Teacher of English Young Learners – South India

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Employer - British Council
Category - Teaching-Education
Job title - Teacher of English Young Learners – South India

Job Description
Purpose of job:

To promote and deliver quality teaching and effective learning of English
To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission
Context and environment:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The South Asia region is of high priority for the UK and includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran (non-represented) and Nepal.

The Opportunity:
Essential:

Should have high proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalents to CEFR C1
Must have an experience of overall 1500 hours of teaching Young Learners (most of this should be in the Early Years group) in a professional institution such as a school or a language centre
Should have one of the following -
Montessori Diploma in Early Years

Minimum 600 hours experience of teaching Early Years in situations where they have received supervision and professional development by an EY professional

Any other assessed qualification for Early Years

Young learners aged 2 to 6 (400+ hours) Desirable:

Undergraduate/University degree
TEFL-I qualification (CELTA/Trinity)
Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma
PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent
CELTYL or TYLEC
Young learners aged 8 to 10 (400+ hours)
Young learners aged 11 to 13 (800+ hours)
Young learners aged 14 to 17 (400+ hours)


Please refer to the role profile for accountabilities, responsibilities, main duties and essential requirements. For further information please see the documents below:


Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
Core Skills.pdf


If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please apply by 1 December 2019 (UK time 23:59).


The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse (Abuse falls into four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect). In the context of our work, child protection therefore means putting in all reasonable measures in our activity planning and work practices to protect children engaging in British Council activities from abuse. We believe in establishing a child safe environment one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place.

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Job Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Date Posted 08 Nov 2019
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