The purpose of this course is to develop students' ability to use language appropriately and effectively across a variety of social contexts. Students will also explore how social media and digital communication are evolving and changing the way we communicate. Students will gain knowledge on the appropriate level of formality in different social contexts. They will also learn how to interpret and effectively use a variety of non-verbal communication techniques in a variety of contexts.
Skill focus: listening and speaking
- Course Preparation and Outline in accordance with Program requirements
- Lesson / Lecture preparation
- Attendance Management
- Student Contact
- Participation in placement testing, teacher-student event or activity, staff meetings and graduation ceremony
- Preparation and invigilation of examinations
- Marking and grading
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Qualifications:
- Undergraduate degree required
- TESL or CELTA required
- Minimum of 800 hours of EAL experience in the following:
- Instructing students in developing sociolinguistic competence (the ability to use language adaptively across different social contexts).
- Instructing students in vocabulary development and language awareness skills, including connotative meaning, evolving uses of language/multiple meanings, idiomatic/figurative language.
- Knowledge of social media, its trend and social media language
- Must be able to instruct language learning within the given context
- Ability to adapt tasks and lessons to meet the diverse goals of the students.
- Experience incorporating technology in teaching
- Experience teaching English as an additional or foreign language to adults
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and conflict-resolution skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of situations
- Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and issues of a diverse student body
- Varied teaching experience considered an asset (in terms of skill, level, demographic, and location)
- Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with online tools and resources for teaching.
- Knowledge of a language additional to English considered an asset
Online Teaching Qualifications
- Able to accommodate student needs
- Keep students up to date on their progress
- Accessibility -- respond in a timely method
- Adaptability – handle the unexpected
- Clearly articulate expectations in assignments and assessments
- Flexible to students’ changing personal situations
- Technological competency
- Well trained in online teaching
- Ability to communicate in a variety of modes
- Comfortable communicating in writing
- Provide timely but well thought out responses
- Understands that facilitated learning as important as traditional learning
- Direct a conversation
- Take an active role in the learning process
- Encourage the creation of a community of learners
- Has participated as a student in an online course
An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.