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Pre-sessional EAP Teacher

University of Reading - International Study & Language Institute

Location: Reading
Salary: £38,205 to £39,347 per annum pro rata.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 4th February 2024
Job Ref: SRF46236
 

We are looking for a number of committed, enthusiastic teachers with experience of teaching EAP to join our team for the summer Pre-sessional English (PSE) Programme to teach both face-to-face and online from the University of Reading campus.

The International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) has been one of the University’s fifteen academic Schools since 2013, and it has a longstanding reputation for its expertise in English language teaching and assessment. Our PSE Programme is accredited by BALEAP, the global forum for EAP professionals, and takes a genre approach as well as an integrated approach to developing academic language skills. Further details on the programme are available at https://www.reading.ac.uk/isli/pre-sessional-english

We offer a competitive teacher package:

  • Subsidised accommodation on campus
  • A fully paid three-day induction
  • A comprehensive EAP syllabus with all teaching materials and assessments provided
  • An experienced and supportive team of colleagues in leadership roles and returning teachers

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Attend a three-day teacher induction to understand the context, principles, content, and procedures of the programme
  • Teach EAP to international students so that they are equipped with academic English language skills necessary for their degree destination
  • Teach two groups of students (face-to-face and online) to fulfil the School’s operational needs
  • Teach by using the provided materials so that the intended learning outcomes are met satisfactorily
  • Keep accurate records of students’ attendance and engagement so that University and UKVI compliance is adhered to
  • Deliver tutorials to students to provide academic support
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to keep informed of key aspects of the programme
  • Liaise with staff members via relevant communication platforms so that potential issues are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner
  • Attend standardisation training sessions for formative and summative assessments to ensure that quality assurance standards are applied consistently
  • Apply marking criteria and provide appropriate feedback on written and oral coursework so that students understand their performance and areas for improvement
  • Assist in the administration and marking of exit tests so that students’ language proficiency is further assessed
  • Engage with continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities, including being observed once, so that own teaching practice is informed by research and reflection
  • Provide end-of-programme feedback in order to contribute to the evaluation of the programme

Dates

The dates below are inclusive of the teacher induction:

PSE  F (10 weeks): Wednesday 26th June to Friday 6th September 2024, inclusive

PSE G (6 weeks): Wednesday 24th July to Friday 6th September 2024, inclusive

Please specify on your application form which period(s) you are available. You must be available for the whole of that period.

Pay

£ 38,205 per annum pro rata

Teachers will normally be paid on the last working day of each month.  If teachers join after the payroll deadline, they will be paid in the following month.

Implications of the UK leaving the EU

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.

However, we are able to employ teachers who hold a Frontier Worker permit. There is further information about this on the GOV.UK website.

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