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Middle School EAL/English Acquisition Teacher

Panyaden International School


Job Details

Role Start Date

1 August 2024

Applications Close

10 March 2024

Min. Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Min. Experience

3 Years

Cover Letter


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We want to attract forward-thinking professionals to our faculty who have the human skills to really engage and inspire our students. We are interested as much in who you are - what motivates you, what life experiences you will bring with you, as in what you think really matters in education. We are an educational community that wants to talk about ideas and work together to prioritize what we believe in. In this spirit, we seek professionals who actively collaborate with colleagues and who are willing to try fresh approaches to teaching and learning.

The Secondary program seeks a qualified and experienced international educator to teach English as an Additional Language. The candidate will have a strong theoretical background in language acquisition and a strong practical experience developing curriculum in accordance with an inquiry-based program. The candidate must demonstrate high levels of involvement with students and colleagues beyond the classroom.
We are passionate about the well-being of students and about helping to mentor them through their journey through adolescence. We are committed to working with teaching teams in developing and delivering a responsive advisory program to meet the needs of our students.

Collaborate with the IMYC and IB content area teachers to co-plan, co-teach, and co-assess instruction that is differentiated and/or scaffolded to support language learners.
Strategically assess and monitor student progress to inform placement and instruction using WIDA and IMYC frameworks.
Plan and deliver English Language Acquisition courses within the framework of the IMYC curriculum. Communicate with families and faculty regarding student progress and best practices supporting students. Contribute to department and school initiatives that improve the learning experiences of ELLs.

It is expected that candidates for this position will be highly qualified educators. Characteristics of the ideal person for this position would include:
● Teaching credentials
● EAL or similar certification
● At least 3 years of successful teaching in an international school
● At least 2 years of successful experience supporting ELLs as part of a co-teaching team
● Experience administering WIDA assessments and using WIDA frameworks to inform instruction

Personal Qualifications:
● A positive growth mindset; proactive and decisive
● Exemplify the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile
● Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Each individual must ensure that they respect, support and teach the Buddhist Principles of the school
Each individual must participate in the five-day meditation retreat organized by the school for the staff member’s personal growth.
Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Secondary School Principal

Please respond to these questions and include it in your cover letter:
1. We are a school strongly guided by Buddhist values and practices. As a consideration for alignment, please tell us about your core values, and how they inform the way you live your life.

2. Embedded in our practice, Panyaden contractually requires our team members to engage in five days of silent meditation during a group retreat. The “retreat” is grounded in Thai Forest Buddhist practices. How do you feel about this requirement? What questions come up for you about this?

3. Tell about a time when something didn’t go as you would have hoped. How did you know that it didn’t go well? What did you do in response? What did you learn from the experience?

4. What does a learner-centred environment mean to you?

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