Lab Facilitator, TESL Practicum (7.5 Month Repeating Term)

Douglas College
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$30.23
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Position Information

Position Title Lab Facilitator, TESL Practicum (7.5 Month Repeating Term)

Posting Number 02055SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 14 Salary Range $30.23 per hour (with wage increments to max of $33.95 per hour). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement Position Type Support Staff - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 01/03/2024 End Date 08/16/2024 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Shift 9 am - 2 pm, 7.5 month recurring position Work Arrangements

This regular, 7.5 month repeating term part-time (25 hours per week) position is available starting January 3, 2024 to August 16, 2024. Regular hours of work are Monday–Friday, 9am – 2pm. Times may change depending on the Department's need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, the successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the New Westminster/Coquitlam campus.

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The Role

The Lab Facilitator, TESL Practicum provides laboratory instruction, evaluation, and supervision of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and EAL (English as an Additional Language) students in the TESL practicum lab, including the preparation and adaptation of materials for use in the classroom and for training purposes subject to the curricula approved by TESL faculty. Provides exceptional client-centered service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups


1. Provides laboratory instruction and demonstration to TESL students related to their teaching practicum.

  • Demonstrates the correct use of equipment or materials needed in the class;
  • Provides ongoing laboratory instructional support to TESL students with the class of EAL learners through short group activities;
  • Reviews each TESL student's practicum plan in collaboration with the practicum faculty supervisor, making sure that all practicum requirements are met;
  • Reviews each TESL student's lesson plan for every hour of the teaching practicum, providing feedback and answering student questions;
  • Provides direct one-on-one and small group tutoring regarding teaching practice when needed; and
  • Develops and implements strategies to facilitate student learning.
  • 2. Evaluates TESL students' work and performance in relation to the teaching practicum lab requirements.

  • Supervises TESL practicum students as they teach a group of EAL learners;
  • Evaluates any discrepancies between the lesson plan and the teaching practice to help TESL students learn from experience;
  • Provides feedback to TESL practicum students and TESL faculty on each student's performance specific to verbal delivery, classroom management, student engagement, lesson delivery, and use of resources after each teaching portion, following the guidelines approved by TESL faculty;
  • Provides feedback to TESL practicum students and TESL faculty on each student's performance specific to professional conduct, cultural awareness, and culturally appropriate behaviors, following the guidelines approved by TESL faculty;
  • Aggregates common student challenges noted during practicum observations; and
  • Collaborates with the TESL coordinator to note any issues with TESL student adherence to the TESL professionalism policy, as outlined in the TESL Handbook.
  • 3. Prepares materials for use in the TESL Practicum Lab, subject to curricula approval by the TESL faculty.

  • Sets up equipment and ensure that the classroom is a clean, safe, and stimulating learning environment;
  • Prepares training and learning materials consistent with the needs of faculty and TESL students;
  • Maintains inventory of resource equipment, materials, and lesson plans for each student to be used during the practicum;
  • Organizes and maintains electronic files and records of learning resources; and
  • Refers students to appropriate audio / visual study materials, when needed.
  • 4. Performs other related duties.

  • Assists in admission of EAL learners, including language assessment, in collaboration with TESL and ELLA faculty coordinators;
  • Organizes class(es) of EAL learners in preparation for TESL teaching practicums;
  • Maintains communication with EAL learners to ensure a positive learning environment for each TESL trainee;
  • Keeps attendance records; and
  • Assists with external communication as needed.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree at an accredited post-secondary institution;
  • A minimum qualification of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Canada Professional Certificate Standard One;
  • A minimum of 2,000 hours of adult EAL (English as an Additional Language) classroom teaching experience or equivalent;
  • Good working knowledge of the principles of effective language acquisition;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Familiarity with computer-based language learning activities;
  • Speak English fluently;
  • Facilitate educational activities in a small and large group setting;
  • Follow the forms provided by faculty members;
  • Facilitate tutoring in small group or one-on-one settings;
  • Produce and maintain accurate documentation (attendance records, progress reports, lists of learning materials and online resources, etc.);
  • Be organized and able to work with multiple colleagues to collaborate on the delivery of the TESL teaching practicum for each TESL student;
  • Work independently under minimum supervision to meet deadlines and to establish priorities;
  • Exercise initiative within a team and propose solutions to problems that arise; and
  • Provide efficient, client-centered service in person, in writing, or through teleconferencing tools with the College community and outside stakeholders.
  • Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

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    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 11/14/2023

    Close Date 11/20/2023 Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by date November 20, 2023. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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