The Language & Disability Support enhances the learning experience of adult students in GGPs language programs by providing support, either individually or in small groups, to help them achieve their language goals. The focus is to assist students identified as having high needs due to disabilities such as physical impairments and learning and cognitive challenges.
– Supports students identified by language instructors as having high needs due to disability. This involves correcting student work.
– Provides regular feedback to teachers on assigned students’ progress.
– facilitates sessions, whether onsite or online, for groups of learners based on instructors’ lesson plans.
– Assists in classroom set-up and management (i.e. preparing supplies, resources and teaching aids, and available technology) in the classroom.
– Makes presentations, and facilitates classroom activities.
– Develops language resources and real-life learning kits.
– Conducts orientations and surveys.
– When needed, works at reception, managing inquiries (in person, telephone, email) and referrals.
– Bachelor of Education, Arts, or Social Science (English or humanities degree, or a similar University Degree).
– Knowledge of, or previous experience working with individuals who have learning and/or physical challenges.
– Experience teaching English as a second language to adults who are new Canadians adapting to Canada.
– Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL) recognized by TESL Canada would be considered an asset.
– Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks.
– Knowledge and experience in working with newcomers from diverse backgrounds.
– Commitment to promoting environments where diversity in background, thought and practice is welcomed and valued.
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