APEX Global Academy English Language Learner Teacher Waterbury, CT · Part time

ESL/ELL Instructors within a brand new sheltered English language academy at Holy Cross High School for 2-4 students


Multi-Disciplinary ESL/ELL Instructor at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT

As an ESL/ELL Instructor within a brand new sheltered English language academy at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, you will play an integral role in providing instruction to students who are English Language Learners (ELLs). Your primary responsibility will be to design and implement effective lesson plans that cater to the academic needs of diverse ELL students in a small classroom setting (approximately 2-4 students in grades 9-11 initially, but with enrollment projected to increase to approximately 10 students by the start of the second academic year), ensuring their successful integration into mainstream academic settings. These lesson plans will span various subject areas including English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Theology. 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Curriculum Development:
  2. Develop and adapt curriculum materials, resources, and assessments to meet the linguistic proficiency levels and academic goals of ELL students.
  3. Align instructional content with curriculum taught throughout the remainder of the school to non-ELL students. 
  4. Instructional Delivery:
  5. Deliver engaging and interactive ESL instruction using a variety of teaching methods and techniques to facilitate language acquisition and comprehension.
  6. Differentiate instruction to accommodate the diverse learning needs, language backgrounds, and proficiency levels of ELL students.
  7. Assessment and Progress Monitoring:
  8. Conduct ongoing assessments to evaluate student progress in English language proficiency, academic language skills, and content knowledge.
  9. Analyze assessment data to inform instructional planning and provide targeted interventions for students who require additional support.
  10. Work toward integrating and eventually transferring ELL students from the academy into the mainstream academic program.
  11. Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion:
  12. Foster a culturally responsive and inclusive learning environment that respects and celebrates the cultural diversity of ELL students.
  13. Promote cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity among students by incorporating multicultural content and experiences into lesson plans. 
  14. Collaboration and Professional Development:
  15. Collaborate with the mainstream academic program faculty and staff, international academy program coordinator and staff, as well as well as other stakeholders to support the academic and linguistic integration of ELL students across the curriculum and foster the success of both the students and the academy. 
  16. Participate in professional development opportunities. 
  17. Provide Support in the Successful Launch of Brand-New Academic Academy:
  18. Aide in the set-up, strategic planning, and development of innovative initiatives for the inaugural academic year and beyond. 
  19. Maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and foster a culture of collaborative teamwork with the international agency, as well as students, faculty, and staff of the mainstream academic program. 
  20. Parent and Community Engagement:
  21. Establish open and effective communication channels with parents/guardians of ELL students and representatives from the international agency to provide regular updates on student progress, solicit input, and address concerns.
  22. Engage with community resources and organizations to provide additional support services and enrichment opportunities for ELL students and their families.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree and/or TESOL certification preferred).
  • Previous ESL instruction and/or secondary teaching experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of second language teaching methodologies and assessment.
  • A background and knowledge of some or all of the following subject areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Theology, History/Civics, Biology/Chemistry
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, colleagues, parents, and community members.
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (desired but not required).


$4,700.00-$5,000.00 per course instructed/per academic year. The ideal candidate would be willing and able to teach at least two separate courses throughout the academic year (History & Theology; Math & Science, etc). Salary is commensurate with experience as well as on which course(s) are instructed. 


$9,400 - $25,000 per year