Summer EFL Instructors (residential/ non-residential positions available)
- United Kingdom, Oxford
- St. Clare's, Oxford
- Experience: 1 YEAR
- Positions: 15
- Short Term/Summer job
Details of Position
This summer, we are seeking EFL professionals to teach 'juniors' (10-15yrolds) at our site at Rye St Antony in Headington, Oxford) and 'older teenagers' (15-17yrolds) at our college on Banbury Road. You must be available for either all or part of summer 2017, from June 18 to August 19.
As a fixed-term EFL instructor at either site, you will report directly to the relevant Directors of Studies for academic and teaching matters, and ultimately to the Director of English Language Courses. Your responsibilities will be as follows;
1. To prepare a weekly programme of instruction for the specified language course (typically either 21 x 55-minute lessons per week (Intensive English and English Plus Academic Subjects) or 25 x 55-minute lessons per week (Summer English)
2. To devise lessons that are appropriate to the level, interests and needs of the learners in each class, maintaining a suitable balance of instructor input, and student involvement.
3. To deliver each class with energy and enthusiasm, aiming high, and providing a learning experience that is both challenging and engaging.
4. To bring creativity and variety to the weekly programme, in consultation with the Director of Studies and other class instructors, using a combination of course book and photocopied materials, appropriate use of audio-visual aids, and incorporating study visits into the afternoon programme where suitable to promote a learning outcome.
5. To contribute specialist skills to the project classes (Active Language Projects of the Summer English course, study/cultural visits of the Summer English Closed Groups and Research, additional lessons of the English Plus Academic Subjects course and Presentation Skills Projects of the Intensive English course), according to the students’ interests and requirements, including: ‘top tips’ for IELTS or Cambridge exams, Oxford in Literature, pronunciation workshops, learner training activities, reading strategies, global issues debates, etc.
6. To assist with placement testing and student orientation on the first Monday of each course as required.
7. To monitor progress through questionnaires in the first and last week of each course.
8. To attend staff meetings each morning as directed by the Director of Studies, and to participate in instructor development workshops on Friday afternoons as appropriate.
9. To complete end of course reports and certificates for each student in the main class, and present them to students in the leaving ceremonies on Fridays.
10. To be actively involved in the provision of ‘duty of care’, including: completing risk assessments for study visits, monitoring student behaviour around the campus, encouraging integration in and out of the classroom as appropriate, etc.
11. To actively promote St Clare’s and the Summer Courses inside and outside of the classroom. This includes seeking opportunities to take photographs of students in academic settings, share them with marketing and recommend other courses.
12. To perform other duties as reasonably required to ensure an educational and enjoyable experience for the students (e.g. participation in activities sessions, for which supplementary wages are payable).
We will also require an Assistant Director of Studies at our Banbury Road site, to assist the DoS in collection and monitoring of student feedback, teacher support, and the controlling of materials. A job description for this post is available on our website.
St Clare’s is committed to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Our recruitment policy complies with 'Keeping children safe in education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges' (DfE, July 2015).
Charity No. 294085. Advancing international education and understanding since 1953.
Qualifications• (desired) TEFLq status (DELTA or equivalent)
• (minimum) TEFLi status (CELTA or equivalent)
• Other teaching qualifications also welcome
• A native-speaker level of competence in English
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible, with the ability to create a great class atmosphere. He or she must keep the students’ best interests in mind at all times and ensure that the St. Clare's record for excellent student feedback is maintained.
Salary and BenefitsCOURSES FOR OLDER TEENAGERS (fifteen- to seventeen-year-olds, Banbury Road site) -
Summer English Instructors (21 x 55-minute lessons per week):
TEFLi : £428.86 p/w with free lunch*
TEFLq : £504.88 p/w with free lunch*
Intensive English Instructors (25 x 55-minute lessons per week):
TEFLi : £510.55 p/w with free lunch*
TEFLq : £601.55 p/w with free lunch*
Assistant Director of Studies (see website for detailed job description)
£603.35 p/w with free lunch*
*These posts are NON-RESIDENTIAL. Although excellent accommodation with full-board is often available (single room £75p/w, shared room £40p/w), it should be noted that availability of such cannot be guaranteed. All rates include holiday pay at the standard rate.
COURSES FOR JUNIORS (ten- to fifteen-year-olds, Headington site) -
Summer English Instructors (21 x 55-minute lessons per week)
TEFLi : £438.26 plus accommodation and full board**
TEFLq : £510.58 plus accommodation and full board**
**These posts are RESIDENTIAL, with accommodation and full board supplied in exchange for residential and welfare duties. All rates include holiday pay at the standard rate.
Please note -
• The information on this advertisement is subject to change and, in the case of any contradiction, is subordinate to information contained in our website, your employee's handbook, or your terms of employment
• 1 'lesson' = 55 minutes
• All staff are entitled to a free lunch on each weekday they are working for St. Clare's
• Applications from teachers who are local to Oxford are especially welcome
• Further remuneration may be available for extra-curricular activity sessions @ £33.62 (incl. £3.62 holiday pay) per session
• To apply, please click on the link below, which will take you directly to our summer vacancies page
St. Clare's, Oxford
More Company Information
About St. Clare's, Oxford St. Clare’s, Oxford is an independent, non profit-making educational charity. Our mission is to advance international education and understanding. We offer a range of short course programmes, the majority of which take place during June, July and August. In addition to this we have a number of closed groups during the academic year as well as a range of long and short EFL courses primarily for adults. Our aim is to provide all our students with a high quality course where they not only increase their language ability but also have a memorable experience within an international context. St. Clare’s courses are for mixed nationality students and range from 10-16 years on our young junior/junior courses at Rye St. Antony school, to young adults (16+) on our Banbury Road campus and more mature adult students (18+), including non-native teachers of English, at our Bardwell Road Centre. We provide a full, varied and stimulating tuition and activity programme, which is suitable for each individual age group. Full details of our courses and job descriptions for vacancies can be found on our website.
139 Banbury Road
- +44 (0) 1865 517 349
- +44 (0) 1865 310 002
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St. Clare's, Oxford website
- Contact person:
- Rebecca Mumby-Croft, Short Courses Administrator
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