Instructor - EducationUSA Academy - Center for Language Education (CLE)

Dahlonega, GA
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructor - EducationUSA Academy - Center for Language Education (CLE)

Position Number: 53004024

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The Center for Language Education (CLE) at UNG, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's EducationUSA Academy and World Learning, offers a four-week EducationUSA Academy in July. The Academy is a full-time, immersive English language camp that provides international high school students with 20 hours per week of academic English classes and language instruction to develop their English abilities and prepare them for the university application process. The college preparation program includes opportunities to visit at least four universities in Georgia, listen to university professors, career counselors, and university admission's officers, and attend workshops on U.S. history and culture and a creativity / critical thinking class to develop their skills of problem solving, analysis, and interpretation. The Academy also offers opportunities for the international students studying English to talk and interact through sports and cultural activities with American high school students studying another language on the UNG-Dahlonega campus through the U.S. government's Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA). International high school students attending the Academy will develop their presentation and discussion skills, listening abilities, TOEFL test preparation, and written assignments such as preparing a university admission essay. International high school students attending the Academy live in UNG residence dormitory, receive their meals in the Dining Hall, and attend cultural field trips on the weekends. The Academy will employ full-time Instructors, Counselors, Tutors, and a Camp Manager.

The dates for the 2017 Academy are June 29 - July 28.

The CLE at UNG is seeking individuals interested in a four-week position as Instructor in the EducationUSA Academy. The Instructor at the Academy will teach academic English to international high school students four days a week, from 9-12 noon and 2-4:30 PM. The Instructor will prepare and implement lessons that develop international high school students' academic English skills and abilities. The Instructor will collaborate with a Tutor to assist the delivery of content and learning in the classroom. Lessons will be student-centered and engaging to cultivate the international high school students' academic skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Instructors should have a strong foundation of U.S. history and culture to assist in the planning and development of these classes. Instructors will report to the Academy Camp Manager and CLE Directors.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Instructor at the Academy will:
  • Teach English classes on university preparation, U.S. history, and U.S. culture
  • Create syllabus, prepare classes, and implement lesson plans
  • Assign and correct homework and tests
  • Monitor and assess students' progress within course cycle and communicate with students regularly
  • Work collaboratively with other Academy Instructors on course development and design language appropriate activities
  • Coordinate with Academy Tutors in the planning and delivery of lessons
  • Maintain record-keeping in accordance to schools' policies and procedures (attendance, student progress, weekly reports)
  • Interview students for level placement
  • Participate in weekly staff meeting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Work well collaboratively and independently
  • Interested in working with and learning from international students
  • Strong communication and organizational abilities
  • Responsible, motivated, creative, innovative, dedicated, and self-managed
  • Flexible, responsible, multi-tasker, creative, enthusiastic, active, positive attitude, patient, passionate, high-energy teaching style
  • A patient, positive, and upbeat attitude with a community-building perspective
  • Some knowledge of social media

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), Linguistics, or Education required
  • A minimum four (4) years K-12 or post-secondary teaching experience
  • International teaching experience is valued
  • A valid K-12 state teaching certificate is preferred, but not required
  • Background check required

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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