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LINGUIST List 23.1126

Tue Mar 06 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling: English Language Specialist, English Language Institute of Singapore

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Date: 04-Mar-2012
From: Gregory He <moe_frumoe.gov.sg>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: English Language Specialist, English Language Institute of Singapore, Singapore
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University or Organization: English Language Institute of Singapore
Job Location: Singapore
Web Address: http://www.elis.edu.sg/
Job Rank: English Language Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Reporting to the Programme Director (PD), the English Language
Specialist is responsible for the design, implementation, facilitation, and
evaluation of ELIS's language programmes in accordance with ELIS's
mission and vision. English is the medium of instruction in all Singapore
schools as well as a subject of study for all primary and secondary school
students.

The English Language Specialist should be able to effectively engage
teacher-learners who teach at the primary, secondary and pre-university
levels in Singapore schools. These teacher-learners will typically have the
equivalent of IELTS 6 to 8 in English. They require enhanced skill in the
use English in the teaching of their subjects and in professional
communication settings within the school.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
- Plan, design, and facilitate professional development courses in effective
communication skills, and supporting materials and resources, to meet the
needs of English medium teachers
- Assist the Programme Director in marketing such programmes to target
audiences
- Maintain quality of courses and support by monitoring programmes on a
regular basis, and conduct an annual evaluation of programmes using an
agreed evaluation framework
- Conduct research into language use in the context of classroom
interaction within content area teaching

Entry Requirements:
- A relevant Master's degree, with specialisation in English Language (as a
first language) or Linguistics
- A minimum of 8 years of teaching experience, with knowledge of adult
learning methodologies preferred; Experience of holding posts of
responsibility, such as Head of Department, would be an advantage
- Recent experience of school-based research or participation in action
research projects as part of a professional learning community preferred
- Extensive experience in developing in-service English Language
communication skills courses or programmes
- Expertise in the development of curriculum for the use of English in the
teaching of specific subjects (e.g. English for Physics) will be highly
desirable
- Proven facilitation skills in the context of teacher development workshops
- Proven skills in planning, managing and writing up research projects

Application Details:
If you wish to be considered for interviews between April to September
2012, please email your curriculum vitae, completed application form and
transcript of your degrees to the application email address below by 31 Aug
2012. Please also include 'ELIS 2012: Application' as the subject of your
email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Successful candidates will be offered an attractive remuneration package
of up to SGD120,000 per annum, which is commensurate with educational
qualifications and work experience*.

*All terms and conditions are subject to review and change from time to
time without prior notification. We reserve the right to decide on the terms
and conditions to be offered. No reasons will be provided for the selection
and non-selection of candidates.

Employer Summary:
About ELIS (http://www.elis.edu.sg/)
The English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS) is a young and
dynamic institute that provides English Language teachers in the
Singapore Education Service and the region with professional
development opportunities. It aims to be a leader in providing such
professional development opportunities through the use of engaging
pedagogy that is informed by research.


Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: moe_frumoe.gov.sg
Contact Information:
Mr Gregory He
Email: moe_frumoe.gov.sg
Fax: +65 6776 3217
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