Join the ACLA team as an ESL/EAL teacher

About the School

Atlantic Canada Language Academy (ACLA) is an accredited English Language School. ACLA is always accepting resumes from highly motivated, enthusiastic EAL Teacher to join the team. ACLA offers quality English Language Programs, specializing in the preparation of newcomers and international students to live, work and study in Canada.

Vision and Values

Our unique and fun programs are built on the values of Quality, Professionalism, Multiculturalism, Enthusiasm, and Fun. These values not only guide our programs but are also at the core of ACLA’s management.

About the Work

Our EAL Teachers are responsible for planning and delivering (in-person and/or online) lessons based on best practices and current research.  Students from all over the world join our classes to prepare themselves for study and work in an English-speaking setting. Our courses are offered in person and online via Zoom.  ACLA teachers liaise with each other and with the Academic Director regularly to ensure lessons are coherent and meet the expectations of the school’s curriculum.

Minimum Credentials:  Bachelor’s Degree and TESOL Certification

Minimum Experience: 2-5 years

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure new students get a brief welcome and introduction to their classmates during orientation
  • Meet with students to discuss their personal aims during their first week and during bi-weekly scheduled tutorials
  • Use “Needs and Goals Analysis”, “Our Aims” and tutorial feedback to plan task-based lessons weekly
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans
  • Upload weekly lesson plans to class platform in a timely manner
  • Conduct engaging lessons
  • Administer assessments to all students and record results on the students’ record forms on platform
  • Assist students in maintaining Learning Portfolio
  • Customize for age and level appropriate lessons and learning experience for students
  • Attend professional development seminars

Specific Work Capabilities

  • Passionate about teaching
  • Willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school
  • Be able to teach in person and online using Zoom/Teams
  • Be able to or be willing to learn new technology to facilitate instruction
  • Sensitivity to the proficiency stages, well-being and needs of language learners
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep concise records
  • Commitment to the teaching profession
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting within the classroom, online platform and on LMS

Special Consideration will be given to

Specialized training or experience in teaching English for Specific Purposes

International work experience

Ability to speak another language

Ability to work remotely

Flexibility to accommodate different time zones (evenings, nights, weekends)


Special Requirements

Police Record Check

Job requires to be legally entitled to work in Canada

Rate of compensation

Commensurate with education and experience

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to

We do not accept applications via social media.

To apply for a study permit you will need a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution. Atlantic Canada Language Academy is a Designated Learning Institute registered under number O19210345642
97 Kaulbach St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
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