Episcopal School of Acadiana is seeking a dynamic and engaging World Language teacher to teach Middle and Upper School Spanish and French. The World Language Department at ESA is structured around the intensive study of French or Spanish. Instruction within the department includes not only the usual skills of reading, writing, and listening, but introduces an entirely new way of speaking. Proper use of intonation, appropriate facial expressions, and gestures inherent to native speakers are emphasized along with the obvious use of new sets of vocabulary and grammatical structures.
Instruction is through the immersion method; limited English is spoken in the class after the first few weeks. Grammatical structure is taught orally throughout the curriculum, as required by given situations, rather than in a structured series of exercises. The ultimate goal of the study of world language at ESA is to demonstrate that a world language can become a natural means of communication and an integral part of life. The ideal candidate will engage students in a variety of ways to engender enthusiasm for the lessons, and he/she will embrace the idea of the immersion method.
ESA is a co-ed, college-preparatory day school for students in grades PK-3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor. ESA challenges its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically. For more information regarding ESA and the Spanish/French Teacher position, please contact Andrea Hernandez, Head of Middle School.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree or higher is preferred. Ideal candidates should have a high degree of fluency in both Spanish and French (at least Advanced on the ACTFL proficiency level or at least B2 on the DELF framework)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: ESA offers a generous benefits plan including 10 paid non-vacation days for medical or family leave. The School provides paid medical insurance for the employee portion, and offers dental, vision and other insurance options, and contributes up to 9% toward a retirement plan for employees who participate. Employees with children are eligible for a 50% discount on tuition.
About Episcopal School of Acadiana
ESA is an independent PK3-12th grade school serving students from the seven-parish area of south Louisiana known as Acadiana. Our Lafayette Campus houses grades PK3 through 5, with a state-of-the-art classroom facility and an Enrichment Center that hosts art, music, language, technology, science, the library, and the learning center, as well as administrative offices. The Cade Campus, home to 6th through 12th grades, is a 100-acre rural site that once operated as a sugar mill. ESA’s academic program is recognized statewide, regionally, and nationally, and ESA alumni succeed in colleges and careers around the world.