ESOL Instructor

Job Type

Full Time




2 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
United States


The International Institute of New England (IINE) is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian relief, education, skills training, job placement, family reunification and pathways to citizenship for 2,000 immigrants and refugees each year. We work in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

IINE is the oldest and second largest resettlement agency in the region and has the largest Central American family reunification program in Greater Boston. More than 500 refugees and immigrants enroll in our education programs annually, and each year we connect hundreds of new Americans to jobs in New England companies.

A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. We are excited to share the career opportunity below and look forward to receiving your application!


Reports to: Manager, ESOL Education Services

Supervises: N/A

Status: Non-exempt, Part-time



The ESOL Instructor provides English as a second language and computer instruction to adult learners in the ESOL Program part time three evenings per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Teachers are compensated for 1.5 hours of prep time for each 3-hour class and work a total of 14.5 hours per week. This includes a mandatory 1-hour meeting each week. Instructional methods reflect a student-centered learning philosophy and include ongoing assessment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; related MA preferred
  • Ability to model and demonstrate native English pronunciation and grammar required
  • At least one year of adult ESOL teaching experience, preferably with immigrant populations; experience with non-literate learners a plus
  • Outstanding communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and logistical experience
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Interest in international, refugee, and asylee issues
  • Extremely well organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide classroom instruction that reflects a cohesive approach to L/S and R/W.
  • Maintain attendance records and reports, as required. Contribute to the overall retention of students in assigned class.
  • Plan a syllabus appropriate to assigned class level according to ESOL/ computer curricula guidelines and students' needs.
  • Prepare lesson plans and classroom materials utilizing program text books and supportive resources.
  • Contribute to the on-going curriculum development process. Review and adopt new materials as needed.
  • Coordinate instruction with other components/programs within workforce development to ensure that clients have maximum opportunities to improve their communication and job readiness skills, gain employment, and advance towards their career goals.
  • Assist in the assessment and placement of students into appropriate levels. Evaluate and document student progress, make placement recommendations and changes in accordance with the NRS descriptors for Student Performance Level and program class levels/focus.
  • Participate in the goal setting and meeting process with students assigned in class.
  • Refer student and classroom issues/needs to the Evening ESOL Program Coordinator.
  • Attend regularly scheduled program meetings and periodic professional training sessions. The Institute requires 20 hours of professional development per year.
  • Ensure compliance with funding guidelines.

Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please apply using the link below.

For more information, including a full list of our internships, please visit the International Institute of New England’s website at