TERM LINC INSTRUCTOR
FACULTY FOUNDATIONAL AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta, NorQuest College is the postsecondary school of choice for health and human services, business and industry careers, academic upgrading, adult literacy and language training. We strive to help our students meet their academic and career goals by providing an accessible, diverse, supportive and vibrant learning environment. We value our employees in the same way we do our students. As an employer of choice we provide meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit program, opportunities for growth and development, and a commitment to a work/life balance.
For nearly 30 years, NorQuest College has been a leader in English language training. We have developed the curriculum, resources and skills to provide top-quality ESL instruction. Our talented and highly qualified instructors bring a wide range of expertise to the classroom.
More than 500 students study English as a second language (ESL) at NorQuest College, making this the largest ESL school in Edmonton. Our students represent nationalities and cultures from every part of the world. We offer a variety of excellent English programs and courses to meet our students’ diverse needs. The Canadian Language Benchmark framework is an integral part of our programs.
• Provide language instruction based on a universal curriculum that will assist newcomers in transitioning to life in Canada
• Teach about Canadian culture, protocols, etiquette, and appropriate behaviours and expectations associated with living in Canada
• Teach using a variety of methods including demonstrations, discussions, brainstorming sessions, lectures, seminars, case studies, field trips, independent or group projects
• Design/develop appropriate classroom activities/resources using authentic materials, resources, and technology
• Conduct on-going research of resources and tools to enhance the program
• Conduct ongoing needs assessments; adjust teaching methods, material and pace of program, as needed, in order to meet the needs of students
• Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required
• Commit to the process of continual self-study and professional development through attendance at workshops, conferences, professional development activities, etc.
• Attend staff, department, committee meetings as required
• TESL qualifications, a university degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in language teaching
• Excellent classroom management and teaching skills
• Experience and/or understanding of Canadian Language Benchmarks, LINC program and settlement language
• Experience in delivering program components to students with various challenges from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
• Excellent student coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to identify and understand student needs, strengths and interests
• Experience in developing curriculum and resource materials, learning and evaluating materials for adult learners would be an asset
• Effective communication, group facilitation, conflict resolution, organizational and time management skills
• Computer literacy, including MS Office Suite, Outlook, Internet and Database Management
The right candidate for this position will have the following attributes:
• Take pride and initiative in work to ensure delivery of a high standard program
• Be goal-oriented and highly organized; able to manage time to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Enjoy working in a busy environment and communicating with students
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.
COMPETITION NUMBER: C11 – 12LE
NOTE: This is a casual 5 month opportunity that commences in January 2013.
CLOSING DATE: Open until a suitable candidate is found
TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please continue with this on-line process.
NOTE: Notification of receipt will only be made to on-line applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 28 days.