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†Part TIme ESL Instructor - Mahwah, New Jersey, USA

Posted By: Move Language Ahead
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019, at 9:57 a.m.



MLA (Move Language Ahead) is an industry leader in providing safe, educational, and cultural vacations to students from around the world. Each year thousands of students travel with MLA as part of our short-term English as a second language (ESL) programs. Along with our proprietary ESL curriculum, we also provide our students with great excursions featuring some of the most popular historical and tourist destinations across the country.


The MLA ESL Instructor is a part-time, seasonal position (July through mid-August) with MLA Move Language Ahead, which is the trade name for Study World Corporation. The ESL Instructor works under the direct supervision of the Director of Studies. ESL Instructors are hired to deliver one of five levels of MLA ESL curriculum to international high school students attending a two-week or three-week cultural immersion program. Instructors will use MLA published curriculum and student workbooks (TASKtime) to deliver lessons. Instructors must be prepared to supplement the curriculum with their own materials focused on the program location and general American culture.

MLA ESL Instructors are expected to commit to and be available for the entire session(s) for which they are hired. Absence during the small window of contact with the students is detrimental to the program.


Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430


Classes are taught Monday through Friday (occasionally on Saturday) in 90-minute sections for a total of 30 paid instruction hours in a traditional two-week program. Morning lessons are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; afternoon lessons are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. All lessons include one unpaid 15-minute break. Instructors must be available to teach both morning and afternoon lessons.


ESL Instructors must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent along with prior ESL/EFL related experience and must represent MLA Move Language Ahead values and model those values to subordinates and colleagues.

Required skills include:
Excellent communication (verbal, written and interpersonal); organization, and attention to detail
Ability to multi-task
Ability to maintain organization of classes, students, and program curriculum
Ability to use and supplement program curriculum to facilitate excursion-based learning
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to be pleasant, polite, and cooperative with fellow employees, vendors, and guests
Preferred qualifications include:
Prior ESL/EFL teaching experience
Masterís Degree
The completion of a satisfactory criminal background check is required. The completion of a satisfactory child abuse clearance may also be required.


Attend all required training/orientation meetings prior to the start of a session
Review ESL curriculum and prepare supplemental activities.
Placement Testing
Assist the Director of Studies in the implementation of a placement test to correctly assign the students in one of the five levels of ESL
Confirm appropriate placement of students by administering an oral proficiency test
Register placement of students with the Director of Studies
Participate in the induction presentation to orient the students to the campus including classrooms, computer labs, library, etc.
Daily Instruction
Maintain a safe and professional environment suitable for teaching young students
Deliver well-prepared lessons to the class (maximum class size is 26 students)
Input attendance and student daily progress assessment into the online classroom management system, MLA Boards
Utilize the provided curriculum, student taskbooks, and online materials (where available) to instruct the students
Supply additional materials and lessons to supplement the curriculum
Assessment / Exit Testing / Graduation
Input mid-term progress reports and end of course reports into the online classroom management system, MLA Boards
Administer exit exams and provide an online progress report for each student
Attend and participate in the session graduation ceremony

The starting rate of pay for this position is $23/hour and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis
Built into this hourly rate is the outside the classroom preparation that is required for these sessions.
ESL Instructors will be paid as follows:
3 hours for the completion of mandatory orientation
30 hours for the completion of 30 instruction hours during each two-week session
This position does not provide housing

APPLY HERE: www.mlaworld.com/en/jobs


Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? No
Do the essential functions of this job require standing? No
Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs? No
Do the essential functions of this job require stretching? No
Do the essential functions of this job require bending? No


MLA Move Language Ahead is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

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