Local teacher (Hourly Paid Contract) Blended Learning
The post holder will be part of a wider teaching team delivering the British Council's blended learning courses in India. The purpose of this job is:
1.To prepare and deliver quality teaching and effective learning of English, via face to face and virtual classroom, and as an e-moderator of self-access learning
2.To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission
|Location||Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Coimbatore|
|Duration||One year (renewable)|
|Working hours||Flexible working week with some irregular hours|
|Closing date||Friday, 30 December 2016|
You will deliver face to face classes in your city and conduct online classes and e-moderation from home or from the offices of BC Examinations and English Services India Private Limited (if present in your city). The post holder may be required to travel elsewhere in India to receive training and deliver face-to-face teaching.
Blended Learning India
The British Council India Blended learning business launched in May 2015 with our myEnglish courses in Pune. In 2016, myEnglish courses were also launched in Mumbai and Bengaluru. https://www.britishcouncil.in/myenglish
Students complete a self-access course online, guided by a moderator (teacher). They upload weekly tasks to a virtual learning environment, where they receive feedback, and participate in forum discussions. They attend classes, face to face and via virtual classroom, by logging in remotely. The current course takes around 75 hours over 9 weeks, and teacher input for each group requires 6 – 9 hours per week.
Support British Council’s global English strategy by
- Delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
- Enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
- Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices
- Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
- Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations
- Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
- Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans
- Make use of all delivery platforms and resources as required by course, and as instructed by Academic Manager and by teacher handbook. Delivery platforms are: Online course, virtual learning environment (VLE), web conferencing facility, and classroom equipment
- Monitor progress and provide regular feedback via email and VLE, to help manage students’ performance throughout the course
- Teach classes on external/corporate premises as required
- Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, as required. Contribute to development of digital products as required
- Complete teaching-related administrative tasks to specified standards
- Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices
- Support local marketing and promotional strategy as required, by testing and counselling prospective students, providing demonstrations, and generally providing excellent customer service
- Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas: Child Protection, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Health and Safety
- Travel to locations of face to face teaching as required
Other important features or requirements of the job
Flexible working week with some irregular hours, though two days off per week are standard.
Face to face teaching normally takes place at the weekend, (though not every weekend) and virtual classes are normally in the evenings. It is expected that you are available and willing to work on Saturday and /or Sunday for delivering face-to-face sessions and evenings for Virtual Online Sessions.
There is no maximum or minimum number of teaching hours per week, but it is envisaged that teachers will have 3-5 classes running at a time, meaning a teaching load of between 18 and 27 hours (depending on the stage of each class).
Occasionally, travel to off-site corporate clients for face-to-face sessions may be required. Initially, possible travel to other locations where programme is offered.
How to apply
The deadline for applications is Sunday, 30 December 2016. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please send in your application as soon as it is complete.
Please read the accompanying Role Profile carefully and refer to the British Council Behaviours and Teaching skills.
If you meet the specifications, please follow these steps to apply:
- Fill in the accompanying Teacher Application Form.
- Add a Supporting Statement where indicated in the form (applications without this will not be considered).
- Rename the document by adding your full name to the file name.
- Send it to myEnglish@britishcouncil.org with the subject line “Application for HP teacher post Blended Learning”.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted.