Conference Opportunity: MECA in Anaheim August 19-20, 2017

Academia Foundation would like to invite you to MECA (Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim).  This multicultural, education-focused conference is free to attend and will be held Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The conference will feature presentations from some of the world’s leading linguists as well as intercultural communication experts.  We also invite teachers to give presentations in any of the following themes:

  • bilingual education
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • intercultural communications
  • school leadership and classroom strategies
  • international film and culture
  • initiatives for peace and sustainability

Key speakers will include Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey: world renowned linguists in the field of TESOL.

REGISTER TODAY! One-minute online registration:
There is no charge to attend. Registration form must be completed for each attendee. To register, please fill out the form from here.

If you are interested in presenting at MECA:

Teachers interested in presenting at MECA can visit the website for instructions in how to submit their materials. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.

Please visit www.academiafoundation.org for more information and to register for MECA.  We look forward to seeing you in August!

MECA -Conference flyer here

TESOL Job: Summer ESL Teachers Wanted!

Hello, please see the following opportunity for summer part-time employment with Cal State-Fullerton.


ESL/EFL TEACHERS WANTED

Part-time ESL/EFL teachers needed for the English Language Program at FLS International’s CSUF 2017 Summer Camp. Instructors will work with set curriculum to provide high-quality instruction to international students 3-6 hours per day. Morning and afternoon classes offered.

FLS International has two categories of teacher, General English Teachers and College Preparatory Teachers. The hiring requirements for the two categories are as follows:

English Language Teachers

Educational Qualifications: Teachers hired for this program must have a MA in TESOL or a closely related field, such as linguistics or foreign language pedagogy OR an MA degree (in any subject) and a certificate in TESOL/TEFL with a minimum of 100 hours of study.

Experience Qualifications: Teachers hired for this program must have at least eight months (an academic year) of English/ESL classroom teaching experience.

General English Teachers

Teachers hired for these programs must have a BA/BS degree, a certificate in TESOL/TEFL with a minimum of 100 hours of study, and at least eight months of teaching experience. The teaching experience may include ESL classroom instruction, ESL tutoring or classroom instruction and tutoring in related fields such as English, foreign languages and test preparation.

Rate of pay: $18 – 22/hr., DOE.

FLS International offers English Language Programs and Tour programs at various locations throughout the United States designed for international students. We operate seven year-round programs, as well as seasonal study-tour programs.

TO APPLY

E-mail the following to: Nancy Lay csufacademics@fls.net

Submit cover letter and resume for consideration

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2017

Job Opportunity in China: Hong N Education Hiring over 100 teachers!

Hello, please see the email below and the attachments for information on the teaching positions at Hong N Education in China. Please contact Heather Novak directly at Heather.Novak@myjobtank.com if you have any questions.


Dear TESOL,

My name is Heather Novak and I am the Director of Career Services at My Job Tank, Inc. I am hoping you will be able to help me promote a wonderful opportunity for the students in your classes. We just signed a contract with Hong N Education English School, an English-language teaching school in China. They have hired us to recruit TESOL teachers for their organization and have over 100 openings that we are helping them to fill! I would love to get these positions in front of your students.

Hong N Education Information – Hong N Education – English Teachers

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Heather Novak, Director of Career Management

www.MyJobTank.com 914-420-3674

Job Opportunity: LAUSD seeking Middle School Teachers

Hello, please see below for email from Cristina Marquez-Avila (cristina.marquez@lausd.net) for three teaching positions available through LAUSD. Please contact Cristina directly for more information on how to apply.


Hello,

We currently have three teaching positions available at our middle school. We would like to encourage eligible applicants to interview.
We are seeking a science teacher, English teacher, and an English Learner teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you know of any candidates who may be interested in any of our positions, please provide them with my contact information.

Thank you,

Cristina Marquez-Avila, M.S., P.P.S.
School Counselor
Joseph Le Conte Middle School
323.308.1763
Cristina.marquez@lausd.net

TESOL Job Opportunity: CSUF ESL Summer Teacher

Hello! Please see below for a part-time job opportunity at Cal State Fullerton’s FLS International Program. Please reach out to Nancy Lay at csufacademics@fls.net for more information.


Hello

FLS International’s CSU Fullerton Summer program is currently hiring ESL teachers for the part-time position. This would be a great opportunity for your current or newly graduated TESOL students with at least 8 months teaching experience.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could let your students and/or alumni know about this opportunity.

