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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3864698
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 3, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Goal:  The part-time ELL teacher in ELL 2 is responsible for preparing engaging, active, learner-centered lessons and instructing adult immigrant students at advanced beginning level of ELL at SCALE. Instruction focuses on improving aural comprehension, oral production, and English grammar, and developing reading and writing skills appropriate to the level of the students according to the curricular guidelines of the program. Instruction includes materials and content choices that are responsive to student input and feedback.

Teachers follow the SCALE ELL curriculum, attend monthly department meetings, monitor and communicate with students about their progress, and work with the ELL counselor, program administrator, and an active and diverse team of teaching colleagues to provide a rigorous and meaningful educational experience that advances students toward their goals. Teachers are expected to participate in staff development activities throughout the year and may also collaborate with an in-class volunteer.



  • Prepare lesson plans and choose appropriate materials, following the ELL Department’s Curriculum Guidelines and DESE Adult ESOL Frameworks and submit one plan per month
  • Attend and participate in department meetings and appropriate in-service workshops
  • Evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations as required by department policy/procedures
  • Complete attendance and assessment-related activities as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  • Work effectively with other teachers, counselor(s) and program administrator on student and program issues
  • Follow department policy/procedures regarding substitutes and substitute lesson plans
  • Integrate technology into instruction

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters in ESOL or adult literacy preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years ELL classroom teaching experience – at least one complete year teaching adult immigrants
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of learner-centered teaching approaches and effective integrated skills activities
  • Massachusetts Teacher Certification a plus
  • BEST Plus and TABE-e Writing certification is preferred but not required for this position

Physical Demands, Work Environment, Application Requirements:

  • Completion of an extensive application packet, including copies of social security card and government issued identification
  • Completion of C.O.R.I form
  • Completion of the National Fingerprint-based background check in accordance with M.G.L. c. 71, §38G
  • Job requires computer use
  • General office and classroom environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting


Terms of Employment: 

  • Part Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • 6 teaching hours and 1.5 preparation hour per week
  • Monthly meetings, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Teaching responsibilities begin on September  and continue through June.
    • (Please note that the actual end date will be determined after snow days or other cancellations.)
  • Salary range in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Position Reports to:  Director of Continuing Education or Designee


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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