Purpose of job:
To deliver engaging and dynamic English lessons and ensure the effective provision of EFL classes to international Young Learner students aged between 8 – 17 years old. To fully participate in the social aspects of the programme including activities and excursions as required.
The role of Young Learner Teacher is one of high responsibility directly concerned with the education and welfare of our Young Learner students. As an EFL Teacher you are responsible for delivering engaging, interesting and involving lessons which benefit learners both inside and outside the classroom.
The ideal Teacher will be energetic, outgoing with a high level of responsibility and authority with a positive ‘can-do’ approach to work. As an EFL Teacher you should be able to demonstrate willingness, flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities.
The role of EFL Teacher is not restricted to the classroom and at International House we expect all of our staff to fully engage in all aspects of the programme to ensure the maximum enjoyment and safety of students whilst participating in our Young Learner course.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks:
Training, Health and Safety and Safeguarding
- To attend an induction period prior to the opening of the centre and to have read and be fully conversant with the staff manuals, policies and procedures attached to this role. (If your contract starts later than the above dates you will be expected to complete your induction online)
- Take part in all Health and Safety related training.
- Take part in all Safeguarding and PREVENT training
- Prepare and deliver dynamic and communicative lessons across a range of levels to multinational classes comprising of students aged 8-17 years olds for a minimum of 15 hours to the standards set out in the Teachers Manual and following International House Young Learner syllabus.
- To follow, adapt and supplement the prescribed project lessons and develop strategies to ensure successful academic outcomes.
- To actively link the academic programme with the leisure programme through meaningful activities in the classroom.
- To ensure students receive constructive and positive feedback on any completed work.
- To assist in the placement testing and classroom allocations of all students.
- Undertake essential administrative tasks such as keeping up to date records of work, classroom registers, lessons plans etc. as directed by the Director of Studies in accordance with British Council requirements.
- To teach ‘English Plus’ lessons (additional 6 hours per week) as directed and required by the Director of Studies.
- To write individual, (personalised) constructive and positive student reports
- To submit to periodic classroom inspections by management and/or the British Council.
- To develop academic materials and resources as required.
- To attend professional development sessions during your term of employment.
- To actively participate in excursions and activity session both on and off site as required by the Director of Leisure.
- To actively encourage students to take part in the leisure programme.
- To accompany, lead and supervise students on excursions to a variety of locations.
- To organise, lead and supervise engaging and safe activities for the students.
- To ensure that all aspects of the leisure programme run smoothly and safely.
- To report any issues to the Director of Leisure or Centre Manager.
Pastoral and Transfers Responsibilities
- Assist with pastoral duties as requested by the Centre Manager.
- Carry out duties associated with the transfer of students on arrival and departure days as required by the Centre Manager.
International House Expectations of All Staff
- To consistently ensure the welfare of our students remains paramount
- To be fully engage in the nature of the Young Learner programme.
- To actively discourage students from engaging in improper behaviour, including sexual liaisons, bullying, rowdiness or any activity which could cause harm.
- To ensure proper discipline is maintained throughout the duration of the centre.
- To address any student, International Group Leader or host centre representative issues, complaints or suggestions by ensuring that the relevant members of staff are made aware.
- To act in a seemly and professional manner with all of IH’s agents, clients and staff and not to engage in any activity which may bring IH or the host centre into disrepute.
- To assist all students, International Group Leaders and IH Agents to derive the maximum benefit from the course.
- To protect the property and equipment belonging to IH staff and the host centre maintaining security and avoiding loss and/or damages in the residences.
- To dress in a manner commensurate with the role demanded of the position, any uniform supplied by IH is to be returned at the end of employment.
- To read and be fully conversant with all documentation, policies and procedures relating to role prior to the start of employment.
- To carry out any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Director of Studies, Young Learners Centre Manager or Young Learners Manager.
- To carry out any additional duties as required by the business.
- Educated to degree level or NQF Level 6 or equivalent
- Current Cambridge CELTA/ Trinity TESOL certificate, PGCE or equivalent
- with competences in all four skills at CEF C2 IELTS 9.
- Experience with and a responsible approach to working with Young Learners
- Excellent interpersonal skills with a client focused approach
- Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
- Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Computer literate
- Dynamic ‘can do’ approach to work
- Strategies for effective classroom management of Young Learners
- Ability to develop and adapt materials to suit the needs of the students
- Commitment to student centred learning
- Willingness to use a variety of teaching strategies to engage all students.
- Confidence to take initiative and work autonomously
Satisfactory DBS check
- Trinity or Cambridge DELTA
- PGCE (English or Modern Languages)
- Residential Experience
- Similar summer programme experience
- Working with mixed nationality students
- Ability to speak other languages
- Interest in sports/social activities
- First Aid qualified
- Child protection training
International House is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all Young Learners participating in our course. Please note that if you are successful at the interview stage all offers are subject to two references, a Disclosure and Barring Service Check and Police Check (if living abroad) that are considered satisfactory to IH London.