In an authentically diverse community reflective of Los Angeles, New Roads prepares young people for life by developing in them a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.
Reporting to the Upper School Director, and working with the Language Department Chair, the Upper School Mandarin Teacher is responsible for teaching advanced Mandarin students at the Upper School, grades 9-12. The Mandarin teacher is a part-time temporary position for the 2021-2022 school year, teaching 4 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach Upper School Advanced Mandarin (level 4) to students in grades 9-12
Teach reading comprehension skills and building verbal vocabulary and Mandarin verbal skills.
Implement appropriate, authentic assessments in support of individual student learning styles
Effective, proactive and timely communication with varied school constituencies, including administration, students, and parents on students progress
Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/ guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.
Make Mandarin meaningful and relevant by inspiring students
Plan curriculum in conjunction with other members of the Foreign Language Department
Perform additional duties, as needed and assigned
Consistently communicate high expectations and boundaries in a kind, clear and respectful manner.
Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to the learning process.
Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student, both inside and outside of the class.
B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred
Must be fluent in Mandarin Chinese
Minimum five years teaching experience is required.
Thorough knowledge of subject matter, including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching.
Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.
Solid organization, communication and writing skills.
Excellent classroom management skills.
Willingness to adapt and change instructional approaches based on peer and supervisory suggestions and recommendations
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
A firm commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community.
An understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads’ philosophy and approach to education.
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