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Spanish Language Teacher

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Spanish Language Teacher

Reports To

The Founder/Director of The Language Learning Institute, LLC

Job Overview

The Language Learning Institute is seeking part-time language teachers (French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and English for Effective Communication) experienced working with young children, young adults, and/or adults. The class size is typically small (3 – 6) and are currently delivered on-line virtually. The class demographic ranges from young children to seniors. The candidate must be willing and able to use the proven methodology (priority on speaking first) and be part of an innovative small team. The chosen candidate must not only be able to effectively teach the target language as measured by the progress of their students’ language proficiency, but they must also create an engaging learning environment by following the methodology such that the students desire to continue studying at the Language Learning Institute.

The methodology is very specific. It begins with teaching from the isolated word and a picture may be used to identify the word. Next, the word evolves to a fragment, and then a sentence, and ultimately to a story. Students are taught to actively listen and hear what the speaker is saying to them. Students learn to use what they hear to answer the question. They study for usage, and are provided the opportunity to use what they have learned in an integrated fashion through speech. Reading and writing assignments are provided to practice the lesson taught. The curriculum is provided to the teacher. Co-ordinating textbook and workbook assignments are utilized to optimize the active use of the language. This is a performance-based course – non-grade.
Studies in linguistics and phonetics are required to successfully teach using this methodology. Linguistic patterning is applied to the teaching.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implement the curriculum using the prescribed methodology with fidelity
  • Customization of prepared lesson plans for each class consistent with the methodology
  • Develop self-study lessons
  • Build a culture of trust and learning
  • Facilitate a highly engaging learning experience resulting in increasing fluency and student retention
  • Maintain contact with administration and students daily by checking email twice a day and responding

Other Required Duties

  • Participate in The Language Learning Institute events
  • Prepare materials for class use (PowerPoints, flashcards, etc.) if needed
  • Participate in curriculum development if needed
  • Participate in meetings as requested
  • Copy, scan, and send materials to students when needed
  • Participate in performance evaluation and professional development as requested
  • Communicate with students as required
  • Participate in event planning

Other Potential Duties for those Skilled and Inclined

  • Create marketing and publicity materials for courses and events
  • Post appropriately on Language Learning Institute social media
  • Update Website
  • Possibly Additional Tasks (DELETE FROM QUALIFICATIONS)

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in the target language with studies in education or native speaker
  • Background in linguistics and phonetics helpful
  • Legal work status per Homeland Security and US Department of Labor
  • Must have cultural experience from living in the country of the target language
  • Teaching Experience (3 – 5 years) and level of experience (e.g., early ed., high school, adult) or alternative experience
  • Experience with on-line presentation and teaching

Skills

  • Fluent in the target language
  • Clear diction
  • Good command of the English language
  • Moderate fluency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Moderate fluency in video recording and editing
  • Problem-solving skills and tendency to think outside the box
  • Ability to work both independently and interdependently
  • Open to new ideas and collaboration with others
  • Reliability regarding meeting deadlines and completing tasks efficiently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new challenges
  • Attention to detail and aptitude for organization
  • Open to feedback and guidance
  • Embrace and apply The Language Learning Institute’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Some experience with photography and video equipment is helpful

Availability

  • 6 minimum to 20 hours per week: combined teaching and other project work
  • Must be willing to commit to being available two to three days per week from 8 am to 8 pm (specifics to be agreed upon)
  • Flexibility for other hours acceptable.

Policies
Due to the uniqueness of the teaching method and our programs, the signing of non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements and work for hire agreements are required upon acceptance of the position. Also, you agree to work with The Language Learning Institute exclusively.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $16.50 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We are functioning 100% virtually.

Work Location: Remote

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