Tentative for August 2024 - June 2025

The most significant impact on student learning is the quality of the teaching they experience - great teachers develop great learners. We are looking for colleagues with an outstanding record of achievement, who are passionate about not only student learning but also their own. 

Our definition of learning commits us to focus on the whole child - where the development of character is equally as important as that of conceptual understanding and skills.
We are seeking a qualified and experienced English as an Additional Language teacher to work with students from KG through to Grade 2. An ideal candidate will be flexible and excited to cooperate with a team of dynamic and professional student support and homeroom colleagues. 

The desired candidate would have:


  • Teaching license, including relevant qualifications for teaching EAL or a literacy specialism
  • Knowledge of best practice for multilingual students
  • A passion for language and literacy teaching
  • Fluent English language with excellent writing and oral communication skills 
  • Experience teaching Lower School students in language or literacy instruction
  • Experience using diagnostic language assessments and or benchmarking
  • Able to interpret and use assessment data to guide instruction
  • Experience with close collaboration, including co planning and teaching
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Ability to differentiate for diverse learning and language needs
  • Can model and exhibit the ZIS Character Standards
  • Commitment to active participation in school life and supporting positive school culture and community
  • A valid Swiss work permit


  • Familiarity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Familiarity with Bell or Wida  
  • Experience with Readers and Writers Workshop model and units of study and Fountas and Phinnell

Please apply directly to ZIS using our online system through the employment page of our school website https://www.zis.ch/one-zis-community/employment