Continuing Studies Instructor - CAPP 099 Creative Arts Pathway Program: Listening and Speaking for Art and Design

The Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is seeking an experienced ESL/ESOL instructor to teach CAPP 099 Listening and Speaking for Art and Design, a 12-week course (total 144 hours).

This course is offered through the Creative Art Pathways Program (CAPP), a 12-week program for English Language Learners (ESL/multilingual students) who have received a conditional offer of admission to Emily Carr University of Art + Design, but who do not meet the English Language proficiency requirements for admission. This program provides English proficiency upgrading courses and also allows students to take Emily Carr studio courses. The Creative Art Pathway Program (CAPP) consists of three components: CAPP 098 Reading and Writing for Art and Design, CAPP 099 Listening and Speaking for Art and Design, and FNDT 165 Core Interdisciplinary Studio.

As a part of a collaborative teaching team, the CAPP 099 Instructor reports to the Manager of Youth + Community Programs, and works closely with other program instructors and staff. The CAPP 099 Instructor is responsible for teaching the CAPP 099 curriculum, supporting student learning and engagement, and developing related teaching materials.

Course Schedule:

For Fall 2021, we are scheduling two sections of CAPP 099. Candidates have the option of applying to teach one or both sections.

Dates: September 7 – December 18, 2021


  • CAPP 099 F091: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:30 PM to 3:20 PM
  • CAPP 099 F092: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 AM to 11:50 PM

Format: This will be an online course, taught through Moodle and Zoom, with the possibility of hosting some in-person sessions if circumstances allow.

Course Description:

CAPP 099 Listening and Speaking for Art and Design prepares students for their future studies in studio art and design classes at Emily Carr through an emphasis on the listening and speaking skills necessary for participation in studio culture. This class will also provide direct language support for FDNT 165: Core Interdisciplinary Studio. After completing this course, students will:

  • Recognize and use vocabulary related to studio art classes (materials and processes), particularly in relation to FDNT 165.
  • Apply academic listening strategies appropriate to different listening contexts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the process of critique; receive and give feedback on artwork in class and in writing.
  • Reflect (in speech and writing) on their own artistic process.


  • Prepare / update syllabus and lesson plans for online course delivery;
  • Teach course curriculum using the most appropriate methods for the content being taught, i.e., lecture, demonstration, workshop (including, but not limited to, PowerPoint presentations, slideshows, handouts, suggested or required reading, etc.);
  • Develop teaching materials and language resources for CAPP students that support their success in the program, providing opportunities for integrated language skill development in all four areas of academic communication (reading, writing, speaking, listening);
  • Regularly review CAPP 099 curriculum and materials to identify relevant areas for improvement, ensuring they reflect best practices in English language learning pedagogy and are relevant to the curricular context of art and design;
  • Provide input to the Program Manager where necessary with regard to course development and curriculum updates;
  • Evaluate, assess and provide feedback on CAPP student assignments;
  • Attend CAPP teaching team meetings as needed;
  • Collaborate with the CAPP 098 Reading and Writing for Art and Design and FNDT 165 Core Interdisciplinary Studio instructors to ensure a high quality and consistent student experience;
  • Maintain a professional environment by setting an example for students and preparing them for post-secondary education;
  • Contribute to a nurturing learning environment by providing support, encouragement and constructive feedback to students;
  • Be available for student consultation outside of class time.

Position Qualifications:

  • Certified or eligible for certification through TESL Canada Professional Standard Two or Three; MA TESOL preferred;
  • Minimum of three years teaching in English for Academic Purposes (credit or non-credit) programs, in particular Listening and Speaking curriculum;
  • Previous studies in, or familiarity with, the curriculum of art, media and/or design education;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Desired skills:

  • In-depth understanding of ELL student writing and learning issues in higher education;
  • Understanding of best practices in online education and experience teaching in an online context required;
  • Demonstrated experience producing educational resources and materials;
  • Computer proficiency, including experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), particularly Moodle, an asset;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching approaches;
  • Excellent academic and professional writing skills with knowledge of different writing genres and disciplines; familiarity with both art and design writing genres an asset;
  • Excellent group facilitation and instructional skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity; and experience promoting a respectful work and learning environment for students, staff and faculty;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, and a demonstrated ability to exercise tact, sound judgment and commitment to confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Experience studying and/or working in another language an asset.


Please send a cover letter, cv and short teaching statement, in ONE PDF Document, quoting competition #CAPP 099 to:

Maria Cecilia Saba

Manager of Youth + Community Programs, Continuing Studies


Subject: Comp. #CAPP 099

Applications are accepted until position is filled.

(Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Emily Carr is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.