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ESL Instructor

Department: Youth & Education
Location: Dearborn, MI

Job Title: ESL (English as a Second Language) Instructor

Job Status: Part-Time 

Job Summary: Under limited supervision, uses intermediate skills obtained through experience and training to educate adults in which English is not their primary language on the verbal and written skills needed. Follows established procedures to perform routine tasks and receives general guidance and direction to perform a variety of non-routine tasks with limited decision making responsibility. Resolves most questions and problems, and refers new or unusual issues to a higher level. Routine contact with internal and external customers is required to obtain, clarify or provide facts and information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute daily lesson plans based on textbook curriculum.
  • Provide supplemental learning material based on students’ needs
  • Administer assessments and evaluations adhering to the CASAS standards.
  • Collect and maintain up to date student contact and academic information.
  • Manage routine administrative functions of the classroom including recording daily attendance, enforcing attendance policy, collecting assignments, and contacting absent students and encouraging their return to class.
  • Create and provide progress reports and report cards at required intervals.
  • Hold regular office hours to be available for student questions and assistance.
  • Maintain student waiting list.
  • Maintain currency in ESL education techniques targeted toward adult learners.
  • Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, and techniques of adult learning.
  • Individual and group behavior.

Skill in:

  • Design and delivery of lesson plans targeted to adult learners.

Ability to:

  • Organize and develop instructional material and present information and material in an interesting and challenging manner.
  • Organize and maintain records and appropriate documentation.
  • Evaluate individual and/or group instructional needs.
  • Communicate sufficiently to teach adults.
  • Maintain proficiency in subject matter taught.
  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
  • Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Speak and write in English. Ability to interpret, speak and write in Arabic/Spanish or language of predominant service population a plus.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:

o Associate’s Degree

  • Required Disciplines:

o Education (preferred), Business, Finance or a related field


  • At least one year of teaching experience or 2 plus years as a teaching assistant required. Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.


  • Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:

o None

Working Conditions:

Hours: Normal business hours. Some additional hours including evenings and weekends may be required.

Travel Required: none

Working Environment: Climate controlled office environment.

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