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LINC Instructor

Organization: YW Calgary
Location: Calgary
Compensation: Hourly $30 - $50
Start Date: Jan. 8, 2024
Closing Date: Dec. 22, 2023


The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Instructor teaches English as an additional language to adult newcomers to Canada focusing on Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 1 to 4. The LINC Instructor is responsible for fostering a supportive environment for learning, planning and delivering engaging lessons aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and using the Portfolio Based Language Assessment practices to evaluate and assess learner outcomes. The successful applicant will teach a blended LINC class where learning takes place face-to-face onsite 3 days a week and asynchronously online via Zoom 2 days a week.

There are 2 positions available, these positions are temporary 3-month contracts working 15 hours per week. These positions are eligible for a hybrid work arrangement (3 days in the office and 2 days remote).


  • Truly rewarding work; contribute to lasting, positive change for individuals and our community
  • Flexible schedules and a hybrid work arrangement where possible to help our employees manage work and life
  • A supportive team environment and opportunities for professional development
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities


  • Use trauma-informed teaching practices and create a welcoming, safe and positive learning environment where students feel comfortable, included and able to engage in purposeful learning.
  • Instruct the CLB level(s) assigned to the class with an emphasis on settlement and intercultural competency.
  • Conduct needs assessments with students and create course materials based on students’ identified needs.
  • Prepare engaging and meaningful theme-based module plans and daily lessons following the Canadian Language Benchmarks.
  • Ensure task-based delivery of lessons, using a variety of materials, strategies, and techniques to keep students engaged.
  • Develop and administer level-appropriate, real-world assessment tasks in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
  • Assess learner progress and performance using Portfolio Based Language  Instruction principles and guidelines and help students maintain a portfolio of their class work.
  • Integrate digital resources and use online delivery tools, such as Zoom and Google Classroom to instruct and support student learning.
  • Document student progress, prepare progress reports and conduct regular  feedback meetings with learners.
  • Work collaboratively with other LINC team members to plan, develop and share resources.
  • Maintain accurate records to track attendance and submit all required documents including final grades and monthly reports as required.
  • Provide input to LINC Program Administration Team on student issues, policies, resources and/or other issues that affect programming.
  • Foster and contribute to a culture of inclusion and equity in a diverse work  environment; understand and recognize that individual differences significantly contribute to YW Calgary’s success in its programs and workplace environment.
  • Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to your role, how you work and how you engage with others, as aligned with YW Calgary’s values and Practice Framework.
  • Share individual accountability to create and maintain inclusive and safe spaces and practices (physically and psychologically) that are open, transparent, and encourage accountability, advocacy, and mentorship.
  • Understand and remain current with YW Calgary Health, Safety and Wellness policies, practices and protocols and ensure work is performed in alignment to YW’s culture.
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the National Standard for Psychological Health & Safety and integrate into all work practices and interactions with colleagues.


  • A clear Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search, and an
     Intervention Record Check is required upon commencement of employment.
  • Degree in Teaching English as a Second/Additional Language, Education, Linguistics or another related field, specific courses or professional development related to teaching EAL and EAL methodology.
  • Previous experience teaching LINC classes.
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and experience  implementing Portfolio Based Language Assessment.
  • Strong computer skills; Proven ability to support adult learners with new technology as a learning resource.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion for working with newcomers and committed to helping them achieve their personal goals.

If you want to change lives, we want to hear from you.

Apply today by submitting your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations.
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For questions about the position, and information about how to apply, please contact Kathy Chu - see email below:

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