Thursday, June 28, 2012

New BC TEAL News Article: A Short Rational for Credit Bearing English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses

I've just had an article published in BC TEAL News:

In the article, I'm basically looking at some of the reasons why English for Academic Purposes courses should bear credit that counts towards a degree.  Have a read of the article and let me know what you think . . . 

Monday, June 18, 2012

EAP Instructor Position at UBC's Okanagan Campus

It has just become official.  The University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus is hiring a new instructor for the new English Foundation Program. 

You can learn all about the English Foundation Program here:

You can learn all about the new position here:

I'm posting a copy of the position just below.  If you have any questions, please inquire at the email in the advertisement.  Please don't contact me. I'm just passing along the information. 

The deadline to apply is July 13, 2012. 

Term Certain Instructor Position, English Foundation Program

The English Foundation Program (EFP) is new program that will enable domestic and international students to gain the English language proficiency skills required to be accepted into a degree program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. This innovative, accredited program combines intensive English language training and credit courses while engaging students in campus life.

We invite applications from qualified individuals for a full time, term certain instructor position commencing August 15, 2012.

The position involves daily lesson planning and course delivery in accordance with the English Foundation Program’s curriculum, diagnostic evaluation and testing, ongoing formative and summative assessment, and collaboration on curriculum design and program development.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the post-secondary level. This expertise includes innovative learner-centered approaches. Inquiry forms the centre of the ideal candidate’s teaching.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a master’s degree in a relevant area, including formal coursework in teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL), and are committed to working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. This includes demonstrated experience in working cooperatively with diverse groups in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Intercultural competence is essential. Proficient written and verbal communication skills are also a requirement for the position.

The successful candidate will further demonstrate a commitment to the integration of new technologies into his or her teaching. Additional experience in EAL teacher education and familiarity with the K-16 spectrum of EAL teaching is preferred. Membership in a related professional association (e.g. BC TEAL, ACLA/CAAL, TESOL) is desirable.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. course evaluations) and the names, including contact information, of three referees to:

Dr. Lynn Bosetti, Dean of Education
UBC, Okanagan Campus
Faculty of Education
EME 3141, 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7
Electronic applications are welcomed. Electronic applications must be submitted as e-mail attachments and sent to: Lesley Frost at

Application Deadline: July 13, 2012

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.