The ELL Specialist teaches leveled pull-out ESOL classes for beginner, low intermediate, intermediate or high intermediate English language learners. The ELL Specialist focuses on building the students’ listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills needed for success in the mainstream classroom. The ELL Specialist will also co-teach with the mainstream content teacher in one or more of the Humanities classes, where low intermediate and/or intermediate ELLs are clustered. The ELL Specialist also works collaboratively with mainstream teachers at large to best meet the needs of the English language learners, which could include push-in support.
Sheltered practices are utilized whenever possible under the umbrella of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). The role of the ELL specialist may often be that of a coach with regards to strategies that will best benefit ELLs.
To create and teach a robust curriculum focused on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the leveled pull-out ESOL classes.
To co-teach and co-plan assigned classes with Humanities teachers.
To create scaffolded and/or differentiated materials for the Humanities classes.
To collaborate with other ELL Specialists in the ESOL Department to maintain continuity of curriculum across the leveled classes.
To communicate and collaborate with other ELL Specialists and classroom teachers to ensure the needs of ELLs are being met in the classroom.
To communicate and collaborate with Residential Counselors in Residential Life to ensure ELLs are being supported.
To assist in the testing of incoming ELL students for placement in the program and during the year for progress monitoring
Prior ESOL teaching experience in a high school setting.
Ability to collaborate with others.
Understanding of cultural differences and the impact of culture on learning.
Masters in TESOL or equivalent.
Experience with SIOP teaching strategies.
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Robert Spezzano, Head of Upper School, at R.Spezzano@lemanmanhattan.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about our school, please visit the website: www.lemanmanhattan.org.
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.