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Language and Study Skills Tutor

International Pathway College
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,941 - 31,866 a year
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The University of York International Pathway College (IPC) seeks to appoint two English Language and Study Skills Tutors to join our core team. Your responsibilities will include teaching approximately 20 hours per week, conducting tutorials, administering and marking high-stakes assessments and providing feedback to students.

The International Pathway College is based in the newly built Piazza building on the University campus. This impressive building houses a range of seminar rooms with interactive digital screens, a restaurant, coffee bar, and unique study spaces. It is also where Student Support are located; this team offer fantastic support to students and regularly liaise with teaching staff to ensure students enjoy their time with us.


You will have an Undergraduate Degree or equivalent, a relevant Teaching Certificate for language teaching, e.g. Cambridge CELTA, and ideally hold, or be working towards (minimum one module completed), a relevant language teaching Diploma e.g. Cambridge ESOL Delta, Trinity Dip TESOL or a PGCE (with relevant subject specialism).

You will have knowledge and experience of ELT within the context of English for Academic Purposes and Higher Education and an awareness of assessment techniques for writing and speaking skills, you will also be able to provide effective feedback.

You will have the ability to plan, manage, organise and assess your own teaching contributions. You will also be able to take on specific administrative activities, paying due regard to detail and timekeeping.

You will be able to contribute to developing new teaching methods and design of programme units, and you will be able to share responsibility for the quality of the programme units You will be proficient in the use of Office IT and software packages, including the basic Microsoft applications.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Relevant teaching qualification, e.g. Cambridge CELTA.
  • Knowledge of ELT within the context of English for academic Purposes and Higher Education
  • Confidence with using technology enhanced learning
  • Awareness of assessment techniques for writing and speaking skills, and of providing effective feedback
  • Ability to plan, manage, organise and assess own teaching contributions
  • Ability to deliver teaching sessions and contribute to team-taught course units
  • Ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems
  • Experience in a relevant area of English Language Teaching, including some experience of English for Academic Purposes in an HE context
  • Experience of using a range of delivery techniques, including technology enhanced learning, to enthuse and engage students
  • Experience in teaching international students from different cultural and language background and familiarity with associated challenges and opportunities

Interview date: Week commencing 6th January 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Julia Lancaster on

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