English for Academic Writing Part II Online - (Course #47038) - English Language Program

Job Number:
P64.17
Date Posted:
November 3, 2017
Employee Group:
PSAC
Hiring Range:
Stipend $2736 - $2959
Salary Range:
Stipend $2736 - $2959
Start Date:
January 8, 2018
Department:
English Language Program
Location:
Winnipeg, MB
Job Type:
Term
Close Date:
11/17/2017
Professional Areas:
English Language Program Instructors
Description:

The course will run from January 8 – March 29, 2018. Classes will be held online. 

Course Overview:

This 12-week university accredited writing course is offered via the Nexus Learning Management System and focuses on the development of academic writing skills needed to succeed in a post-secondary context.

Skills and topics include:

  • The writing process
  • Paraphrasing & summarizing academic texts
  • Comprehending and critically analyzing academic texts
  • Independently formulating thesis statements and developing complete essays on a variety of topics
  • Writing grammatically correct essays which demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the topic
  • Documenting sources using APA style guidelines
  • Using appropriate academic vocabulary in writing

Responsibilities:

  • Course preparation and outline in accordance with program requirements
  • Lesson preparation
  • Teaching
  • Student contact including providing assessment and constructive feedback to students
  • Participating in staff meetings
  • Preparing and invigilating examinations and quizzes
  • Marking and grading
  • Attending conferences and specific professional development workshops as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required/master’s degree an asset
  • TESL Certificate from a TESL Canada accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 3000 hours experience teaching EAL to adults (3-5 years) required
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding EAL, EAP and settlement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and conflict-resolution skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of situations
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with online tools and resources for teaching
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and issues of a diverse student body
  • Experience using a learning management system (such as Desire to Learn/Nexus) considered an asset
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment considered an asset
  • Knowledge of another language an asset
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills and knowledge may be considered