Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) began providing foreign language training to Foreign Service Officers and other USG personnel in 1986, and we have continuously expanded our offerings since. Based in Rosslyn/Arlington, DLS is a growing and dynamic organization offering exceptional career potential.
Currently, we are accepting resumes of Foreign Language Instructors for all languages, including many African languages, for opportunities at our schools in Arlington, Herndon (VA), and Elkridge (MD), as well as for online and hybrid instruction opportunities. The biggest languages of need at the moment include Swahili, French, Setswana, Afrikaans, Tamasheq, and Somali.
Please note that, for some of these specific opportunities, US citizenship is a requirement. Please specify your status when applying.
Ideal qualifications for instructors:
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred;
-Equivalent to an ILR level 3–3+/4 proficiency in target foreign language, and equivalent to an ILR level 2+/3 proficiency in English speaking skills;
-Experience is client-dependent: for some, a minimum of 1,000 hours or six months of full-time classroom experience teaching adults; for others, a minimum of two years of full-time classroom experience teaching adults
-Full knowledge of the culture and current usage of the foreign language.
Instructors may expect the following Duties and Responsibilities:
-Follow prescribed guidelines for Foreign Language Instruction while integrating the expertise of industry standards;
-Utilize communicative and task-based methodologies for beginner, intermediate, and advanced adult learners;
Classes are part-time and full-time (2–6 hours per day) weekly. 1-3+ months in duration; schedules vary.
Please submit your updated resume, along with schedule availability and preferred locations). No phone calls, please.
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