The MLA ESL Instructor is a part-time, seasonal position (July to mid-August) with MLA Move Language Ahead, which is the trade name for Study World Corporation. S/he works under the direct supervision of the Director of Studies. ESL Instructors are hired to deliver one of five levels of MLA ESL curriculum to international high school students attending a two-week or three-week cultural immersion program. Instructors will use MLA published curriculum and student workbooks (taskbooks) to deliver lessons. Instructors must be prepared to supplement the curriculum with their own materials focused on the program location and general American culture. MLA Move Language Ahead is committed to providing premier international study abroad programs that ensure the guest's safety, satisfaction, and overall enjoyment.
MLA ESL Instructors are expected to commit to and be available for the entire program for which they are hired. Absence during the small window of contact with the students is detrimental to the program.
Classes are taught Monday through Friday (occasionally on Saturday and Sunday) in 90-minute sections for a total of 30 paid instruction hours in a traditional two-week program. Morning lessons are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; afternoon lessons are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Instructors mustbe available to teach both morning and afternoon lessons.
Session 1: July 2–July 15, 2018 Session 2: July 17–July 30, 2018 Session 3: July 24–August 6, 2018 Session 4: July 31–August 13, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Schedule and sessions dates are subject to change depending on the needs of the program.
Attend all required training/orientation meetings prior to the start of a session
Review ESL curriculum and prepare supplemental activities.
Assist the Director of Studies in the implementation of a placement test to correctly assign the students in one of the five levels of ESL
Confirm appropriate placement of students by administering an oral proficiency test
Register placement of students with the Director of Studies
Participate in the induction presentation to orient the students to the campus including classrooms, computer labs, library, etc.
Maintain a safe and professional environment suitable for teaching young students
Deliver well-prepared lessons to the class (maximum class size is 26 students)
Input attendance and student daily progress assessment into the online classroom management system, MLA Boards
Utilize the provided curriculum, student taskbooks, and online materials (where available) to instruct the students
Supply additional materials and lessons to supplement the curriculum
Assessment / Exit Testing / Graduation
Input mid-term progress reports and end of course reports into the online classroom management system, MLA Boards
Administer exit exams and provide an online progress report for each student
Attend and participate in the session graduation ceremony
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION
The starting rate of pay for this position is $23/hour and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis
Built into this hourly rate is the outside the classroom preparation that is required for these sessions.
ESL Instructors will be paid as follows:
3 hours for the completion of mandatory orientation
30 hours for the completion of 30 instruction hours during each two-week session
This position does not provide housing
Internal Number: 1811
About MLA (Move Language Ahead)
MLA (Move Language Ahead) is an industry leader in providing safe, educational, and cultural vacations to students from around the world. Each year thousands of students travel with MLA as part of our short-term English as a second language (ESL) programs. Along with our proprietary ESL curriculum, we also provide our students with great excursions featuring some of the most popular historical and tourist destinations across the country.