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Substitute Language Instructor
Job Number: 11308 Location: Vancouver/Burnaby/New Westminster/Richmond/Tri-cities
Contact: Ryan Drew Close Date: 2017-12-31
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Language Instructors are responsible for delivering CLB-based settlement English language services for newcomers to Canada according to IRCC established Language Training Outcomes. Instructors are responsible for planning lessons that utilize and adapt classroom teaching materials. They may also be required to complement classroom instruction with appropriate field trips and guest speakers and provide referrals to community resources for students when needed.


1. May develop long term (monthly or longer) unit plans according to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. guidelines and are aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) and based on S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in-house curriculums, core framework, LINC Curriculum &/or ELSA Net Curriculum. Submits a unit summary, as and when required.

2. Develops daily lesson plans for newcomers to learn English usage for various purposes.

3. Teaches in an engaging and effective manner, respectful of student diversity and needs, and mindful of IRCC Language Training Outcomes.

4. May monitor or teach students in an online learning environment.

5. Maintains accurate records, including attendance sheets and submits reports promptly to ensure students progress effectively.

6. Uses Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) as directed. 

7. Disseminates class or program evaluation materials as needed.

8. Communicates client needs and issues to Language Lead.

9. Contributes to Tutela (IRCC online community of practice) as appropriate.


1. A TESL Canada recognized TESL/TESOL certificate or diploma if the undergraduate degree is not in TESL/TESOL

2. 600 hours of ESL teaching experience or a supervised teaching practicum as part of a TESL/TESOL training program

3. Confirmed proficiency in English. Confirmation can be provided by a minimum of one of the following: 

a. English as a first language; or

b. Completion of a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country where the program was taught in English; or

c. A minimum TOEFL score of 550; or

d. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5.


4. Knowledgeable of local community resources for newcomers to Canada. 

5. Classroom teaching experience with adult newcomers to Canada.

6. Experience working in a multicultural and diverse environment.

Duration:  As needed.

Salary:  $26.00/hour + 15 minutes prep time per hour of teaching at the same rate

Interested persons please apply online and attach your resume & cover letter – this is an ongoing posting.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

* Resume including the cover letter should not be more than 3 pages.

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