Occasional Adult Language Training (ESL) Instructors

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Occasional Adult Language Training (ESL) Instructors

Are you a certified ESL instructor, able to work flexible hours and provide coverage on short notice? If so, consider joining the Peel District School Board’s Continuing & Adult Education Department in one of these occasional positions.

We are seeking occasional Adult Language Training Instructors (ESL) for our supply pool. Instructors teach a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, including listening and speaking, reading and writing, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation, business English, and a variety of English with special topics such as accounting basics, computers, citizenship and internationally trained teachers course.

Opportunities are immediately available at our Adult Education Centres in Mississauga, Brampton & Bramalea.


As an Occasional Adult Language Training (ESL) Instructor, you must have:

  • Provincial accreditation as an ESL Instructor by TESL Ontario.
  • Ability to develop courses of study, unit and lesson plans using principles articulated as per the Curriculum Guidelines for the Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program and Keystone Concepts: Guiding Principles and Components of Program Planning, the main accompanying document to the Curriculum Guidelines.
  • Ability to deliver LINC Curriculum, ESL, FSL, CL and/or Sector Specific SLT (i.e. Computers, Customer Service, Accounting, Healthcare professionals, IELTS, Citizenship preparation, etc.) instructions to learners based on their language needs.
  • Experience using the History of Assessment, Referral and Training Systems (HARTs) for recording course data, learner data, ESL/CL/SLT course registration and attendance on the Grey Register.
  • Ability to assess learners’ language skill gain and progress in language proficiency gain according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks using Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) in all Adult Language Training courses.
  • PBLA Certification.
  • Ability to maintain records, artifacts and other supporting documents, as required. 
  • Ability to connect settlement needs of learners and in-house school social worker.
  • Ability to collaborate with Settlement and outside Newcomer Services teams.
  • Familiarity with Tutela.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and experience integrating technology in the classroom (i.e. Ellis, Pronunciation Pair, My Canada, etc.) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet would be an asset.
  • First Aid training is an asset.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Recent experience in teaching ESL to adult learners.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and accept short notice call-ins to provide coverage for the absence of the regular instructors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.
Peel District School Board
5650 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L5R 1C6
How to apply: 


Classes are scheduled at a number of different sites in Brampton/Mississauga during the week (daytime and evenings) and during the weekends, as follows:

September through June

• Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
• Monday to Wednesday (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
• Saturdays (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Summer Session (July)

• Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

SALARY: $31.94 per hour plus 4% vacation pay

To apply for the position of Occasional Adult Language Training (ESL) Instructor, please complete an online application through ApplytoEducation. Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Peel District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 153,000 students in 253 schools.

Commitment to Equity

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as test and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Criminal Record Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC link.

Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their applytoeducation.com account.