The Lower School World Language curriculum emphasizes the nature of language and language learning, articulation and expression, confidence and oral proficiency, and the importance of cultural respect and understanding.
The World Language Teacher in French and/or Spanish is responsible for the instruction, guidance, assessment and supervision of students in class as well as communication regarding student behavior and performance with parents or guardians, homeroom teachers, and administration. World Language instruction includes lessons and activities that are developmentally appropriate in guiding children from age 3 through grade 5 in the development of French and/or Spanish language and cultures.
Students aged 3 through the end of grade 1 are provided a single trimester of each language offered in Lower School (French, Spanish, Chinese). During these years, the students strive to develop an understanding and use of oral language expressions, songs, and stories that expand practical vocabulary and pronunciation. Upon entering second grade, students request a specific language to immerse themselves in for the long term. Students are exposed to the written word in a variety of ways that remain developmentally appropriate for young students.
Strong knowledge of grammar, composition and pronunciation of French and Spanish
Knowledge of World Language approaches related to ACTFL guidelines
Recognizes the importance of creating a safe positive educational environment for young students
Understands child development and applies this knowledge to student expectations and standards
Optimistic and supportive spirit
Holds a flexible and positive attitude when collaborating with adults and children
Embraces a growth mindset
Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Has a base of technological skill with a desire for continued growth
Additional Salary Information: Based upon degree and experience
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