ESL Teacher

Lycée Louis Pasteur 
4099 Garrison Blvd. S.W.

Calgary, AB

French Ministry of Education, Alberta Education and CAIS accredited French bilingual school, about 400 students total, is seeking a part-time ESL Teacher beginning late August 2018.

Founded in 1966, Lycée Louis Pasteur is a non-denominational independent French international school providing a challenging and stimulating bilingual education within a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. We are Calgary’s premier French School, the only pre K to Grade 12 school in Western Canada both accredited by the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education. As a member of the AEFE, we are part of a network of 495 schools in 137 countries.

The ESL Teacher reports directly to the Director of the English Program. S/He ensures that all ESL students are appropriately supported, can progress academically and successfully grow in their emotional and social needs. S/He works in close collaboration with the Primary School Principal, the Secondary School Principal and the Head of School regarding all academic decisions. S/He works with all school constituencies, including Faculty, Administration and Parents, to update the ESL program with the necessary changes and to ensure ESL is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for students.

The ESL teacher is responsible for teaching, preparing and delivering subject matter to LLP students via deliberate and engaging pedagogy.  ESL Teacher will liaise with other teachers, coordinators and administration as necessary so as to deliver the program in a manner that appropriately supports, nurtures and challenges each ESL student to reach his/her fullest academic, intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential.  ESL Teacher conducts the student’s program in a manner that is in keeping with both Lycée Louis Pasteur’s mission, policies and procedures, along with the highest standards of professional competence and ethics. ESL Teacher has a critical role in executing the vision, mission, and philosophy of the LLP.

ESL Teacher duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and discuss educational program with administrators.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
  • Teach to students in accordance with Alberta Education standards.
  • Individualize instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Provide required instructional accommodations to address various student learning styles.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behaviours needed to achieve a highly functional learning environment in the classrooms.
  • Maintain student discipline by establishing and communicating positive, appropriate expectations/rules/procedures with students and enforcing them with consistency, fairness and firmness.
  • Cooperate with the administration when support for discipline is necessary.
  • Evaluate students on an ongoing basis.
  • Take a leadership role in developing the ESL curriculum and promoting it in school and throughout the community.
  • Select and requisition books and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
  • Supervise students out of classroom as required.
  • Serve on curriculum and standards committee.
  • Attend faculty, instructional leaders and school meetings.
  • Attend and participate in provincial and national associations and conferences.
  • Present professional development for teachers and staff.
  • Engage in healthy and meaningful collaboration with teachers and staff.
  • Model citizenship through positive and respectful interactions with students and all community members.
  • Provide families with the information necessary to support their student and the program, including but not limited to homework assignments and upcoming class events.
  • Enhance good relationships between the school and families by fostering a respectful, cordial, and professional relationship with parents, guardians, and other family members.
  • Engage in the events of the community.
  • Participate in onsite or offsite French lessons as required and requested.
  • Lead an extracurricular activity as required.

Required skills:

  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of child development, second language and content acquisition, and best practices in teaching and assessment.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills and mastery of the subject(s) taught.
  • Solid understanding and appreciation of the philosophy and unique goals of Lycée Louis Pasteur.
  • Fluent (native or near native) in English and French.
  • A passion for children, including an understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles.

The ESL teacher is evaluated on an ongoing basis by the Director of the English Program and follows a self-directed program of professional development, which is created in consultation with the Director of the English Program, the Lower School Principal and the Head of School.


  • Permanent, part-time position

Start date:

  • August 27, 2018


  • Competitive, commensurate with experience.


  • Participation in our group benefits program including but not limited to - medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, and RRSP plan.


  • First Aid training
  • Police check (with vulnerable sector)
  • Able to obtain Alberta Teaching certificate

Application Deadline:

  • Friday, June 22nd, 2018, however if necessary the posting will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and a statement of your educational philosophy to Joya Brooks, Director of the English Program.  Please submit in PDF format preferably via email to For further information on the Lycée Louis Pasteur please visit:

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your understanding.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

As an equal opportunity employer, Lycée Louis Pasteur does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.