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Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

English Innovations Teacher for Beginner Classes

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition


Job Summary

TIRRC is seeking an English Innovations Teacher for the Beginner Class who will be responsible for facilitating classes that increase the acquisition of digital literacy and English communication skills. The position requires a commitment of 4 hours per week, not including additional prep time and data entry. Classes will begin on February 28th, 2023, and will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in person at TIRRC headquarters through April 20th, 2023.

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, marital status, or parental status. Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contract Length: February 28, 2023, to April 20, 2023.
Contract Pay: Stipend totaling $1,750 to be paid bi-weekly.

Job Responsibilities

About English Innovations

English Innovations® is a blended social learning model that combines English language learning in a collaborative, supportive classroom environment with online tools that enable self-paced, independent learning. Adult students will use a combination of interactive classroom instruction and online learning activities.  English Innovations is a model grounded in communities, engaging immigrants and immigrant-serving organizations in advocacy for effective English learning and immigrant integration. A collaborative classroom environment facilitates cognitive, social, and emotional engagement. The EI Teacher will play an important role in the learning process by building relationships with students in the classroom and will encourage civic engagement and community-building.  The EI Teacher will help design and facilitate classroom activities that explore social justice themes, as well as help, manage data entry.


  • Facilitate classes for adults with low-High Beginning English proficiency for 8 weeks in the Nashville area. The focus of the English component will be on the use and practice of English through technology-based activities, small group discussions, and independent learning.
  • With the support of volunteer tutors, help facilitate small group activities with the students.
  • Interact in a friendly and patient manner with students from different cultural backgrounds, students with various levels of language proficiency, and students who may have disabilities.
  • Update day-by-day lessons following a curriculum framework outlining knowledge, skills, and learning strategies to be taught each week; adapt suggested learning tasks to the students in the class; adhere to a model of task-based instruction, engaged learning, and reflective practice and follow a suggested lesson flow that sequences activities.
  • Communicate effectively with students by articulating clearly, using appropriate vocabulary, and assessing comprehension by varying methods.
  • Listen actively and effectively in order to identify student difficulties and solve problems, facilitate learning for students, build student confidence and maintain motivation and persistence. Refer students to the TIRRC resource line if applicable (615) 414-1030
  • Maintain and report student attendance, records, and progress.


  • Belief in TIRRC’s mission and commitment to social justice; Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse communities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse communities.
  • Ability to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Additional Information


Contract Position so not applicable

How to Apply

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to maleny@tnimmigrant.org. Please detail why you think you are the right candidate for this position and organization, addressing the points listed above and highlighting your experience working in immigrant communities and your knowledge of adult education and/or ESL.


  • Date Posted: December 12, 2022
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 02/28/2023
  • Salary Range: Stipend totaling $1,750 to be paid bi-weekly