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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

LINC Team Lead Instructor


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement,
employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI,
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(PBLA Lead training will be provided; successful completion of the training is expected by the end of March 2020)

  • Implement PBLA in own classroom.
  • Draw on own implementation experience to provide PBLA guidance, mentoring and support to colleagues, program and students.
  • Provide orientation and support to newly-hired instructors.
  • Meet one-on-one with teachers to discuss PBLA-related topics (includes CLB, Task-based Instruction and Task-based Assessment) strategies/activities.
  • Facilitate small group, informal discussions among instructors. Share practices and strategize solutions to issues raised.
  • Observe teachers and provide feedback on PBLA implementation as a peer/colleague.
  • Take over a teacher’s class to free the teacher to undertake task-based language where necessary.
  • Team-teach and perform demonstration lessons where necessary.
  • Communicate with program manager to ensure effective co-ordination of the project, progress, implementation and any needs or concerns.
  • Participate in meetings with other LTs as necessary.


  • Design, implement, and instruct English as a Second Language classes in a LINC program.
  • Design PBLA-based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks guidelines.
  • Develop a diversity of course materials that are based on the Curriculum Guidelines in a task-based program for CLBs 2-3.
  • Conduct on-going needs assessments with learners, assist them to set learning goals and develop lessons accordingly.
  • Design assessment tasks for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA guidelines.
  • Assist learners in organizing and updating the PBLA Language Companions (learner portfolios) as evidence of their learning progress.
  • Prepare learners’ conference summary and progress reports. Conduct one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress.
  • Provide computer-assisted instruction using language learning software and MS Office programs where appropriate. Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as LearnIT2Teach in a blended training approach.
  • Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required.
  • Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience.
  • Assist in outreach activities to recruit LINC clients as required.
  • Qualifications:

  • Completion of PBLA (Portfolio-Based Language Assessment) training with a minimum of 32 weeks of using PBLA in the classroom.
  • TESL certificate and valid accreditation by TESL Ontario.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing train the trainer support, e.g. PD workshops, team lead, etc.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching CLBs 2-3.
  • In-depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines.
  • Experience integrating technology and online resources in lesson delivery.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training.
  • Experience providing online training using an Online Learning Management System such as Moodle.
  • Experience providing adult instruction using software associated with the LINC Program (i.e., Ellis, Clarity and Explore Canada) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel email and the Internet.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methodology to the needs/skill levels of individual learners.
  • Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Location:

    Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave. Suite 206. Toronto

    Duration of Position:

    November 11, 2019

    Starting Salary Range:

    $38.00 per hour

    Posting Date:


    Closing Date:



    This position requires the incumbent to support LINC instructors with the PBLA (Portfolio-Based Language Assessment) implementation at the Centre while also providing LINC instruction to language learners

    This is a union position scheduled to work 25 hours per week
    CLBs 2 to 3, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
    Successful incumbent must have completed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training. Incumbent must complete LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training by March 2020.

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #102-19
    and send your resume with a covering letter to:

    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2
    Fax: 416.658.6590

    "We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

    COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.