Whether guiding students, building course content, growing businesses or helping to keep Let’s Talk going, we do cool stuff that matters.Let’s Talk Institute has established and maintained its excellent reputation by employing skilled team members who are carefully chosen for their qualifications, varied backgrounds and experience, and sensitivity to learners’ needs. Many have worked in-company, in many different parts of the world. They have the skills and experience necessary to offer our demanding range of courses. Browse through our teams and roles to find the best fit for you.


1. Course Advisors

If you enjoy working with people and helping them realise their language learning goals, being a course adviser could be a great job for you. As a course advisor you will provide information, advice and guidance to help students make realistic choices about their English language course. You will deal with a range of students, from academic students over the age of 11, up to adults who may want to enhance their English communication skills or need help with soft skills.

Course advisers usually work 48 hours a week, Monday to Saturday, but they may be required to be flexible with the hours and some may need to do evening or weekend work depending on the learning centre they’re employed. There are opportunities for part-timers but this varies from centre to centre.


As a course adviser will need to show:


  • a high level of communication and listening skills;
  • the ability to motivate and build a rapport with people;
  • flexibility and adaptability;
  • an empathetic, non-judgmental and ethical approach;
  • the ability to work individually or as part of a team;
  • the ability to manage your own caseload;
  • the capability to work under pressure;
  • organisational skills;
  • problem-solving skills;
  • familiarity with basic computer knowledge.

 

2. English Language & Soft Skills Trainer

Involves teaching adults and children whose first or main language is not English. This can be done in the classrooms or at companies and the students may be learning English for either business or leisure reasons.

Trainers use a range of course books and materials, plus a variety of audio-visual aids. A strong emphasis is placed on dialogue and role-playing, but more formal exercises, language games are also used.

The content of lessons varies depending on the reason why the students are learning English, e.g. whether it’s for business, Improving social status, or just for fun and so on. The aim of each lesson is to encourage the students to communicate with each other using the structures and vocabulary they’ve learnt and to improve the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.


Typical responsibilities  that may be carried out include:

  • Classroom management;
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups;
  • Preparing and setting tests, examination papers and exercises;
  • Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;
  • Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources;
  • Attending and contributing to training sessions;
  • Participating in marketing events for the language school;
  • Preparing information for inspection visits and other quality assurance exercises;
  • Freelance teaching on a one-to-one basis;
  • Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.

Working hours vary considerably between centres and may include late evening and weekend work. A considerable amount of time is also spent on planning lessons, which may not be included in your normal working hours.

Having a good command of English and the relevant qualifications, you will need to show evidence of the following:

  • A friendly and confident manner;
  • Good planning and organisation skills;
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • Flexibility and an adaptable teaching style;
  • Creative skills and ideas for planning practical and interesting lessons;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills;
  • Effective listening skills;
  • Sensitivity, tolerance and patience.