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Pre-sessional EAP Teacher

University of Reading - International Study & Language Institute

Location: Reading
Salary: £34,189 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2018
Closes: 20th July 2019
Job Ref: SRF26382

We are looking for a number of committed, enthusiastic teachers with experience of teaching EAP to join our team for the summer Pre-sessional Programme. Single accommodation in a University hall of residence is available, subsidised by ISLI.

We offer a competitive teacher package:

  • Subsidised accommodation in University halls of residence.
  • A fully paid four-day induction.
  • A comprehensive EAP syllabus with all teaching and assessment materials provided.
  • An experienced and supportive team of colleagues and Course Directors.
  • Pro rata holiday pay entitlement.

The international Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading has a longstanding reputation for expertise in language teaching and assessment. The Pre-sessional Programme runs year-round and welcomes around 700 students each year.

Further details of the programme are available at:

The dates below are inclusive of the four-day induction and the end of Programme exit test marking and teacher de-briefing.
Please specify on your application form which period(s) you are available. You must be available for the whole of that period.
PSE 4: Wednesday 19 June - Tuesday 10 September 2019
PSE 5: Wednesday 3 July - Tuesday 10 September 2019
PSE 6: Wednesday 24 July - Tuesday 10 September 2019

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To teach English for Academic Purposes to Pre-sessional Programme students in accordance with the course syllabus and materials, and as advised by the Programme Director and Course Directors.
  • To assist in the administration and marking of continuous assessment and exit tests.
  • To mark coursework and provide feedback to students.
  • To set and mark homework on a regular basis.
  • To keep accurate records of students' attendance, progress and performance.
  • To keep a daily record of progress through the materials with each class.
  • To attend a four-day briefing before the start of the course and a one-day de-briefing arranged at the end of the course.
  • To attend a general staff meeting each week as arranged by your Course Director(s).
  • To attend other occasional staff meetings, as required by the Programme Director or your Course Director(s).
  • To assist, as and when required, in the evaluation of the programme and the teaching materials.
  • To attend a welcome reception for students.
  • To dress in a professional manner (as advised by your Course Director).

Informal contact details
Contact role: Pre-sessional Programme Director (Summer)
Contact name: Sarah Mattin
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7760
Contact email:

Closing date: 20/07/2019
Interview date: Interviews will take place each month until all vacancies have been filled.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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