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LINGUIST List 20.612

Thu Feb 26 2009

Jobs: Various Langs & General Ling: Instructor, Monterey Institute ...

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        1.    Ryan Vandergriff, Various Languages & General Linguistics: Instructor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA


Message 1: Various Languages & General Linguistics: Instructor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA
Date: 26-Feb-2009
From: Ryan Vandergriff <ryanJobelephant.com>
Subject: Various Languages & General Linguistics: Instructor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA
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University or Organization: Monterey Institute of International Studies
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://miis.interviewexchange.com
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            French (fra)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

Language Instructor
Summer Intensive Language Program

2009 Program Dates: June 18-August 6, 2009

Definition:
The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning,
intermediate level, and some advanced language instruction in an intensive
format to approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate students as well as
professionals for 8 weeks every summer.

Under supervision of the Language Program Coordinator and the SILP
Director, language instructors provide intensive instruction through a
communicative approach to language teaching using authentic contexts,
assessments and materials for the Summer Intensive Language Program.

Essential duties/Responsibilities:
- Teaches assigned language and level half or full-time
- Collaborates with the language program coordinator, other instructors and
teaching assistant/activity guide to provide integration between curricular
and extra-curricular programming as well as cultural relevance
- Prepares comprehensive syllabus including course description, course
goals and objectives, assessment guidelines for students as well as
required class material(s)
- Prepares classes and provides instruction focusing on communicative
language teaching and the use of authentic materials
- Adjusts intensity of program as needed in collaboration with language
program coordinator and SILP director
- Keeps track of student progress by regularly implementing assessment
mechanisms and completing grade reports as requested
- Attends pre-program (June 17)and end of program (August 6) meetings
- Participates in first-day student orientation and placement testing

Employment Standards:
Education/Experience
- M.A. or Ph.D. in language, language teaching or related field preferred
- 2+ years of previous language teaching experience
- Native or near-native language ability
- Previous experience teaching in intensive program preferred

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge
- Excellent teaching and interpersonal communication skills
- Familiarity with communicative teaching practices and use of authentic
materials to teach foreign language
- Proven dedication to excellence in language teaching
- Willingness and ability to become acquainted and comply with SILP
processes and regulations as well as Institute policies.

Physical Requirements/Environment
- The Monterey Institute maintains a smoke-free/drug-free workplace

Required Application Materials:
- Curriculum Vitae and cover letter detailing all relevant teaching and
language experience, a brief description of your teaching philosophy, and
your interest in the position
- Two letters of recommendation from previous teaching experience
(evaluations are not required but would be appreciated)
- Video demo of teaching demonstrating your teaching approach

To apply, please visit:
http://miis.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/314MOM1/index.jsp;jsessionid=769DA2B6A6D2A9547E2356618FD51DEA

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://miis.interviewexchange.com/
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