Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • Spain: Valencia .
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 2
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Come and join The Kent Institute team of highly qualified and experienced EFL teachers.Unique opportunity to enhance your career in a top quality private school of English which aims to provide a professional and friendly working atmosphere, in the classroom and among staff since 1994. We offer two positions for the upcoming year, a teacher leader and a teacher,starting October,1st until June. Excellent and stable working conditions.Enjoy Mediterranean life in the most dynamic Spanish cities.

Details of Position

Our lessons are aimed to encourage students to improve the four basic language skills: listening; speaking; reading; and writing with a strong emphasis on communication.We teach from A1 to C2 level, most of the students aiming at Cambridge exams. Group ages and levels will be assigned according to the applicants profile.
We offer:
Excellent working conditions.
Groups of 10/12 students maximum and 4 minimum, strictly classified according to age and level.
Courses taught: General English;
Classroom materials and resource library for teachers;
Teacher support in lesson planning and classroom management;
Objectives clearly set at the beginning of each term.
Interactive boards and Wifi in all the classrooms;
Large air-conditioned classrooms with natural light;
Coffee corner

Typical tasks that should be carried out include:
Teaching position:
Preparing creative lesson plans;
Presenting lesson planning in the weekly teachers meeting;
Deliver high quality general English lessons using varied communicative language teaching methods;
Apply classroom management skills;
Preparing and setting examination papers;
Marking and providing appropriate feedback on written exams;
Preparing students for Cambridge English Examinations;
Working in strong collaboration with the directors, the teacher leader and colleagues;
Creating good rapport with students, peers and superiors;

Teacher leader position: In addition to the teaching position tasks, the teacher leader should occupy the following leadership roles.
A classroom supporter who works in classrooms next to teachers helping by demonstrating, or observing and offering feedback. Supervising colleagues work, making sure they are delivering lessons according to the school method and standard using the appropriate tools;
A resource provider who assists colleagues by sharing instructional resources with their colleagues;
An instructional specialist who helps colleagues to implement effective teaching strategies;
A curriculum specialist who shares information about content;
A mentor who models and acclimates new teachers to the school culture, while offering guidance about instruction, curriculum, procedure, practices, and politics.
Close collaborator of the school administrator and director;

As well as having the relevant qualifications and previous experience in similar positions candidates will need to show evidence of the following:
a friendly and confident manner;
Good planning and organisational skills;
Flexibility and an adaptable teaching style.
Accepting to be observed and given feedback on how to reach the students in their classroom. Being open to suggestions and to trying new things to suit students needs;
Creative skills and ideas for planning practical and interesting lessons;
Tolerance and patience;
Understanding of the challenges the students may have to learning and what approaches might work best with them individually;
Applicants should be willing to work closely with their colleagues and the school administrators. Their work will be supervised by the teacher leader and the directors of the school who act as classroom supporters, resource providers, instructional specialists and mentors.


We require:
Teaching position:
a native speaker level of competence with high proficiency in the use of the English language.
European citizen or with a work permit.
a certificate TEFL qualification (CELTA or Cert. TESOL).
education to degree level or equivalent qualification
at least two years' relevant TEFL experience.
be dynamic and trustworthy applicants willing to commit to a 9 month contract.
ICT proficient (IWB and digital tools used in and outside the classroom)
experience with online lessons

Teacher leader position requirements;
the teacher leader should have been working in a similar position for at least two years.
have experience in Cambridge English or other official exams preparation.
Applicants to the teacher leader position should show they have the following leadership qualities:
possess the respect of colleagues and supervisors
understand the culture of the school
are trustworthy
are open to the views and ideas of all, non-judgmentally
respond positively and actively to colleagues seeking feedback, new ideas, and methods

Candidates should be available from September 24th for the induction period in which they will become familiar with the school culture. New teachers will be offered guidance about instruction, teaching strategies, curriculum, procedure and practices so as to deliver lessons according to the school method and standard.

On your CV we ask you to give details of the following:
1. Biographical information.
2. Details of your qualifications and graduation dates.
3. A photo.
4. Details of your employment history in chronological order.
5. Contact information for up to two professional referees, including your current or most recent employer.
6. A statement in support of your application, specifying how your professional achievements and experience match the requirements of the job.

For further information about our school find us on Facebook or visit our website (link below).

Salary and Benefits

A nine month renewable contract with social security(From October to June);
Up to 20 teaching hours per week;
Work contract and medical cover;
A competitive salary, as well as paid Christmas, Easter, local and national holidays;
Teaching timetable from Monday to Friday evenings and Thursday mornings for some positions.
The opportunity to gain experience in a high standard English language teaching school and in a professional and friendly atmosphere;

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