LINC Instructor

Job city: 
Richmond Hill
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:30pm
Job terms: 


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and E.S.L. services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our Website at


  • Design, implement, and instruct English as a Second Language classes in a LINC program based on the PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) guidelines
  • Design PBLA based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the Canadian Language Benchmarks: ESL for Adult Literacy Learners (ALL) 2015
  • Develop a diversity of course materials that are based on the Curriculum Guidelines in a task-based program for Literacy and CLB 1
  • Conduct on-going needs assessments with learners, assist them to set learning goals and develop lessons accordingly
  • Design assessment tasks for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA guidelines
  • Assist learners in organizing and updating the PBLA Language Companions (learner portfolios) as evidence of their learning progress
  • Prepare learners’ conference summary and progress reports. Conduct one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress
  • Provide computer-assisted instruction using language learning software and MS Office programs. Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as LearnIT2Teach in language instruction
  • Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required
  • Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience
  • Assist in outreach activities to recruit LINC clients as required


  • Valid TESL certificate from an accredited institution recognized by TESL Ontario
  • Minimum 3-year experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching Literacy and/or CLB 1
  • In depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012, the LINC Curriculum Guidelines and ESL for Adult Literacy Learners (ALL) 2015
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) and LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training
  • Experience providing online training will be an asset
  • Experience providing adult instruction using software associated with the LINC Program (i.e., Ellis, Clarity and Explore Canada) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel email and the Internet
  • Ability to adapt teaching methodology to the needs/skill levels of individual learners
  • Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees
  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to speak Mandarin or Farsi would be an asset

Note: Successful incumbent must complete PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training by June 2017 and LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training by December 2017.

This is a non-union position scheduled to work 6 hours per week Literacy to CLB 1, Monday and Wednesday(s) from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Duration: May 8, 2017 to March 28, 2018
Salary: $35.92 per hour
Richmond Hill Welcome Centre

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #19-17 and send your resume with a covering letter by March 23, 2017 to:

Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON. M6E 3P2

E- mail:

Fax: 416-658-8537

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.