ESOL Instructor, Adult Literacy Program

Part Time

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Adult Basic Education (ABE/High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation classes: CAMBA offers classes to people who live or work in Brooklyn’s Flatbush/East Flatbush communities. We target people who are most in need of literacy services. For instance, we are an approved NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) educational site. HRA allows clients to join our classes, and the center’s Case Manager reports their attendance on a regular basis. Each year, over 1000 people from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States enroll in CAMBA’s literacy classes. To be eligible for enrollment, an applicant must be at least 16 years old. In most cases, a student can attend a class Monday through Friday in the morning, afternoon, or evening for at least 3 hours per session. We target individuals who are most in need of literacy services; therefore, our classes are primarily designed for students whose initial test scores place them in the first 4 NRS levels of English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) or Adult Basic Education (ABE)/High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation. In our ABE/HSE prep classes, we teach reading comprehension, writing (English grammar and letter/essay composition), math, test-taking, and workplace skills to students who are not enrolled or not required to be enrolled in secondary school. The majority of those students are preparing themselves to eventually take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), the state’s new High School Equivalency test. Applicants and/or students who are deemed ready for the official exam are administered an Official Readiness Test (ORT). Students who score at least 65% in each subject are referred to take the official exam. CAMBA’s Adult Literacy Center is a state-certified High School Equivalency test preparation site, not a TASC testing center. Other students in our ABE/HSE prep classes are often immigrants with at least a High School Diploma who may be preparing for a college entrance exam. In our ESOL classes, we use a thematic and communicative approach to teach English to immigrants who need to acquire or enhance the listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy, and workplace skills necessary to communicate effectively in their daily activities. In general, we provide our students with the type of educational, case management, career counseling, and technical services we believe can help them progressively realize their family, educational, employment, and/or other personal goals.

Position: ESOL Instructor
Reports To: Supervisor II
Location:955 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226


What The ESOL Instructor Does:

CAMBA needs 1 ESOL instructor to teach part-time at its Education Center and deliver instruction online (via Zoom) until in-person classes can restart at 955 Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn, N.Y. The class will meet in the morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. Candidates must have experience teaching online (especially on Zoom) and must be familiar with internet resources of relevance to English learners and be able to integrate technology and workplace skills into classroom instruction. To apply for this opening, please send updated and MS-Word formatted cover letter and resume as attachments to

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • It is required that candidates have at least a BA/BS in education or a related field and at least 2 years of experience as an ESOL instructor; MA/MS preferred.

CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.

All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.