Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time ESOL Teacher

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Adult Learning & Literacy
    Location Name
    Literacy Administration
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), the fifth largest library system in the United States, with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the Borough of Brooklyn.  BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers.


    The Adult literacy and learning department is seeking ESOL teachers to teach beginning and intermediate level English language for its WIOA funded classes. The ESOL Teacher, part of an innovative and technology- and resource-rich learning environment, will teach listening, speaking, reading & writing to adults, utilizing work-place and civics content.



    • Be part of an academic team responsible for presenting standard American English language to English-language learners
    • Engage students in a learning community and facilitate contextualized lessons tailored to student needs and abilities
    • Prepare syllabus and lesson plans that use library resources using a work-place instructional approach that leads to solid outcomes for participants
    • Administer standardized assessments to all ESOL learners
    • Conference with learners as needed
    • Complete administrative duties in a timely manner
    • Provide feedback and support that encourages the learners to develop both language skills and their learning autonomy
    • Participate in library and industry professional development and training
    • Work independently and collaboratively


    • BA/BS required, certificate in TESOL or experience instructing in ESOL a plus
    • Knowledge of TESOL methodology and techniques; experience with multicultural, adult learners
    • Experience administering standardized assessments
    • Successfully demonstrated knowledge of technology-assisted learning, instructional software, and distance learning platforms preferred
    • Ability to populate and manipulate software supporting database management, network management, desktop publishing, and Internet navigation applications
    • Ability to perform general clerical functions, ie maintaining accurate attendance records and compiling students information and statistics
    • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
    • Ability to solve problems with a strong commitment to adult literacy and learning
    • Must be able to work varied schedule, including evenings and weekends 
    • Salary: $40 per hour

    Please note that this position is grant-funded, part-time position. Hours for this position are 6hours/week +1 hour for administrative work.




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