Perkiomen School is seeking a qualified ESL Teacher who will embrace the culture of Perkiomen School and be committed to becoming a true member of our learning community. The individual will provide instruction to international students at the middle and high school levels with varying degrees of English proficiency and diverse cultural backgrounds.
What you will get to do:
Provide instruction to English Language Learners with varying degrees of English proficiency.
Assist in the testing and placement of students in classes based on their proficiency levels.
Contribute to the students’ development of life skills needed for success at a boarding school.
Strive to get to know each student individually and meet their individual learning needs.
Participate in regularly planned ESL Department meetings.
Attend and provide input at all faculty meetings.
Participate in an array of professional development opportunities.
Consider summer employment with our English Language & American Culture Institute.
More about the School, Institute and Program:
Perkiomen School is a co-educational boarding school for students in grades 6-12 with a diverse domestic and international population located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. Each year approximately 50% of our students are international students from as many as 25 countries.
What is required of you:
Be present and well-prepared for classes, scheduled ESL Department and faculty meetings.
Using components of the SIOP Model, deliver thoughtfully planned, engaging lessons to ELL’s daily.
Support ELL’s in the content areas using the push-in or pull-out model as assigned.
Speak informally with faculty members about best practices in supporting ELL’s in the content areas.
Encourage ELL’s to use English only when attending classes and encourage students to increase their fluency by participating in community wide programs and activities.
Maintain proper levels of discipline, welfare, and safety of all students.
Consult with Director of ESL regarding any questions or concerns.
Serve as an Advisor to a small group of students and lead activities and perform other duties assigned by the Administration.
What we can offer you:
A competitive salary based on your educational background and teaching experience
A generous benefits package
Room and board
Rewarding memories working with students from around the country and globe
A Bachelor’s degree in the TESOL field with a minimum of one year, full-time ESL teaching experience with middle and/or high school students OR a bachelor’s degree in the field of education along with a certificate in teaching ESL with a minimum of one year, full-time ESL teaching experience with middle and/or high school students. A Master’s degree in the TESOL field with a minimum of three years, full-time ESL teaching experience with middle and/or high school students is preferred.
Native fluency in English
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to demonstrate diplomacy, flexibility, and patience
Experience living and/or teaching abroad and knowledge of a foreign language is preferred
Internal Number: ESL Teacher_Fall 2018
About Perkiomen School
Independent, coeducational boarding and day school grades 6-12 with boarding in grades 7-12. Located in Greater Philadelphia (Montgomery County) with easy access to the Lehigh Valley and the New York metropolitan area.