LINC Literacy Instructor Ref# 17-17

Job city: 
North York
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00pm
Job terms: 


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at


  • Design, implement and instruct English as a Second Language classes in a LINC program
  • Design PBLA based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 ESL for Adult Literacy Learners (ALL) 2015
  • 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 learner’s 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 learner’s 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 where appropriate. Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as LearnIT2Teach in a blended training approach
  • Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required
  • Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience


  • TESL certificate from an accredited institution recognized by TESL Ontario
  • Valid certification by TESL Ontario
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching Literacy
  • In depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012, the LINC Curriculum Guidelines and Canadian Language Benchmarks: ESL for Adult Literacy Learners (ALL)
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed LearnIT2Teach Stage 2
  • 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

This is a union position scheduled to work 25 hours per week
(Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 2:30 pm)
No classes during closure period of July 3, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Duration: April 3, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Salary: $35.92 per hour (or remain at current COSTI LINC Instructor wage)
Location: North York Centre - Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave.,

Note: Successful incumbent must complete LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training by December 2017. Priority consideration is given to union members

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #17-17 and send your resume with a cover letter by Marcy 22, 2017 to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, 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 all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.