Full-Time 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 is seeking a year-round English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to teach international students in the International Accelerator Program (IAP) and/or 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 high-stakes, university-based program. Teachers will be expected to design and implement English for Academic Purposes courses and/or other courses as assigned, participate in extracurricular events, and assume responsibilities in materials development/coordination, or other needed specialized areas.


Key Responsibilities and Expectations

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

  • Teach English for Academic Purposes courses, applied integrated skills, grammar, and/or special academic topics to international students enrolled in the IEP and/or IAP
  • Work in a team environment with other instructors and the Adelphi International team 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 and to relevant staff
  • 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



Qualifications and Selection Criteria

          Master’s degree in TESOL or closely related field, such as (but not limited to) Applied Linguistics or Adult Education, is required

          Demonstrable knowledge of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language-teaching methodologies, assessment, and curriculum/lesson planning; TEFL certifications (CELTA, DELTA, Bridge, or Oxford) are a plus

          Two years of related experience, including one year teaching 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.


Shorelight Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer