Instructor - Distance Education

Posted On: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

We are recruiting instructors for the LINC Home Study program funded by IRCC and Online English funded by the Province of Saskatchewan. We provide a self-paced distance language training program for immigrants to Canada who are unable to attend classes in person. Eligible immigrants enrol in the program to obtain/improve the English language skills required to function in Canadian society. Instructors deliver weekly instructional sessions by phone or VOIP, as well as monitor and facilitate students’ independent study. Instructors work remotely from home.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Manage 8 to 20 students based on program need and Supervisor’s discretion, on a continuous intake basis for those with Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) skills 2-8
  • Provide weekly, one-on-one instruction by phone/VOIP for assigned students according to mutually agreed time and schedule
  • Record details of weekly student appointments in the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Conduct an initial needs assessment and develop a learning plan for each new student within 2 weeks of first contact
  • Regularly assign homework and provide meaningful and constructive performance feedback to students on a weekly basis
  • Develop/adapt and deliver CLB-based learning activities that augment the core curriculum to support student learning goals as needed
  • Conduct regular assessments of students including ongoing needs assessments, formative and summative assessments
  • Complete quarterly reports of student progress in the LMS
  • Create and maintain student portfolios
  • Attend meetings and professional development activities as required
  • Adhere to program policies and guidelines
  • Collaborate and knowledge share with peers for personal and program development
  • Other duties as assigned related to program development and delivery

Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent
Current TESL Ontario certification
Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching LINC/ESL
Demonstrated understanding and application of the Canadian Language Benchmarks, LINC Curriculum Guidelines, and National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines
Ability to work independently and remotely (private space with computer, high speed internet access and phone)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated proficiency in using common computer applications and web-based tools/applications
Experience in distance learning and/or educational technology an asset
Availability during evenings and/or weekends for student appointments an asset
American Sign Language (ASL) teaching experience an asset
A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening from the appropriate police service at candidate’s own expense

90 Burnhamthorpe Rd
Mississauga, ON L5B3C2
How to apply: 

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