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  • 04/17/2018 5:44 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The English Language Center at Michigan State University is looking for ESL professionals with MA TESOL or equivalent degrees to join our team of essay raters for MSU’s English exams that are administered in Greece.

    What: Rate approximately150-250 essays; pay is HIGHLY competitive

    When: May-June 2018

    How: Online through a secure login from the ELC at MSU (following initial training on the MSU campus in East Lansing)

    An orientation for new raters will be conducted on the MSU campus on May 12, 2017.  All raters must complete online recalibration (norming) during the week of May 21, the week following orientation.  Rating will continue into June. Rating is performed online on your own computer.

    If you are interested in this rating opportunity, please email Dr. Heekyoung Kim at by May 1, 2018.  Please include an attachment of your résumé or CV.  If you are selected, Dr. Kim will contact you with details re: orientation and rating.

    Note:  Essay rating takes place twice a year.  This ad is NOT for full time or part time positions, but rather to recruit experienced ESL professionals to become part of an essay-rating team, some members of which will be called upon as needed to rate essays twice a year, corresponding to test administration dates.  As stated above, this opportunity could allow you to rate between 150 and 250 essays, depending on how many test-takers actually take the test and the size of our rater pool when we complete orientation and recalibration.  Raters must perform according to ELC standards in order to be considered for continuing rating opportunities. These standards include accurate rating and meeting deadlines.

    Thanks for your interest!

  • 04/16/2018 12:42 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The English Language Institute (ELI), an academic unit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), seeks an energetic, detail-oriented student services and outreach coordinator with excellent communication and customer service skills and a global outlook to serve as a member of ELI’s administrative team. This position supports ELI’s academic programs in English for Academic Purposes and ESL/EFL Teacher Education, its co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings, and its general office operations.

    See this link for full details and to apply:

  • 04/05/2018 8:07 PM | Pamela Bogart

    Eastern Michigan University seeks part-time ESL Lecturer(s) for Summer and Fall 2018. The full job description, qualifications, and application information can be found at this link:

  • 03/20/2018 6:03 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The English Language Institute (ELI), a unit of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, is seeking highly-qualified, experienced English for Academic Purposes instructors for two summer programs.

    1.  We have approximately 2-3 openings in our English for Academic Purposes summer intensive program. We seek instructors with expertise in the following areas: 1) Academic writing and editing; 2) Interactive academic speaking. The number of positions and specific course assignments available are subject to enrollment.

    Program dates: July 2 - August 10, 2018

    To apply: A detailed job description, contact information, and online application are available at this link (Job Posting #154666). 

    Note: Qualified candidates are also invited to apply for the position in the ELI’s English for Legal Studies program described in Job Posting #154667.

    2. approximately 1-3 highly qualified, experienced instructors of English as a Second Language/English for Academic Purposes to teach academic reading, writing, vocabulary and research skills in an intensive summer program for undergraduate students from Ajou University in South Korea, sponsored by the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and offered jointly by ELI and the Nam Center for Korean Studies. All teaching assignments are subject to enrollment.

    Program dates: July 10 – August 4, 2018

    To apply: A detailed job description, contact information, and online application are available at this link (Job Posting #154732).

  • 03/09/2018 8:37 AM | Pamela Bogart

    Category: Middle School Teaching
    Date Posted: 3/8/2018
    Location: Ypsilanti Community Middle School
    Date of Availability: ASAP
    Date Closing: Until filled

    Appply online: 

     *This position requires a current, valid Michigan teaching certification with an FF Endorsement that includes grade levels 5 - 8



    The Teacher creates and sustains a community of learners through the development of a positive classroom and school culture, by holding rigorous and high expectations for students and by utilizing quality instructional practices matched to student learning needs. The Teacher continuously improves their practice through professional learning and collaboration with peers. The Teacher supervises students, develops and delivers lessons, utilizes established curriculum and maintains high levels of communication with parents/guardians regarding student progress and wellbeing.




    • Commits to ongoing learning and the development of the craft of teaching for self; encourages, supports and mentors ongoing learning in students.
    • Commits to high expectations for students, developing a vision of success for each student and moving that student towards its achievement.
    • Commits to positive relationships and communication, promoting and modeling a safe and supportive learning culture for all.
    • Commits to honoring all students, embracing their community and diversity.
    • Commits to establishing a learning environment that is accountable for effective instruction, assessment and data-driven decision-making.
    • Commits to using community resources to improve instruction.
    • Commits to collegiality and professionalism of self and staff.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.)

    • Participates in professional development, maintains appropriate certification and qualifications and keeps current in changing pedagogy.
    • Participates in collegial conversations surrounding student achievement on a regular basis, influencing individual, grade, and/or department instruction based on collective examination of student performance.
    • Teaches district-approved curriculum, as well as local and state standards, using contemporary thinking around best-practices and program-specific objectives.
    • Participates in district and school initiatives, adheres to building and district school improvement plans.
    • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.
    • Creates a positive, engaging classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriately responds to the maturity level and interest of the students.
    • Encourages students to set and maintain high standards of classroom behavior. Proactively teaches appropriate behavior and expectations.
    • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and activities.
    • Identifies and responds to the learning style of all students. Differentiates instruction to accommodate these styles.
    • Evaluates the academic and social growth of students, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports. Uses academic outcome information to inform curriculum and instructional decisions for all students.
    • Acts as a public relations agent for the success and image of the district.
    • Communicates regularly with students, parents, families and administration in advocacy of student growth. Develops communication plans that adjust for varying levels of parent involvement and inclusion.
    • Integrates cultural consciousness in instruction, classroom culture and classroom artifacts.
    • Collects and integrates information about community heritage in instruction.
    • Adheres to district and school rules and procedures.
    • Conducts behavior to demonstrate collegiality and professionalism.
    • Regular predictable attendance.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Alternative requirements that may be appropriate and acceptable to the Board of Education may be considered. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



    • Possession of a Bachelor's or higher degree.
    • Valid Michigan teacher's certificate with necessary endorsement(s) to teach assigned subject matter required.
    • Educational experience preferred.
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.



