EFL Teachers, year round - Canterbury

Concorde International are currently seeking qualified, enthusiastic and local EFL Teachers to join our junior teaching team at our Canterbury Study Centre, for visiting school groups from January 2019. As a CELTA Training School our dedicated Academic Managers provide ongoing support for newly qualified teachers.

The main role of our EFL Teachers is teaching English to international students aged 10 to 17 at a variety of language levels. It is important that our Teachers engage with the students and make sure that the students, in turn, engage with all aspects of the programme: classes, activities and excursions.

Requirements

Our Junior School is located at Concorde International's headquarters in Canterbury, Kent. It provides year round language learning courses for students between the ages of 8-17yrs. There are visiting school groups throughout the academic year and language activity courses during the Summer months.

Essential

  • A recognised teaching qualification such as RSA / Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent (Qualification must contain at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input, minimum 6 hours supervised teaching practice and must be externally validated by a reputable examination body) or PGCE in relevant subjects, BEd, QTS or overseas equivalent
  • Local to Canterbury (the post is non-residential)
  • University degree or overseas equivalent

Desirable

  • Native or very near-native competency in English
  • Knowledge of Canterbury and the surrounding Kent county
  • Previous teaching experience with teenagers and young learners, especially within multinational classes
  • Previous experience working in a challenging EFL environment
  • Able to speak a second language
  • Current first aid or RLSS lifesaving certificate
  • Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)
  • Relevant coaching and leadership qualifications

Teacher knowledge

We are looking for high standards from all our teachers in the following areas:

  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, idiomatic expressions and use of language
  • Awareness and strategies for effective classroom management and discipline
  • Clear and effective use of whiteboards and other teaching aids to facilitate student progress
  • Ability to correctly model and drill vocabulary and structures using a variety of methods with an emphasis on achieving accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • Utilising a wide variety of engaging, student-centred teaching methodology
  • A good ability to focus on student errors and correct appropriately, in particular L1 interference and fossilised mistakes to ensure students benefit as much as possible
  • Ability to provide clear and well-ordered instructions to language learners of all levels
  • Efficient at planning and adapting lessons according to syllabus and students’ needs and pace of learning
  • Clear, logical and well-ordered approach to teacher administration and record keeping

Job description

Academic duties

  • You will report to the Academic Manager, who will allocate classes and programmes to you
  • You will teach a set number of hours per week according to the academic schedule of your group
  • Pair-teaching is central to the academic programme. It is therefore essential that you liaise and plan together throughout the course
  • All teacher administration (such as lesson plans, schemes of work, reports and student forms) will be completed to a high standard and on time
  • You are expected to follow the guidelines set out in more detail in the Teacher’s Handbook
Activities

While participating in afternoon and evening activities or excursions you will report to the Programme Manager, who is responsible for all non-academic activities.

The Programme Manager will inform you of the group's weekly itinerary and explain to you any forthcoming programmes or activities at scheduled times.

On excursions you are to remain with the group the entire time. You will give out maps, itineraries and any other information that has been prepared for your group.

Remuneration

Competitive hourly rates for both teaching and activity duties, plus statutory holiday pay.

Equal opportunities

Concorde International is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.

If you are applying from outside Europe, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.

Safer recruitment

As part of our Safer Recruitment policy all applicants need to provide a full employment history (explaining any gaps) and minimum two referees whom we will contact directly. Each applicant will also undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which will identify any recent and historic criminal records, police cautions (even if deemed as ‘spent’) and this will be taken in to consideration for our final decision on suitability for recruitment. We will process your DBS through our external providers, Civil and Corporate.

Apply

To apply, email your latest CV together with a covering letter to: recruitment@concorde-int.com.

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