More information about the position can be found here:
https://www.indeed.com/cmp/FLS-International/jobs/Summer-ESL-Teacher-9613bc43df67db19?q=esl+teacher

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail. Thank you for taking the time to read this e-mail.

Sincerely,

Nancy Lay

MS.Ed.

FLS International Academic Coordinator

CSU Fullerton Summer

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831

(818)-470-7216

Internship Opportunity: Ginseng English

Please see below an internship opportunity from Ginseng English, an online language school. Please contact Sarah at  sarah@ginse.ng for more information.


Hi There,

My company, Ginseng English, is looking to hire an intern.  Ginseng is an online English language school. Ginseng’s mission is to provide learners around the world with affordable online language instruction of the highest quality that technology allows, informed by the most current theory and research, delivered by the best teachers available.

You can take a look at the job posting and see if it’s something that your TESOL students might be interested in.  If so, I’d love more information about how to go about posting it on your job/internship board!

If you have any questions, let me know.  Thank you for your time!

Best,

Sarah

Growth Mindset and Children’s Health

NOT JUST FOR SCHOOL — A POSITIVE MINDSET HAS POTENTIAL TO BOOST PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, TOO

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For at least the last decade, educators have understood the powerful connection between mindset and achievement — that when students believe they can learn a given subject, even a hard one, they stick with it longer, and do better, than if they believe they can’t learn or are “just bad at it.” Continue reading

Job Posting: Opportunity China

Looking to use your teaching skills in an exciting new environment this year? Consider teaching, learning and earning in China through the 10-12 month Teach China Public School Program

Applications are welcomed from graduates with an Education related degree seeking international teaching experience to inform their future teaching practise.

Participants can expect to receive the following remuneration package:

-Up to $1550 monthly salary depending on location (low tax) -Accommodation provided, or an accommodation allowance -International flight reimbursement -Long school holidays to travel and explore China

-Minimal office hours each week

With key living expenses covered, this salary goes a long way -think long weekends in Thailand, eating out every day, and visiting local attractions on your days off!

Applications close on the 16th June. For more information visit Opportunity China’s website http://www.opportunity-china.com/teach-china-public-school-programme/, or email info@opportunity-china.com

You are Invited! – Summer 2017 Luncheon with the Vice Provost

Hello MAT and MAT-TESOL Trojans!

If you are in the USC-area over summer, please consider signing up to participate in a luncheon with Sally Pratt, Vice Provost for Graduate Programs. This is a great opportunity to network with peers from different programs, as well as offer input on your experience so far as a graduate student at USC. Please see the email below and reach out to Ashley Brooks if you have any questions.


Dear Graduate Student,

The USC Graduate School’s Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Sally Pratt invites you to attend one of the Summer 2017 Graduate Student Luncheons.

The luncheon will serve as an opportunity to create an inclusive community for graduate students from both the University Park Campus and the Health Science Campus. You have the opportunity to talk with the Vice Provost about a variety of graduate and professional student topics that range from Diversity, Inclusion, and Access to International Student experiences to Academic Professional Development; including your own concerns and discussion items. Vice Provost Pratt is interested in hearing your news, updates, and concerns as well as what you think the USC Graduate School does well and what it can improve upon and how.

The event is open to all USC Graduate Students, and attendance will be capped at 20 Graduate Students per luncheon. Since space is limited, please remember that your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat at the luncheon. The exact location of each luncheon will be communicated through a confirmation email sent to the first 20 students, per event, who have expressed interest in the particular meeting date.

The menu for these events consists of salads, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert.

Reserve your space for one of the luncheons by filling out this form.

 

Ashley Brooks

Program Specialist for Diversity, Inclusion and Access

University of Southern California

 

T:  213-740-8509

“Your Values Must Be Crystal Clear”

 

A SYSTEM LEADER’S VIEWS ON ENDING BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

BY USABLE KNOWLEDGE, ON FEBRUARY 21, 2017 7:59 AM
Former superintendent and Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Deborah Jewell-Sherman offers advice for school leaders to dismantle bullying and create a culture of kindness and inclusion.”Bullying and harassment are just not acceptable,” says Jewell-Sherman. “And as educators, we are powerful in shifting that narrative.”

 

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