In addition, each Serbian Language Instructor II shall have the capability to:
• 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 USG objectives is the ultimate goal of the training that the School of Language Studies (SLS) provides.
• Use established training materials and work collaboratively and closely with other instructors, under the direct guidance of the Manager, who is usually the Language Training Supervisor (LTS), on training and/or testing matters.
• In collaboration with the Manager and others, adapt teaching techniques and approaches to the students' individual learning styles and needs.
• Provide feedback and analysis of the students' progress and problems to the Manager and to instructional and other staff.
• 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.
• Incorporate the use of instructional technology into the instructional program.
• Serve part-time as a mentor to distance learning students.
• Collaborate with staff in the Learning Consultation Service (LCS). The LCS is a unit in SLS with specialists who assist language students with their learning.
• Eligible to work in the United States and must have a minimum of one year remaining in U.S. employment eligibility.
• Follow all policies of the Language Section, the Administrative Unit, SLS, FSI, and DOS.
• Follow the guidance provided in the FSI Language and Culture Instructor Guide.
• Follow all administrative processes and procedures as detailed in the SLS Guide to FSI Administrative procedures.
• Work in a harmonious and professional manner with colleagues who represent cultures from around the world.
1. A minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching adult learners the foreign language they will be providing to FSI in a classroom setting (2 or more students).
2. BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D., or foreign equivalent degree(s) in any field.
3. A minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching foreign language with proficiency-based or task- based curricula.
4. A minimum of one (1) year of experience administering proficiency-based assessments (i.e., DLPT, ACT- FL OPI, etc.).
5. A minimum English proficiency level of a 2:2 on the ILR proficiency scale.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
1. BS/BA or MS/MA or foreign equivalent degree in relevant language
education field preferred.
2. Experience developing foreign language instructional materials and/or curricula preferred.
3. Experience teaching with the communicative approach preferred.
4. Experience incorporating a variety of educational technology in teaching preferred.
5. Experience teaching blending learning activities valued.
6. Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.
7. Experience administering proficiency-based assessments valued.
8. Experience teaching with vocabulary-based language learning materials valued.