ESL Works

ESL Works brings profession-focused English education to the food industry. Through an on-site classroom approach, employees are taught the language and life skills they need in order to be more confident workers and to lead better lives. 


ESL Works’ teachers provide warm, organized, creative instruction to help students improve their English language abilities for work purposes. Our teachers are sympathetic to the needs of working adults, savvy in all things food industry related, and are continually expanding our mission with ingenuity.


10-15 hours per week

Position starts December 1st,  2017


  • TESOL certification // required
  • 2+  years teaching ESL - two unique levels of English // required
  • 5+ years food industry // required
  • 2+ years teaching adult learners // preferred
  • Computer know-how [word, excel, and basic website knowledge] // preferred
  • Spanish or French speaking proficiency // ideal


On-Site Teaching

  • Teach on-site at restaurants and food distribution centers  or other food-related sites
  • Set-up and break-down classroom at each teaching location
  • Deliver instruction consistent with the ESL Works “how we teach” vision
  • Develop students’ ability to read, write, speak, and listen in the appropriate content area
  • Create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment that supports positive outcomes
  • Manage learning time to maximize student achievement while respecting work schedules
  • Meet with students before or after class

Planning / Record-Keeping

  • Prep for all classes in advance of teaching
  • Adapt curriculum to differentiate instruction and meet needs of each student
  • Keep accurate records of attendance and student performance from week to week
  • Observe other regularly scheduled ESL Works classes from time to time


  • able to travel to locations throughout New York via public transportation
  • able to instruct in restaurant and food manufacturing settings
  • able to lift or move objects between 15-25 pounds


  • Organized // Deadline-driven, take notes, track project to-dos, plan ahead
  • Timekeeper // Meet weekly deadlines and keep time well in class
  • Calm & Kind // Respect student/client with timely, courteous and accurate communication


  • Email //
  • Subject line // Part-Time ESL Teacher_[your name]
  • Include // resume and cover letter telling us why ESL makes your heart sing

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