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English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor (Laney)
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 06/26/2019
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English And Literature
Salary Salary Range: $56,460- $76,255/y -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.

Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.

The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.

Job Title

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor (Laney)

Time Base



Salary Range: $56,460- $76,255/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 16.28% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Position Type



Communications (555)

Job Description Summary

Teaches classes in a full range of community college credit and non-credit ESOL courses including basic to advanced levels of reading/writing, listening/speaking and grammar.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Works with faculty in other departments (i.e., CTE) to support language needs of non-native speakers of English in certificate programs.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Employ instructional methods and techniques that emphasize cooperative, contextualized, and collaborative learning, and encourage students to think critically and solve problems.
• Participate as a collaborative member on departmental, divisional, and campus committees.
• Assess Student Learning Outcomes, and revise course outlines and/or develop new curriculum as needed to improve student learning.
• Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment, and technology that will enhance the offerings of the department.
• Utilize Peralta’s online course management system in the teaching of hybrid courses and as a supplemental instructional tool in face-to-face courses.
The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:

• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre- collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in TESL, TESOL, applied linguistics with a TESL emphasis, linguistics with a TESL emphasis, English with a TESL emphasis, or education with a TESL emphasis;
2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in TESL, TESOL, English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate, applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language with a TESL certificate;
possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language;
3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in TESOL.
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
4. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Experience teaching ESOL at the college level, preferably equivalent to at least two (2) years.
• Experience teaching in all ESOL skill areas at all levels from beginning to transfer levels.
• Knowledge of current second language acquisition theories and ESOL methodologies and materials.
• Recent experience in the area of instructional technology including smart classroom technology, course management and document sharing systems, and other online instructional tools.
• Ability to apply innovation and technology in both face-to-face and distance instructional settings.

• Experience in studying or learning a foreign language in a non-English speaking environment.
• Experience teaching ESOL to diverse racial, ethnic, gender, disabled and cultural populations.
• Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college, including the mission, vision and values of Laney College.

• Demonstration of commitment to professional growth and service through various types of activities, e.g., workshop presentations, materials development, curriculum development, collaborative teaching endeavors, classroom-based research, publications, organizational involvement, committee work, program/project coordination, teacher training and writing of grant proposals.

Other Requirements


The following questions seek information about your knowledge of the position. Be certain that your answers are complete and as detailed as possible.

Please attach a separate typewritten response in the training/certification tab in a 12-point font on 8 1/2 ” X 11” paper for each of the following questions. Your responses to Questions #2 and #3 should not exceed one (1) typewritten page.

1. List your experience teaching reading, writing, grammar, and listening/speaking to non-native speakers of English in a post-secondary environment in the past ten years in a community college, college/university, adult education, intensive English program or through overseas experience.


Community College Laney College Reading Credit High Int. 2 semesters

Community College


Adult Education

Overseas Experience

2. Describe your training and experience teaching academic ESL reading and composition.

3. Describe your experience teaching ESL to diverse multi-lingual/multi-cultural populations.

Application Deadline Date


Open Date

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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