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Pre-Sessional Tutor, Language and Study Skills

International Pathway College
26,341 - 32,344 per year
Grade 5
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Interview date
To be confirmed
Posted Date
Job Reference

Role Description


The International Pathway College (IPC) has some exciting teaching opportunities on its Pre-Sessional Programmes in 2022. These programmes are targeted at the specific needs of the future faculty students aim to progress to and variants will be offered online and on campus.


IPC seeks to appoint a number of English Language Teaching Tutors to deliver its Pre-Sessional Programmes.  Your responsibilities will include teaching ‘live sessions’ online and/or teaching lessons in person on campus, monitoring student completion of tasks set, conducting academic tutorials, administering and marking assessments, and providing feedback to students.   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Relevant level 5 teaching qualification e.g. Cambridge ESOL CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or PGCE in English/modern languages with ELT/TESOL subsidiary
  • Knowledge of ELT within the context of English for Academic Purposes and Higher Education
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology enhanced learning
  • High level of digital literacy and ability to make the best use of IT systems, devices and software applications such as Google Workspace for Education
  • Awareness of assessment techniques for writing and speaking skills, and providing effective feedback
  • Ability to deliver teaching sessions, and contribute to team-taught course units
  • Ability to mark written work, presentations, projects, and examinations with reference to language and study skills, and provide appropriate feedback to students
  • Able to supervise student work, provide advice on study skills, and assist with learning problems
  • Capable to take on specific administrative activities, paying due regard to detail and timekeeping
  • Experience in a relevant area of English Language Teaching including some experience of English for Academic Purposes
  • Experience in teaching international students from different cultural and language backgrounds, and familiarity with associated challenges and opportunities

Pre-Sessional programme dates

Tutor induction

There will be a paid induction at the start of the programme.

Online Pre-Sessional programme dates

Online 10-week Pre-Sessional – Monday 13 June to Friday 26 August 2022 (including an initial Induction week)

Online 5-week Pre-Sessional – Wednesday 20 July to Friday 26 August 2022 (including an  initial three-day  Induction)

On campus Pre-Sessional programme dates

On campus 10-week Pre-Sessional - Monday 4 July to Friday 16 September 2022 (including an initial Induction week

On campus 5-week Pre-Sessional - Wednesday 10 August to Friday 16 September 2022 (including an initial three-day Induction)

Condition of appointment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Application Deadlines

Please apply by noon on Monday 23 May 2022 if you would like to be considered for the 10 week course.

Please apply by noon on Monday 20 June 2022 if you would like to be considered for the 5 week course.

Interview date: This is a rolling recruitment. Interviews will be held online via Zoom and/or Skype with the date to be confirmed.  In order to qualify for a position you must be able to work and be based in the UK.

For informal enquiries: please contact

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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