Non-Credit English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher

The Okanagan School of Education (OSE) invites applications for a part-time limited term non-credit English as an additional language (EAL) for Work-Life Success teacher. The position is expected to start September 1, 2024. To learn more about the EAL for Work-Life Success non-credit courses, please visit our webpage.



The non-credit EAL teacher will be assigned to teach one of the EAL for Work-Life success non-credit courses as follows:

English for Work-Life Success 1: New Job (September to December)

  • Enhance your workplace English in this practical course. Develop language skills for job search and interviews. Navigate your first six months in a new job with confidence using language for meeting co-workers, requesting assistance or advice, and building positive work relationships.

English for Work-Life Success 2: Full Participation (January to April)

  • Develop intercultural communication and new language skills to confidently join in workplace conversations, presentations, and teamwork. Learn and practise English while studying language learning in the workplace and topics related to Canadian industries.

English for Work-Life Success 3: New Roles (May to June)

  • Elevate your English with language skills needed to mentor, supervise, and lead others. Explore new trends in work-related communication, feedback, and positive support of coworkers. Gain language and workplace culture skills to help yourself and others thrive in any work environment.



A minimum of a master’s degree in TESOL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, Education, or a related discipline, with relevant adult teaching experience and scholarly engagement, is required. Significant workplace experience in a context where English is the daily language of communication and business is also required. Other qualifications include building students’ communitive competence, learning strategies, insights, and confidence for greater participation in the workplace and community. Active membership in a scholarly and professional association related to EAL teaching and learning is desirable (e.g., BC TEAL, CAAL/ACLA, TESOL).



EAL for Work-Life Success is a series of three non-credit EAL courses (36 hours of instruction per course) designed to build EAL skills and confidence for fuller participation in the workplace. Learners gain new EAL skills, learning strategies, and understandings of how communication operates in the workplace. In addition, learners practise their EAL skills while collaborating in pairs and teams to explore work-related topics and problems.

Non-credit EAL teachers work as a team along with the OSE’s director of EAL programs and the EAL for Work-Life Success graduate research assistant (GRA). The EAL for Work-Life Success non-credit courses were developed by the GRA, and they are part of the GRA’s ongoing dissertation research into EAL teaching and learning for the workplace.

In the Winter Term 1 (September to December), non-credit EAL teachers may also host TEAL post-baccalaureate certificate practicum students in their classes as part of their overall teaching assignment.

The EAL for Work-Life Success non-credit courses are taught through an interactive and communicative face-to-face format with supplementary support provided through a learning management system. Non-credit EAL teachers create impactful learning experiences for students through their transformative teaching practice. Highlights of expected teaching duties include:

  • teaching assigned courses
  • contributing to course outlines
  • developing and organizing teaching and other course materials
  • planning lessons and units of instruction
  • employing a wide range of instructional strategies
  • providing ongoing feedback
  • crafting meaningful learning experiences
  • keeping regular attendance and other records as required
  • following up on absences and other relevant concerns
  • mentoring TEAL practicum students
  • engaging in continuous professional development
  • being available throughout the contract period
  • attending meetings and other events



Each non-credit EAL for Work-Life Success course consists of 36 hours teaching + 48 hours associated duties (84 hours total). In the Winter 1 and 2 terms, non-credit EAL teachers can expect to contribute three hours to teaching and four hours to other associated duties each week over 12 weeks, for a total of 84 hours each term. In the Summer 1 term, non-credit EAL teachers can expect to contribute six hours to teaching and approximately eight hours to other associated duties each week over six weeks, for a total of 84 hours.

In Winter 1 (September to December) and Winter 2 (January to April), teaching hours are scheduled across 12 Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon. In Summer 1 (May to June), teaching hours are schedule across six Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm and six Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. These schedules are subject to change, depending on operational needs.



$39.01/hour (84 hours per course = $3,276.84)



Applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), transcripts of academic records, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Scott Douglas, the OSE’s Director of EAL Programs, at Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the “Non-Credit EAL Teacher Position”

All positions are subject to funding, enrolment, and operational factors.



Thursday, August 15, 2024

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.