Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
JOB TITLE: Language Instructor - Multiple Positions in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)
REPORTS TO: SILP Associate Director
DATES: 6/11/18 - 8/8/18
The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate, and some advanced-level language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 135 undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and lifelong language learners for eight weeks every summer. Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator and the SILP Associate Director, Language Instructors deliver lessons using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program.
Deliver up to four-and-a-half hours of language instruction per day, Monday through Friday
Attend pre-program training workshops
Participate in student orientation and placement, including evaluating placement tests
Collaborate with the Language Coordinator, fellow instructors, and Tutors/Activity Guides to establish relevant co-curricular activities for students
Help promote and participate in some co-curricular activities
In consultation with the Language Coordinator, prepare a comprehensive course syllabus including course description, course goals and objectives, assessment guidelines, etc.
Prepare daily lessons and provide instruction based on the principles of communicative language teaching, content-based instruction, and authentic materials use
Work closely with tutors to assess student needs for support outside the classroom
Provide peer support to other faculty members as necessary
Keep track of student progress by regularly implementing appropriate formal and informal assessments
Collaborate with Language Coordinator to develop midterm and final tests
Keep Language Coordinator actively informed of student progress
Attend weekly program faculty meetings
Excellent teaching ability with a dedication to innovating/improving ability
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Familiarity with communicative and content-based teaching practices and use of authentic materials
Familiarity with ACTFL frameworks such as the Standards, the Proficiency Guidelines, and the Integrated Performance Assessment
Willingness and ability to become acquainted and comply with SILP processes and regulations as well as Institute policies
M.A. or Ph.D. in language, language teaching, or related field
2+ years of previous language teaching experience in the target language
Native or near-native language ability
Previous experience teaching in intensive program strongly preferred
Previous experience with ACTFL frameworks strongly preferred
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENT: The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free/drug-free workplace.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Complete the online application and submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV/resume, and 3) a lesson plan (two pages maximum) that reflects your language teaching philosophy. Candidates who are selected for interviews may also be asked to provide a video of their teaching.