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Preliminary Information for Summer 2024


ESL/EAL Instructor for Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP)

Position Details:

Seeking: Summer ESL/EAL Instructor who has at least a Master’s in TESOL or Applied Linguistics (or a related field) and experience teaching English at the university (preferably graduate) level. Must have experience adapting class materials and lesson plans to students’ needs (at times on short notice). Must be able to provide guidance on academic and cultural resources on the UChicago campus and in the city of Chicago to incoming graduate students.

Program: University of Chicago, English Language Institute, Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP)

Title: ESL/EAL Instructor

Program dates
  • Session 1: Aug 8 to 29, 2024
  • Session 2: Aug 29 to Sep 20, 2024
Program hours
  • Mon to Thu 3 hours of class
  • Fri workshops and picnics
  • Lunch with students on last day of class

Orientation and meetings:

  • Introductory meeting(s) 
  • Three-day curriculum orientation before program starts
  • Instructor check-ins on Wed after class
  • Staff meetings on Fri afternoons
  • Post-AEPP feedback meeting(s)

Tentative Duties:

  • Attendance at meetings and events described above
  • Class preparation
  • Class instruction
  • Assignment grading 
  • Office hours (by appointment) and communication with students outside of classtime 
  • Online course maintenance via Canvas and Google Drive 
  • Scaffolding, modifying, and creating additional class materials as necessary 
  • End-of-session evaluation forms for each student 
  • Regular communication with fellow instructors, language pedagogy specialists, and ELI administration using Microsoft Teams and email 
  • Potential class observation by ELI Director


Interested individuals should submit a résumé to detailing relevant experience.

“I love working with the amazing UChicago students! I learn so much from the diverse students who attend the AEPP. The students are also really motivated and curious.  It’s a teacher’s dream!”


ESL/EAL Instructor, 2016-2022

“I love working at the AEPP because of the people! I love the motivated students and the excellent staff. The ELI is very student-centered and committed in trying to help every student they serve. As a teacher, I have the flexibility to bring in class materials which I think are important in order to further help the students.”

ESL/EAL Instructor, 2019-Present

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