English as a Second Language Instructor (Casual)

  • Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 19, 2023
Instructors and Tutoring Teacher

Job Description

English as a Second Language Instructor (casual)

Are you looking to join a community of professionals working in an organization that makes a difference in the lives of so many people, including newcomers to Canada? We may just have an opportunity for you!

The Niagara Catholic District School Board invites applications for the position of English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor (casual) with our Continuing Education Department. Our casual ESL Instructors work on a “call as needed” basis, filling in for ESL staff who are away or on leave.


  • Instruct English as a second language, in accordance with curriculum guidelines of the Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Plan and develop daily lessons using appropriate ESL instructing methodologies,

    strategies and resources that address all language skills

  • Maintain a record of daily classroom activities
  • Incorporate life skills, employable skills and elements of Canadian culture

    throughout lesson plans

  • Adapt strategies to accommodate continuous intake, irregular attendance, group and individual learner needs
  • Assess, evaluate and document learner progress in all areas of language skills.
  • Collaborate with other ESL Instructors on delivery of instruction
  • Accurately record learner information and attendance on a timely basis, manually and on-line


  • University Degree in a related field
  • TESL Ontario Certification
  • Some experience teaching ESL or LINC in Canada, or EFL abroad, or such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may deem appropriate and acceptable
  • Knowledge of the principles of adult ESL teaching methodology and strategies
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to develop and deliver ESL lessons in accordance with program guidelines
  • Proficiency in teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and pronunciation to adult learners at various levels
  • Flexibility to adapt to a continuous intake environment
  • Clear speech with clear pronunciation
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-racial environment with respect and sensitivity towards all learners
  • Strong communication skills, which includes computer proficiency
  • A high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Proficiency in online/virtual teaching platforms suitable for ESL instruction, if required

HOURS: Various, as needed on a casual/supply basis

LOCATION: Must be able to travel to all locations within the Niagara Catholic

District jurisdiction (In-person delivery)

At Niagara Catholic, we are an equal opportunity employer that values and celebrates diversity with qualified staff who reflect the communities we serve. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to accommodating the individual needs of job candidates within our recruitment processes, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you are contacted by the Niagara Catholic District School Board, please advise if you require an accommodation.

We thank all candidates for applying; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.