ESL Instructor

Salary:  Location:  New York, New York, United States
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Job Description

Rennert Teens is hiring certified and enthusiastic ESL instructors to join our winter program in Midtown Manhattan.  Our programs provide international students age 13 – 17 an opportunity to improve their English language abilities through their passions, while making new friends and experiencing American culture.  We do this through engaging, creative classwork, a tightly organized schedule of excursions and campus activities, and a caring, hardworking team of teachers, activity leaders, and administrative staff.   Bring your sense of fun, strong dedication to our program and students, and creative approaches to delivering high-quality ESL instruction.

ESL Instructors set the standard for professionalism and foster an inclusive, positive learning environment at each site.   Instructors are responsible for supporting students’ learning, and completing all required records and documentation.  ESL Instructor accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following…




§  Plan and execute engaging lesson plans for General English that incorporate reading, listening, speaking, and writing (with a focus on speaking) and are lively, challenging, fun and relevant to teen learners

§  Grade content-based curriculum to your classes interests and abilities, and incorporate student’s upcoming trips and activities into lesson content

§  Introduce and assess use of new vocabulary, functional language, and grammar through varied, student-centered, communicative activities

§  Prepare daily lesson plans with clear lesson objectives that include engaging activities, incorporate technology, and culminate with a final weekly project

§  Exhibit strong classroom management skills

§  Work with Academic Manager and activity staff to develop weekly student projects and to prepare for the main student showcase



§  Assist Academic Manager with administration of oral placement tests for arriving students every Monday

§  Submit accurate attendance records daily, and weekly progress reports on time to Academic Manager


POSITION HOURS AND PROGRAM DATES:  This is part-time, 5 day per week role for the duration of our seasonal program.  Mondays require an early start to conduct placement testing at 8:30am.  Students are in class from 9:30am- 12:45pm.  Administrative hours must be held onsite at Rennert International during normal business hours, and in adherence to your posted schedule. 

To be considered for this role, candidates have full availability from December 31st – January 25th.  Candidates must also be available beginning December 26th for paid training at the administrative rate of $15 per hour.  Duration of employment is based on student enrollments.




§  Bachelor’s degree and US work permit

§  Ability to create differentiated content-based lessons for elective courses

§  TESOL certificate, state teaching license, or Master’s degree is ESL or related field required

§  At least 1 year of ESL teaching experience, with some prior experience teaching youth

§  Demonstrated understanding of teenagers and appropriate teaching strategies

§  Respect for and dedication to Rennert Teens mission, and working with students from varied backgrounds

§  Strong self and time management skills, proven track record of leadership and problem-solving

§  Enthusiasm, flexibility, patience and a dedication to the staff and students

§  Proficiency in Word, Excel, Gmail and DropBox


If contacted for an interview, candidate must provide 2 professional supervisor references from a teaching role


16.25 hours of teaching per week at $20 per hour.  Rennert International pays .75 hours of administrative pay, at the rate of $15 per hour, for progress report preparation each week.  Activity hours will receive the activity pay rate of $15 per hour.  Additional administrative pay is available for attending Rennert’s monthly professional development sessions and training.


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