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EFL teachers at Oxford International Education Group

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EFL teachers

Job purpose

To teach English to individuals and groups of junior and adult students following a syllabus and using materials appropriate to the students and course type

Main duties and responsibilities


Prepare lessons using materials from the syllabus as directed but also adapting and supplementing as required to meet student needs
Teach both adult and junior classes, and potentially 1:1s, face-to-face in the Brighton School
Deliver a range of lesson types, including but not limited to General English, Business English, exam preparation, English Plus courses with the aim of achieving the objectives of the course syllabus and to the standards set out by the Academic Management Team (AMT)
Use classroom technology to enhance students’ learning experience
Effectively manage students and their behaviour (with the support of the AMT)
Encourage student participation through a positive and enthusiastic attitude about activities in which they are involved
Be observed by members of the AMT for the purposes of professional development and quality control and by TESOL trainees as part of OIEG’s Teacher Training provision
Teach morning, afternoon, and potentially evening classes as well as some weekends (by prior agreement with the AMT); hours are not set, and schedule will be changed, as required
Provide testing when required, occasionally outside normal working hours (by prior agreement with the AMT)
Teach demonstration lessons for agents/potential students as arranged with the AMT


Attend weekly staff meetings
Keep an accurate record of student attendance and lateness on both paper and on the school’s online database
Monitor student attendance and alert the AMT to any absences where required (e.g. under 18, when worrying, or more than 3 days)
Complete a weekly scheme of work by the Monday of each week, and record of work for what has been taught after each lesson, uploaded to the Virtual Learning Campus
Complete student reports by the Wednesday before the end of their course and at any other times requested by the AMT
Monitor and assess students’ ongoing progress, e.g. testing, tutorials, marking writing
Complete any other administrative tasks required for the effective operation of the school 2


Attend staff induction prior to the start of the contract
Complete welfare and safeguarding training, and any other non-teaching training required
Be a positive and professional role model for the students, representing the core values of OIEG
Attend CPD sessions provided by OIEG. However, teachers are expected to take a strong interest in and responsibility for their own CPD as an English language teacher, with the support of the AMT
Dress appropriately for the role at all times
Abide by the school systems and procedures as outlined in the Teacher Manual
Contribute positively to the inclusive atmosphere of the school by working collaboratively with students and staff
This job description is provided as a guide to the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to periodic revision to meet business requirements.

Person specification

Statutory requirements

Eligibility to live and work in in the UK
Enhanced DBS disclosure check or overseas equivalent


Recognised ELT qualification, e.g., Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA
Undergraduate degree (*not a requirement for a candidate with a Level 7 qualification – candidates working towards a level 7 qualification are welcome to apply)
Level 7 ELT qualification, e.g. Trinity Diploma TESOL/Cambridge Delta
Other relevant teaching qualification (such as CELTYL)

Experience and knowledge

Demonstrable English language proficiency (CEFR C2, IELTS 8.5)
Demonstrable knowledge of effective language teaching and learning strategies
Experience of delivering English language lessons to groups of junior and adult students
Experience of working in a Language Teaching Organisation (e.g. language school, university language centre)
Experience of working with students from a diversity of cultures and language backgrounds
Experience of teaching IELTS/FCE/CAE/ Business/EAP courses
Experience of working with teenagers and young learners

Skills and Abilities

Ability to use different strategies for effective classroom management and commitment to student-centred learning
Ability to develop and adapt materials to suit students’ needs, from both course books and online resources
Willingness and ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and methods
Commitment to the welfare of students
Commitment to fostering a supportive and encouraging learning environment in which the teacher manages cultural differences
Willingness and ability to teach effectively learners of different ages
Ability to differentiate in class according to age, ability, learning preference
Willingness and ability to teach effectively online and face to face
Willingness and flexibility to teach morning, afternoons and evenings

Personal qualities

Adopts a highly professional approach to work
Adopts a collaborative approach to working
Is resilient, flexible and responds positively to new challenges and actively seeks solutions
Has strong cultural awareness and knowledge
Has sympathetic approach to international students
Acts with integrity at all times
Is reliable and punctual
Has a strong interest in their own professional development
Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and ability to cope with changing priorities

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