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LINGUIST List 22.1917

Tue May 03 2011

Jobs: EFL: Senior Language Education Specialists, EF Education First

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        1.     Christopher McCormick , Curriculum Design; EFL; Materials Development: Senior Language Education Specialists, EF Education First, Zurich, Switzerland

Message 1: Curriculum Design; EFL; Materials Development: Senior Language Education Specialists, EF Education First, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 03-May-2011
From: Christopher McCormick <christopher.mccormickef.com>
Subject: Curriculum Design; EFL; Materials Development: Senior Language Education Specialists, EF Education First, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: EF Education First
Department: EF International Language Centers
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.ef.com
Job Rank: Senior Language Education Specialists

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Curriculum Design; EFL; Materials Development

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Senior Language Education Specialists
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 initiatives in the development of
blended learning in its schools worldwide.

The Role:
We're looking for energetic and innovative language education specialists
to join our worldwide operations team in Zurich to contribute to the growth
and success of EF's pioneering language learning system used in our study
abroad programs worldwide. 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 contribute to the development of
language proficiency frameworks, curricula and assessment tools; publish
educational media and learning applications; lead teacher training and
product launch initiatives; support EF's global sales offices as an
academic liaison and public speaker; represent EF in client meetings, major
tenders, and conferences; and spearhead research initiatives. With schools
in exciting destinations around the world from Cape Town to Beijing, the
desire and ability to travel internationally are essential.

Requirements:
- PhD or EdD in Applied Linguistics or closely related field; Master's and
Diploma level candidates will also be considered
- 5-10 years experience in English language teaching
- Evidence of leadership experience, innovative curriculum design and
materials development
- Excellent organizational skills and project management experience
- Outstanding writing and editing ability
- 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
- Excellent mastery of English, knowledge of additional languages a plus
- EU/Swiss passport or existing ability to work in Switzerland

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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