UIC TESOL Alumni This is a group of TESOL Alumni and all the friends of the TESOL Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. If you are a graduate of the Program, current student and faculty, former faculty, or simply a friend, we invite you to join us.

This event may be of interest to you. The guest speaker is our very own Mark Temenak!

This event may be of interest to you. The guest speaker is our very own Mark Temenak!

This event may be of interest to you. The guest speaker is our very own Mark Temenak!

FYIDear Colleagues, Please consider sharing the following opportunity with your professional networks: The English Langu...
english_language_institute - English Language Institute (ELI) at The University of Chicago - info


Dear Colleagues,

Please consider sharing the following opportunity with your professional networks:

The English Language Institute (ELI) is seeking an Operations Manager (JR10428) to run daily operations and help deliver English linguistic and cultural offerings to the university community and beyond. Questions can be directed to Julie Matsubara ([email protected]), Director of the ELI.


Julie Matsubara, PhD (she/her)
Director, English Language Institute
University of Chicago Language Center

Look here! Katie Sauers and faculty at Tutorium recognized by UIC (about time!)
Online learning helped English language instructor explore new ways of teaching | UIC Today

Look here! Katie Sauers and faculty at Tutorium recognized by UIC (about time!)

As Katie Sauers prepares for the upcoming Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (ITBE) virtual conference, the University of Illinois Chicago lecturer shared part of her panel discussion, “Was Remote Learning so Bad? Lessons Learned.”

English Language Fellow--Application open and priority deadline is Dec 31 2021 for open projects. Eligibility: US Citize...
Application Instructions - English Language Programs

English Language Fellow--Application open and priority deadline is Dec 31 2021 for open projects.
Eligibility: US Citizen and TESOL or related MA level degree

See here for details:

The  2021-2022 Fellow application is now open! Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all projects are filled, though we encourage you to apply early in order to have the best chance of being considered for all available projects. Candidates that apply before the priority a...

FYI: Position: Head of School (HOS), HudsonWay Immersion SchoolHudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) has the reputation as t...
HudsonWay Immersion School | Mandarin and Spanish | Pre-K to Grade 8

FYI: Position: Head of School (HOS), HudsonWay Immersion School

HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) has the reputation as the “best Mandarin and Spanish immersion program in NYC and NJ” due to its unique full immersion model, early start in preschool, teacher training and immersion leadership. Reflecting that reputation, the school’s mission is to develop students as flexible thinkers, culturally aware and linguistically capable in at least two languages. HWIS received Accreditation from the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) effective on December 1, 2020. (www.hwis.org)

HWIS, serving children ages 2 to Grade 8, is the oldest independent Mandarin and Spanish immersion program in the NY/NJ area with two campuses – one on the upper west side of Manhattan, and one in NJ.

The Head of School is a leader who is a strong collaborative builder of people, possesses pedagogical high standards, and is passionate about the benefits of immersion education. The HOS will oversee both campuses including a total of about 200 students from preschool through Grade 8. The school recently expanded both of its locations to larger facilities to support a doubling of enrollment to approximately 200 students per location. The school has a strong reputation and is poised for growth with committed leadership. Reporting to the HOS will be a team of three administrators distributed between the 2 campuses: Assistant Director – NJ campus, Director of Chinese Programs and Director of Early Childhood – NJ Campus. The position will be subject to a review by the school’s board which consists of two founders and one investor.

The successful candidate will possess many of the following experiences and skills:

• MA in Education related field (Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, Linguistics, etc.
• Prior administrative experience in a leadership role in an independent school
• K-8 and early childhood experience
• Experience developing new programs such as middle school, after school and clubs
• Excellent community-outreach and relationship building skills
• Extensive knowledge of curriculum development; new research and technology enhancements
• Ability to create and sustain positive, ambitious school culture among staff and students
• Ability to develop teachers - mentor, provide feedback and constructive criticism, corrective action, coaching and discipline if necessary
• An understanding of the use of technology in supporting learning
• Experience in assessment and achievement data analysis
• Ability to partner with HR, Accounting, Admissions, Facilities, etc. in upholding and enforcing School policies and procedures
• Excellent communication skills– clear, direct communication with tact and professionalism
• Highly organized and attentive-to-detail, ability to manage administrative paperwork

Ideal but not required:
• Experience with an immersion school
• Bilingual/fluent in one of the languages of instruction – Mandarin or Spanish

