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Pre-sessional EAP Teacher

InstitutionDurham University
Job Typefixed-term

Job Details

We are seeking well-qualified EAP professionals for our 4-week PARSE Pre-sessional Programme.

Programme dates: Tuesday 28th August- Friday 21st September
Teacher induction: Tuesday 21st August- Friday 24th August

Our teachers deliver approximately 16-18 contact hours per week and attend 2-4 hours teachers’ meetings and standardisation sessions. All teachers must attend the 4 day induction prior to the start of the course.

As a teacher on one of our summer Pre-sessional programmes, you will deliver academic language and literacy classes to postgraduate and/or undergraduate students who have been conditionally accepted onto degree programmes at the University. Our courses are intensive and aim to induct and socialise students into the practices and expectations of higher-level study in English at Durham University. We organise the courses into discipline-specific streams (Law, MSc Business, MBA, Social Sciences, TESOL, Translation Studies, Science and Engineering) and you will be allocated to a particular stream. All teaching materials are provided.

Key Responsibilities:
• Prepare and deliver EAP classes using the materials provided
• Engage with the discipline specific content
• Give timely, detailed feedback on students’ spoken and written work
• Attend a weekly staff meeting and any teacher development sessions
• Maintain accurate records of work and complete other administrative tasks as required.

Job Salary & Benefits

We offer £665 per week + 12.07% holiday pay. Induction is paid pro-rata at the weekly rate. Free self-catering accommodation can be arranged on request.

Further Information

Person Specification

• MA in Applied Linguistics / TESOL / TEAP (or equivalent) and/or RSA DELTA (or equivalent)
• RSA CELTA (or equivalent)
• Good undergraduate degree or equivalent
• A minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience
• Awareness of a range of EFL teaching methodologies and the ability to exploit these appropriately in an EAP context
• Awareness of academic language and conventions and how there may differ across the University
• Good interpersonal, team working and communication skills
• Willingness to engage in peer and evaluative observations and other professional development activities
• Ability to work under pressure
• Experience of teaching EAP in the UK in a Higher Education context (e.g. Pre-sessional courses)
• Experience of teaching discipline-specific EAP
• Awareness of the BALEAP Competency Framework for Teachers of EAP (CFTEAP) and the framework’s relevance to classroom practice. We also welcome applications from teachers working towards the BALEAP TEAP CPD accreditation.

How to Apply:
• A tailored CV of no more than 2 pages which includes: all academic and teaching qualifications with dates and grade/level achieved, all relevant teaching experience with institutions and dates and the names and full contact details of 2 referees
• A brief covering letter which outlines how you fit the person specification
• Please send your CV and covering letter to
Please note that documents sent to other email addresses will not be considered.

Closing Date20/08/2018
Interview Date
Start Date21/08/2018

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