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English Language Acquisition Teacher

Ecole Internationale de Geneve
Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
Housing allowance
Reimbursement for an economic ticket
Start date
Start December 2022
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

Candidate requirements:

  • Teaching qualifications
  • EAL qualifications e.g. CELTA or TESOL, or equivalent
  • Previous experience teaching primary-age children (3-12)
  • Experience working in a multicultural and multi-linguistic environment 
  • Experience teaching an inquiry-based curriculum (PYP or equivalent)
  • Confident in the use of ICT and willing to develop the expertise necessary in a school setting
  • Proactive resourceful and able to use own initiative
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing situations
  • Child-centred, friendly, caring, patient, and positive attitude
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of French
  • Other languages spoken desired

Candidates are required to apply by posting their CV, three references (one of whom must be your current or most recent employer) that may be followed at the point of interview and a cover letter addressed to Ms. Christelle Lonez, Primary School Principal, International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations, by November the 25th, mentioning the reference number 400 965.

  • Reimbursement for an economic ticket
  • Housing allowance
  • Health insurance participation
  • School fees participation

Primary School

Seeks for August 30th, 2023

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world's number-one international school. With eight schools on three campuses across the Geneva area, we educate around 4500 students aged from 3-18. We have around 1500 employees representing more than 110 nationalities. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the International Baccalaureate, currently a reference in more than 3500 international schools in the world. Our mission is to shape students' lives and prepare them to be world citizens engaged with the political, ethical, and environmental challenges of their times.

To complete our team at Campus des Nations Primary School, we are looking for a:

English Language Acquisition Teacher

Full Time - 40 hours per week (19 hours and 20 minutes of teaching)



Leading teaching

  • Develop, prepare, and deliver  lessons, teaching materials, and assessments
  • Lead  small group sessions
  • Integration of technology to enhance and document learning
  • Keep abreast of professional learning opportunities
  • Work with teams to optimize support in an inclusive model

Leading student learning

  • Support students with no/little English proficiency in accessing the language in the mainstream
  • Assist with the well-being of students

Leading community learning

  • Provide workshops for parents and support family language planning
  • Support and mentor teachers to integrate best practices in language education

Manage and develop the languages programs

  • Collect, organize and use data from student language profiles to facilitate learning.
  • Develop curriculum

Review the quality of implementation

  • Support and observe the implementation of multilingual practices in the classrooms

The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We prepare students for membership in communities that are socially and culturally diverse, for citizenship, and for engagement with the political, ethical, and environmental challenges of their times. We expect them to want to take an active part in making their world a better place and one that is based on the mutual understanding, respect, and shared values to which the school has been committed throughout its long history.

The International School of Geneva serves both the international and local communities of the Geneva area. We are committed to preparing students to live in a multilingual and multicultural world and, as a bilingual Foundation, to develop their fluency in both English and French.

The school exists for the sake of its students and is committed to a continual re-evaluation of their needs in the light of social, economic, and cultural change. The school strives continually to promote excellence in all aspects of its provision, to do better than its previous best, and to model the values that it encourages in its students.

The main principles of an international education

A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education.

The Foundation has defined those main principles as follows:

Encouraging important international values Supporting the student’s language development Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum Recognising the importance of global issues Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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