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EFL Teacher

Posted 31 January by Ardmore Language Schools Ended

The EFL Teacher’s key responsibility is the preparation, co-ordination and teaching of English as part of the academic programme.

Reports to:Director of Studies (DOS).

Location:16 centres across the UK.

Managing:International students.


  • Full Days: 42 hours/ Half Days: 21 hours per week.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Some weeks you may be required to work in excess of 48 hours. You will therefore be asked to 'opt out’ of the 48-hour Working Time Directive.

Contract and remuneration:

  • 4 week contract with a potential extension.
  • Full board and accommodation provided free of charge for residential staff.

Ardmore requirements for all employees

  • Eligible to live and work in the UK and 18 or over.
  • Have a suitable police check/ enhanced DBS(Ardmore can assist with this).
  • High level of professional conduct and smart appearance.
  • Commitment to safeguarding students at all times.
  • Follow all Ardmore Procedures and policies as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficient in English language.

Role Specific Specification


  • First Degree and CELTA or Trinity TESOL, or PGCE, or other *
  • Min six hours of observed teaching practice as part of the training course.
  • Clear communicator with a natural ability to explain different aspects of English language.
  • Punctual and organised.
  • Ability to motivate and enjoy working with large groups of children/teenagers.

*Other TEFL qualifications (validated by an external body to include a minimum of six hours’ observed teaching practice) and considerable experience in the field of EFL teaching will be reviewed and considered.


  • Previous experience in summer school environment.
  • Previous experience in teaching young learners.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences Hold a valid First Aid Certificate.

Job tasks:

Teaching and Academic

  • Teach up to 30 hours a week and lead Conversation Club (whenever required), prepare lessons (2 ½ hours a week), attend CPD sessions (1-2 hours a week) and help with recreational activities and excursions (8 hours a week). Teach exam preparation courses where required.
  • Assist the DOS with student testing and placement.
  • Teach English to a high standard following the syllabus set out in the Ardmore Language Schools’ workbooks and academic programme.
  • Prepare and deliver lessons with the aim of achieving the objectives and outcomes of the Ardmore Language Schools’ syllabus.
  • Use teaching techniques that are appropriate to the level and needs of the students making every effort to create a positive learning environment enabling students to participate purposefully in the lessons.
  • Make lessons stimulating and enjoyable with particular emphasis on the practical use of the English language (e.g. speaking and listening skills)
  • Administer and mark course assessments tasks as well as marking Placement and Exit Tests.
  • Maintain excellent class administration including lesson preparation, class registration and monitoring student progress and ensure that this is submitted each week.
  • Ensure that, in the lesson prior to an excursion, students are prepared and informed about their forthcoming excursion (e.g. class discussion, pre-excursion lesson handouts, etc).

Training and Induction

  • Complete Ardmore Online Training prior to centre arrival.
  • Attend Centre Induction and staff briefings.
  • Attend and respond positively to appraisal from DOS/AD.
  • Actively seek further training if needed.
  • Be willing to share best practice with colleagues and attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions organised by the DOS.

Student Welfare

  • Advise the DOS of any student who is misbehaving in class, absent from lessons, or any student welfare concerns (e.g. bullying, students who are withdrawn, not joining in) with particular attention to individual students.
  • Complete individual student Progress Reports where necessary and final certificates.
  • Carry out residential duties on a rota basis, including meal supervision, lights out duties, room checks and additional duties as required.
  • Perform Airport 'Meet & Greet’ duties if requested.
  • Maintain proper levels of student behaviour, safety and welfare and respond to emergencies at all times.

Ardmore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to read and implement our Safeguarding Policy.

Required skills

  • Punctual and organised
  • First Degree and CELTA or Trinity TESOL, or PGCE, or other
  • Min six hours of observed teaching practice
  • Clear communicator with a natural ability to explain different aspects
  • Previous experience in teaching young learners

Reference: 34358916

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