EFL Teacher

Exsportise runs residential English language summer courses combined with specialist activities for 9-17 year olds. Our programmes allow students to improve their practical and spoken English by attending structured English lessons as well as engaging in an activity of their choice. The specialist activities offered are: Tennis, Golf, Arsenal Football Development, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Horse Riding, Music and Dance.

Exsportise’s motto is “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

All staff are expected to provide an acceptable high standard of language learning opportunities to all students through EFL lessons, specialist activities, social and cultural exposure.

Exsportise has been awarded EL Gazette “Centre of Excellence” status based on British Council Inspectors publishable statements.

All duties are subject to change at the discretion of the Recruitment Manager.


Main Roles:

  • To prepare and deliver high-quality lessons to the expected standard, i.e. lessons that motivate the class and have variety, pace and challenge all the students in line with the Exsportise ethos (see syllabus).
  • To complete administrative duties such as maintaining accurate lesson plans, class profiles, registers and weekly log of work done.
  • To liaise with other teachers and DoS on weekly planning.
  • To ensure that student notebooks are up-to-date, work is marked, mistakes have been corrected and students’ self reviews have been completed
  • To ensure that classroom displays are clear, vibrant, illustrative and representative of the students’ weeks work.
  • To take responsibility for the safety, welfare and behaviour of all students during the EFL programme time, being especially vigilant when taking students off site


Band 1 (split time between the EFL department and the social programme)

  • To be in EFL department weekdays between 8:45 – 12:45 or 13:45 – 17:45 and to be part of the evening entertainment programme weekdays between 19:00 – 23:00
  • Excursions or airport duties on the weekend
  • One day off per week, usually during the week
  • Maximum teaching contact time of up to 10 hours per week.
  • Up to 2 hours of prep and admin time per day plus allocated meeting and CPD time.
  • You will be “buddied” up with a Band 2 teacher. Depending on the needs of the students and your experience, your teaching may include taking the entire lesson, or elements of it, or working with certain students who would benefit from additional support
  • You will always be part of a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) /Project lesson as well as either a grammar/lexis or skills (reading, speaking, and listening) lesson
  • Maximum working week of 60 hours per week


Band 2 (weekdays teaching only plus one excursion / airport day on weekends):

  • To be in EFL department weekdays between 8:45 – 17:45, apart from lunch.
  • No evening social programme work
  • One excursion or airport duty on the weekend, where possible early return for extra prep time
  • One day off per week, either Saturdays or Sundays
  • Maximum teaching contact time of up to 25 hours per week
  • Up to 3 hours of prep and admin time per day plus allocated meeting and CPD time
  • You will be allocated a Band 1 teacher as your ‘buddy’ who will teach with you for up to 10 hours per week with some flexibility to which lessons they will teach depending on your students’ needs
  • The buddy role includes observing your Band 1 teacher and providing feedback
  • To write weekly Progress Reports for all students (even if not leaving or if students change programme after just a few days)
  • To assist the DoS with Placement Testing and administering exams if required
  • Maximum working week of 60 hours per week


Additional Duties for all staff:

  • To attend daily staff meetings
  • On a rota basis to carry out mealtime supervision, wake-up, and bedtime duties
  • To follow guidelines as outlined in the Staff and EFL Handbooks and as explained by the Centre Manager / DoS
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties, including to help set up / pack up camp


Personal Specification:

  • Native / near-native competence in English (written and spoken)
  • First degree or equivalent
  • CELTA, Trinity TESOL or Accreditation UK recognised equivalent or PGCE (in English or MFL). The ELT/TESOL qualification needs to include a minimum of six hours’ supervised teaching practice to “real students” and contain at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input. Online TESOL courses are insufficient.
  • Previous residential summer school experience and experience of teaching mixed nationality groups is preferred
  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, enthusiastic and friendly
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to working hours
  • Professionalism: being of smart appearance appropriate to the role and using appropriate language


Days Off/Time Off:

  • All rotas and days off are arranged by the Centre Manager. Any issues or changes regarding the rota and/or days off must be approved by the Centre Manager
  • You are entitled to one 24-hour period off per week
  • You are entitled to the equivalent of one shift off each day from Monday to Friday (shifts are: wake-up – lunch, lunch – dinner, dinner – bedtime)
  • You will be asked to sign the 48 hour working week opt-out agreement
  • Due to the nature of the weekend activities (transfers and excursions), you are required to work all three shifts on these days.


Exsportise is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment, whether on or off duty.