Ukrainian Language Instructor (for DLI)

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 07-27-2017
The Washington Language Center is a Small, Veteran Owned Business (SVOB) that provides US Government, military, and multi-national corporations with high quality language and cultural training, testing, translation and interpreting services. WLC operates over 80 global and minority languages. WLC delivers tailored and cost-effective language training to client needs through agile practices. Training services are adaptable to one-on-one, small to large group learning, as well as virtual distance learning. WLC instructors and cultural presenters are native speakers who are highly trained in communicative teaching methods, multi-lingual, and multi-culturally competent. We match client training needs with our instructors’ expertise so that complex subject matter can be covered with confidence.
Job Description: Language and Culture Instructor 
Language Instruction
  • Plan and/or conduct small and/or large group language classes using a wide variety of language teaching methodologies and techniques, stressing speaking, listening comprehension, and reading skills. In most cases, the Government will provide the teaching materials. Using the foreign language as a tool to accomplish United States Government objectives is the ultimate goal of the training
  • Use established training materials and work collaboratively and closely with other instructors
  • Adapt teaching techniques and approaches to the students' individual learning styles and needs.
  • Provide feedback and analysis of the students' progress and problems to instructional and other staff as appropriate.
  • Provide students with encouragement and constructive feedback.
  • Apply classroom management techniques to provide a respectful, student-centered environment conducive to learning.
  • Conduct informal or formal progress evaluations and/or administer weekly quizzes and assessments to evaluate student progress.
  • Attend all section and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Incorporate the use of instructional technology into the instructional program as appropriate 
Materials and Curriculum Development (If Needed)
  • Participate in the development of language training materials or reference materials, including but not limited to text, audio, video, and technology-based media. 
  • Assist with the creation and field-testing of new teaching, study, student advisory, and/or testing materials.
  • Assist with the recording of audio or video materials to be used in conjunction with established language training curricula or as ancillary resources for student self-directed study.
  • As needed, assist with reviewing and editing foreign language and/or English in instructional materials.
Testing (If Needed)
  • As needed assist with testing for language proficiency examinations, interacting with the examinee in the instructor's native language or language in which the instructor has near-native proficiency.
  • Support for proficiency tests may be face-to-face or by telephone or other technology-based medium (recorded audio, recorded video, videoconferencing). The instructor may support testing by providing information to an examiner about the examinee's performance on various parts of the test and about the content of the texts used in the test, and assists with the selection and/or preparation of reading test materials.
  • Assist with the creation and testing of new reading kits to be used in face-to-face, telephone or field testing.
  • Participate in producing audio or video materials for use 
  • May be requested to conduct end of training tests
Required Qualifications:
  1. A minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching adult learners the foreign language they will be providing to DLI students in a classroom setting (2 or more students).
  2. BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D., or foreign equivalent degree(s) in any field.
Preferred Qualifications:  
  1. Experience teaching students for DLI
  2. ​Certified tester or experience conducting OPI/DLPT proficiency tests
The Washington Language Center DOES NOT provide sponsorship nor accept expired documents.

EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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