Non-residential EFL Teacher / Activity Leader

Line Manager:                      

Academic Manager / Leisure Manager 

Hours of Work/Employment Agreement Type:

Your normal hours of work are 48 per week over a five and a half day week. You may be required to work additional hours when requested to meet the needs of the business. This position involves working on weekends and other unsocial hours. Please see school specific teacher / activity leader example schedule.

Responsibilities & Tasks

    • To attend induction & preparation sessions as required, up to three days prior to the start of the course.
    • To participate fully in all aspects of the induction period prior to the start of the course.
    • To carry out all tasks concerned with the setting up, administration and closing down of the course as advised by line management. 

Activity Leader

    • To actively participate in excursion and activity sessions both on and off-site as required by line management.
    • Attend a daily briefing scheduled to take place at the end of every working day.
    • To accompany and lead students on excursions, activities and transfers to and from the airport, ensuring their well-being and safety.


    • To assist in the placement testing and classroom allocation of all students.
    • To maintain accurate and up to date records of work, classroom registers, lesson plans and any other administrative records as required by the LAL Summer Schools.
    • To prepare and teach dynamic and communicative lessons across a range of levels to multinational classes comprising students aged 12 – 18 years for a minimum of five teaching sessions a week (a teaching session is 3 hours of contact).
    • To set and mark homework as and when required by line management.
    • To take responsibility for the successful academic outcomes of all students taught including the setting and marking of progress tests.
    • To follow the prescribed scheme of work and develop strategies for successful learning in accordance with directives from the line management.
    • To write individual student reports for all students taught.
    • To submit to periodic classroom inspections by line management and the CEA.
    • To complete end-of-course employee feedback forms.
    • To actively link the academic program to leisure program through meaningful activities in the classroom.


    • To act in a seemly and professional manner with all of LAL’s agents, clients and staff and to not engage in any activity which may bring LAL, or the designated school, into disrepute.
    • To dress in a manner commensurate with the roles demanded of the position; smart casual for teaching, appropriate clothing for activities/sports and excursions. Any uniform supplied by LAL is to be returned at the end of the course.
    • To carry out any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Center Manager, Academic Manager, Assistant Academic Manager, and Leisure Manager.
    • To read and be fully conversant with the staff handbook, relevant Child Protection issues and all pertinent CEA & LAL requirements prior to the start of the period of employment (documents supplied prior to start of employment).
    • To deal with all student and IGL issues, complaints and suggestions in a positive and effective manner and in adherence with the relevant LAL policies and procedures.

Person Specification:

The letters in brackets denote how LAL will establish if you meet our criteria and how that will be determined. The letters have the following meaning: (A) = Application Form, (I) = Interview, (R) = Reference and (T) = Test.

E.g. experience with working with young learners will be determined by the information provided by the candidate on the application form (A) and through questions at Interview (I).


Education, Training and Knowledge

  • a) Educated to degree level or equivalent (A)
  • b) Current teaching qualification, Cambridge CELTA or Trinity TESOL certificate, or equivalent (A)

Relevant Work experience

  • a) Experience with and a responsible approach to working with young learners (A/I/R)

Skills and abilities

  • a) Dynamic ‘can do’ approach to work (A/I)
  • b) Energy and enthusiasm (A/I)
  • c) Excellent communication skills (A/I)
  • d) Ability to work under pressure (A/I)

Other Attributes

  • a) Some knowledge of foreign culture (A/I)
  • b) Satisfactory criminal background check or equivalent (A/R)


Education, Training and Knowledge

  • a) Good working knowledge of at least one foreign language (A/I)

Relevant Work Experience

  • a) Previous summer school experience (A/I/R) 

Skills and abilities

  • a) Computer literate (A/I)
  • b) Driving licence (A/I)  

In the event of a successful interview, the applicant will be offered the position and a reply in the first instance either by email or in writing will be required. A teaching session is comprised of 2 x 90 minute lessons.  

A teaching workshop carried out by either the AM or one of our DELTA qualified teacher trainers will form part of the preparation period at the beginning of the training. You will also be observed at least once by a qualified member of staff, where you will be invited to take part in a feedback session at the end of the lesson. 

A formal offer, confirming location, hours, dates and remuneration will be sent upon receipt of your email acceptance of the position. This will need to be signed and posted and/or scanned and emailed by return.

Any offer of work is subject to a face-to-face interview on arrival, a satisfactory background check or equivalent and favourable references (all references will ask specifically whether there is any reason why you should not be employed in situations where you will have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18).

An electronic version of the employee handbook, containing the general terms and conditions of employment, will be made available in advance, with acceptance of these terms to be signed at induction on your first day.

Employment Agreement is considered fulfilled upon completion of an appraisal and all requisite feedback forms.