ESL Facilitator

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Author ahnationtalk
Date April 12, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Brantford, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8869
Apply By : 4/19/2018
Position Title : ESL Facilitator
Department : Laurier International
Job Type : Part-time, Limited Term
Campus : Brantford
Reports To : Manager, LEAF Program
Position Summary :

At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an ESL Facilitator.

The incumbent is responsible for providing academic English instruction in the LEAF Program.

Accountabilities :


  • Provide instruction in English as a second language
  • Create and maintain detailed lesson plans for each class
  • Design supplementary materials for in-class lessons
  • Assist in curriculum development and program evaluation
  • Provide guidance to LEAF students in adapting to a new culture and environment
  • Encourage and monitor ESL students on all aspects of their academic progress and schedule, as well as their participation in school activities and programs, and advocate for their participation as appropriate
  • Act as a resource for students to ensure they are aware of, and have access to, applicable student services offered within the University or externally in the community
  • Provide all students with a safe and appropriate learning environment
  • Utilize appropriate ESL curriculum using a variety of materials and teaching techniques to enhance student learning and outcomes, and to maintain student interest
  • Engage in appropriate professional growth activities; develop and maintain professional learning networks
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records and personal information at all times
  • Meet with students to provide assistance and receive feedback
  • Track student progress
  • Create and administer tests
  • Maintain office hours
  • Act as a peer mentor to new instructors
  • Attend staff meetings
  • May be required to attend student functions
  • Other duties related to the operation of the language program as requested by the Manager, LEAF and Coordinator, LEAF
Qualifications :


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s an asset) in a field related to ESL instruction (e.g., English, Education, Linguistics)
  • Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL Ontario or TESL Canada)
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching English at the post-secondary level; overseas experience an asset
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing learning and working environments
  • Previous experience with educational technologies; ability to develop and deliver digital-age learning experiences

Grade : EX-G
Salary : $31.58 – $39.48
Salary Notes : This is a part-time, limited term role from April 23, 2018 to August 17, 2018.

Hours of Work: The normal hours of work will be 22-35 hours per week, however, will fluctuate based on student enrolment.
Please Note :

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or



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