The Primary Day School Mandarin Chinese Language Teacher – Part Time PT/10 month
We are seeking a dynamic and talented teacher who can teach Chinese for Pre-Kindergarten to Second Grade two days per week (Monday and Friday).
In a response to an increasingly globalized world, PDS developed a FLEX (Foreign Language Exploratory) program for Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade students in which students are exposed to Chinese, French, and Spanish language and culture.
The emphasis in the FLEX program is on receptive language, with the goals being to develop listening skills and create an atmosphere in which students are confident and comfortable being immersed in the target language. Students are expected to do more listening than speaking, as they are in the input phase of language learning. The idea is to replicate as much as possible the way one’s native language is acquired; therefore, the children are surrounded by the target language in an immersion-style setting while being engaged in developmentally appropriate activities.
The successful candidate has native or near-native proficiency and experience teaching. He or she ideally holds a degree in Chinese, possesses excellent English writing and speaking skills, and has basic information technology and computer skills. Previous experience teaching young children is helpful but not required, as is previous experience in a private educational setting.
The Primary Day School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.
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Compensation is competitive with area independent schools and commensurate with experience.
About The Primary Day School
Founded in 1944, The Primary Day School in Bethesda, Maryland, is a school for boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. We are the only school in the DC area that focuses exclusively on children in this unique age group, and we do so for a very important reason. These are the most crucial learning years in children’s lives, a time when they are bursting with potential, ready for quantum leaps of development. At Primary Day, everything we do focuses on helping young children flourish—as learners and as people—during this vitally important time of life. The Primary Day School was founded as a demonstration school for the Phonovisual Method, a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading and language arts that remains vital to each student’s educational journey today. To learn more about our school and its community, curriculum and traditions please visit www.theprimarydayschool.org.