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English Teacher



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Join ISSOS as an English Language Teacher and inspire international students in prestigious locations this summer


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£2000 - £4000

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St Andrews, UK; Cambridge, UK; Yale, US

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In-person- St Andrews United Kingdom,Cambridge United Kingdom,New Haven United States

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ISSOS is an esteemed summer school provider that delivers a unique cultural and educational experience for international students aged 13-18. Our locations at St Andrews, Cambridge, and Yale offer an exciting backdrop for both learning and teaching. We are dedicated to creating a supportive, engaging, and safe environment where students can enhance their English language skills and enjoy a variety of summer activities.

  • Design and teach a comprehensive English syllabus to international students.
  • Create engaging lesson plans tailored to students' English abilities.
  • Participate in and lead evening activities on a rotational basis.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times.
  • Write academic reports and contribute to the ISSOS Times magazine.
  • CELTA, certTESOL, or equivalent ESL/EFL qualification required.
  • Previous teaching experience is essential; experience with international students is preferred.
  • Clear communicator, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and a team player.
  • Positions available in St Andrews, Cambridge, and Yale with specific session dates.
  • Residential positions with full board provided, plus a fixed payment.
  • Participation in staff orientation and various student events.
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Reimbursement for travel and an orientation session included.

Your role will be to provide an exciting and challenging syllabus where students can improve their conversational skills, including their grasp of colloquial language, develop their understanding and use of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening skills.

WHO CAN APPLY? To apply for our roles you must either be a UK or a US citizen, or have the legal right to work in the country you are applying for a role in. Please note that we cannot sponsor visas for working in the UK.

WHEN AND WHERE WE NEED YOU ST ANDREWS Wednesday 26th June - Thursday 15th August 2024 CAMBRIDGE Saturday 6th July – Thursday 1st August 2024 YALE Wednesday 10th July – Monday 5th August 2024

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching a class of international students, 3 hours per day, Monday to Friday, for the duration of the 3 week programme Creating and executing interesting and engaging lesson plans Providing students with lessons tailored to their English ability Taking part in evening activities (compulsory rota basis) Making sure students are safe and happy at all times Being a positive role model Completing Academic Reports for your students before the close of session Contributing a short article for our summer magazine, The ISSOS Times

WHAT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED? Must have a CELTA, certTESOL or equivalent ESL/EFL qualification Previous teaching experience is essential Experience in teaching international students preferred

THE TYPE OF PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Clear and effective communicator Enthusiastic and self motivated Passionate about instilling a love for your subject in your students Team player who is willing to be involved in the wider summer school programme

WHAT DOES THIS JOB INVOLVE English Language Teachers at ISSOS are all fully qualified. Working as a team at the start of the programme, you will meet and evaluate each students’ ability and divide the group into smaller classes. Each teacher will then be responsible for a distinct ability level and will assist their students in becoming proficient in the English language.

As an ISSOS teacher you have your own class of international students aged 13-18 years old. Our classes are kept small in order to provide individual attention, personalised instruction and create an encouraging, supportive and fun environment for students to learn while making new friends from around the world.

Although we provide every teacher a guide as to what each lesson should achieve, we ask our teachers to bring their own experience and personality to each class and create their own stimulating and challenging lesson plans.

We are looking for charismatic, inspirational individuals who are experienced in their field and can provide a nurturing yet challenging atmosphere with individual attention and strong classroom management skills.

All of our summer positions are fully residential and all of our staff teams will be actively involved in the various events and activities that we put on for our students.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW? All of our staff must pass a full criminal background check* We provide full bed and board for you at our campuses, plus fixed payment All staff are required to be on duty (on a rota basis) for evening programmes, activities, day trips and arrival/departure days.

REIMBURSEMENT: Before the start of the session, we run a three-day orientation (dates are inclusive of this). Staff members receive reimbursement after the session. Travel reimbursements and any finders’ fees are paid separately.

We provide accommodation in all locations for all staff. Meals are provided in the halls of residence once students arrive, however, staff are responsible for their meals during Orientation.

St Andrews : £2000 GBP per session (£4000 GBP for the full contract) Cambridge: £2000 GBP for the session Yale: $2500 USD for the session

TRAVEL: Up to £150 reimbursed for travel to/from St Andrews/Cambridge Travelling within the US: Up to $350 reimbursed for travel to/from Yale Travelling from outside of the US: Up to $500 reimbursed for travel to/from Yale. If we are taking you on the J1 visa, we will also reimburse up to $150 for travel to your embassy appointment. The cost of the J1 Visa + SEVIS Fee is paid for by ISSOS. Flights & Embassy Appointment costs are the responsibility of the staff member.


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