Casual ESL Instructor

Posted On: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A United Way Anchor Agency, WoodGreen combines significant scale and a proven track record with an entrepreneurial mindset, continuously seeking and developing innovative solutions to critical social needs.

Now in our 80th year, we are one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year. We’re a group of diverse individuals who value respect, excellence, compassion, integrity, and team work.

Visit to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Newcomer Services, part of Newcomer Services and Workforce Development, has served newcomers and refugees in Toronto for over four decades. Its mandate is to help newcomers and refugees settle, adjust and integrate into society. Funded by the three levels of government, WoodGreen Newcomer Services operates English language training programs, settlement services, employment support programs, mentorship, networking activities and social and recreational activities. Newcomer Services is committed to providing friendly and professional multiple services to all newcomers to help them connect with Canadian society and their new way of life.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Deliver English language instruction via in person as well as blended learning delivery to adult learners in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks, specific program curriculum and other guidelines and initiatives of program funders and WoodGreen Community Services such as Portfolio Based Language Assessment.
  • Develop appropriate lesson plans, teaching methodologies, materials and activities based on the experiences, social and professional contexts and life goals of learners.
  • Arrange fieldtrips to facilitate learning and integrate guest speakers and workshops into the curriculum.
  • Provide support to WoodGreen’s learner recruitment efforts through providing input, encouraging referrals from existing learners and supporting recruitment activities.
  • Monitor the settlement needs of learners and link them to WoodGreen’s program and service offerings.
  • Submit lesson plans, attendance records, statistical and program reports in a timely manner.
  • University Degree in Teaching, Adult Education, Social Science or equivalent is required.
  • Current TESL Ontario Certificate and membership is required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in teaching English as a Second Language to newcomer adults to Canada.
  • Thorough knowledge of the CCLB and PBLA.
  • Familiarity with Tutela.
  • Some knowledge of sector specific English in Accounting and Finance, IT, Office Administration/Customer Service and/or Healthcare.
  • Experience teaching multi-levels in a multi-cultural environment as well as developing and delivering ESL curriculum including blended learning instruction.
  • In-depth knowledge of the needs and issues of newcomer ESL adult learners.
  • Experience in teaching specialized classes such as pronunciation, accent reduction, idioms and English for Citizenship preparation.
  • Understanding of anti-racism issues and community development principles.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office, Internet and blended learning delivery tools.
  • Ability to collaborate with WoodGreen’s Newcomer Services teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven administrative skills including the ability to submit lesson plans, attendance records and monthly reports as required on a timely basis.
WoodGreen Community Services
Toronto, ON
How to apply: 

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