Employment Opportunity:  Part-time  ESL  Instructor Position




Overview:  The ESL Instructor will work with trained volunteers in a multi-level classroom to facilitate English language learning (reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills) among adult immigrant learners.  Students represent a variety of ages and abilities, and come from a range of ethnic, socio-economic and academic backgrounds.  Our program values learner-centered instruction, and the use of volunteers in the classroom.  The ESL Instructor will collaborate with other staff in the delivery of services and programs.  This is a part-time, hourly position.  There will be some paid preparation time available.



  • Coordinate with staff to obtain intake and goal-setting information on new students and interpret diagnostic assessment tools.

  • Provide ESL instruction around students’ goals, needs, and abilities.  Design lessons and activities which incorporate learner-centered themes and approaches. 

  • Collaborate with the ESL Program Managers to supervise and mentor volunteer tutors assisting in the classroom.

  • Maintain and update student files and document attendance.

  • On a quarterly basis, assess and document progress, and re-visit goals with continuing students.

  • Identify students who qualify for CASAS post-testing and arrange for testing, in coordination with ESL Program Managers.

  • Submit data for reporting in a timely manner.

  • Assist with special events (Annual Meeting, Fundraising, etc.)



Experience:         Background in adult education and/or classroom techniques.

                               Experience in English as a Second Language adult basic education instruction preferred.


Skills/Abilities:  -Ability to teach adult ESL. 

                              -Ability to speak, read and write Spanish preferred. BUT not required.

 -Ability to effectively communicate with non-English speakers

 -Highly organized with effective problem-solving skills.

 -Strong English language, reading, & writing skills.

 -Patient, flexible, and creative.

 -Sensitive to cultural, ethnic, social, and learning differences.

 -Able to respect and communicate easily with adult learners from diverse

        backgrounds and with varied abilities.

 -Able to work independently without direct supervision, and as part of a team.


Schedule:             12 hours of class time per week, Monday through Thursday evenings 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

                                PLUS  5 - 8 hours for preparation and data  collection.  Possibility of additional hours for occasional                                                  training/meetings and special events.


Salary:                   $16.00/hr. to start

To Apply for this position: 

                              Please e-mail your resume or CV to director@soundlearning.co 


Mail to Director, Sound Learning, P O Box 2529, Shelton, WA  98584

© 2016 by Sound Learning.

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