The ESL Teacher instructs students who do not speak English as a first language. He/She conducts lessons and creates a pleasant learning environment, while taking students’ differences and needs into account.
- Creates individualized plans for students with special requirements (e.g. learning disabilities)
- Conducts activities and lessons based on ESL teaching methodologies.
- Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in English that meet state and federal standards
- Helps pupils improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills via individual and group sessions
- Creates lesson plans to teach non-native speakers to read, write and speak English.
- Helps students learn English grammar, pronunciation and conversational skills
- Prepares classroom and community activities in addition to arranging field trips, which allow students to learn English in real life contexts.
- Researches new teaching methods for teaching English as a second language
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, English Language and other related programs, Master’s Degree in Education, or English Literature is preferred
- Relevant experience as an ESL Teacher for more than 3 years
- Valid state certification or license as an ESL Teacher is required
- Excellent command of the English language.
- Knowledge of various methods of teaching English to non-native speakers
Skills needed for this role
The ESL Teacher must have excellent spoken and written language skills, with English and foreign languages. He/She must create an environment that is conducive to learning. Having the ability to encourage students to interact with each other to improve their English-speaking skills.