Teaching ESL

English Teacher Needed in Merrillville, Indiana

Job Description

Job Description

Midwest Language Services is now interviewing English as Second Language (ESL) tutors to business people and their families in Merrillville, Indiana for part-time work (from 1 hour to 16 hours per week) to prepare lessons and teach English as a Second or New language to beginners and intermediate-level students (Level A and B on the CEFRL scale).
Day and evening hours available. Please let us know your availability.
Responsibilities

  • Arrive at lessons on time or even a little early (5-10 minutes) as punctuality is highly valued is certain cultures. Arriving even a couple of minutes late might be taken negatively.

  • Create lesson plans

  • Continually assess student needs.

  • Create lesson plans to help students improve their language skills.

  • Allow the student to speak at least 50 percent of the lesson time.

  • Assign and check homework, as needed.

  • Keep track of student attendance.

  • Be patient, encouraging, and help students speak and understand English more fluently.

Desired Qualities

  • At least two years of ESL teaching experience to adult learners

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree in English, Education or related field

  • Knowledge of a second language (to be able to understand the struggles of learning a second language)

  • Professional in appearance, attitude, preparedness, etc.

  • Business dress code (conservative attire - no jeans, no sandals or open-toed shoes, etc.)

  • Able to create engaging lesson plans for expats who need English to communicate with business colleagues and with people in the community for everyday purposes

  • Able to drive to the client or to one of our convenient locations

  • Extremely punctual

Benefits

  • Flexible schedule - set your hours, but then keep those hours regularly

  • Motivated learners

  • Compensation $20 - $25 per hour, depending on experience and other qualifications

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Follow-up to Learning Phrasal Verbs with Student-created Illustrations

A week has passed. Everyone remembered the meaning of each phrasal verb that they drew pictures for the previous week. In the follow-up lesson, students were grouped into pairs. Each student had to create a sentence using the phrasal verb together. Their partner had to rephrase the sentence that their partner had spoken and they had to separate the phrasal verbs with the object.

The class moved on to other topics, but I think that the lesson with phrasal verbs was a successful one and will be repeated as homework for future groups of phrasal verbs by having students first illustrate the meaning and then creating sentences two different ways, assuming that they are studying separable phrasal verbs. I would recommend introducing no more than about eight phrasal verbs per week, but it may depend on the level of your students.