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  • 06/01/2017 1:17 PM | Josie Gruber (Administrator)

    Henry Ford College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track ESL instructor for their English Language Institute (ELI) to start fall 2017. For additional information and the application, candidates should visit this website

  • 06/01/2017 4:51 AM | Josie Gruber (Administrator)

    Global LT, a Troy-based global mobility company, provides a variety of language, intercultural, and relocation services for corporate employees and their families worldwide. They are looking for private ESL tutors for three (3) clients in the metro Detroit area. Global LT is happy to accept referrals as well, including anyone who is not affiliated with TESOL. They have a high volume of clients in the area and are always happy to accept resumes from qualified teachers. Details below:

    Global LT ( enables corporate employees and their families to live and work successfully anywhere in the world. We are currently looking for private ESL tutors for two of our clients in Clinton Township (Macomb County), MI. Since these are independent contractor assignments, Global LT can only consider candidates who can reasonably and regularly commute to the requested location.

    In Clinton Township (Macomb County):

    • 95937: Adult male, native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, would like lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm. He is at a novice-high English level and would like to work on pronunciation, grammar, and writing. His company has approved for him to have approximately 95 hours of lessons (confirming).
    • 96425: Adult male, native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, would like lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm. He is at an intermediate-high English level and would like to work on business communication, presentation skills, and grammar. His company has approved for him to have approximately 80 hours of lessons (confirming).

    In Troy:

    • 96415: Adult female, native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, would like lessons to be at her office three days per week: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm. She is in the area on corporate assignment and is at an advanced English level, and her company has approved for him to take up to 50 hours of lessons. She would like to focus on vocabulary, oral/written comprehension, and correspondence, especially in a business context.

    Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience teaching ESL, adult literacy, or developmental English. Tutors will have the opportunity to be considered for other local and online teaching assignments. Global LT’s tutors are independent contractors who create their own lessons and select materials based on their students’ needs.

    If interested, please send a resume, desired hourly rate (negotiable or non-negotiable), and include job reference number(s) to:

    Ms. Mary Tablac, Sourcing Specialist


    Phone: 248-786-0999 X2113

  • 05/18/2017 12:14 PM | Pamela Bogart

    ESL Specialist

    The English Language Program at Saginaw Valley State University invites applicants for a part-time, temporary ESL Specialist position. For complete list of requirements, further information, and to apply for this position, please visit Search under the job title "Part-time ESL Specialist." Applicants must apply on-line.  SVSU is an EO/AA employer.

  • 04/21/2017 3:15 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The Literacy Center of West Michigan seeks candidates for two positions.

    1. FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM Director (full time)

    2. Contextualized English Language Instructor, Customized Workplace English (part time)

    1. Family Literacy Program Director

    The Literacy Center is hiring a full time Family Literacy Program Director.  Qualified individuals should have strong instructional background, experience directing adults, and significant experience interfacing with communities whose first language is not English.   Master’s Degree and bilingual in Spanish preferred.  For more information and to apply, visit  Application deadline is May 1st.



    FSLA: Exempt  (FT)  Pay Grade: 58


    Executive Director


    • Education:   Bachelor’s in Education.  Master’s in TESOL preferred. 
    • Experience:   2 – 4 years teaching adults as well as supervising employees and providing instructional coaching.  Significant experience interfacing with communities whose first language is not English.  Experience with the K-12 systems.
    • Knowledge and Skills:   Bilingual in Spanish preferred; Experience with curriculum development and program evaluation.  Strong capacity for team leadership and engagement.  Acute cultural sensitivity.  Highly developed communication skills.


    l  Follow the model established by Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning, and the collaborative family literacy model developed by the Literacy Center.

    l  Research best practices and innovations for Family Literacy curriculum and programing.  

    l  Develop plan to ensure outcomes are achieved, relationships are nurtured, and parents are well-served and engaged.

    l  Participate in community school meetings to identify barriers and opportunities for parental engagement.

    l  Present to the public and stakeholders about program updates.

    l  Research funding opportunities to aid with sustainability and future expansion.

    l  Develop and manage program budget and participate on the Literacy Center management team.

    l  Develop and revise program evaluation in partnership with Literacy Center management team and external evaluators.

    l  Report to funders and other stakeholders on program outcomes.


    l  Recruit and hire instructional staff (at this time, AmeriCorps members).

    l  Train instructional staff and provide them with need-specific professional development opportunities.

    l  Support the coordinator in the recruitment and management of childcare workers

    l  Communicate with school personnel and KSSN coordinators.

    l  Lead learner recruitment efforts.

    l  Evaluate instructional staff.


