IEP Foundation Year TOEFL Test Preparation Instructor

North Carolina State University

United States

August 22, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG191787TM

Position Number 39CDT7152021 Position Type Temporary Essential Job Duties

The IEP Foundation Year TOEFL Test Preparation instructor is responsible for introducing participants in a foundation year program to the format and test- taking skills and strategies of the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test). This program is administered jointly by NC State's Global Training Initiative (GTI) and Intensive English Program (IEP). This position is housed in the IEP and will report to the IEP Director.

POSITION OVERVIEW The focus of this class will be on developing familiarity with sections of the TOEFL (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) and increasing English language and test-taking skills required to improve TOEFL scores. By practicing test-taking skills, TOEFL strategies, and a review of English grammar, students will increase their readiness to take the TOEFL iBT. Students will take numerous practice tests and systematically review the results of each.

  • 3+ years experience teaching ESL to international students with intermediate to advanced English proficiency at the secondary or post- secondary level
  • excellent written and spoken English skills
  • experience teaching English language test prep classes
  • strong organizational skills
  • proven ability to work with a diverse international population.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching 4 – 6 in-person class hours weekly
  • Communicating with the program coordinator and IEP director
  • Providing extensive assistance and support for student questions regarding the TOEFL test
  • Maintaining and submitting attendance reports on a weekly basis
  • Participating in staff meetings, as requested.
  • Option open to participate in program activities both inside and outside the classroom (excursions, special classes, meals). This is unpaid time.
  • Is Time Limited Yes If Yes, Appointment Length One semester with the possibility to extend.

    Job City & State Raleigh, NC

    Department Intensive English Program

    Classification Title Temporary

    Working Title IEP Foundation Year TOEFL Test Preparation Instructor

    Position Information Work Schedule Varies - 4 -6 hours per week for 16 weeks

    Other Work/Responsibilities

    Close cooperation and occasional meetings with supervisor regarding instruction and student progress and well-being will be required.

    Minimum Experience/Education

    Bachelor's degree in any field plus 3+ years experience (or the equivalent) teaching ESL to intermediate to advanced-level students at the secondary or post-secondary level.

    Department Required Skills

    Bachelor's degree and ESL teaching experience at the high-school or higher ed. level. Familiarity with format, strategies, and teaching methodologies used for teaching a TOEFL preparation course. Knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, interpersonal and writing skills. Finally, experience working with a diverse, multicultural student population.

    Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

    Master's degree or Certificate in TESOL

    Current knowledge of issues/concerns relevant to the ESL field

    International teaching experience and /or fluency in a second language are highly desired

    Experience using Google for Education Apps

    Extensive knowledge of English grammar and ESL writing

    Required License or Certification


    Valid NC Driver's License required? No Commercial Driver's License Required? No


    Anticipated Hiring Range Depending on experience $2560.00 - $3200.00 for a one-semester appointment

    Job Open Date 07/15/2021 Quick Link https: //


    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www. or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
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  • What is your work availability (days/times)?
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  • Cover Letter
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  • Resume/CV
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