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IBDP English Language and Literature


IBDP English Language and Literature

CAMPUS: Johannesburg Campus

SUPERVISOR: High School Principal


The American International School of Johannesburg is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our school community, and we are continually furthering our practices and behaviors as we strive to live these ideals.

Child Protection Statement

AISJ maintains strong child protection policies and procedures, this ensures that our students can pursue their education in a safe, secure and caring environment. All faculty and staff are required to undergo criminal background checks, attend annual training sessions and sign a safeguarding agreement

Position overview

This position will consist of a full-time assignment including IB Language and Literature and sections of Grade 9 or 10 English, depending on scheduling needs and teacher qualifications. The High School operates on an 8-period rotating block schedule, and teachers are assigned to teach 5 of 8 blocks. Teachers are also assigned a homeroom class and they meet with them five days a week, including for a one-hour well-being lesson.


The IB English L&L teacher should have:

  • Secondary license or certification for teaching English, with a preference for a master’s degree
  • Successful experience teaching IBDP English Language & Literature
  • Recent training and/or experience in the current IB Language A English Language and Literature curricula
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and others
  • Positive attitude and proven belief that all students can learn
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for all learners
  • Ability to establish and participate in collaborative structures
  • Proven ability to develop successful academic programs
  • Proven ability to moderate assignments at all levels to ensure collective understanding of achievement
  • Proven ability to use learning data to explore and improve teaching and learning practices
  • Ability to engage students in language learning activities using a variety of current social media forms
  • An active online profile
  • Successful experiences with advisory programming
  • Successful experiences with inspiring or leading innovative practices

Performance Responsibilities:

Teachers at AISJ are expected to:

  • Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow team department/grade members with regards to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues including discipline, expectations and routines
  • Moderate assignments on a regular basis
  • Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues promote social and emotional awareness
  • Take an active role in the advisory of class groups
  • Constructively contribute to staff meetings
  • Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
  • Engage in ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Establish links with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
  • Assist, as required, in the development of social and emotional curricular materials
  • Act as a resource/contact/support for new staff members (i.e. curriculum, schedules, procedures)
  • Participate in and, assist with, school events as required

School Hours:
7:10 am to 3:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 7:10 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday

School Purpose

INSPIRE LEARNING AND BUILD OUR BETTER WORLD The purpose of AISJ is to provide exceptional educational experiences in a diverse and nurturing environment in order to inspire learning and build our better world. We cultivate an inclusive community of learners so that we empower global citizens to fulfil their future purpose.

Community Principles

The American International School of Johannesburg fosters a positive culture and is committed to Community Principles that include:

  • We are better when we act together
  • Our differences make us stronger.
  • Every voice counts. Every voice matters.
  • Every team needs individuals. Every individual needs a team

Application process

In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click here and complete the electronic form. Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick reference check on vacancy compatibility. Please take note all couples need to submit individual applications.


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Closing Date
Saddlebrook Estate, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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