Endorsement or approval in English as a Second Language
French language and MA-TESOL a plus
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to English language acquisition.
Job Goal(s): The ESL Teacher provides specialized instruction for the purposes of developing the students’ ability to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language.
Performs those activities listed in the classroom teacher job description as appropriate and applicable.
Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in English. Instruction must be consistent and coordinated with the instructional program so that students meet and exceed learning targets and the requirements outlined in the curriculum.
Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets, and allow English learners to meaningfully access the instructional program.
Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student’s progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition. Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and evidence of growth and progress.
Provides a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies.
Facilitates frequent and effective home?school communication by coordinating: conferences; written communication; parent trainings and other meetings/events; and administrative support for childcare, interpreting, translations, etc.
Attends professional meetings as well as serves on specific committees, and attends staff meetings as may be requested or as established by school policy.
Understands and complies with the policies, rules, and regulations regarding the English learners. Advocates for the program needs that are required to meet the learning needs of English learner.
Performs such other and not specifically enumerated duties as may be requested by the Head of School.
This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification or amendment at any time at the discretion of the Head of School.
The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the employee’s Conditions of Employment. This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed. This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in its hiring of faculty and staff members.
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
EB has a long history of excellence in bilingual education in the Bay Area. Founded in 1977, it has become the educational model that blends the best of French and American curricula. Spanning preschool through eighth grade, and representing more than 50 nationalities, EB students are able to flourish within a vibrant and diverse community. Supported and nourished by an exceptional faculty and staff, as well as a dynamic parent body, our students are well-prepared to take their place in today’s world.