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Position:             English as a Second Language (ESOL) Instructor (Substitute)

Department:       Adult Education

Reports to:         Director of Adult Education

Hours:                 As Needed/Substitute

Rate:                   $30/hr

FLSA:                 Non-Exempt


Position Summary: The English as a Second Language Instructor will develop a curriculum that takes an overall approach to English study and focuses on a specific aspect of language use such as teaching students basic English skills like listening, reading, writing and speaking.



  • Design, implement, and recommend academic curriculum needs for students.
  • Meet with Director of Adult Education to establish and review the academic learning curriculum of the program.
  • Research and develop new resources and materials to enhance the teaching curricula.
  • Provide class instruction in ESL.
  • Administer BEST PLUS tests at intake and regularly thereafter to monitor and document participant progress.
  • Maintain Milestone performance files for each participant.
  • Maintain and submit daily participant attendance. Follow-up with participants as needed to ensure their continued participation. Maintain office hours.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on the participants and the classes.
  • Prepare, Review, coordinate, and submit weekly Educational Lesson Plans.
  • Provide progress reports as needed.
  • Attend Staff development training, program meetings and related conferences.
  • Assist students with their academic projects, homework and provide enrichment programming services.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Adult Education.


  • Master’s degree in ESOL with minimum two-year teaching experience or
  • BA/BS in ESOL and minimum three years educational teaching experience.
  • Experience working in classroom setting.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with leading large and small group instruction.
  • Computer literate, including experience with all Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in developing and implementing curricula preferred.
  • Classroom management and overall strong organizational skills preferred.
  • BEST PLUS certified.

To Apply:

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, Salary Requirements, and References to:

Please indicate ESOL Instructor (Substitute) in subject of e-mail.


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