LINGUIST List 21.4097

Sat Oct 16 2010

Jobs: Various Langs: Project Coordinator, Diplomatic Language Services

Editor for this issue: Erin Smith <erinlinguistlist.org>


        1.     Caitlin Marshall , Arabic, Standard & Pashto, Central & Curriculum Development: Project Coordinator, Diplomatic Language Services, Virginia, USA

Message 1: Arabic, Standard & Pashto, Central & Curriculum Development: Project Coordinator, Diplomatic Language Services, Virginia, USA
Date: 13-Oct-2010
From: Caitlin Marshall <cmarshalldlsdc.com>
Subject: Arabic, Standard & Pashto, Central & Curriculum Development: Project Coordinator, Diplomatic Language Services, Virginia, USA
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University or Organization: Diplomatic Language Services Department: Curriculum Development Job Location: Virginia, USA Web Address: http://www.dlsdc.com
Job Rank: Language Project Coordinator

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Curriculum Development

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Pashto, Central (pst)
Description:

Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) is a 25-year old company based in theWashington, DC metro area that provides language and cultural training andother related language services to US government and commercial clients.We are currently recruiting a Project Coordinator for a large upcomingcurriculum development project. The project involves developing digitallanguage-learning resources that include activities, authentic texts, andaudio/visual components for the Pashto language.

Qualifications:-BA degree, preferably in English, Language Education, Linguistics or arelated field-At least three years of experience with language training, editing, orcurriculum development projects, preferably in a supervisory role-Knowledge of the Inter-Agency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale-Familiarity with audio and video editing software and high level computerskills-Very strong multitasking and interpersonal skills-Proven track record of meeting project deadlines under clear timeconstraints.

Responsibilities include:-Assist in initial training of Curriculum Developers and provide ongoingtraining as needed to enhance developers'. performance-Perform English editing of Curriculum Developers' translations andtranscriptions-Work with developers to perfect translations to ensure accuracy-Ensure accuracy of lesson metadata and information resources included(lesson categorization, keywords, glossaries, and bibliographic information)-Alert the client to technical glitches in software and makerecommendations for future improvements-Ensure that the choice of lesson activities is pedagogically balancedbetween vocabulary mastery and language production-Ensure that foreign scripts display properly in final product-Track deadlines within language groups, reporting to Project Manager-Identify performance issues with any particular developer and report toProject Manager

DLS is a rapidly growing language services company with a dynamic andflexible work environment and significant employee growth opportunities.Please send your resume to the address provided. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2010 Email Address for Applications: humanresourcesdlsdc.com Contact Information:
Caitlin Marshall Email: cmarshalldlsdc.com

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