    • Ability to explain and demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals and professional journals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of educators, students and the general public.
    • Ability to write lesson plans, business correspondence and other related correspondence.
    • Ability to express self clearly, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret information.



    • Ability to integrate technology into the everyday work flow is necessary.
    • Ability to utilize District technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the District.
    • Ability to use computer technology for research, data management, communications and other instruction.
    • Ability to use a personal computer (PC) or MAC in a networked environment to utilize the Internet and other electronic communications mechanisms.
    • Knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software) is required.


    • Ability to apply the concepts of basic math, algebra and geometry consistent with the duties of this position.



    • Highly proficient in subject areas of: reasoning, problem solving, organizational dynamics and emotional intelligence.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Exhibit high level of professionalism with the ability to handle confidential information, use good judgment, plan and handle complex projects and maintain a flexible attitude.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


    • Ability to build rapport with others and to serve diverse publics
    • Ability to take initiative; work well with others as a collaborative team member and exhibit good communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other departments, agencies and individuals.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds such as books and teaching material. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to travel to other buildings is required. The position requires the individual to sometimes work irregular or extended work hours and meet multiple demands from several people.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day. The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work out-put of students. The employee is exposed to infections at a greater risk than the average person. Occasionally the employee may be required to be outdoors for a short period of time, and therefore subject to varying weather conditions, for purposes of accomplishing the essential functions of this job.



    Complete all sections of the online application at: or



    This position is posted until filled.



    The contract, salary and other employment conditions will be established by the Board of Education with salary ranging from $40,000 to $82,000. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment for this position will be required to work 195 days. Further, applicant must agree to fully participate in all relevant training inclusive of or unique to the building assigned and the District.



    This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and ability as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position. The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the duties of employees under supervision. The Ypsilanti Community Schools retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.


    This position description is not a contract for employment.


    The Ypsilanti Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

    The Ypsilanti Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information or any legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

  • 03/01/2018 10:29 AM | Pamela Bogart

    The Literacy Center of West Michigan is creating a pool of candidates to fill upcoming instructor positions for community and workplace ESL classes. Times, dates, and locations will vary, and we will work with the qualified instructors to place them in a position that works well with their schedules. The current job posting can be viewed at this link.


    The Literacy Center of West Michigan is committed to bringing about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.  The Literacy Center works with adults, both native speakers of English and English language learners, who read below a 9th grade level and want to improve their literacy. 

  • 02/23/2018 1:29 PM | Pamela Bogart

    Pontiac Academy for Excellence is seeking an ESL endorsed teacher for a secondary teaching position.

    The candidate will teach English to students who are learning English as a Second Language. The candidate must have an (NS K – 12) endorsement as well as a major or minor in ELA.

    The full job posting is available at this link.

  • 01/18/2018 9:26 PM | Pamela Bogart

    January, 2018

    ESL TEACHERS NEEDED: The Michigan Language Center at 715 East Huron Street in downtown Ann Arbor is accepting resumes for teachers to teach English to international students 4, 6, 10, 14, 16 or 20 hours per week. There may be classes available as soon as February 7, 2108.   There are also possibilities for future employment.

    To be considered, applicants must have a university degree, ESL certification and previous experience in an ESL classroom situation. Three years of ESL classroom experience is preferred.  An MA degree in ESL or a related field is preferred.

    Send an email with a resume and a cover letter to the following:

    Please do not call.

  • 01/11/2018 9:41 AM | Pamela Bogart

    English Language Institute (ELI) Lecturer  
    Northern Michigan University

    Northern Michigan University's English Language Institute (ELI) is seeking lecturers to teach ESL courses to international students.  

    Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field. Two years of experience teaching ESL or a foreign language at the post-secondary level.  

    Knowledge/skills/abilities required: excellent written and spoken communication skills in English. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work well as part of a team. Strong intercultural communication skills.  

    The position will teach 2-3 courses in the English Language Institute, in addition to course preparation, office hours, and faculty meetings. Additional projects may be assigned.   The hourly rate is $17 for approximately 20-25 hours per week.

    Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.  See more at

    Submit NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and unofficial transcript utilizing our on-line application process by accessing  All required application materials must be submitted by January 23, 2018.

    NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.


  • 12/19/2017 10:11 PM | Pamela Bogart

    University of Detroit Mercy seeks Part-time ESL Instructor (January 8-April 27)

    The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP), a subdivision in the International Services Office at the University of Detroit Mercy, is looking for an innovative and dynamic adjunct faculty member to teach English as a Second Language to newly-arrived UDM non-immigrant international students who lack sufficient English proficiency. Duties consist of assignments in the Winter 2018 semester (January 8-April 27, 2018) at the main McNichols campus. The tentative available classes would be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9am and 12pm, starting January 10th.

    Other duties include: providing copies of syllabi and course materials to their supervisor upon request; assigning and submitting grades; using computer and multimedia technology; participating in curriculum development and revision. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Master's degree or be a candidate for a Masters degree in teaching English as a second language or in teaching English to speakers of other languages or in a closely related field. Strong cross-cultural communication skills and ability to communicate with speakers with limited English skills are necessary. ESL teaching experience is preferred.  Overseas teaching experience and experience learning another language are desirable.   

    Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to Catherine Franklin, ALCP Program Manager at the following email address: Please include your availability during the specified dates. We will be accepting applications through January 5th.  

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