The World Language Teacher reports directly to the Head of Upper School. This position shall have direct oversight of the student body, inclusive of behavior management, academic protocols and guidance. Ability to connect with students, families, and to work as part of a dedicated team of individuals.
The World Language Teacher is responsible for: • Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards and appropriate sanctions that are clearly articulated to the students. • Encourage students to ask questions and to express their difficulties. • Know and use a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and objectives. • Provide reports on student progress and maintain open communication with ensuring that these reports are accurate and constructive. • Differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the diverse needs of students. • Identify students who need additional academic assistance and be able to refer such students appropriately. • Provide opportunities for student expression using spoken, written, and electronic forms of communication. • Provide a safe learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks. • Create a stimulating and challenging learning environment. • Create an environment that fosters a global mind set. • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect. • Assist students in taking responsibility for their own actions. • Encourage students to set realistic goals and to use their time in a constructive and balanced manner. • Encourage students to participate in the co-curricula life of the school. • Attend functions in support of school and community. • Maintain student portfolios and facilitate student led conference following division requirements.
Skill Set Requirements: • Ability to speak, read, and write the World Language language assigned fluently. • Deep knowledge of philosophy, theory, and recent research in second-language acquisition. • Introduce and strengthen language with supporting materials to develop a high level of proficiency in the World Language. • Encourage students to develop oral and literacy language skills appropriate to age and abilities by consistent modeling. • Communicate knowledge of the World Language and culture. • Ability to teach in a blended adaptive learning environment/classroom. • Comprehensive knowledge of Project Based Learning. • Comprehensive knowledge of Outcome Curriculum Mapping. • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction within the appropriate content area and/or grade level. • Ability to function as a student achievement advocate and advisor. • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills. • Highly developed presentation skills. • Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments. • Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner. • Ability to mentor and coach students. • Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities.
Experience • 2 years of experience • 5+ years of teaching experience • Native Speaker • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills. • Highly developed presentation skills.
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Robert Spezzano, Head of Upper School, at R.Spezzano@lemanmanhattan.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about our school, please visit the website: www.lemanmanhattan.org.
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.