Spanish Curriculum Developer (GLOSS)

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 08-15-2017
Company Profile:
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 Title: Spanish Curriculum Developer 
Job Status: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Job Location: 1600 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA. Remote work will not be possible.
Start Date: Early September 2017

Summary:
Currently, WLC is accepting applicants for a Spanish Curriculum Developer. The developer will assist WLC in developing new and updating old Learning Objects (LOs) for the online system called GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System). GLOSS is an online maintenance and proficiency-enhancing tool for independent language learners.  GLOSS learning objects are lessons in reading and listening comprehension at levels from 1+ to 4 in all final learning objectives topical domains: culture, economy, environment, geography, military, security, politics, science, society, and technology. Designed for independent learners, GLOSS lessons provide instruction similar to what learners would receive in a classroom situation. They are independent language learning units, which are not part of a language course or a curriculum. Each LO has its own objective and provides all the necessary materials, activities, guidance, and explanations, which help the language learner reach the objective within a time frame of one to two hours. GLOSS is integral to the DLI Basic and Post-Basic Programs, including proficiency enhancement programs, the third-semester training, and DLPT5 preparation. GLOSS is indispensable to military linguists in the field for self-structured language proficiency development and maintenance. GLOSS project continues the effort to increase the number of high-quality, interactive LOs in order to align quality-assured language learning and teaching resources with the needs of foreign language learners who study independently or already integrated into U.S. Government or GLOSS Technology Integration academic language programs
 
Required Qualifications:
  1. A minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching adult learners the foreign language in an intensive classroom setting (2 or more students).
  2. A minimum of one (1) year of curriculum development experience for adult learners
  3. Experience using GLOSS as a teaching tool
  4. Advanced computer skills. Must be comfortable using developing and publishing software (to be provided by WLC) with minimal guidance 
  5. Must reside in the DC metropolitian area. 
  6. BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D., or foreign equivalent degree(s) in a language, pedagogy or adult learning field
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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