LINC Instructor (Casual)

Full Time



Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a deep history of high-quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student.


Language Instructors are responsible for delivering Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) based settlement English language services to adult immigrant and refugee newcomers while increasing their understanding of Canadian local, social, workplace and cultural norms. This position is responsible for planning lessons that utilize and adapt classroom materials for teaching and connecting immigrants to the community through field trips, inviting guest speakers and providing referrals to community resources for students when needed.


Develops daily lesson plans for newcomers on settlement to learn English in a practical manner that can be applied in the real-world context.

Conducts ongoing and monthly needs assessments with students to determine which themes, topics, and outcomes to include in lesson planning.

Develops long-term lesson plans to achieve identified CLB objectives.

Prepare lesson materials and deliver CLB task-based lessons consistent with the LINC program and monthly teaching goals.

Develops appropriate tasks and portfolio-based language assessments, maintains student portfolio files, and provides students with reflection time and feedback according to guidelines established by the LINC program.

Provide courses and programs via various formats, such as in-person classrooms and online settings.

Maintains and submits accurate records, including attendance sheets and progress reports. Enters attendance records into Teams documents and promptly submits required monthly reports.

Ensures student’s progress is tracked effectively and accurately.

Identifies and communicates student/client needs and issues to the Language Lead for follow up or referrals.

Collaborates with LINC instructors to share resources, contribute to program curricula and plan joint activities, independently and through instructor shared sessions.

Keeps abreast of current ESL and online teaching techniques and LINC program developments by participating in internal and external professional development events; shares learning with colleagues through staff meetings and internal Pro D as required; completes Pro D preparation assignments as required.

Performs and respond to other related duties as assigned by the LINC coordinator and the District Administrator.


A bachelor’s degree in education is an asset.

TESL Canada and/or TESOL diploma or equivalent certification.

Minimum of two (2) years experience teaching ESL to adults or completion of a supervised teaching practicum as part of the TESL/TESOL training program.

Knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmark competencies is an asset.

Knowledge of PBLA or willing to undergo for PBLA training.

Experience in settlement/adaptation services is an asset.

Knowledge of community resources for newcomers to Canada.

Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English.

Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff and the public who may come from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete tasks with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated proficiency with current technology tools, online learning platforms and social media resources.

Ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Knowledge of basic principles of classroom crisis management.

Reports to: LINC Coordinator and Lead Teacher

All submitted applications must included ”2024-LINC Instructor” under ”position applied for”. Please submit your resume, cover letter and proof of certification to

* Salary rate of $38.38/hr is based on training and qualifications).

Richmond School District is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Our ability to provide the best education for our student population relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead.

We appreciate the submission of all applicants but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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