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EAL Teacher

Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens
Johor, Malaysia
Date Added: Oct 16, 2023

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This role is an important one in ensuring that students with English as an additional language develop their English language skills, both academically and socially, to enable them to fully participate in our mainstream curriculum and be fully integrated into our community. 

General Duties: 

  • To prioritise at all times the safety and wellbeing of all students in line with Tenby Setia Eco Gardens’ commitment to safeguarding and safeguarding policies.   
  • To design and deliver effective EAL lessons (both face-to-face and online) and materials that align with the school's curriculum, taking into consideration the diverse needs and proficiency levels of students. 
  • To develop materials/resources which EAL students may use in mainstream curriculum lessons to support their learning. 
  • To conduct ongoing assessments to determine students' language proficiency levels, track progress, and adapt teaching strategies accordingly. 
  • Provide individual or small group instruction to EAL students to address their specific language needs and foster their language development. 
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers, learning support staff, and parents to ensure a coordinated approach to supporting EAL students. 
  • To foster an inclusive and culturally sensitive classroom environment that values and celebrates multilingualism and students' diverse backgrounds. 
  • To promote strong links between home and school. 
  • To stay updated on the latest developments in EAL teaching and engage in continuous professional development to enhance teaching skills and knowledge. 
  • To maintain accurate records of student progress, assessments, and communication with parents and colleagues. 
  • To communicate regularly with parents to update them on their child's progress, provide support strategies for home, and address any concerns or questions. 
  • To assess prospective students with EAL to determine their level of English language and their learning needs during the admissions process. 
  • To gather appropriate data on the progress and attainment of all students on the EAL register so that the impact of our provision for them can be measured. 
  • To regularly monitor the progress of EAL students and take action as necessary to amend, adjust or address issues in conjunction with teachers. 
  • To provide/contribute to regular reports on EAL students, reporting on their progress, attainment and personal wellbeing. 
  • To give students appropriate feedback and support on their progress and attainment. 
  • To participate in staff development and training opportunities as provided by the school. 
  • To take part in the school's performance management cycle. 


        This is not a definitive list of all duties. The EAL teacher may be asked to undertake any other duties appropriate to the role as and when required by their line manager or Campus Principal. 



        • A bachelor's degree – preferably in Education or a related field. 
        • A teaching qualification in teaching English as a second language (e.g. TESOL/TEFL/CELTA). 
        • At least two (2) years previous experience teaching EAL students, preferably in an international school setting. 

           Essential Requirements: 

          • Understands the importance of student safeguarding and can follow the school's safeguarding policy and requirements. 
          • Experience working in a school environment with EAL students. 
          • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies for students with English language learning needs. 
          • The ability to support teaching staff in the use of appropriate teaching and learning strategies for EAL students. 
          • The ability to confidently and effectively communicate with all in the school community and beyond. 
          • Able to collaborate positively and professionally with other members of the EAL team, with school colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school. A firm commitment to achieving the school’s mission, vision and values.  
          • Excellent command of English – written and spoken. 
          • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in handling sensitive information about our families. 
          • A professional and positive manner at all times. 
          • Must be flexible and adaptable in a busy school environment. 
          • Integrity in always prioritising student wellbeing and learning. 
          • Honesty and respect in all dealings with students, staff, parents and others involved in the support of our students. 


                Desirable Requirements: 

                • Ability to speak at least one other language – preferably Bahasa, Mandarin Chinese, Korean or Japanese. 
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