Adult ESL Instructor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: experience depending



Start Date


Application Deadline



3309 16th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Duties and Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach a Basic and Intermediate level TESOL classes four days a week, Monday - Thursday.
  • Plan and develop daily lesson plans appropriate to the needs and goals of the students in the program in accordance with CASAS competencies, CCRS, and workforce development guidelines under WIOA.
  • Incorporate digital literacy instruction within ESL curriculum. Store lesson plans electronically on shared drive.
  • Design lesson plans using individual and class profiles generated by TopsPro and highlight areas to focus on.
  • Design creative lesson plans relevant to the needs of adult learners.
  • Report accurate class attendance daily.
  • Administer Empire State Screen for Learning Differences and refer students that may need further testing to Case Manager.
  • Upon entry into the program, determine and track employment, education and personal goals of each student.
  • Upon entry into the program determine baseline Digital Literacy level using Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
  • Administer the CASAS Appraisal, Pre-Test, and Post-Test for every student online.
  • Administer CASAS test to CDA students and tailor ESL homework packets according to test results.
  • Meet individually with adult learners every four months to discuss progress, CASAS scores and goals.
  • Assist in maintaining day to day contact with families in Family Literacy to ensure retention and participation in all components of Family Literacy. Weekly call absent students to encourage engagement.
  • Assist in planning student recognition, graduation ceremonies & special events.
  • Assist in recruiting families who qualify according to the established guidelines.
  • Assist Family Literacy team in planning and conducting home visits four times a year.
  • Follow up with individual family goals and introduce literacy activities during home visits.
  • Supervise classroom interns and volunteers; maintain relationships with local universities and professors. Write timely references for interns and volunteers.
  • Supervise and support community speakers and instructors during presentations; facilitate discussions and learning objectives.



  • Generate monthly narrative reports on each ESL class.
  • Maintain accurate count of new students, overall attendance and total hours weekly.
  • Assist in registration and enrollment processes for new students.
  • Regular meetings with the Chief Academic Officer for guidance, collaboration, and evaluation.
  • Participates and engage in weekly team meetings. 
  • Submit accurate timesheets online bi-weekly.
  • Submit yearly Professional Development goals to Chief Academic Officer.
  • Collaborate and contribute in creative curriculum development meetings with Chief Academic Officer.


Qualifications and Skills Required:

  •  B.A., B.S. in Education, or related field required. MA in Adult Education or TESOL preferred
  •  Experience working with low-income, low literacy families and children
  •  Ability to develop positive relationships & collaborate in a team environment
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  •  Strong digital literacy skills and ability to learn and implement new technology in the classroom
  •  Comfortable using Google Platform such as Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive
  •  Commitment to supporting issues affecting low-income and under-served populations
  •  Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of adult learners
  •  Creativity in curriculum development and classroom engagement



Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Alana Neptune