Teaching Opportunities

While AWLCI's various initiatives rely most on volunteer support and teaching in their classes, paid teaching opportunities are available. In addition to paid 1-on-1 tutoring opportunities for both ESOL and medical Spanish (email hr@awlci.org for more information), there are currently two opportunities available for classroom teaching.  Please read below for more details.

Free in-depth teacher training sessions and orientation is provided for instructors.  Training is unpaid and varies depending on experience, skill level, and project.  



The Boston Community ESOL Center (BCEC) is seeking an instructor to teach English to community members with limited English proficiency in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. This position is ideal for individuals interested in teaching while helping immigrant populations gain access to services and job opportunities. 

Classes will be held twice per week on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Instructors will be paid up to $70 per 1-hour class.

Experience in teaching English or teaching under-served communities is preferred.


  • Creating weekly lesson plans

  • Developing interactive activities and using props and other supporting materials as necessary to enhance students' classroom experience

  • Actively engaging and interacting with students during class


  • A proactive work ethic and professional demeanor

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • English fluency

  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting and willingness to apply feedback

  • Comfortable with teaching in small to medium size classroom environments

  • Ability to cater to a range of student skills, knowledge, ages and backgrounds

  • A patient and friendly personality

  • And most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the Boston community!

To apply, please fill out our application. After submitting your application form, the application process includes an interview, teaching a mock class, and leading a mock conversation group. 


The Boston Medical Spanish Center (BMSC) is looking for enthusiastic instructors to teach our medical Spanish courses on a per program, contract/1099 basis. This opportunity is ideal for Spanish instructors interested in teaching projects that work with their schedules and who are interested in increasing equitable access to healthcare in the Boston area and around the country. 

These are paid teaching opportunities ($50-$75 / contact hour) formatted to offer instructors flexibility to choose the projects that work for them. While logistical details vary from program to program, the following may be useful information:

  • All teaching will be conducted online via Zoom through December of 2021. Online and in-person teaching opportunities will be available in 2022. When in-person, classes are held at our various partner sites across Boston and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Classes for most programs are held evenings and weekends.

  • An average program runs 6-10 hours. Average instructor teaches 80-100 hours per year; some instructors teach over 100 hours per year.

  • Instructors are offered specific projects according to organizational needs. Instructors can accept or decline specific programs depending on the instructor’s availability and interest.

  • Instructors receive support in their online classes from assistant teachers and administrative support from program managers.

  • Free training is available for all teachers, including free training in Spanish for medical fields

  • Student proficiency levels range from beginner speakers to native speakers who are developing medical Spanish terminology.


All instructors will be responsible for the following: 

  • Creating their own lesson plans as needed

  • Communicating class information to students

  • Occasional meetings with program managers

  • For in-person classes: arranging and resetting classrooms as needed



  • Teaching experience is required and online teaching experience is strongly preferred.*  

  • High fluency in Spanish and conversational English proficiency are required.

  • Responsive and professional communication is required.

  • An energetic and outgoing personality is required.

  • Familiarity with medical terminology is preferred. 

  • Familiarity with regional variances of the Spanish language is preferred.

  • Available in and/or around the city of Boston beginning 2022 is preferred, but not required.

  • Please note: we cannot sponsor visas at this time.



To apply, please fill out our online application at https://forms.zohopublic.com/generalinfo/form/SpanishInstructorApplicationForm/formperma/JUZ4CvQO2cOb_xhhDQRk0N3pOOaF45FXr1R76jvZ4H4 or submit your application through Indeed.

After submitting your application form, successful candidates will progress through the following steps in the application process: 

  • Initial application (10 minutes)

  • An informational interview (15 minutes)

  • An interview with a program manager (25 minutes)

  • Teaching a 10-minute mock class online (40 minutes)

  • A reference check



The Boston Medical Spanish Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit initiative of AES World Languages and Cultures Institute, empowers healthcare professionals to improve cultural understanding, reduce miscommunication, and improve relationships with patients through communication in the second most widely spoken language in the United States. For more information, visit our website, www.bostonmedicalspanish.org.


Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $50.00 - $75.00 per hour


COVID-19 considerations:

All teaching will be remote through December of 2021. In-person or hybrid classes will resume in 2022.