Website La Cité des Rocheuses

This position requires the incumbent to deliver PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training to LINC instructors at the centre while also providing LINC instruction to language learners.

Duties as LINC Leader
• Implement PBLA in own classroom.
• Draw on own implementation experience to provide PBLA training, guidance, mentoring and support to colleagues, program and students.
• Deliver workshops to colleagues related to PBLA implementation in their own classroom.
• Meet one-on-one with teachers to discuss PBLA-related topics (includes CLB, Task-based Instruction and Task-based Assessment) strategies/activities.
• Facilitate small group, informal discussions among instructors. Shares practices and strategizes solutions to issues raised.
• Observe teachers and provides feedback and/or suggestions as a peer/colleague.
• Take over a teacher’s class to free the teacher to undertake task-based language where necessary.
• Team-teach and carry out demonstration lessons where necessary.
• Communicate with program manager to ensure effective co-ordination of the project, progress, implementation and any needs or concerns.
• Participate in meetings with other TLs as necessary.

Duties as LINC Instructor
• Design, implement, and instruct English as a second language classes in a LINC program based on the PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) guidelines.
• Design PBLA based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the revised Canadian Language Benchmarks and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
• Develop a diversity of course materials that are based on the Curriculum Guidelines in a task-based program for CLBs 1/4.
• Conduct on-going needs assessments with learners, assist them to set learning goals and develop lessons accordingly.
• Design assessment tasks for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA guidelines.
• Assist learners in organizing and updating the PBLA Language Companions (learner portfolios) as evidence of their learning progress.
• Prepare learners’ conference summary and progress reports. Conduct one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress.
• Provide computer-assisted instruction using language learning software and MS Office programs.
• Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as in language instruction.
• Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required.
• Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience.
• Assist in outreach activities to recruit LINC clients as required.

• TESL certificate from an accredited institution.
• Completion of PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training with a minimum of 32 weeks using PBLA in the classroom.
• Minimum 3 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers.
• Demonstrated experience in providing train the trainer support, e.g. PD workshops, team lead, etc.
• In depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
• Experience integrating technology and online resources in lesson delivery.
• Completion of Avenue Stage 2 training.
• Experience providing online training using an Online Learning Management System.
• Experience providing adult instruction using software associated with the LINC Program (e.g., Avenue) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel email and the Internet.
• Ability to adapt teaching methodology to the needs/skill levels of individual learners.
• Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills.
• French is an asset!
• Experience working in a multicultural environment.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees.
• Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Contract from August 1st, 2024, to March 31st, 2025.
• Full time, 35 hours per week
• 34 $ per hour.
• Group individual insurance and life insurance.

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