Pre-sessional EAP Teacher

University of Reading

United Kingdom

July 25, 2022


Job reference: SRF40175

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 25/07/2022

Job live date: 12/01/2022

Salary: £35,326 pro rata per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: International Study & Language Institute

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed Term

We are looking for a number of committed, enthusiastic teachers with experience of teaching EAP to join our team for the summer Pre-sessional Programme to teach from the University of Reading campus both online and face- to-face. Single accommodation in a university hall of residence is available, subsidised by ISLI.

We offer a competitive teacher package:

  • Subsidised accommodation in University halls of residence
  • A fully paid four-day induction
  • A comprehensive EAP syllabus with all teaching and assessment materials provided
  • An experienced and supportive team of colleagues and course leaders
  • Background

    The international Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading has a longstanding reputation for expertise in language teaching and assessment. The Pre-sessional Programme runs year-round and welcomes around 700 students each year.

    Further details of the programme are available at:

    https: // www.


    The dates below are inclusive of the teacher induction.

    Please specify on your application form which period(s) you are available. You must be available for the whole of that period.

    PSE 4: Wednesday 15 June – Friday 2 September 2022, inclusive

    PSE 6: Wednesday 20 July - Friday 2 September 2022, inclusive


    £ 35,326 per annum pro rata, plus holiday pay at 18.18%

    Teachers on PSE 4 will be paid in three instalments at the end of July, August and September. Teachers on PSE 6 will be paid in two instalments at the end of August and September.

    Main duties and responsibilities
  • To teach English for Academic Purposes to Pre-sessional Programme students online and face-to-face in accordance with the course syllabus and materials, and as advised by the Programme Director and other colleagues in course leadership roles.
  • To assist in the administration and marking of portfolio assessments and exit tests.
  • To mark coursework and provide feedback to students.
  • To set and mark homework as per course guidelines.
  • To keep accurate records of students' attendance, progress and performance.
  • To keep a daily record of the content of face-to-face classes.
  • To attend the teacher induction before the start of the course.
  • To attend staff meetings as required by the Programme Director or other colleagues in course leadership roles.
  • To attend and contribute to standardisation, training and professional development sessions during the programme.
  • To assist, as and when required, in the evaluation of the programme and the teaching materials.
  • To participate in welcome events for students.
  • To dress and behave in a professional manner when teaching both online and face-to-face.
  • Informal contact details

    Contact role:

    Acting Pre-sessional Programme Director

    Contact name:

    Sarah Harford

    Contact phone:

    +44(0)118 378 5621

    Contact email:

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non- UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

    ​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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