[TFLA-list] Middle school mandarin teacher in Austin

Karyn Hopper karynhopper at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 29 13:51:50 EDT 2016


Position: Chinese Mandarin Teacher 
Company: Trinity Episcopal School Job site address: 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746 
Trinity Episcopal School is a progressive, independent day school with approximately 500 students
in Kindergarten through eighth grade located in West Lake Hills, close to downtown Austin, Texas. 
QUALIFICATIONS: - Master’s degree in education or a related field - Must have received a score of at least Advanced High on the ACTFL OPI or HSK Level 6
proficiency in Mandarin, with fluency in reading and writing Standard Beijing Chinese
characters and the simplified pinyin system - Must have prior instructional experience teaching Mandarin at the elementary and middle
school level - Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of current technologies in language
acquisition/pedagogy and an ability to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum - Must be able to demonstrate a familiarity with backwards design in developing curricular
course goals, units, and lessons - Must be able to pass required background check 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Trinity Episcopal School seeks a bilingual (Mandarin and English) teacher with the desire and
leadership capacity to grow a newly developed Chinese program for elementary and middle school
level students. The individual hired will actively promote the study of Chinese (Mandarin), teach
elementary and middle school classes, and help build a rigorous and cohesive proficiency-based
Chinese language and culture program. Responsibilities include program research and design,
curriculum planning, implementing instruction, and executing effective classroom management
strategies. Additionally, all teachers are expected to communicate with parents throughout the
year through regular correspondence, weekly classroom updates, and periodic assessments and
grade reports. Teachers must also actively support colleagues and positively contribute to the life
of the school.
The teacher will cultivate a high-achieving mindset to develop an innovative, creative program,
including designing curricula for elementary through middle school students with the completion
of Mandarin II as the goal for graduating 8th grade students. 
The teacher will display a strong desire
to foster a global perspective and to provide authentic and rich language and cultural experiences. 
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources at Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Cave
Road, Austin, TX 78746, or via email to: employment at austintrinity.org.  		 	   		  


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