Part Time ESL Instructor – Grant Funded

Part-Time, ESL Instructor Grant Funded


Adult Education


Instructors for English as a Second Language classes are responsible for educating the adult ESL population of District #510 to infuse contextualized instruction about a particular career field to transition students into a job or post-secondary education. The curriculums are designed to help students learn about life skills, the world of work, career exploration, and the English language. These courses are intended to teach non-native speakers of English how to communicate in their communities, at the workplace, and in an academic setting. Instructors work at various sites throughout the District and report to the site coordinator to accomplish the goals set forth by the Illinois Community College Board, as well as those of the Adult Education Department of South Suburban College.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Possess knowledge of ESL methodology, adult learning theory, learning styles and strategies.
  • Use a variety of techniques to assess learners’ needs; select materials appropriate to learners’ needs; develop daily lesson plans; individualize instruction for student population; and integrate appropriate technology. Include digital literacy, life skills, and math into daily lessons, highlighting workplace and academic vocabulary.
  • Possess ability to manage a multi-level classroom.
  • Develop and use effective teaching strategies for students requiring accommodations.
  • Assess students’ learning levels, develop instructional objectives, monitor students’ progress, and implement lesson plans.
  • Attend professional developmental workshops and conferences, earning a minimum of 12 hours of professional development credit per fiscal year.
  • Assist students with assessment of student goals according to the National Reporting System (NRS).
  • Responsible for completing New Teacher Orientation training (if not completed within the last 5 years).
  • Provide online educational opportunities within the classroom.
  • Ability to navigate computers and a Smart Board for classroom assistance.
  • Complete and submit appropriate records as they relate to grades and attendance for all students.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Adult Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field.
  • Must successfully a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ESL or TESOL teaching experience preferred.
  • Two years’ experience teaching adults.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong background in English.
  • Illinois teaching credentials preferred.


This is a part-time Grant position for 9-24 hours a week, 12 weeks a year. The salary is $22.00 per hour.

Beginning Date:

April 18, 2022

Application Deadline:

Until position is filled.

Application Procedure:

Submit letter of application, resume and transcripts to: or the Office of Human Resources Room 1245.