Summer English Immersion Program ~ Masters in Engineering, Cornell University

Program ID:Cornell-ELP-ESLINSTR [#13495]
Program Title: ESL Instructor, Summer English Immersion Program for Masters in Engineering Students [multiple positions]
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/03/27, finished 2019/10/27)

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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The Summer Program for English and Culture (SPEAC) was created by Cornell’s College of Engineering and the English Language Support Office. SPEAC prepares students for their professional Engineering and related Cornell master’s programs.

Professional master’s programs prepare graduate students for employment outside of academia. They are often very short—only nine-months long—and require students start ready to work, which can be demanding for international students, who might have very little experience studying in the US. SPEAC was designed to ensure that these students are acclimatized academically, socially, and locally by providing a full schedule of activities, resource workshops, and courses. Position Summary This is a great opportunity to teach intelligent, dedicated, and eager students. SPEAC students have already proven they are capable just by being accepted into one of Cornell’s competitive master’s programs. When SPEAC students arrive in the summer, they are excited and eager to learn.

• Instructors will teach two-hours a day, Monday-Friday, for four weeks.
• Each Instructor will teach a pair of oral-skills courses: (a) Improving Pronunciation and also Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations or (b) US Academic Culture and also Taking Part in Discussions.
• Each instructor will teach one course for two-weeks. Then they will teach their other course for the second two weeks.
• Classes average 16 students, who primarily come from Eastern Asia, but also from other countries such as Israel, Argentina, and Spain.
• In addition to teaching, instructors will meet with other SPEAC staff and head teachers on a regular basis—usually weekly. They will also be active in both the opening and closing program sessions.
• Instructors may occasionally be asked to participate in other activities, such as meeting one-on-one with students and/or talking to the SPEAC director.
• In 2019, SPEAC will run from July 12 to August 9. Instructors must arrive in Ithaca, NY, at least by July 11.

Prior to the program, SPEAC head teachers will contact new instructors and provide them with curricula, syllabi, and course objectives from previous courses. New instructors will be expected to adapt this material to suit their needs, then consult with head teachers to ensure that any revised material is effective.

Compensation and Duration:
• The position is for one summer session with possible renewal.
• Compensation is $10,000.

A master of TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field is required. Experience teaching English oral communication skills is essential. Experience teaching international graduate students or working with professional communication is a plus.

Application Process The application deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019. Afterwards, applications will be reviewed and prospective candidates will be contacted by April 26.

Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online to complete your application:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Statement
• Two References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses)

Further Information Visit the SPEAC website: And/or contact SPEAC Director Nathan Lindberg at

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
B1E Carpenter Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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