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English Language Instructor for Community and Business Classes

FSLA: Exempt
Pay Grade: 56

Reports to:
Director, Customized Workplace English

Improve the ability of ESL students to communicate in English at work, in their community, and in their lives (speaking, listening, reading, and writing the English language). 


  • Education: MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or teaching certificate with ESL endorsement.
  • Experience: Experience in group facilitation as well as experience administering language tests and lesson development. Experience working with adults as well as two or more years ESL teaching experience (preferably experience with low literacy learners). 
  • Knowledge and Skills: An ability to teach speaking, listening, reading and writing skills utilizing the context of the workplace and civics; to facilitate group learning; to administer and score tests; to structure learning to the English proficiency level; to instruct others in an effective manner; to develop company specific lesson plans; to relate to students in a warm, caring manner. 

Areas of Responsibility

ESL Instruction

  • Test participants for learning gains and keep progress records of participants as needed.
  • Instruct groups of non-native speakers at the Literacy Center or community locations.
  • Select appropriate materials and develop lesson plans for use in the workplace.

Program Administration

  • Write summaries and final reports. 

Grant Administration

  • Assist in writing final reports, if required.


  • Support efforts to bring about a vibrant and just society in west Michigan through the power of literacy.
  • Support office culture and values and exhibit cultural competency.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This is a candidate pool. Class times will vary on an as-needed basis. 

To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Diedre Deering (ddeering@literacycenterwm.org).

The Literacy Center of West Michigan is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports National Career Readiness Certification.

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