Latin School of Chicago seeks a creative and innovative Upper School French teacher who is passionate about languages and cultures and committed to connecting with and supporting students. Strong candidates will be well-versed in proficiency-based instruction and educational technology, and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and professionalism.
The ideal candidate will:
Have native or near native fluency in French.
Have the ability to teach all levels of French, Novice to Advanced
Have significant experience living or working in the French speaking world.
Have at least 3 years of teaching experience, preferably at the high school level.
Use the ACTFL Can-Do Statements along with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines to structure and assess student learning.
Demonstrate interest in or experience using standards-based grading.
Create lessons and units drawing from authentic materials and grounded in Backward Design.
Expectations for all faculty include:
Teach 4 classes per semester
Serve as an advisor to 8-10 students
Attend weekly required meetings (division, department, language cohort, all-school)
Develop and lead an experiential learning Project Week (second week of March)
Work closely with the department chair and Division Director to design lesson plans and curriculum that is responsive to student needs.
Write student narratives two times a year.
Engage in professional development in line with department goals and philosophy.
Interested candidates should apply via the application found on Latin’s website. Candidates will complete the application and submit a letter of interest and CV including 2-3 references.
The candidate must also submit a recent assignment and grading rubric, along with a 1-page rationale and reflection on said work.
Elements to consider in the assignment submission:
1) Listing of learning objectives/"can-do" statements targeted by the lesson and their context within a unit.
Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer. No phone inquiries, please.
About Latin School of Chicago
Since 1888, Latin has been committed to academic excellence in an environment that creates a life-long love of learning and supports students as they pursue their passions. Our school is home to students from throughout the city and suburbs and we value the variety of experiences that they bring to our learning environment. “Of Chicago” is more than a part of our school’s name – those words help to define the school itself.