Adelphi International — ESL teacher

Garden City, New York


About Us

Adelphi International is a partnership between Adelphi University and Shorelight Education. The mission of the International Accelerator Program is to immerse international students in the academic and cultural life of the university, help them integrate into campus life, and provide the support that increases their academic successes and likelihood in obtaining their degrees.

Job Overview

Adelphi International seeks year-round English as a Second Language (ESL) Teachers to teach international students in the International Accelerator Program and/or the Intensive English Program (IEP). These programs combine English Language instruction, academic language development, and acculturation. Reporting to the Assistant Academic Director, ESL Teachers are responsible for holistically teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills at all levels in a university-based, intensive ESL program, teaching English for Academic Purposes courses, participating in extracurricular events, and assuming responsibilities in materials development/coordination, or other needed specialized areas.

Essential Functions

The full-time instructional position is an exempt position calculated on a 40-hour work week, during which the following duties will be executed:

  • Teach rigorous and holistic ESL course to international students at the Adelphi University Garden City campus
  • Work in a team environment with Adelphi International colleagues to prepare, select, and use appropriate teaching and learning materials for international students (including the use of textbooks, in-house materials, and self-created materials)
  • Develop relevant and appropriate lesson plans that incorporate effective teaching strategies and meet the individual needs of students
  • Assess students using high-quality formative and summative evaluations
  • Provide oral and written feedback to students
  • Provide out-of-class academic support for students
  • Carry out administrative tasks associated with teaching and assessment, including, but not limited to: generating students’ academic progress reports, submitting weekly grades, tracking attendance, and attending meetings with or about students
  • Provide teaching coverage in the absence of other colleagues
  • Participate in relevant social events and activities (e.g. accompanying trips)
  • Participate in and contribute to orientation sessions
  • Act as a positive ambassador for Adelphi International and Adelphi University
  • Participate in staff development and professional training as required
  • Attend university and program meetings as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in TESOL or closely related field, such as (but not limited to) Applied Linguistics or Adult Education required
  • Demonstrable knowledge of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language-teaching methodologies, assessment, and curriculum/lesson planning
  • Two years of related experience, including one year in an academic ESL program
  • Overseas experience or experience teaching in multicultural/multilingual classrooms desired
  • Excellent English ability, exceptional communication skills, and a dynamic, charismatic personality
  • Competence in a foreign language preferred
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship

Application Process

To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter. 

Background Checked Needed – Identity, Education, Criminal

Adelphi International is an Equal Opportunity Employer