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English Language Studies Lead Instructor

Tianjin Juilliard School
China (CN)
Posted Date
Sep 4, 2023

Job Details


Teaching, Assessment and Curriculum Materials Development

  1. Teaching
  • Contribute to teaching on a range of graduate student-oriented EAP courses and modules, including IEFP (summer), EPM, EAP short courses and workshops, etc.
  • Be able to plan and deliver engaging EAP lessons in a variety of teaching modes (classroom, online or blended learning), as required
  • Plan and prepare lessons to meet learning outcomes indicated in the syllabus
  • Teach EAP while governed by the syllabus and students’ needs
  • Conduct scheduled individual or small group coaching to EAP-enrolled graduate students on a regular basis
  • Provide appointment-based EAP-related consultations to graduate student across the School
  • Be familiar with and flexibly use provided teaching materials for an EAP course or module; occasionally create and share supplementary materials with the team to support the course or module
  • Take on other English teaching duties within the School, as assigned by the Director
  • Take on other classroom teaching duties within the Graduate School, as necessary

      2. Assessment

  • Provide timely and high-quality developmental feedback to graduate students
  • Provide student progress reports to the Director and contribute to EAP pass/not pass decisions regarding EAP-enrolled students, as required
  • Be familiar with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) global descriptors relating to language proficiency levels, and the CEFR-based Global Scale of English (GSE) learning outcomes
  • Lead on conducting the English Language Proficiency interviews (ELP) during the Admissions cycle; training, observation and/or coaching will be provided as necessary
  • Contribute to the design and writing of summative assessments for EAP courses and modules, if required
  • Assist in the implementation of summative assessments for EAP courses and modules (including standardization, proctoring and grading), if required

      3. Curriculum Materials Development

  • Contribute to the development of existing EAP courses and modules; identify and propose areas for improvement to ensure courses and modules continue to student-focused, innovative, of high quality and are based on up-to-date and relevant research and scholarship in EAP
  • Work independently or collaboratively (as directed) to produce new materials for use in an EAP course or module, including new EAP courses or modules
  • Contribute to the development of Public Education curriculum with English as focus, as necessary
  • Be confident in using web or IT tools to design and implement materials to enhance graduate students’ self-directed learning or classroom learning experiences

Coordination and Supervision

  • Be the point of contact for ACESS Center student workers
  • Assist the Director in scheduling student workers during the academic year

Non-Teaching Duties

  • Undertake all mandatory and advised training and development, as required
  • Be open to formative classroom observation and appraisal from the Director Attend regular teacher meetings
  • Other duties relevant to the post, which may be assigned by the Director

Education, Qualifications and Experience


  • Ability to communicate accurately and fluently at a very high level of spoken and written English
  • Master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or other relevant area
  • Recognized English teaching certificate e.g., Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CerTESOL
  • Experience of teaching and assessing EAP (this excludes experience only with IELTS or TOEFL preparation)
  • Experience of planning and delivering engaging EAP lessons
  • Ability to teach EAP students with varying English levels, of different nationalities and backgrounds
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, inclusive practices in the classroom
  • Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team


  • Familiarity with CEFR and GSE
  • Experience of developing EAP curriculum and assessments
  • Experience of teaching EAP online using online video conferencing platforms e.g., Microsoft Teams, as from time to time we offer online only programs (e.g., IEFP)
  • Familiarity with teaching EAP to Chinese university students
  • Experience of teaching on a Chinese university EAP program


The Tianjin Juilliard School (TJS) is the only branch campus of The Juilliard School. Approved by the Ministry of Education in China, TJS welcomed its first class of Pre-College students in Fall 2019 and the first Graduate Studies class in Fall 2020. By equipping its musicians with core educational values and cultivating experiences, TJS and its dedicated world-class faculty, intends to take on the challenge of guiding aspiring artists on the path to achieving their full potential not only as musicians, but also as global ambassadors.

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