Sessional Tutor - English Language and Academic Skills

Kaplan International Pathways

Start date: January 2018

Develop your academic career with a world-leading global educator

Are you passionate about teaching international students? Can you make learning fun and accessible for talented students with different learning styles?

At The University of Nottingham International College we prepare international students for university study so they can enjoy successful academic careers as undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Nottingham. Requirements are academically challenging for our students and it’s a highly rewarding experience for the members of the TUNIC team who help students to succeed.

In addition to the vibrant learning environment inside the college, TUNIC is situated at University Park campus. To get a flavour of the college, please visit our Facebook page and for background on the wider company, please visit Kaplan International Pathways.

About the role

English language and academic skills training is provided to all students at the college and is the bedrock of any successful study experience. We are looking for passionate ELT/EAP practitioners with experience in teaching international students to join the English Language and Study Skills teaching team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing for and teaching Extended English and Skills (EES), Language and Study Skills lessons
  • Supporting the provision of academic learning support to students through the 1:1 tutorial system
  • Carrying out module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, ensuring adherence to quality assurance
  • Using Virtual Learning Environments and facilitating student access
  • Helping to provide an engaging extracurricular enrichment programme for students

About you:

To be considered for the role, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree as a minimum
  • CELTA/DELTA qualification or MA in Applied Linguistics
  • Successful teaching experience within a UK higher/further education/EFL or EAP context
  • Experience in delivering academic and pastoral tutorials
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material, ideally experience of a Virtual Learning Environment
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, Outlook)
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Knowledge or experience of assessment within a UK higher education context
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for your subject and an ability to inspire excellence in others

What’s fun and rewarding about teaching for TUNIC?

  • Empowering talented students to think critically and realise their potential
  • Being challenged to keep material interesting and find new ways of conveying concepts and ideas
  • Influencing students’ personal and academic development and equipping them with study skills and life skills
  • Engendering a classroom environment where all students participate and collaborate
  • Boosting students’ motivation and engagement through technology

Application method:

Please apply with CV and covering letter via our online application form, explaining why you believe you are a suitable candidate for the role, and your motivation for joining our team.

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