European Languages Instructor

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Date Posted: 12-19-2018
Must be authorized to work in U.S. | Must be able to work in Arlington, VA***
Unity Technologies Inc. (UnityTec) and its partners Piedmont Global Language Solutions (PGLS), and DGCI were recently awarded a contract to supply European Language Instructors to support the School of Language Studies at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in Arlington, Virginia.
European Languages sought:
  • Albanian - Kosovar
  • Armenian - Eastern and Western
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German – Austrian and Swiss
  • Greek – Modern and Cypriot
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Haitian Creole
Language Instruction Duties------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Plan and teach language classes using a wide variety of language teaching methodologies and techniques, stressing speaking, listening comprehension, and reading skills
  • Adapt teaching techniques and approaches to the students' individual learning styles and needs.
  • Provide evaluations, feedback and analysis of the students' progress and problems
  • Apply classroom management techniques to provide a respectful, student-centered environment conducive to learning.
  • Incorporate the use of instructional technology into the instructional program as appropriate
  • Plan and/or participate in non-classroom activities in the Washington area. Activities may include visits to foreign embassies, local community organizations, community centers, neighborhoods, shopping areas, and restaurants where heritage speakers live and congregate, and often involve pre-visit training and after-action follow up
  • Collaborate and support in the development of language training materials, including but not limited to text, audio, video, and technology-based media.
  • Assist with testing for language proficiency examinations
  • May have the opportunity to become a certified tester by the FSI Language Testing Unit (LTU). Training required for attaining FSI Tester certification is provided.
  • Assist with the creation and testing of new reading kits to be used in face-to-face, telephone or field testing
  • BS/BA required
  • MS/MA in relevant language education field preferred.
  • PhD is highly requested
  • English proficiency level of a 2:2 on the ILR proficiency scale.
Minimum 3 years:
  • Experience teaching foreign language(s) to adult learners in a classroom setting preferred.
  • Experience developing foreign language instructional materials and/or curricula preferred.
  • Experience teaching with the communicative approach preferred.
  • Experience incorporating a variety of educational technology in teaching preferred.
  • Experience teaching blending learning activities valued.
  • Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.
  • Experience teaching with task-based learning materials valued.
  • Experience administering proficiency-based assessments valued.
  • Experience teaching with vocabulary-based language learning materials valued.
  • Experience delivering training targeted to needs of diplomatic community valued.
  • Experience utilizing SmartPanels or SmartBoards; facilities for video and audio recording; multimedia and innovation labs; testing rooms; standard offices; and an information center.
Note: Applicants may be contacted by either UnityTec, PGLS, or DGCI
Competitive Benefits----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Aetna Health Insurance Plans
  • Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • PTO
  • Professional Development / Education Reimbursement
  • Additional Part time Translation opportunities
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