Language Instructor Job Description

Language Instructor Job Description

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Language instructor provides global language, cryptologic, language, and cultural training to military forces and civilian personnel via traditional classroom instruction, written materials, technology-based instruction, and distributed learning services.

Language Instructor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide in-depth explanation of language grammar and structure as evidenced in all modes (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) of the language (both formal and informal)
OFollow all established safety procedures and protocols
OActively participate in meetings, training, professional development, exercises and drills as directed
OObserve and comply with all company personnel/administrative processes
OOther program duties as assigned
Plan, prepare and deliver classroom based learning activities that facilitate relevant English Language practice and proficiency gains
Instruct, monitor and guide students in the use of CALL materials and equipment
Ensure integration of CALL and classroom sessions
Foster a supportive and encouraging learning environment for all students
Provide appropriate coaching and feedback to all students

Language Instructor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Language Instructor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BA, TEFL, TESOL, CPR, TESL, BSC, ASLTA, AED, CID, NIC

Education for Language Instructor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the language instructor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English, Teaching, Education, Foreign Language, Instructional Technology, Applied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language, English as a Second Language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, International Education

Skills for Language Instructor

Desired skills for language instructor include:

Measurement of training effects
Teaching and instruction for individuals and groups
Grammar
Different philosophical systems and religions
Principles and methods for curriculum and training design
Rules of composition
Culture and military aspects of the target language
Culture and military aspects of the Arabic language
Culture and military aspects of the language
Culture and military aspects of the French language

Desired experience for language instructor includes:

If not TESOL certified, be willing to attend and test for this certification within a year after being hired
Must have previous instruction experience in a class room environment and developing Programs of Instruction
A minimum of 4 years of Aviation-related subject matter knowledge, professional experience, or training experience may be considered in lieu of English teaching and curriculum development experience
Master’s Degree in Linguistics is preferred
Aviation expertise or work experience (pilot, aircrew, maintenance technician, air traffic control)
Employee may be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment

