2222 Kalakaua Ave. #1301
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 924-2117
FAX: (808) 924-3227
Contact Person: Marta Wiggins, Director
Program Description
Program Information
Position Information
Recruitment Information

Program Description

The Institute of Intensive English was established in 1984 on the campus of Chaminade University in Honolulu. Since then, over 7,000 students have participated in IIE programs. Founded as an Intensive English Program committed to helping international students gain the language proficiency required to enter a college or university in the U.S., IIE has expanded over the years to include tourist courses, TOEIC and TOEFL preparation courses, private tutorials, summer group programs, and our popular courses for short-term visitors. Now located in Waikiki, a mere 5-minute walk from Waikiki Beach, IIE offers quality, communicative instruction in an extremely convenient location.


Program Information

Length of Term: 8 weeks. However, new students may enroll on any Monday.

Calendar: IIE offers courses 52 weeks a year. There are six 8-week terms, and one 4-week beginning in December.

Average Class Size: 10-12 (15 max.)

Program Size: 60-90 students (seasonal)


Position Information

Categories of Positions: Director, Assistant Director, Admissions Coordinator, (all full-time) Instructor (full- and part-time positions).

Status of Positions: Full-time, part-time, and open to practicum participants.

Required Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree, experience teaching, willingness to participate in teacher training.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree or certification in ESL or related field.

Usual Contract Period: 8 weeks.

Salary/Wage Range: Varies due to position, but the minimum wage is $19/hr. for instructors.

Benefits: Full-time staff receive medical and dental coverage.

Teaching Load: 8-16 classroom hours per week. Private lessons also available in lieu of or to supplement regular classroom hours.

Types of Courses: 6 levels of general communicative (with a focus on listening and speaking) English courses, TOEIC and TOEFL prep., special Kids' programs, private and semi-private instruction.

Other: In addition to our regular programs, we have frequent demands for private instruction on short notice. As such, we are always looking for enthusiastic instructors, even if those instructors are only available at certain times of the year or are just looking for a few hours a week to supplement their income. Please feel free to contact us.


Recruitment Information

Application Process: Contact IIE by phone, fax, e-mail, or post to set up an interview. Please send/fax/e-mail your resume before coming in for your interview.

What to Include in Application Packet: Required: Résumé and cover letter highlighting experience and teaching philosophy. Include your desired schedule and any teaching preferences. Preferred: Teacher portfolio, sample lesson plans.

When to Apply: IIE is always looking for qualified instructors. If there are no openings to teach our regular courses, we are usually able to place qualified teachers with students requesting private lessons. This often helps our teachers become acquainted with the school before taking on a regular course when we have an opening.

Other: Whether you are looking for a steady, seasonal, or temporary schedule, please feel free to contact us anytime.

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