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Job Announcement: Random House

Dari; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Farsi Author, Random House, New York, USA

Employer: Random House

Job Location: New York, USA
Title: Freelance Author
Rank: Farsi Author
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: Dari
LL Issue: 24.292
Date Submitted: 15-Jan-2013
Job Description: Living Language, an imprint of Random House, Inc., is currently looking for a work-for-hire author for an upcoming Farsi language course for speakers of English. The project consists of three books, approximately 1000 manuscript pages in total, double spaced. The first book assumes zero background in Farsi, and the third ends at an intermediate level.

The candidate:
- must be a native speaker of Farsi
- must be able to work legally in the US, or must reside outside the US
- should have a background in linguistics and/or teaching Farsi
- must submit a sample lesson, based on a template provided by Living Language

For further details, including fees, schedule, a course description and sample lesson template, please contact Erin Quirk at the application email address below. We would like to begin receiving samples immediately. Thank you.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Erin  Quirk , Project editor
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This position has been filled.