Summer School EFL Teachers

Deadline: Fri 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom: Newbury (Berkshire) and Potters Bar (Hertfordshire).
  • Lines Languages Ltd
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Positions: 40
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

We are a British Council accredited summer school looking for energetic, creative and inspiring teachers to join our teams at Downe House (Berkshire) or Queenswood (Hertfordshire).

2 or 3 week Contracts starting Friday 5th or 12th July - Saturday 27th July, with a limited number of one week extensions to Sat 3rd August 2019.

24 hours of teaching a week over 4 days plus one mid-week, full day excursion.

No residential, activity or airport duties. Weekends off (Fri evening - Sun afternoon)

Details of Position

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly-qualified teachers (with the right to work in the UK) who can demonstrate a genuine passion to motivate and engage young people aged 7 - 18 years old from all over the world to improve their English language skills and have a summer of fun learning and smiling in the same language!

Our maximum class size is 10 (average 7 - 8)

If you enjoy working with young people, are confident teaching in a fast-paced, busy summer school and relish the opportunity to work as an integral part of a supportive, friendly and dynamic academic team, we want to talk to you!

Teaching Hours:

12 Hours per week English Skills

Classes are focused on a weekly academic theme and supported by the LINES Syllabus for students to gain confidence in all aspects of English language usage.

6 Hours per week English in Action Workshops

Assisting students to develop their language skills through task-based learning in a fun and creative environment. Workshops include Film Production, Fashion & Design, Best of the UK, Drama, Health & Fitness, Business English and Exam Preparation.

6 Hours per week LINES Elite OR LINES Hands-On English

LINES Elite is a project-based programme for students to gain confidence in the skills needed for them to succeed in todays globalised world. You will guide and support students to encourage their creativity, critical thinking and problem solving abilities with opportunities for them to demonstrate new skills acquired through a series of tasks and projects.

LINES Elite subjects are as follows:

Entrepreneurship (the skills needed to run a business)
Management Skills (the skills needed to be an effective leader)
Capitalising your Capabilities (the skills needed to apply to University, for a Job or.)

Teachers for LINES Elite MUST have relevant experience teaching these (or related) business focused subject areas

LINES Hands-On are fun, task-based, creative sessions where the emphasis is on speaking real-world, practical English in a range of contexts including using social media, world travel, the environment and the world of celebrity.

Age Groups:

We have teaching opportunities available for the following age groups:

Kids: 7 10 years old (Downe House only and separate weekly timetable)
Teens: 11-12 years old (Downe House), 10-12 years old (Queenswood)
Juniors: 13-15 years old
Seniors: 16-18 years old

Additional Information

There is a 2 day, paid Staff Academic Induction (Friday 5th Saturday 6th July)
You are required to attend all meetings including daily Teachers Briefing and at least one CPD session
You are responsible for completing all administrative tasks e.g. lesson plans, weekly student reports, class registers, end of school certificates
You will receive at least one formal lesson observation (by the DoS) with feedback given
You are required to attend the Friday evening student Stage & Screen Show
You will be take part in running placement tests for new arrivals on Sunday afternoons
You will eat lunch and dinner with students in the Dining Hall at an allocated table

Degree Required
Native level English speaker preferred


Educated to at least Degree Level

We encourage teachers with business teaching experience to apply to teach on the LINES Elite Programme

We do not accept online TEFL certificates without any observed teaching practice

If English is not your mother tongue, you MUST be a proficient user (CEFR C1/C2 level) and be able to clearly and actively model correct use of the English language.


Previous summer school/international school teaching experience.
The confidence to be able to adapt lessons and teaching style to meet changing individual and group needs, as we have weekly new student enrolments.
Previous experience of working with young learners and teenagers, including a good understanding of learning needs and how to engage and inspire them to learn and achieve their potential.

About You:

Professional and committed to developing your teaching career
Able to take responsibility and use own initiative for lesson planning
Energetic and creative with a positive personality and approach
Flexible and hard-working, with a can-do attitude
Confident in use of IT in the classroom and for all teaching administration
Able to cope with unexpected changes to schedule and routine
Organised and reliable, with good time management skills
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
A team player, comfortable working with others to ensure excellence
Culturally sensitive, with experience of managing different needs in the classroom

Salary and Benefits

Salary £350 per week plus £33.55 Holiday Pay per week

Up to £100 per week bonus to teach on the LINES Elite Programme

A 2 day, paid Staff Induction (5th - 6th July)

Accommodation (single room, shared bathroom) and all meals provided

Professional support from returning Directors of Studies at both schools

LINES is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be in situations where they have responsibility for, or access to persons under 18.

All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required.

Appropriate suitability checks (DBS or Police Check or equivalent) will need to be completed and verified before we can confirm your appointment and issue your contract of employment.

You will also be required to complete an online basic Safeguarding course before receiving your contract details will be given at interview.

You will already have the right to work in the UK. LINES will not sponsor or assist with work permits or visas.

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