EAP Coordinator (English for Academic Purposes) TLR 4 – Starting Aug 2024 – Sha Tin College

Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2024
Apply by:
12 April 2024

Sha Tin College is seeking to appoint an EAP Coordinator to lead and manage the education and provision for Bilingual and Multilingual Learners (BMLs) requiring additional support in English. There will also be opportunities to support students with Level of Adjustment 1 and 2 who require Literacy support or Academic Skills Enhancement. Suitable candidates should hold a qualification in the field of EAL, have experience supporting BMLs, and have worked in a secondary school. In partnership and in consultation with the Head of Faculty, the EAP Coordinator will focus on supporting BMLs access to the MYP, GCSE/IGCSE, and IBDP/CP curriculum. This role also incorporates developing differentiated curriculum, co-teaching English classes, strategically supporting teachers to meet the needs of BMLs and leading provision for GCSE and IBDP support. The EAP Coordinator will focus on the areas below.


Teaching, Learning & Curriculum:

  • Develop curriculum for and teach EAP classes at MYP, GCSE and IBDP/CP level. This may involve ESL IGCSE and English Language B where student needs are identified
  • Support students in mainstream classes through intervention, consultation with teachers, and co-teaching
  • Work as a member of the Learning Support Department and collaboratively with Curriculum Leaders to facilitate support for all students
  • Work with mainstream staff on curriculum development and ways to meet the needs of BMLs
  • Lead professional learning opportunities to develop school-wide practices in addressing the needs of BMLs across the school
  • Support transition phases by liaising with stakeholders including parents, colleagues, and primary school counterparts
  • Network and collaborate with colleagues outside of STC to support the implementation and continual development of best practices
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the entire school community about access, and support of BMLs
  • Promote the ethos of Content and Language and Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the approach to provision and differentiated instruction within mainstream classes
  • Use effective English Language Assessments to identify student needs, inform provision mapping and monitor student progress over time
  • Work within a tiers of support model that demonstrates a graduated response to provision
  • Use assessment findings to create Learner Profiles which detail students’ language levels, descriptors, and strategies for support

Leading the faculty team:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Faculty to manage support provision for BMLs
  • Liaise and collaborate with Heads & Deputy Heads of Faculty, Heads of Department and Heads of Year, as appropriate
  • Coordinate with ESF colleagues to ensure provision is in alignment with Foundation direction and best practice
  • Work with the Admissions Team to assess English proficiency, and BMLs requiring English Language Support, and provide relevant advice to parents about students who are unsuccessful with applications
  • Work with Educational Assistants to ensure that BML students are supported in mainstream classes with their academic studies
  • Provide ‘whole school’ CPD to teachers to support inclusive practices of BMLs in mainstream classrooms

Management & Administration:

  • Maintain open communication with parents regarding student progress
  • Maintain online registers, assessment data and appropriate record-keeping
  • Liaise with the Head of Faculty and Examinations Officer and IBDP/CP Coordinators to complete exam access arrangements applications and administer access arrangements during examinations
  • Ensure that the learning environment and display areas in the Faculty are well-maintained

Person Specifications

The successful applicant is expected to have the following skills, abilities, knowledge and experience.

Personal Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent negotiation, collaboration and problem-solving skills with a solution-focused attitude
  • Commitment to supporting and developing a holistic approach to student development and well-being
  • Excellent organizational skills and timely follow-up

Knowledge and Experience:

  • University-level qualification in teaching BMLs and/or EAP
  • A sound practical knowledge of curriculum development
  • Solid ICT skills
  • Previous experience working in a Secondary school setting

Closing Date: 12th April 2024 

For enquiries, please contact Jamie Chan at pa_principal@stconline.edu.hk

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.

By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities (senior-level roles, head of department, etc.) within ESF.

ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunities. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by local laws or regulations.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF’s Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.


The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

There are over 18,000 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.

ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2020, 22 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.



ESF Sha Tin College is committed to providing the best possible teaching and learning experiences for every individual through the medium of English. The education provided leads to a variety of internationally recognised examinations, granting students access to higher education and career opportunities worldwide.

Unique to Sha Tin College is a culture where we take responsibility for fulfilling our own potential and that of others for the good of humanity at all levels. Ample opportunities exist to challenge students to become mature, open-minded, caring, responsible and committed individuals with a passion for learning, creativity, sports and a sense of compassion.

With commanding views over the Sha Tin countryside, the College boasts a swimming pool and multi- purpose sports hall, music rooms, drama studios, design and technology workshops, science labs and a food technology centre, Senior School Centre, climbing walls, and a Counselling and Well-being Centre.


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