Teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) teach, and assist other teachers to teach, students whose first language or dialect is not Standard Australian English to become proficient with the English language.
Duties & Tasks
ESL teachers may perform the following tasks:teach students basic or advanced English language skills
teach students individually and in small groups outside of the regular classroom, or assist students within normal classroom settings
diagnose and assess English language competency in students whose first language is a language other than English
provide assistance to regular classroom teachers by designing special teaching programmes for students with English language difficulties
provide advice concerning the community services available to assist students with English language difficulties.
an understanding and acceptance of cultural differences
an excellent grasp of English language structure
able to identify the needs of individual students
very good communication skills
excellent organisational skills
prepared to work outside of school hours
patient when dealing with students of differing abilities and cultures.