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Job: Teacher: English as a Second Language (ESL) - Adult & Career Education Department (Location: Merritt College)

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Job Description

Position:          Teacher, English as a Second Language (ESL)

Location:         Merritt College, 12300 Campus Dr., Building D

Work Period:    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Instruction

                        Friday, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Training and professional learning community (PLC)

For Year:          2017-18

DESCRIPTION: Prepare and deliver rigorous, competency-based ESL instruction to equip adult students with language and cultural proficiencies so that they may participate fully in American society, and to be ready to transition to college and career.


  • Provide learning environments that enhance the development of language fluency and self-esteem of learners. Integrate language acquisition within the context of college & career readiness.
  • Work together with staff to develop and align ESL curriculum that enables student progress from ESL Literacy through ESL Advanced High that integrates college and career readiness skills and Integrated English Language and Civics Education (IELCE).
  • Develop students’ receptive English-language skills of listening and reading comprehension, and their productive English-language skills of speaking and writing.
  • Apply standards (including English Language Proficiency Standards, College and Career Readiness Standards) for assessing the major accomplishments of students.
  • Integrate English literacy and civics instruction (EL Civics).
  • Facilitate student use of technology and blended learning.
  • Complete and submit all required data and accountability documentation in a timely manner.


  • Valid non-emergency California teaching credential authorizing instruction to adults in the subject area. (Community college credential is not acceptable.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and teaching experience with adult students focusing on course planning, instruction, student assessment and evaluation.
  • Monitor student progress on the State Department of Education’s English as a Second Language Model Standards is also required.
  • Master’s degree in TESOL, Linguistics or related field preferred, TESOL certificate desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability developing and presenting lessons that include a variety of innovative communicative activities are essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to facilitate blended learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain adequate attendance.
  • Essential for applicant to be nurturing and skillful in inspiring confidence.
  • Demonstrated ability to be accurate and timely in submitting required paperwork to the school office.
  • Ability to work in a team of teachers, staff, and administration.
  • All applicants should prepare a model lesson plan for presentation at the interview.
  • Applicants may be asked to offer a demonstration lesson for observation by the interview panel.

Primary Location: Adult Education

Shift Type: per FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted
Friday, January 12, 2018 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:59 PM
(Pacific Standard Time)


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