and implementation. Many TEFL specializations are welcome, particularly those with a focus on elementary/middle school education and teacher training. Applicants must have a Ph.D./Ed.D. and a minimum of three years of teaching experience, or an M.A. and a minimum of five years of teaching experience.

    • ·          Morocco: TEFL is a top priority in Morocco, which offers flexible grant lengths (three to 10 months) starting in September 2018. Three options are available: full-time research; full-time teaching; or a combination of teaching and research, often split semester by semester. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred, along with at least three years teaching experience.
    • 2.        Refer your U.S. colleagues to receive information about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. IIE/CIES will contact all referrals, providing valuable information about the award offerings and application process. You can also list your colleagues’ primary discipline or preferred country, which will allow us to tailor our guidance.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline for the 2018-19 competition is August 1, 2017. Please reach out with any questions or concerns; we’ll be glad to assist.



    Middle East & North Africa Team
    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
    Institute of International Education
    1400 K Street NW, Suite 700 • Washington, DC 20005
    IIE • The Power of International Education

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:07 AM | Dawn Adamoli

    Job #70364

    Teacher in Residence in ESL/EAP Programs


    The Applied Linguistics Department of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Teacher in Residence position.  The Teacher in Residence will be assigned to teach or tutor in the Department’s various English language programs or to provide coordination and communication support for the Department’s language programs and initiatives.  The start date for this position is August 2017.  This is a one-year (fall and spring semesters), non-tenure track appointment.  Master’s Degree required and applicants with the Penn State MA/TESL degree are preferred.  Additionally, excellent academic performance in the Penn State MA TESL program, superlative performance in APLNG 500 teaching practicum and APLNG 595 tutoring internship preferred.  Evidence of active interest in language teaching, such as volunteer and community-based teaching and tutoring, and an in-person interview will be strongly weighed.  To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically.  Include (1) a formal cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job, (2) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three people who can provide letters of reference listed, and (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at

    CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


    Faye Maring 4-5-2017

    Wendi Broker 4-13-2017


    Penn Tesol East



    4-14-2017 to 4-21-2017

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:32 AM | Dawn Adamoli

    Bilingual Teacher Job Fair

    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:30am-12:00pm 

    Where: Cayuga Elementary School 4344-4358 N. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 

    Bilingual Elementary Teaching Positions 

    The School District of Philadelphia is expanding dual language programs and seeking elementary-certified teaching candidates who speak both Spanish and English to join us in providing exceptional education that is bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate. 

    The benefits of being a bilingual teacher in our district include: 

    • Opportunities to shape the education of culturally and linguistically diverse young scholars in Philadelphia 

    • Both established and nascent programs offer a community of insight as well as innovation 

    • Professional development offered by multiple district offices 

    • Coaching and professional development among bilingual colleagues provided by the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

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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