Language Instructors shall provide basic, intermediate and advanced language instruction to U.S. government students. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing new course materials, developing and implementing curriculum, and assisting with the evaluation of students and academic counseling.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Develop and present complex language training materials and programs for Government customers
Test trainees to measure learning progress and to evaluate effectiveness of training presentations
Conduct training programs on complex language and area studies topics
Provide guidance to junior instructors utilizing strong technical and training skills
- Languages required: Arabic (MSA), Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Saudi Gulf), Arabic (Levantine), Arabic (Libyan), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Iraqi), Arabic (Sudanese), Arabic (Yemeni), Azerbaijani, Baluchi, Bosnian, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, Hebrew, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Pashto (any dialect), Persian Dari, Persian Farsi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, etc.
Minimum undergraduate level education in the target language, teaching methodology or a related field
Required Skills and Experience:
Native or near-native proficiency in the target language and a working proficiency in English to effectively explain complex syntactic structures of the target language
Fully knowledgeable of the target culture and current usage of the target language.
Familiar with the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Proficiency Levels and how they relate to proficiency-based instruction
Familiar with the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT)
Competent in task-based methodology, utilizing communicative activities
Competent in locating suitable authentic materials and experience in developing proficiency-based training with integrated activities using such materials as newspaper articles or radio broadcasts
Combined experience in language education and methodology, preferably in the instruction of adult students
Combined experience developing and/or delivering language courses for both platform and/or e-learning delivery from refresher through advanced levels, focusing on translation, grammar, oral comprehension, reading comprehension, and non-standard language usage
Experience developing Web-based, instructionally sound student materials, using Web development tools such as Macromedia products (Dreamweaver)
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
Combined experience preparing and presenting language platform instruction to Military/Government students
Permanent Residency required. U.S. Citizenship may be required to be considered for certain positions.
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite.