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CLEAR Chinese Language Coach

Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

The Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research (CLEAR) supports the work done by the faculty in the department of World Languages and Cultures at American University by hosting staff and resources to enhance the language courses offered on campus and to facilitate AU students’ language learning experience overall. CLEAR is the perfect place for you to share your language and culture with other students at AU and to embrace different cultures throughout the Academic Year. One of CLEAR’s most sought after resources is its language coaching team: It is made up of native speakers of all the languages taught on campus. Depending on the number of students taking any one language on a given semester, individual language coaching teams can contain as many as 5 people or as few as 1 person. The CLEAR Chinese Language Coach provides language coaching to students currently enrolled in a language course taught at American University.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Most shifts are 2 hours (max) per day
  • Weekly commitments set between 6 to 8 hours per week during the semester
  • Some Sunday hours may be required

Salary Range

  • $15.20/hr

Required Education and Experience

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  • Be a native or highly fluent speaker of Chinese: Familiarity with grammar structure and vocabulary and the ability to communicate this knowledge to others is necessary. Candidates will be tested to assess their grammatical, oral and writing skills in the target language and must be vetted by faculty in their intended language program.
  • Previous experience with teaching and/or training is highly desired.
  • Punctuality and reliability are essential.
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Other Duties

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  • Bring your energy and passion to the target language you coach.
  • Complete required training sessions.
  • Continue to sharpen your knowledge in teaching your language
  • Work as part of a team: collaborate and help your teammates when needed.
  • Present one proposal for your language for a language-­related cultural event each semester.
  • Assist with general tasks as needed when not coaching.
  • Have fun! Share your language and culture with us!
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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC