Director of Studies for Summer 2017, Language In Action ltd

  • United Kingdom, London
  • Language in Action Ltd
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 3
  • Freelance Position
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Details of Position

Director of Studies for Summer 2017, Language In Action Ltd

Job Description: Language in Action Ltd is an exciting language provider with an innovative approach to language learning. Our courses offer all students an opportunity to use newly learnt English language skills in real life English situations, as well as gain Trinity GESE certification. We bring the English language classroom to life and the classroom to the English Language.

We seek three experienced, professional, energetic and dedicated residential Directors of Studies to join our team. This role will be centre-based at one of our three summer school centres across London, from late June to mid-August 2017. We are passionate about improving the way English language is taught and learnt and are looking for like-minded individuals to lead the Academic teams at our centres. The successful candidate would work closely with the Academic Manager to prepare for the summer school sessions in 2017, focusing on teacher training, implementation of our exclusive course materials that complement our communicative language approach, and dedicated academic support to all teaching staff and students. The Director of Studies will also be responsible for all academic aspects of the centre including managing the teaching team, organising placement tests, streaming of classes, teaching when necessary, and preparing the centre for Trinity examinations.

The purpose of the Directors of Studies and teachers at the centres is to ensure that they produce a language learning experience that meets the expectations of the participants and clients. The Director of Studies will work closely, not only with the teaching staff, but with the Centre Manager, Activity Coordinator, Welfare Officer, Group Leaders and Activity staff at the centre to produce the best possible course for our students. An understanding of the occasionally conflicting needs of both student-facing “sides” of a centre (teaching and activities) is essential.

Essential
A first degree
DELTA, DipTESOL or equivalent
3+ years’ experience
Current enhanced DBS check (and/or international police check)

Desirable
Experience of the fast-paced and challenging Summer School environment
Knowledge of Trinity GESE Exams
Experience of the admin and requirements involved in a British Council inspection

Language in Action Ltd is committed to ensuring that the safeguarding of our students is paramount and we expect our staff to share this commitment so an enhanced DBS check (or international equivalent) and 2 positive references are a condition of employment:
■ references will be followed up
■ all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily
■ proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required
■ reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that applicants should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18
■ appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment


Qualifications

MUST have:
DELTA / DipTESOL or equivalent
First degree
Significant teaching and managerial experience in the TEFL sector

Further details of the role and responsibilities to be discussed at interview.


Salary and Benefits

Director of Studies: £500p/w, plus full board and accommodation in modern residences for the duration of the contract.

Company Details

Company/Organisation:
Language in Action Ltd
More Company Information
Address:
21-22 Old Steine
Brighton
United Kingdom
Website:
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Contact person:
Samantha Tring, Academic Manager

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