English as an Additional Language Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website International School of Lusaka

The International School of Lusaka (ISL) is a renowned and diverse international school committed to providing high-quality education to students from around the world. Our institution is known for its excellence in academics, holistic development, and fostering a multicultural environment that prepares students for success in a globalised world. We seek enthusiastic, qualified and experienced candidates for the position of English As An Additional Language Teacher in August 2024:

Key Responsibilities

Language Instruction

  • Design and Deliver Lessons: – Develop and implement effective, engaging, and differentiated language lessons that cater to the diverse needs of students learning English as an additional language.
  • Language Proficiency Assessment: – Conduct language proficiency assessments to determine students’ English language levels and monitor their progress over time.

Support and Differentiation

  • Individualised Support: –  Provide individualised support to students, adapting teaching strategies and materials to meet their unique language learning needs.
  • Collaboration with Classroom Teachers: – Collaborate with subject-area teachers to align language support with academic content, ensuring students can access and understand curriculum materials.

Cultural Sensitivity

  • Cultural Awareness: – Foster a culturally inclusive and sensitive classroom environment, acknowledging and respecting the diverse backgrounds and experiences of EAL students.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication: – Facilitate effective communication and understanding among students from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Parental Involvement

  • Communication with Parents: –  Communicate regularly with parents to provide updates on students’ language development, progress, and strategies for support at home.
  • Parent Workshops: – Organise workshops or informational sessions for parents to enhance their understanding of the EAL program and ways to support their children.

Professional Development

  • Continuous Learning: – Stay informed about current best practices, methodologies, and research in the field of English language acquisition and teaching.
  • Professional Collaboration: – Engage in professional development opportunities and collaborate with colleagues to share knowledge and improve teaching practices.

Assessment and Reporting

  • Progress Monitoring: – Regularly assess and monitor students’ language proficiency, preparing progress reports and participating in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Standardised Testing: –  Prepare students for standardised language proficiency tests, providing guidance and support throughout the testing process.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), or a related field.
  • Valid teaching certification or licence.
  • Proven experience in teaching English as an Additional Language, preferably in a diverse and international educational setting.
  • Strong understanding of language acquisition theories and best practices.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    Interested candidates for the above stated position should submit their application as a single pdf attachment (letter of introduction max 2 pages, CV max 2 pages, current referees/references with contact information max 1 page) by email to the Human Resource And Administration Officer, International School of Lusaka ([email protected]).

Safeguarding Notice – At the International School of Lusaka, we are deeply committed to the safety and well-being of our students. We have a rigorous safeguarding policy in place and adhere to the highest standards of child protection. As part of our recruitment process, we require all applicants for the position to undergo thorough background checks and provide references. Our school is an inclusive and diverse community, and we expect all members of our staff to share our commitment to safeguarding and to act in the best interests of our students. By applying for this position, you acknowledge your willingness to comply with our safeguarding policies and practices. We prioritise creating a safe and nurturing learning environment for all our students.

International School of Lusaka is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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