Instructor, Culture, Media and Communications Seminar (Course EPTP #15362) - English Language Program

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Date Posted:
March 27, 2018
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Hiring Range:
Stipend: $2,041 - $2,437
Salary Range:
Stipend: $2,041 - $2,437
Start Date:
May 7, 2018
English Language Program
Winnipeg, MB
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Professional Areas:
English Language Program Instructors

This course will run from May 7, 2018 - August 17, 2018. Class times will be 2 days per week, days TBD from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and will be held on the University of Winnipeg campus, 515 Portage Avenue, Ashdown Hall - room yet to be determined.

Course Overview:


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.


  • Course Preparation and Outline in accordance with Program requirements
  • Lesson / Lecture preparation
  • Attendance Management
  • Teaching
  • 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
  • TESL Certificate from a TESL Canada recognized program is required
  • Minimum of 800 hours of 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
  • 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

An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.

If you do not currently have a TESL Certificate from a TESL Canada recognized program, your application will not be considered.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.