    •     Support office culture and values that contribute toward a collaborative, inclusionary workplace.

    •     Tutor one learner in support of the Literacy Center’s mission to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

    l  Other duties as assigned.

    2. Contextualized English Language Instructor, Customized Workplace English (part time)


    Contextualized English Language Instructor, Customized Workplace English

     FSLA: Exempt     Pay Grade: $16.50-$25/hour


    CWE Director


    ·       Education:  MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Teaching certificate with ESL endorsement, or currently working on MA in TESOL

    ·       Experience:  Experience in effective instruction, experience administering language tests and lesson development, and experience with computers.  Experience working with adults and two or more years ESL teaching experience. Experience in team teaching preferred.

    ·       Knowledge and Skills:  An ability to teach speaking, listening, reading and writing skills utilizing the context of a particular profession; 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 trade-specific lesson plans; to relate to people in a warm caring manner; to prepare reports on progress and outcomes.  Must have dependable transportation.


    This posting is for an adult ESL instructor who is available May 9, 2017 to June 2, 2017, Tuesday-Friday (T-Th: 8:30-4:00pm, F: 8:30-1:00pm). The instructor will be providing ESL instruction that is contextualized to Certified Nurse Aide training. Instruction will be provided with a Certified Nurse Aide instructor provided by Grand Rapids Community College. Classes will be held at 622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.


    ESL Instruction

    ·       Instruct groups of English Language Learners at Tassell M-TEC.

    ·       Coordinate with another instructor to provide effective ESL instruction that meets the needs of both the learner and the skilled trade competencies.

    ·       Test participants for learning gains and keep progress records of participants.

    ·       Select appropriate materials and develop lesson plans tailored to the workplace.

    ·       Collaborate with the CWE director and coordinator to identify necessary curricular support for the program including classroom, learner, and team-teacher needs.

    Program Administration

    ·       Write summaries and final reports.


    • 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.

    If interested, please email a résumé and cover letter to Chad Patton:

  • 04/06/2017 3:10 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 2017

    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 13, 2017. All raters must complete online recalibration (norming) during the week of May 22, 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 April 10, 2017. 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!

  • 03/27/2017 11:52 AM | Pamela Bogart

    Northern Michigan University
    Marquette, Michigan

    Northern Michigan University’s English Language Institute (ELI) is hiring part-time, temporary instructors for Summer 2017 ELI classes, as well as for special summer programs.

    Temporary on-campus housing is available at a very reasonable rate. In some cases, housing will be provided free of charge.

    Required Qualifications:               

    MA TESOL or Bachelor’s degree with 18 hours of coursework in a TESOL certification program.

    Preferred Qualifications:              

    Experience teaching in an ESL classroom.

    Please send your resume/CV to:

    Diana Vreeland, Director
    English Language Institute
    Marquette, Michigan

  • 03/27/2017 11:46 AM | Pamela Bogart

    The following position is open at GRCC Adult Education: 

    ESL Facilitator–Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

    Do you know someone who will be interested in teaching in our new Integrated Workforce Training Program Pilot in a part-time capacity? The attached documents supply details about this position.

    GRCC Integrated Workforce Program Flier.pdf

    GRCC ESL Facilitator Job Description.pdf

  • 03/05/2017 6:54 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus English Language Institute seeks summer 2017 Intermittent Lecturers for three programs: English for Legal Studies, English for Business Studies, and a "Summer in Michigan" program for undergraduate students from Ajou University in South Korea. The links below to the UM employment website provide job descriptions, qualifications, and links to apply.

    English for Legal Studies

    English for Business Studies

    Summer in Michigan Exchange Program

  • 02/13/2017 9:38 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The English Language Proficiency Program at University of Michigan-Dearborn has immediate need for an English lecturer for the Winter 2017 semester.

    Please see for details.

  • 01/02/2017 12:37 PM | Pamela Bogart

    The Literacy Center of West Michigan is seeking a qualified ESL instructor for EL/Civics classes.  The first class will be an 11-week beginning level class that meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings starting January 10.  Classes run quarterly, so there are opportunities for this position to be ongoing, as well as other teaching opportunities.  If you are interested, please submit your resume to Chad Patton at

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