EFL TEACHER FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
- France: CHATOU.
- After School
- Experience: 1 YEAR
- Positions: 3
- Degree Required
Join us in Paris to support and develop positive relationships to learning English as a foreign language by delivering playful and engaging lessons.
We are recruiting full time, Young Learners EFL teachers to join us from the second half of September for the 2019-2020 school year, to contribute to this new phase of an exciting, student-focused teaching project in Paris.
Details of Position
After School is an independent project, setup in 2009, with a clear objective: provide learners with a unique, fun, English-speaking learning experience. Most of our students are French-speaking, monolingual children whove had little or no previous exposure to a foreign language: we are their first structured English language experience.
After School has received great support from the local community and continues to grow each year with this ambitious objective remaining central to our project. After School is a well structured, passionate and driven team of educators and a Learning manager with the energy and desire to contribute to a student-focused approach to learning. After School has a distinguished record for recruiting, developing and promoting teachers.
You can find out more about our project on our website (link below).
The After School is recruiting for its brand-new, purpose built centre located in Maisons Laffitte which is a pleasant Western suburb located approximately 20 minutes from central Paris on the train.
The venue is a purpose built, brand new space which offers an exciting learning and teaching environment. There are a total of 6 bright, spacious rooms each equipped with laptops and wifi. All classrooms are adapted for teaching age groups 3-17 thanks to different seating arrangements. Each class has shelves, worktops, plenty of storage space, multiple display areas and hot and cold air conditioning. Partner schools are located within a 30-minute commute from the centre.
The role and values
After School teachers are committed representatives of our core values: fun, independent learning, and nurturing.
Learning should always be fun. After School believes that experience precedes understanding. Creating a positive bond to learning and using a foreign language is key to improving results. Learners who are stimulated and enjoying their time in class find it easier to overcome difficulties and inhibitions. Our sessions deliver playful and engaging content to create these positive conditions.
Clarity and predictability are central to developing our learners independence. Our sessions are structured to provide clear targets for the learners, as well as offer opportunities to broaden their experience, and take initiative.
Finally, we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for our learners. Building confidence, encouraging initiative and managing risk-taking are key to the After Schools successes. This requires control on the part of the teaching team, and commitment to fair and transparent communication.
The key responsibilities
As a teacher you will be asked to uphold these values in every aspect of your duties:
- Creating, promoting and supporting an attractive 100% English speaking environment.
- Providing regular and structured feedback on learning attainment to parents and learners.
- Contributing to the planning across age groups under the Learning Managers supervision.
- Implementing behaviour management policies across the school.
- Contributing to and supporting in-class and centre events .
- Being up to date with first aid qualifications, risk reduction practices and, in general,
knowing who to call, what to ask for and what to do in case of need.
The hours & schedule
Most teachers manage a schedule which involves around 20 hours of contact time and about 13-15 hours of planning, training & meetings, preparation and feedback. Schedules will vary individually but will necessarily include:
- Full day in centre on Wednesdays & Saturdays
- Partner school &/or afternoon classes on weekdays
- two days off a week (Sundays and Mondays during school time, Saturday & Sunday during
- Paid holidays (the After School is closed from Christmas to the New Year as well as 3
weeks in the Summer, an additional week off can be taken during holiday periods)
- a Humanities university degree
- education or linguistics studies a valuable asset.
- Formal initial teacher training (TESOL or nationally recognised teaching certificate).
PGCE or teaching degree a valued asset.
- previous experience teaching and leading a variety of age groups
- strong observational and analytical skills
- willingness to provide and engage with an immersive learning experience
Salary and Benefits
- a package worth up to 1500 euros net/month (including up to 125 net/month in travel card subsidy and luncheon vouchers)
- a full time contract
- a fully paid induction period as well as ongoing training and support throughout the school year
- a subsidy for French lessons
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