TemporaryEssential Job Duties:
The IEP Foundation Year TOEFL Test Preparation instructor is responsible for introducing participants in a foundation year program to the format and test-taking skills and strategies of the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test). This program is administered jointly by NC State’s Global Training Initiative (GTI) and Intensive English Program (IEP). This position is housed in the IEP and will report to the IEP Director.
The focus of this class will be on developing familiarity with sections of the TOEFL (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) and increasing English language and test-taking skills required to improve TOEFL scores. By practicing test-taking skills, TOEFL strategies, and a review of English grammar, students will increase their readiness to take the TOEFL iBT. Students will take numerous practice tests and systematically review the results of each.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
- 3+ years experience teaching ESL to international students with intermediate to advanced English proficiency at the secondary or post-secondary level
- excellent written and spoken English skills
- experience teaching English language test prep classes
- strong organizational skills
- proven ability to work with a diverse international population.
Is Time Limited:
- Teaching 4 – 6 in-person class hours weekly
- Communicating with the program coordinator and IEP director
- Providing extensive assistance and support for student questions regarding the TOEFL test
- Maintaining and submitting attendance reports on a weekly basis
- Participating in staff meetings, as requested.
- Option open to participate in program activities both inside and outside the classroom (excursions, special classes, meals). This is unpaid time.
YesIf Yes, Appointment Length:
One semester with the possibility to extend.Job City & State:
Intensive English ProgramClassification Title:
IEP Foundation Year TOEFL Test Preparation InstructorWork Schedule:
Varies - 4 -6 hours per week for 16 weeksOther Work/Responsibilities:
Close cooperation and occasional meetings with supervisor regarding instruction and student progress and well-being will be required.Minimum Experience/Education:
Bachelor’s degree in any field plus 3+ years experience (or the equivalent) teaching ESL to intermediate to advanced-level students at the secondary or post-secondary level. Department Required Skills:
Bachelor’s degree and ESL teaching experience at the high-school or higher ed. level. Familiarity with format, strategies, and teaching methodologies used for teaching a TOEFL preparation course. Knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, interpersonal and writing skills. Finally, experience working with a diverse, multicultural student population. Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:
Master’s degree or Certificate in TESOLCurrent knowledge of issues/concerns relevant to the ESL field International teaching experience and /or fluency in a second language are highly desiredExperience using Google for Education AppsExtensive knowledge of English grammar and ESL writingRequired License or Certification:
n/aValid NC Driver's License required?:
NoCommercial Driver's License Required?:
NoAnticipated Hiring Range:
Depending on experience $2560.00 - $3200.00 for a one-semester appointmentJob Open Date:
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