Strategic Planning, Vision-setting, Leadership

• Inspires a culture of mission-driven excellence
• Helps formulate performance management and culture of accountability
• Leads in developing the school’s long-term strategic plan
• Partners with owners collaboratively to maximize effectiveness of organization
• Builds relationships to promote the school
• Actively contributes to enrollment and exmissions efforts

Staff and Program Development
• Manages and supervises all full and part-time staff
• Ensures that school’s curriculum and programs are evolving to meet student needs
• Ensures that school appearance and day to day management of operations is smooth
• Coordinate and oversee staff development and training that is aligned with New York and New Jersey State Standards, and the school’s curriculum
• Conducts regular staff meetings
• Oversees school data reporting systems and data analysis to inform instructional practice
• Effectively recruits and retains student population
• Effectively recruits and retains teacher population
• Oversee other programs such as after school, extended care, summer camp and Mommy & Me
• Works with high schools to develop feeder programs in support of ex-missions
• Works with licensing regulatory bodies

• Builds strong and positive parent community
• Maintains an open-door policy for parents
• Participates in family conferences when appropriate
• Works with the parent association

• Develops the school’s annual budget
• Tracks and approves all purchases
• Assures proper reporting of financials to owners

Policies and Procedures
Provides regular updates to founders/investor on:
• Policies and procedures
• Curriculum development and achievement
• Parent satisfaction
• HR plan - organizational plan, performance
• Budget

• All instructional teachers; a diverse cultural and bilingual employee base
• Administrative – finance, custodial, HR, admissions & marketing, office management
• Parent volunteers

This is a full-time 12-month position to start July 1, 2021. Position offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, 401K, PTO, etc.

Please email cover letter and resume with Head of School in subject line to [email protected] by January 1, 2021.

HWIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.

We regret that we will not be able to respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in HWIS.

HudsonWay Immersion School is a top private, co-ed Pre-K to middle school offering language immersion in Mandarin and Spanish at its NJ and NY campuses.


From: [email protected] on behalf of Christian Wedemeyer
Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:04 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Buddhist-studies] FW: Urgently Seeking Hindi Speakers for Job with Chicago Board of Elections

*Please forward this to anyone who might be qualified and interested*

Shobhana Johri Verma, a Commissioner on the Chicago Board of Elections, is urgently looking for someone who can speak and read Hindi fluently and would be interested in assisting her for the next few weeks at the Board of Elections in helping South Asians have access to the polls. The position would start ASAP.

No experience necessary. Pay is between $15-$20 an hour depending on experience.

US Citizenship not required, but must have a valid work permit.

The location is downtown Chicago. Interested candidates should email Ms. Verma directly at [email protected].
This is the e-mail list for members of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies
Upcoming events may be found at http://southasia.uchicago.edu/events/upcoming_events


Dear UIC-TESOLers, greetings to all of you. Kimberly Hansen, who is an alum, sent the following call for volunteer ESL tutors. Please see below.
Hope you are all well and strong.

Hi Dr. Xiang,

I hope this email finds you well.

I am currently an Americorps member working with a non-profit organization in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and we are adapting all of our education programming to an online format. We are looking for online volunteer tutors for our ESL students. The call and PDF flyer are below. Can you share it with the UIC Tesol Grad Listserv?

Volunteer Tutors Needed!

Want to tutor K-12 ESL students online over the summer?

(There will be a few adult students as well, indicate your preference in your email)

Hands Across The World is looking for online volunteer tutors who can commit to 3 hours a week from June 22-August 10!

Tutors will be matched with a student and help support their reading and math skills.

Interested? Contact Kim at [email protected] or [email protected]

Thanks so much,

Kimberly Hansen, M.A.
English Language Fellow, U.S. Department of State
Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação - Huíla, Lubango, Angola
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago

UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture

UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture

The workshops for the 26th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction have been announced! We're thrilled to have the following workshops held on Thursday, 4/23/2020:

“Reading, Researching and Analyzing Records and Files” Lead by Dr. Justin Richland (UC-Irvine, Anthro)

“Getting Into Print: How to Transform Drafts Into Publications”
Lead by Drs. Steven Clayman & Giovanni Rossi (UCLA, Soc).

Please see the CLIC-GSA's “Workshops” page for more information: https://clic.ss.ucla.edu/26th-annual-conference-on-language-interaction-and-culture-workshops/

And don't forget to submit your abstracts by the deadline, February 10!

