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Language Instructor I

MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. Arlington Full-time

Apply Description Summary: MLS is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of languages to fulfill the role of Language Instructor I for full-time positions, in Arlington, VA. Languages: Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Khmer(Cambodian) ; Kyrgyz ; Tigrinya ; Tetun ; Telugu ; Tamil ; Slovenian ; Sinhala ; Romanian ; Russian ; Nepali ; Mongolian ; Polish ; Malayalam ; Malay ; Lao ; Lithuanian ; Azerbaijani ; Burmese ; Czech ; Danish ; Estonian ; Georgian; Swedish ; Punjabi ; Armenian; Bulgarian ; Albanian ; Tibetan ; Kazakh Qualified candidates for this role shall demonstrate the following: Foreign Language Proficiency: All qualified candidates must be educated native or near-native speakers of the language (preferably Level 4 or higher on the ILR proficiency scale). Documentation demonstrating ability to speak and teach the specific foreign language will be required. English Proficiency: All qualified candidates must possess sufficient proficiency in English (ILR proficiency Level 2 or higher) to meet the specific training and administrative needs of their section. Cultural Background: All qualified candidates must possess the cultural background of the specific country or geographical region required by submitting proof of being raised or educated in said country, by living in a cultural enclave or heritage community in another country, or by demonstrating through work experience or academic preparation a deep understanding of the region. It is desired, but not required, that contractors should have spent their formal educational (secondary school and beyond) years in the cultural environment and have been schooled there through the equivalent of American secondary school. In addition, each qualified candidate must have the ability to: Plan and/or conduct small and/or large group language classes using a wide variety of language teaching methodologies and techniques, stressing speaking, listening comprehension, and reading skills. Use established training materials and work collaboratively and closely with other instructors, under the direct guidance of the Language Training Supervisor (LTS), on training and/or testing matters. Adapt teaching techniques and approaches to the students' individual learning styles and needs. Provide feedback and analysis of the students' progress and problems to the COR, ACOR, or GTM and to instructional and other staff as appropriate. Apply classroom management techniques to provide a respectful, student-centered environment conducive to learning. Conduct informal or formal progress evaluations and/or administer weekly quizzes and assessments to evaluate student progress. Incorporate the use of instructional technology into the instructional program as appropriate. Serve as mentor and facilitator of distance learning classes. Plan and/or participate in non-classroom activities in the Washington area. Activities may include visits to foreign embassies, local community organizations, community centers, neighborhoods, shopping areas, and restaurants where heritage speakers live and congregate, and often involve pre-visit training and after-action follow up. Participate in the planning and delivery of language immersions. Participation is strictly voluntary. Immersions may consist of one or more days of activities that take place outside of the Washington area, either domestically in the United States or overseas, and contain substantial non-classroom-like activities that foster practical, natural use of the language. As required, follow techniques, methodologies, and approaches used by the office/section. As required, maintain attendance records for students. Perform assigned tasks or execute, single-handedly, the development of language training materials or SLS-relevant reference materials, including but not limited to text, audio, video, and technology-based media. Assist with the creation and field-testing of new teaching, study, student advisory, and/or testing materials. Record audio or video materials to be used in conjunction with established language training curricula or as ancillary resources for student self-directed study. Perform assigned tasks or execute, single-handedly, the development of SLS-relevant research and development projects, including but not limited to instructional, research and development and institutions (management) data handling and analysis. Review and edit foreign language and/or English in instructional materials. Adhere to all copyright guidelines and restrictions and follow FSI and SLS procedures regarding copyright. Assist with drafting all required documents in the curriculum development project approval process as well as provide status updates on approved projects on request. Serve as tester for language proficiency examinations, interacting with the examinee in the tester's native language or language in which the tester has near-native proficiency. Requirements BS/BA or MS/MA in the relevant language education field preferred. Experience teaching foreign language(s) to adult learners in a classroom setting preferred. Experience developing foreign language instructional materials and/or curricula preferred. Experience teaching with the communicative approach preferred. Experience incorporating a variety of educational technology in teaching preferred. Experience teaching blending learning activities valued. Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued. Experience teaching with task-based learning materials valued. Experience administering proficiency-based assessments valued. Experience teaching vocabulary-based language learning materials valued. Experience delivering training targeted to the needs of the diplomatic community valued. Contingent upon contract award
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