The main role of our EFL Teachers is teaching English to international students aged 10 to 17 at a variety of language levels. It is important that our Teachers engage with the students and make sure that the students, in turn, engage with all aspects of the programme: classes, activities and excursions.
We are currently recruiting qualified EFL Teachers for our summer schools in June, July and August 2017. As a CELTA Training School our dedicated Academic Managers provide ongoing support for newly qualified teachers.
• A recognised teaching qualification such as RSA / Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent (Qualification must contain at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input, minimum 6 hours supervised teaching practice and must be externally validated by a reputable examination body) or PGCE in relevant subjects, BEd, QTS or overseas equivalent
• Eligible to live and work in the UK
• University degree or overseas equivalent
• Native or very near-native competency in English
• Knowledge of the summer school location for which you are applying
• Previous teaching experience with teenagers and young learners, especially within multinational classes
• Previous experience working in a challenging summer school environment
• Able to organise activities such as drama, arts & crafts, talent shows or sports activities
• Able to speak a second language
• Current first aid or RLSS lifesaving certificate
• Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)
• Relevant coaching and leadership qualifications
We are looking for high standards from all our teachers in the following areas
• Excellent knowledge of English grammar, idiomatic expressions and use of language
• Awareness and strategies for effective classroom management & discipline
• Clear and effective use of whiteboards and other teaching aids to facilitate student progress
• Ability to correctly model and drill vocabulary and structures using a variety of methods with an emphasis on achieving accurate pronunciation and intonation
• Utilising a wide variety of engaging, student-centred teaching methodology
• A good ability to focus on student errors and correct appropriately, in particular L1 interference and fossilised mistakes to ensure students benefit as much as possible
• Ability to provide clear and well-ordered instructions to language learners of all levels
• Efficient at planning and adapting lessons according to syllabus and students’ needs and pace of learning
• Clear, logical and well-ordered approach to teacher administration and record keeping
• You will report to the management team in your centre, who will allocate duties to you.
• You will teach a set number of hours per week according to the academic schedule in your centre.
• Pair-teaching is central to the academic programme. It is therefore essential that you liaise and plan together throughout the course.
• Each week, you will teach from the prescribed syllabus and academic schedule available from your Academic Manager in each centre.
• All teacher administration (such as lesson plans, schemes of work, reports & student forms) will be completed to a high standard and on time.
It is crucial that you attend the teacher induction and all meetings for information, updates and clarification.
• Attendance of the weekly Academic Afternoon to include the Teacher
• Development Workshop is compulsory.
• You are expected to follow the guidelines set out in more detail in the Teacher’s Handbook.
While participating in afternoon and evening activities or excursions you will report to the Activity Managers, who are responsible for all non-academic activities.
The Activity Manager will inform you of the weekly rota and itinerary for the forthcoming programme or activity at scheduled times.
You are required to do a certain number of activities per week according to your contract.
On excursions you are to remain with the group the entire time. You will give out maps, itineraries and any other information that has been prepared for your group under the guidance of the appointed excursion leader.
You will be provided with a Concorde International polo shirt or similar which you are required to wear while participating in the activity programme and on excursions.
• You will familiarise yourself with, understand, and adhere to Concorde International’s Child Protection Policy. This will be made available to you during your on-site induction.
• ID badges will be worn at all times.
• You will follow the advice given to you concerning Health and Safety regulations in order to safeguard students, colleagues and visitors to the site.
• You will perform your duties in a professional manner and dress appropriately for your position. You will also maintain a high standard of behaviour, setting an example of sobriety, and treating all students fairly, with due attention to propriety. It is a fundamental principle of Concorde Intl. that students learn best in a relaxed, friendly and participatory environment, and you will promote this atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom.
• Summer centres are very busy places and there may be duties to perform in addition to those detailed above. Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.
Duties at Residential Centres
• All staff on Teacher Plus Activities contracts can be allocated to residential duties to include meal time and break time supervision.
• There will be a rota in the centre each week, available at the induction.
• Teachers provided with accommodation are reminded that the main purpose of employing residential staff is to provide security and welfare for our residential students.
• Residential staff are expected to work six units of activities and/or excursions per week, some of which will include residential duties - assisting with getting the students up in the mornings, making sure they are in bed in the evenings and supervising quiet times. At some centres we will also require some help with laundry. This will be done on a rota and everyone will be expected to take turns.
Concorde International is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.
If you are applying from outside Europe, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.