Language Assistant

Job Title:                              Language Assistant (Teaching Assistant)

Employment Status:         Full-Time

PRIMARY PURPOSE:   To enhance the learning experience of adult English language learners in GGP’s LINC program. Focus is on assisting students identified as having high needs due to disability (including learning, physical, psychological disabilities, etc.) and supporting LINC instructors when needed.

NATURE OF WORK: Reporting to the ELC Team Lead, the Language Assistant:

  • Works either individually or in small groups with students identified by language instructors to remediate identified weaknesses.
  • Provides regular feedback to teachers on assigned students’ progress.
  • Corrects student work in a manner that promotes language competence.
  • Assists in classroom set-up and management (i.e. preparing supplies, teaching aids, available technology in the classroom).
  • Makes instructional presentations, including program orientations, under the supervision of either the instructor or Team Lead.
  • Helps develop language resources to support and supplement instructional activities.
  • Provides support to the classroom and teacher while assessments are taking place or through binder reviews.
  • May be asked to help supervise students outside of the classroom (i.e. during field trips and other real-life learning activities).
  • Provides other support to LINC instructors as needed.
  • Keeps current with relevant program information to respond accurately to client, staff, and community inquiries.
  • Participates in staff meetings; contributes to committees, events, and initiatives deemed appropriate by the management.
  • The Language Assistant will fulfill other duties as assigned.



  • English as a Second Language education in a program recognized by TESL Canada OR other accreditation from TESL Canada.


  • Familiarity with the settlement process and knowledge of local resources available to immigrants.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and the Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook are required.
  • A Criminal Record Check including the section relating to working with vulnerable persons in good standing order is required.
  • The ability to speak another language is an asset.


Demonstration of the following performance competencies are considered essential for success in this position:

Attention to Detail: Demonstrates attention to accuracy, completeness and timeliness in tasks, approaching work in a disciplined and orderly fashion.

Relationship Building: Demonstrates understanding and openness towards others, nurturing and valuing positive relationships with others in own work unit and across the organization.

Cultural Diversity: Demonstrates the promotion of environments where diversity in background, thought and practice is welcomed and valued.

Communication: Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations; including face-to-face, over the phone and in writing.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively within a team, and with individuals throughout the organization, to achieve optimal results.

Initiative: Demonstrates initiative without specific direction; completes tasks by removing barriers and locating necessary resources.

Applicants will need a current Police Record Check and should submit their resumes along with three references by September 25, 2018 by email to