EAL Instructors Spring/Summer Explore English as an Additional Language Program - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Date of Posting: 
March 13, 2015
Office of Skills Development and Learning
EAL Instructors Spring/Summer Explore English as an Additional Language Program
Hours of Work: 

Full-time term position, with some evening and weekend work required.

$5,539 for 6-week-term or $11,078 for 12-week term. Vacation pay included.

This competition will be used to staff both the Spring and Summer programs. Fewer positions are available for the Spring session.  Full term instructors will be hired for the period of May 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015. Additional positions will be added for the Summer Program June 29, 2015 – August 7, 2015.

Please indicate on your application your availability for Spring, Summer or both programs.

The University of Prince Edward Island, through the Office of Skills Development and Learning, is seeking EAL Instructors for its youth Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program - Explore.

Two Explore Programs will be offered in 2015 for Canadian and International students. A spring program for those 19 years of age and older and a summer program from those 16 – 17 years of age.  Participants have formal EAL lessons weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends.  EAL Instructors are responsible for the planning and delivery of daily lessons, and the organization of one three hour workshop each week.


Instructors report directly to the Academic Coordinator and are responsible for:

• EAL instruction
• Course design 
• Curriculum evaluation and revision
• Facilitation of a weekly workshop and extra-help session
• Formative and Summative evaluations of student achievement
• Participation in weekly staff meetings
• Participation in a minimum of one socio-cultural activity one evening per week
• Some evening and weekend work required in addition to regular teaching duties
• Chaperone a weekend trip to Halifax with Explore students and staff
• Chaperone one overnight activity at the university residence
• Acting as a role model to students and staff by upholding and reinforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore Program
• Creating a positive learning environment
• Other duties as assigned by the Academic Coordinator or Program Coordinator


• B.Ed or other degree with equivalent work experience,
• EAL teaching experience,
• Proficiency in English,
• Current First Aid and CPR certification. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• ESL teaching certificate,
• Experience working in cross-cultural settings,
• Class 4 Driver's License - to drive a 15-passenger van.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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