ESL Teacher Job Description

An ESL teacher is someone who instructs students whose primary language is not English.

ESL teachers oversee classes where students learn English by practicing conversation, reading, and writing.

Teachers may also work with students on grammar, pronunciation, and literacy.

ESL teachers typically work in schools or educational facilities.

Some teachers also work in professional development, university, or at private language schools.

An ESL teacher's duties and tasks may vary depending on the school or educational facility.

Some teachers may have administrative duties, while others teach students.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an ESL Teacher to work with us in our language school. The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker with a degree in education or a related field. They will also have experience working with students of all ages in an ESL setting.

ESL Teacher Duties:

  • Create lesson plans and administer assignments to students
  • Maintain effective classroom management
  • Assist students with academic goals
  • Guide students on studying skills
  • Help students develop study habits
  • Provide feedback on students
  • Maintain attendance and punctuality
  • Encourage students to participate in school activities and events

ESL Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Coach students in beginner to advanced level English, with special focus on pronunciation and grammar
  • Evaluate students’ progress, and advise them strategically on language development
  • Encourage students to practice English daily, and participate in student exchanges and field trips
  • Develop effective lesson plans for each student
  • Enforce school policies
  • Track daily attendance and grades

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, or related field
  • 2+ years’ teaching experience
  • Knowledge of ESL teaching methodology
  • Strong English language proficiency
  • Ability to teach adult learners
  • Ability to engage both students and classroom environment

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.