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Pre-sessional English Language Tutor (multiple vacancies available)

InstitutionUniversity of Leeds, Language Centre, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
Job TypeFixed Term
LocationUniversity of Leeds

Job Details

The Language Centre, have a number of roles available for English Language Tutors, where you will deliver engaging, effective English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and/or General English summer pre-sessional classes to international students at the University of Leeds.

*Please note, this will be a rolling advert until all roles have been filled*

Dates, including induction:
• 12 weeks: Monday 28th June – Friday 17th September. The first week of this option is for tutor induction.
• 8 weeks: Monday 26th July – Friday 17th September. The first week of this option is for tutor induction.
Due to the intense, complex nature of the courses, successful applicants will be expected to be available for the duration of the course.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Delivering inspirational and innovative teaching (teaching load as measured against the centre norm and including face to face and online/remote teaching as required) on an assigned module following the prescribed syllabus.
• Taking personal responsibility for the design, delivery and style of teaching delivered, and ensuring that teaching reflects professional standards and meets the learning objectives identified.
• Collaborating with colleagues on materials and course development, and curriculum changes.
• Building internal contacts and participate in networks to exchange information and best practice and to pave the way for future collaborations. There is also an expectation to join external networks where appropriate.
• Communicating assessment requirements, marking coursework and examinations once submitted, and providing timely constructive feedback in accordance with set marking criteria.
• Contributing to module reviews and quality assurance mechanisms as required, and input into the immediate service being offered.
• Acting as personal tutor and providing advice to students on matters relating to UK academic expectations, maintaining an accurate record of students’ attendance and assessment, completing any administrative tasks associated with module delivery as required.
• Supervise the work of students and provide advice and support where necessary. May also be required to supervise postgraduate projects and act as a mentor and help identify and respond to student needs.
• Taking on board any feedback as well as being proactive in seeking it out, as well as engaging in continuous professional development as required and offered.

Successful candidates for these posts will have:
• An excellent command, and extensive knowledge, of the English language;
• A first degree and Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or other recognised language teaching qualification;
• A proven track record of successful teaching of EFL and/or EAP and content;
• Effective teaching skills and a range of delivery techniques and assessment methods;
• Experience of delivering teaching online and knowledge of how to effectively engage with students via a range of online tools to ensure effective learning takes place;
• Excellent time management and planning skills with a proven ability to manage competing demands effectively, responsibly and without close support;
• The ability to undertake administrative responsibilities associated with student education including use of learning technologies such as the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE);
• The ability to work well both individually and in a team, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a flexible and co-operative approach.

You may also have:
• A Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA), the Trinity Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DipTESOL), or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with major Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) component (or alternatively, CELTA or The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) with a master’s (MA) degree in TESOL or a related area) or MA in EAP or another relevant field;
• Experience of incorporating new and innovative technologies into learning and teaching;
• Experience of teaching in a Higher Education setting;
• An awareness of, and the ability to apply, the BALEAP Competency Framework for Teachers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP TEAP) to teaching practice and other professional activities.

Job Salary & Benefits

Salary: Grade 7 (£33,393 – £40,322 p.a.)
We can offer student accommodation from Saturday 26th June to Saturday 11th September. A charge for the first week (26th June to 3rd July) is applicable and will be approximately £100.

Further Information

For the candidate brief and to apply for this role, please see the University jobs page at: (if the link does not work, please paste into your browser)

For further information or any queries, please contact Sian Owen (Language Centre Administrator) or Helen Whitelaw (Management Support Officer) on email:

Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft TEAMs. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Closing Date02/02/2021
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