Position Purpose: The United Nations International School (UNIS) is seeking individuals with extensive teaching experience to fill the role of ELL in the Junior School Section. While this dedicated language teacher should have the expertise and/or understanding of a wide range of ELL strategies in reading, writing, and speaking English, he or she should also have a strong background in learning profiles and language acquisition so that he or she can provide direct support to children and teachers. The ELL teacher should be open and reflective, team oriented, passionate, and interested in supporting UNIS students learning across the age spectrum in Junior School. This role reports to the Junior School Principal.
Working with Students
Provide direct student instruction through small group and one-to-one instruction within the ELL classroom and in the mainstream classrooms, as needed throughout the school year.
Assess students who are receiving direct services from the ELL program in order to modify instructional approach and to document progress in the general education classroom.
Create individual language goals for multilingual students who are acquiring English as an additional language.
Working With Faculty
Serve as a resource to classroom teachers to help ELL students achieve academically in the classroom.
Collaborate and coplan with teachers to develop effective small group interventions to help with language acquisition.
Support teachers in differentiating plans for students based on their English language proficiency level so that all students are making progress.
Responsible for ongoing check-ins with teachers to assess and monitor classroom accommodations for students in order to document progress and modify and evaluate.
Review assessment data from language assessments.
Working With Parents
Encourage parents to maintain home languages.
Work with parents to support the student's language acquisition.
Explain what recommendations UNIS can accommodate.
Connect ELL families with school events.
Participate in ongoing professional development including ELL vertical team meetings.
Attend Junior School referral team meetings about ELL students as needed.
Weekly faculty meetings.
Education: MSEd, MEd, MA, in TESOL or Second Language Acquisition or equivalent degree required.
Written and Oral Communication Skills: Superior interpersonal skills, patience and sense of humor required. The ELL teacher must be comfortable engaging with students, parents, faculty and administrators.
Knowledge of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Fluency with a second language other than English encouraged.
Experience: Three to five years relevant experience required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About United Nations International School
United Nations International School is a K-12 co-educational, independent international school of 1,500 students with campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York.