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ESL Instructor: Non-Credit, Adult Education

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL

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Arts & Humanities, English As A Second Language
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Job Details

Category:: Temporary
Department:: Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Aug 16, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Faculty
Position ID:: 135374

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Job summary:

Oakton Community College's Alliance for Lifelong Learning Division is looking for non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors to teach in the Adult Education department on a part-time basis, up to 25 hours per week.

Job requirements:

  • Teach ESL to adults (listening, speaking, reading, writing, with embedded vocabulary and grammar taught in real-life contexts)
  • Prepare high-quality engaging lessons
  • Submit registration cards, class lists, and attendance reports promptly to office
  • Maintain daily attendance records and enter attendance into the DAISI system
  • Maintain complete and accurate student files
  • Administer ICCB-required pre-and post-tests based on student attendance hours
  • Contact non-attending students
  • Complete the 12 hours of professional development required each fiscal year


Minimum qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in education or related field
  • Native or near-native proficiency in English
  • Daily access to and proficiency in using email, internet, and basic Excel for attendance

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching ESL in an Adult Education program
  • Knowledge of SLA theories and ESL teaching methodologies

Additional Information:

  • Official degree transcripts due at time of hiring
  • Rate of pay: $30 per hour
  • Prep-time and other out-of-class work (e.g. paperwork, contacting students) is not paid.
  • Hours vary: Days, Nights, Weekends

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.

Oakton Community College does not currently have a work form home policy and employees, are required to report to campus.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

Find Us
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines
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