Language Instructor Examples

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Language Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a language instructor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for language instructor
  • The Lead Instructor supervises the instruction of other full time instructors within the language department and graduate teaching assistants
  • The Lead Instructor will be dedicated to the improvement of the department and be able to provide constructive criticism and helpful solutions to other instructors/GTAs
  • Due to multiple training sites some travel may be required for instructors
  • The instructor must be fluent in the target language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English
  • The instructor must have a high level of knowledge in current teaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching through technology using Video- Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, and iPads
  • The Lead Instructor conducts monthly performance counseling of all instructors/GTAs
  • The Lead Instructor tracks and evaluates the progress of the Indonesian Language Department against goals and objectives
  • The Lead Instructor responsible for the conduct of department meetings, curriculum planning/development, material and textbook selection
  • The Lead Instructor serves as the key liaison between department instructors, DCLCP leadership, and administrative requirements
  • Complete assigned tasks from the Language Department Lead Instructor in a timely manner
Qualifications for language instructor
  • Accommodations and working conditions during OCONUS travel may be austere
  • Fort Belvoir, VA and other CONUS locations offer stand U.S. work environments
  • Of the Danielson Framework and pass both parts of the summative test prior to the start of supervision
  • Native Linguist – Requires native level skills and a Requires B.A./B.S
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph must be obtainable
  • Speaker with native capability and a minimum ILR proficiency level 4 in reading, listening and speaking in the standard form of the language to be taught and a minimum ILR proficiency level 2 in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English O R a speaker with native capability in English and a minimum ILR proficiency level 3 in reading and listening in the standard form of the language to be taught
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Language Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of language instructor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for language instructor
  • Assist Lead Instructor in the development of course syllabus and curriculum prior to class start dates
  • Assist Lead Instructor in maintaining an updated syllabus/course curriculum that meets DCLCP and customer requirements
  • Assist the Lead Instructor with division of the course curriculum into weekly curriculums and provide copies of the curriculum to students
  • Assist Lead Instructor in the distribution of course materials to students in a timely fashion
  • Assist Lead Instructor to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum to ensure the DCLCP and the students’ expectations are being met
  • Attend weekly meetings facilitated by the Language Department Lead Instructor
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration within the department
  • Review weekly lesson plans and curriculums to make sure the requirements of the team teaching pedagogy are being met
  • Review student’s weekly grades and performance
  • Collaborate with the Lead Instructor and the Manager of Academic Programs (MAP) on course accreditation submission requirements
Qualifications for language instructor
  • Experience teaching in Intensive English Programs
  • Work should be conducted in an office/classroom setting
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the Korean anguage
  • Language Instructor will possess general professional proficiency (a language rating of ILR level 2+ or ACTFL Advanced-High) or higher in the specified foreign language
  • Bachelors preferred in English, Education or related field, with 1-2 years of ELT experience
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Delta in English Language Training (DELT), or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
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Language Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of language instructor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for language instructor
  • Communicate with the Lead Instructor regarding the department’s administrative and academic issues in support of achieving department goals and objectives
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance
  • The East Asia regional studies instructor is responsible for developing course curriculum/syllabus and teaching up to 4 hours per day
  • Develop course syllabus and curriculum with collaboration of other department faculty prior to class start dates
  • Submit course syllabus and curriculum to Manager, Academic Programs (MAP) for course accreditation submission
  • Maintain an updated syllabus/course curriculum that meets DCLCP and customer requirements
  • Divide the course curriculum into weekly curriculums and provide copies of the curriculum to students
  • Distribute course materials/handout to students in a timely fashion
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum to ensure the DCLCP and the students’ expectations are being met
  • The North Africa and Sahel regional studies instructor is responsible for developing course curriculum/syllabus and teaching up to 4 hours per day
Qualifications for language instructor
  • Must demonstrate outstanding potential and versatility in teaching, with native or near-native proficiency in ASL so as to converse fluently in high-level professional and academic conversation
  • Must have an understanding of and extensive background in Deaf culture and familiarity with current research in ASL and Deaf culture
  • A Favorable Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) Certification
  • Bachelor's Degree and/or certification in TESOL or related field
  • Basic computer literacy with Microsoft and Google Docs, familiarity with social media platforms
  • Master’s degree in TESL, and/or significant academic work in the subject areas listed in the Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
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Language Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of language instructor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for language instructor
  • Teach students how to read, write, and understand at basic level of a foreign language
  • Develop pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the foreign language is spoken
  • Create positive educational climate for students to learn
  • Create lesson plans class/curriculum assessments and grading system for class
  • Tutor students during one hour study hall session (one evening per week) as needed
  • Provide instruction in a conversational foreign language to high school level students
  • Teach students how to read, write, and understand the basic level of a foreign language
  • Create positive educational climate for students
  • Serves on committees and attends faculty and other meetings as assigned being a team player who is dedicated to collaborating with peers and students
  • Maintain grades and syllabus in online system
Qualifications for language instructor
  • Pass the customer's English Test with a 75% or higher passing score
  • At least a current SECRET clearance
  • Applicant must score advanced in English as tested against the Oral Proficiency Interview and is required to take the OPI before selection and must score superior in Indonesian Language
  • Must have experience in curriculum development for Indonesian language materials
  • Must have experience in instructing Indonesian language and culture
  • Applicant must score advanced in English as tested against the Oral Proficiency Interview and is required to take the OPI before selection and must score superior in Arabic (MSA/Levantine dialect)
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Language Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a language instructor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for language instructor
  • Teaching Customer Interview courses (materials will be provided)
  • Assist students in therapeutic planning, reviewing and approving weekly lesson plans, performance evaluations, and reports
  • Teach using the pre-developed syllabus and provided materials and textbook(s) for the Language and Culture course
  • Conducting review of 2017-18 DELNA workshops
  • Meeting with PLD Coordinator about program review & planning
  • Assisting PLD Coordinator to gather and analyze data from support activities
  • Teach high school Spanish and French languages
  • Create daily lesson plans for instruction
  • Monitor and keep a daily log of student attendance, behavior, and academic development
  • Assess teaching and learning outcomes and provide essential feedback to students and parents
Qualifications for language instructor
  • Must have experience in curriculum development for Arabic language materials
  • Must have experience in instructing Arabic language and culture
  • Instructor fluency in Chinese, Japanese or Korean is preferred
  • Instructor must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English
  • Must have experience either in academia or government on cultural, political, and historical issues pertaining to East Asia
  • Must be able to work productively within a team and independently Instructor fluency in Arabic and/or French is preferred

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