ESOL Teacher (FT Boston Beginner)
Full-Time Regular | Boston, MA | Hybrid
Who We Are
Since 1969, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) has been a vital presence in Greater Boston and
beyond, empowering Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success,
and contribute to thriving communities.
About BCNC Adult Education and Workforce Initiatives Program
The Adult Education and Workforce Initiatives Program prepares adult immigrant learners with the education,
training, and guidance needed to enroll in post-secondary education and job training, leading to employment
at family-sustaining wages. Our goal is to provide 360 adults each year with the career and educational pathways
they need to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency in the United States. Our students come from all over
the world, including China, Haiti, Vietnam, Morocco, El Salvador, Brazil, Albania, Colombia, and Cape Verde.
About The Role
The FT Boston Beginner Adult ESOL Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing a student-centered, goal-oriented curriculum that 1) aligns with the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency
Standards for Adult Education (MA ELPS) and the vision of the BCNC Adult Education program, and 2) raises
students’ English proficiency level so that they can achieve their educational and career goals. The Beginner
ESOL curriculum is generally intended to move students from Educational Functioning Level (EFL) 1 / Student
Performance Levels (SPL) 0-1 up to EFL 2 (SPL 2). Perform other duties as assigned.
Teaching Hours: Mornings (10:00am-12:30pm) and evenings (6:00-8:30pm), Tuesday through Thursday, 20
hours per week when combining synchronous and asynchronous. Tuesday and Thursday classes are conducted
onsite; Wednesday classes and asynchronous classwork are conducted remotely, on Zoom and class learning
management system. Teaching and the additional responsibilities listed below combine for a full-time position
of 37.50 hours per week.
What You Will Do
Teaching and Curriculum Development 80%
• Prepare a class syllabus, based on the established curriculum for this class level.
• Revise and improve the content of the documented scope and sequence for the established curriculum.
• Prepare a unit plan for each unit of instruction in the curriculum, using the state-recommended
• Develop and teach ESOL classes using formal, written lesson plans.
• Conduct classes in English, using student-first-language supports sparingly.
• Plan and implement at least one goal-oriented activity/field trip/student assignment per term.
• Communicate with students outside of class time to help them succeed in remote classwork.
• Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled planning meetings with teachers and advisors.
• Actively participate in curriculum design and enhancement;work with colleagues to implement
recommended enhancements;monitor student progress and provide feedback on
changes/accommodations that were made;assist in systematic storage of supplemental teaching
• Review feedback from students and adjust teaching methods and materials to meet student needs.
BCNC is an equal opportunity non-profit organization that supports diversity and encourages all employees and applicants to apply.
BCNC is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by Federal, State or Local laws.
• Ensure that students show Educational Functioning Level completion on standardized assessments at
rates that meet or exceed annual targets set by Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary
Education (MA DESE).
• Arrange for substitute teachers when needed.
• Review with students Adult Education’s Student Handbook, explain the program's goal-setting process,
and teach students to set and meet goals.
Administration and Documentation 15%
• Maintain accurate and timely student records.
• Contact absent students, per program policy guidelines.
• Report periodically on topics, materials, and activities covered in class.
• Assist advisors in documenting student goals and progress towards meeting them.
• Conduct a standardized assessment of enrolled students as part of the program's annual pre-and post-testing.
• Assist advisors in intake assessment, registration, and orientation of program applicants.