FYIThe California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles area) is hiring ESL faculty for the 2020/2021 academic year. While ...
Call for English for Academic Purposes/arts-based English for Specific Purposes Adjunct Course Proposals 2020-2021 | CalArts


The California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles area) is hiring ESL faculty for the 2020/2021 academic year. While this current call is for adjuncts, it is likely that there will be opportunities to expand these positions in the future. Could you please share with the alumni network?

The preferred deadline is Feb 1, which I know is very soon. Because this is an adjunct call, only a CV and sample syllabus are required; however, if potential applicants would like more time to submit materials, they are welcome to email me.

Here is the link to the call: https://calarts.edu/work-for-calarts/employment-listing/call-for-english-for-academic-purposesarts-based-english-for-specific-purposes-adjunct-course-proposals-2020-2021

The School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts welcomes proposals for credit-bearing, intermediate to advanced- level courses in EAP/arts-based ESP to be considered for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must have credentials in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, CELTA, DELTA, or e...


My name is Luke McCarthy, and I am an educator, academic and ESL/EFL teacher recruiter.

Currently I am looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable university graduates to teach English at top-level universities in Japan via the Westgate corporation. I know that The University of Illinois at Chicago has a great reputation for producing enthusiastic and knowledgeable graduates. I imagine that many of them may be interested in the prospect of working and living in Japan.

I have attached a PDF which offers information about the position. In a nutshell, it is a well-paid university-level position with 3-5 month renewable contract periods. We provide housing and reimburse flights to and from Japan. In between contracts we offer time-off, where teachers may travel or return home. We are looking for the smartest English-language teachers out there!

If possible, I ask that you forward this message or the attached PDF to any undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates from your department. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact me at [email protected].

Thank for very much for any help you can offer disseminating this work opportunity. I find that students these days can sometimes feel under informed in terms of work opportunities from abroad. It is great work connecting the right person with the right working opportunity!


Luke McCarthy

Westgate USA


Please see below a call for participation in a research survey, posted on behalf of alum Mary Jorgenson Sullivan.

----------Begin forwarded message------
Dear Colleagues,

As part of a presentation to be given at the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language) Convention in Denver in 2020, I am conducting a survey of adjunct faculty members. This survey is voluntary and anonymous. No identifying information will be gathered and data will be aggregated for statistical purposes. The purpose of the presentation is to provide Language Program Administrators and other stakeholders options for supporting adjunct faculty in the field of English Language Teaching.

The survey should take only about 8-10 minutes to complete.

Thank you in advance for your input on this project.

Mary Jorgenson Sullivan ([email protected])

Westgate Corporation - Application Portal Site

Hello Dr. Cameron,

I hope this term has been good for you! Westgate, the Japanese company I work for, is now hiring teachers for the Spring 2020 term in Japan. We hire over 250 teachers each spring and fall for positions at 54 schools and universities in and around Tokyo and Nagoya. While we are primarily known for our short-term contracts with our university program, we also have open positions in our Young Learners program. Your alumni and soon-to-be graduates may be interested in one of these programs as they are great opportunities to gain international experience while developing their teaching skills.

Could you send the the paragraph below this message to graduating students and alumni and/or possibly post it on the university list-serv?

I will soon be leaving my position with Westgate so please contact our Tokyo staff with any questions ([email protected]).

Thank you and happy holidays!



Tim Donlon
Westgate Corporation
Human Resources Department
Yushima Daido Bldg. 2F
3-17-1 Yushima
Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-0034 JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-3836-0362
FAX: +81-3-3836-0256
Mobile: 323-217-6922
E-mail: [email protected]

Teach English in Japan in SPRING 2020 with WESTGATE! Westgate is a Japanese company that runs programs at 54 schools and universities in Kanto (Tokyo/Kanagawa/Saitama/Chiba) and Aichi (Nagoya). While we are primarily known for our university program, we also have open positions with our Young Learners program. We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with a Bachelor's degree and a year of teaching experience. We offer renewable short-term contracts (3 to 5 months) and we reimburse flights up to $1200 US. In addition to salary, and we arrange apartment housing, airport pick-ups, working visas and health insurance. The Spring term runs from March/April/May to July/August, and the Fall term runs from September to December/January. We are currently hiring for SPRING 2020. Please email [email protected] with any questions. More information, as well as the application, can be found at www.westgatejapan.com



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Chicago, IL


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Everyone, if you are comfortable with this, please sign the petition at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-f-1-students-stay-us-through-fall-semester-if-instruction-online-due-pandemic. Use your .edu email if you have one. Don't forget to check your email and click to verify. The new ICE ruling will probably be contested in court, but let's make our voices heard anyway.
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