Description of position
If you are interested, please apply at hw.com under the careers section. Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified educator to teach Chinese.
The opening is: A full-time short-term (October 19th to March 1st) substitute position at our Middle School (teaching Chinese I, II, and IIIH to students in grade 7-9). The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to deliver rich and effective language lessons, including speaking, reading, writing and grammatical skills; to work in a team environment; to teach a diverse group of students, including native and non-native Chinese speakers.
Teachers will be asked to: implement pre-existing syllabi, homework assignments, and materials in coordination with departmental colleagues for vertical and horizontal integration of curriculum; evaluate and grade students’ class performance, including assignments, assessments and papers; utilize a learning management platform to develop online course materials and learning tools; initiate, facilitate and moderate classroom discussions in the Chinese language to enhance students’ social and academic language skills; maintain student attendance records, grades and school administration documents as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations; work with students individually to evaluate learners’ verbal and grammatical difficulties, develop approaches to solving them, and ways to test their grammatical development; confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to address the progress of students’ linguistic development;
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree in Education, Linguistics or related field, MA or Ph.D. preferred; Experience teaching Chinese as a second language in a school classroom environment; Fluency in Chinese; Ability to teach beginning and intermediate students; Strong communication skills and demonstrated collegiality and organization; Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster an innovative and creative learning environment.