**Please note that this posting will only be used to hire if more than one section is being offered during the Spring term, in accordance with Clause 13.5.2 of the PSAC agreement.**
The course will run from May 12, 2014 - August 15, 2014. Classes will be held in the Annex Building, 471 Portage Ave., room to be determined. Class times are 9:00 am – 12:00 am, Mondays through Fridays.
The Academic English stream prepares students for academic studies in English-medium institutions, either in High School, University or College. This program focuses on developing the skills that students require to be successful in an academic environment.
Students will develop all four language areas (listening / reading / writing / speaking) in order to apply them in an academic setting. Students will improve their ability to take notes, read academic material, write essays and give presentations. Students also learn vocabulary they will use in University or College courses.
Classes will be organized around themes and will focus on reading, discussing and writing. Readings will be more complex in order to develop an academic vocabulary. Students will receive practice in summarizing and paraphrasing, and will be introduced to integrating secondary sources in their writing. They will learn how to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Students will practice critically analyzing written texts and using the ideas from source material to defend their positions. They will draft essays and regularly practice their work.
- Course Preparation and Outline in accordance with Program requirements
- Lesson / Lecture preparation, using a modeling method and a task-based approach to deliver program material rather than a lecture-based approach.
- Attendance Management
- Student Contact
- Participation in placement testing,
- Staff meetings and graduation ceremonies
- Preparation and invigilation of examinations
- Marking and grading
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Qualifications:
- Undergraduate degree required
- TESL Certificate or equivalent required
- Minimum of 1 year of experience in the following:
- teaching text for analysis, comprehension and modelling
- teaching paraphrasing and summarizing of articles
- teaching the methodology of writing a research paper using teacher-assigned articles
- teaching appropriate level of Academic Word List
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the following:
- teaching low-advanced reading strategies for academic proficiency
- teaching writing for a range of purposes
- teaching mechanics of five-paragraph essay
- Experience introducing the writing of annotated bibliography an asset
- Experience providing meaningful feedback and error correction on assignments, including five-paragraph essays
- Experience introducing and fostering critical thinking skills in an academic context an asset
- Strong experience devising lessons to address grammatical errors in student writing and to strengthen grammatical competency.
- 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
- Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with online tools and resources for teaching
- Varied teaching experience is considered an asset (in terms of skill, level, demographic, and location)
- Knowledge of a language additional to English considered an asset
An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.