EFL Teacher For Summer Teens Programme

Posted 20 February by Kaplan International Featured

Contract dates: between 5-10 weeks from 11th June to the 17th August

Hours per week: averaging 21 hours - 30 hours per week.

KIE Torquay Homestay Teens Program accepts students from around the globe aged 12-17 and is located very close to our adult KIE College (ages 16+). We provide a comprehensive package of tuition, social experience and accommodation to groups and individual students over the summer, as well as year round programs to Young Learner groups based in the adult KIE schools.

We are now recruiting EFL Teachers to join our team in Torquay. The role is based in a fantastic, vibrant town in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Torquay receives between 3 and 4 million visitors per year and has a long history as a Language Travel destination.

A typical day will involve…

8:30am. Tuesday morning. You arrive at the school and ensure that your materials are ready for the days’ classes. The staff room is a high-energy hive of activity. Your DoS tells you about the new students who will be joining the class today and checks that you are ok with your plans suggesting a couple of refinements here and there. You get to the class and fire up the IWB.

At 9am the students arrive for their first lesson of the morning. You greet everyone and welcome the new students before kicking off with a fun get-to-know-you warmer. The main lesson involves a running dictation to present the target language followed by a 'plan-a-party’ web quest. The students come up with some crazy ideas for the party and they are using the new language well. You monitor the presentations that they note down some errors for a fun grammar auction tomorrow.

The second lesson starts with an information gap reading centred around the afternoon’s excursion - a trip to the historic city of Exeter. Vocabulary is reviewed using Quizlet live - a communicative online matching game that is now a class favourite. The lesson culminates with the students writing and acting out a short scene set in Roman Britain.

After lunch you and three other teachers attend a training session hosted by the DoS. The subject is incorporating more pron into your classes and your fellow teachers have a number of great ideas that you decide to make use of in future lessons.

The final class is being team taught by yourself and another teacher and this afternoon it is project time! During the break the other teacher gives you an update on progress so far so that you can effect a seamless handover. The lesson starts and the students are engrossed in their chosen project - designing and building a flying machine. They are working in small groups and using the functional language that they were given. At the end of the session a fun competition is held to see whose machine can fly the farthest.

Before heading home you run off a few photocopies for tomorrow’s classes and leave the completed register and work record on your desk.

Your key responsibilities as an EFL Teacher will involve:

  • preparing and teaching classes in accordance with the Kaplan Curriculum statement and suggested weekly outline
  • monitoring the wellbeing of students, actively seeking to resolve any issues or areas of concern
  • being fully conversant with and adhering to H&S and Child Safeguarding guidelines as per Government legislation, the British Council Handbook and internal policies and procedures
  • maintaining familiarity with risk assessment documentation, both onsite and offsite, updating records where necessary
  • providing thorough lesson plans for in-house and external observations and maintaining accurate records of planning and student attendance
  • promoting the social programme
  • assisting with administrative duties as required

About you

You’ll have a genuine interest in teaching students ages 12 - 17. You’ll also have the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree as minimum and a CELTA or equivalent
  • DELTA or equivalent such as MA TEFL/EFL including observed teaching/Trinity Diploma or International Equivalent (desirable)
  • a solid understanding of language learning through a communicative methodology
  • a passion for teaching and inspiring students to learn
  • strong administrative and organisational skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to develop learner autonomy with students
  • awareness of British Council inspection criteria (desirable)
  • experience of working in an ELT environment (desirable)
  • experience with using IWB’s in the classroom (desirable)

Please note that offers of employment are always subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory reference checks. Additionally, as part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, certain positions will be subject to enhanced DBS checks.


Benefits include paid training sessions to help you improve your teaching skills and learn new and dynamic ways of engaging and motivating your classes, working with an experienced and supportive team, using interactive whiteboards and other teaching technologies.

Application method and closing date

Apply with your CV and covering letter via our online application form.

Closing date: Friday, 9th March, 2018

About us

Kaplan International English, a division of Kaplan Inc. (a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company), is an exciting company in the world of international education. With over 40 English language schools in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, we are a leading provider of English language courses and other study abroad programmes for students from more than 100 countries around the world.

This is a non-exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities of the above role. The Company reserves the right to amend this job description as the needs of the business require.

Required skills

  • ESL
  • International Education
  • Teaching
  • Student Administration
  • Student Welfare

Reference: 34519074

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