EFL Teacher

Deadline: Wed 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Wed 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, London, Brighton, Berkhamsted, Winchester, Tavistock
  • LAL London
  • Experience: ENTRY LEVEL
  • Positions: 30
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

To teach English to foreign young learner students and lead activities, excursions, transfers and registration as required.
The role of Summer School Teacher is one of responsibility, directly concerned with the education and welfare of overseas under-18 year old students. This requires the post-holder to engage in all aspects of summer school work as directed by the Director of Studies, leisure management and Centre Manager.

Details of Position

Line Manager:
Summer School Director of Studies/Senior Teacher (if applicable) /Leisure Management
Hours of Work/Contract Type:
Your normal hours of work are 48 per week over a six day week. You may be required to work additional hours when requested to meet the needs of the business. This position involves working at weekends and other unsocial hours.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks:
Academic Responsibilities
To prepare and teach engaging and communicative lessons across a range of levels to multinational classes comprising of students usually aged 7 17 years for a minimum of five teaching sessions a week (up to ten sessions at St Marys University in both the morning and afternoon sessions).
To follow the prescribed syllabus and develop strategies for successful learning in accordance with directives from line management.
To communicate and work with your fellow teachers as required for planning, teaching and administrative purposes
To take responsibility for the successful academic outcomes of all students taught ensuring that students are aware of the aims of each lesson and how they have made progress towards these by including the setting and marking of progress tests.
To actively link the academic programme with the leisure programme through meaningful activities in the classroom especially during project work lessons.
To assist in the placement testing and classroom allocation of all students.
To maintain accurate and up-to-date records of work, classroom registers, lesson plans and any other administrative records as required by the British Council.
To teach Trinity Exam preparation, Intensive English, One-to-One or Academic Study Skills (University of Sussex only) lessons as directed and required by Line Manager.
To write individual student reports fully, appropriately and professionally for all students taught in line with the deadlines set by line management.
To submit to periodic classroom inspections by line management and the British Council.
To assist in daily administrative and pastoral tasks as requested by line management, including meal monitoring.
To look after any teaching materials including Round the World teachers notes borrowed from resources provided by LAL Head Office and to return them at the end of any course/end of contract.
Leisure Responsibilities
To actively encourage students to take part in the leisure programme.
To organise, set up and lead fun, engaging and safe activities for the students.
To lead students and International Group Leaders on excursions to a variety of locations, providing cultural information about the places they are seeing.
Other Responsibilities
To be fully engaged with students and International Group Leaders in the rigours of summer school work, providing excellent customer service while delivering the LAL Summer School product.
To consistently ensure the welfare of the students remains paramount.
To live on-site, board and lodging provided as part of the salary package, from three days prior to the start of the course to attend induction training, until the end of the last contracted day.
To carry out all tasks concerned with the setting up, administration and closing down of the course as advised by line management.
To address any student, International Group Leader or host site representatives issues, complaints or suggestions by ensuring that the relevant LAL staff are made aware.
To act in a friendly and professional manner with all of LALs agents, clients and staff and not to engage in any activity which may bring LAL or the designated host school into disrepute.
To assist all students, International Group Leaders and LAL agents to derive the maximum benefit from the course.
To follow all LAL policies and procedures, including but not limited to dress code, safeguarding, maintaining student discipline and avoiding loss and/or damage to LAL property or property belonging to the host school.
To read and be fully conversant with all training materials relating to the role, and all pertinent British Council Accreditation requirements, prior to the start of the period of employment.
To be flexible to carry out any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Summer School management team, either in centre or at Head Office.
To attend all required meetings and CPD sessions as instructed by the management team.
If you are a returning member of staff and have worked for LAL UK Summer Schools before, you will be expected to buddy up with new team members, using your experience to help with their development.
Person Specification:
Educated to degree level or NQF level 6 equivalent
Cambridge CELTA or Trinity TESOL Certificate, PGCE or equivalent
Computer literate with emphasis on Microsoft Outlook & Excel
Excellent level of spoken and written English (CEFR C1 minimum, e.g. CAE/IELTS 7-8)
First aid / lifeguarding qualification
Driving license
Experience in a summer school environment
Experience teaching young learners
Experience in exam preparation teaching Trinity Examinations
Experience teaching literature, Abitur and/or Academic Study Skills University of Sussex only
Experience carrying out teacher observations, creating and facilitating CPD sessions and/or teacher training
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Effective people management skills
Can do approach to work
Strong time management skills
Excellent communication skills and a team mentality
Ability to work under pressure and be adaptable
Knowledge of a foreign language
Computer literate with experience using Office365
Good knowledge of sports / Arts and crafts or preforming arts
Personal Attributes
Some knowledge of foreign cultures
Responsible approach to working with juniors
Willingness to work non-standard hours
Satisfactory DBS disclosure or equivalent (police check)


CELTA, Trinity, TEFL/TESOL Certificate, PGCE

Salary and Benefits

From £340 to £400 per week

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