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Mon Jun 27 2011

Jobs: TESOL: Senior Language Education Specialist, EF Education First

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        1.     Christopher McCormick , TESOL; Curriculum and Materials Development: Senior Language Education Specialist, EF Education First, Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: TESOL; Curriculum and Materials Development: Senior Language Education Specialist, EF Education First, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 27-Jun-2011
From: Christopher McCormick <christopher.mccormickef.com>
Subject: TESOL; Curriculum and Materials Development: Senior Language Education Specialist, EF Education First, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: EF Education First
Department: International Language Centers
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.ef.com
Job Rank: Senior Language Education Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; TESOL; Curriculum and Materials Development

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Senior Language Education Specialist
EF International Language Centers
Zurich, Switzerland

Synopsis:
Do you have a vision for better and faster language learning? EF is seeking
passionate applied linguists to lead the development of blended learning in
its schools worldwide.

The Role:
We're looking for an energetic and innovative language education specialist
to join our worldwide operations team in Zurich. As a key member of the
central academic team, you will design and create learning experiences and
media that combine the best of teaching and technology. You will publish
educational media and learning applications; design curricula; lead teacher
training; support EF's global sales offices as an academic liaison and
public speaker; represent EF in client meetings, major tenders, and
conferences; launch and lead implementations of EF's learning system for
external customers (ministries of education, local authorities,
universities, sometimes in segregated contexts, e.g. Saudi Arabia); and
spearhead research initiatives. With schools and projects in exciting
destinations around the world from Cape Town to Beijing, the desire and
ability to travel internationally are essential.

Requirements:
- Swiss/EU nationality (eligible to work in Switzerland); work permits not
sponsored otherwise
- PhD or EdD in Applied Linguistics or closely related field; new
graduates are encouraged to apply
- Passion for study abroad and the opportunities it provides for language
learners
- 5-10 years experience in English language teaching; preferably with
young adults and adults in a mix of settings (private language school, IEP,
etc)
- Evidence of leadership experience, curriculum design and materials
development
- Excellent organizational skills and project management experience
- Outstanding writing and editing ability for language learning materials;
high degree of creativity, accuracy and attention to detail; ELT publishing
experience a plus
- Familiarity with blended learning and teaching and the use of new media
in teaching
- Knowledge of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
and its use in designing syllabi and assessments
- Ability to lead projects in local educational environments, such as in
the Middle East and Latin America
- Excellent mastery of English, knowledge of additional languages a plus,
particularly Arabic

EF is the world leader in international education. Our mission is to break
down barriers in language, culture, and geography and so far we have helped
over 15 million people learn a language, discover the world or earn an
academic degree.

EF International Language Centers offer flexible and personalized language
instruction abroad in one of seven languages. Students choose from 40
schools in 15 countries, all in top locations. The curriculum is based on
EF's exclusive Efekta Learning System, combining the best teaching with
powerful learning technology to accelerate learning.

EF is an equal opportunities employer. EF offers competitive salaries and a
multicultural working environment. If you are motivated by the prospect of
an international career with a dynamic and forward-thinking company, we
want to hear from you. Interested candidates should send a CV and cover
letter to the email address below. Interviews will be held on a rolling
basis with short-listed candidates. The position is available immediately.
We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: christopher.mccormickef.com
Contact Information:
Dr Christopher McCormick
Email: christopher.mccormickef.com


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