Columbia West College, a growing ACCET-accredited private language school located in Los Angeles, is currently seeking experienced and energetic Substitute ESL, University Preparation, Business English, and TOEFL-experienced instructors for ongoing openings in our morning, afternoon, and evening programs.

Our school hosts a dynamic group of adult ESL learners from all around the world and offers a variety of programs including Standard ESL, Business English, Conversation, TOEFL, and University Preparation.

Our morning programs run from 9:00am to 1:30pm, Monday through Thursday. Our afternoon programs run from 1:30pm to 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Our evening programs run from 6:00pm to 9:40pm, Monday through Friday.

Instructors are provided additional paid planning and grading time each academic session and have the opportunity to get involved in private tutoring, student activities, student workshops, and professional development sessions. Pay increases are based on semi-annual performance reviews.


  • Providing engaging, organized and relevant ESL instruction in grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, communication skills, pronunciation, slang & idioms, vocabulary, and test-taking skills to students of varying English-language proficiencies and backgrounds
  • Starting and ending class on time each day
  • Preparing weekly and/or daily lesson plans in accordance with class syllabi and curricula
  • Preparing class materials in advance of class sessions
  • Conducting regular assessment of student mastery of learning objectives through appropriate testing tools and assisting in the creation of formal assessments
  • Performing ongoing administrative duties
  • Enforcing attendance policies
  • Attending monthly faculty meetings and professional development in-service sessions, including weekly teacher training modules


  • BA or BS degree. Candidates with advanced degrees, TOEFL teaching experience, overseas teaching experience and/or TESOL certification preferred;
  • English fluency equivalent to that of a native English speaker;
  • Minimum of three years recent ESL teaching experience, education and/or training or a combination of all three, unless instructor presents outstanding credentials, education and qualifications, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Chief Academic Officer.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bright, energetic, and enthusiastic personality;
  • Willingness to be evaluated regularly by students and the administration to ensure maximum effectiveness as an educator;
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Experience with Communicative Language Teaching methods


Open Positions:

School Public Relations and Recruitment Coordinator For Columbia West Education Group, Inc. Los Angeles, California

Coordinator will maintain vigorous outreach strategies in existing international/ESL student markets and expanding into new markets.  Specifically, the Position requires developing public relations material and developing recruitment strategies.  Expected to aggressively use social media; participate in student recruitment conferences; and engage in other outreach to expand School’s public presence.  Expected to interface with International Recruitment Agents to expand School’s position in international markets.  Monitor follow up with interested student candidates. Make suggestions to School Leadership regarding program changes or other changes to make school more Competitive.  Little domestic travel required (ex. conferences). 

Requirements:  Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration or Marketing or Related Position and 1 year Experience in Customer Service, Public Relations or Sales position.

Send resume to

Columbia West College Education Group, Inc., 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90010