Lincoln Academy, in Newcastle, ME seeks 2 full-time Spanish Language teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Founded in 1801, LA is an independent Town Academy deeply rooted in the mid-coast communities of central Lincoln County. Serving today as the “high school of record” for eight of these communities, LA currently draws from 15 other area towns, accepting all students from those towns. In addition to our local students, the school enrolls up to 90 international and domestic boarding students. This results in an exciting mix of students, and the school is committed to providing an outstanding education for each of them.
We are seeking two experienced Spanish language teachers with skills in teaching Novice through Intermediate-mid levels. Teaching duties could include levels I through IV both honors and general, and AP Spanish Language and Culture. Specific teaching assignments may change from year to year. The World Language Department is committed to having all students study a world language. We emphasize equally communication and cultural competence. Our program is heterogeneous and comprehensive. The majority of students we serve begin their language study in high school without having experienced language instruction at the elementary level. Some of our students plan to continue their language study beyond high school, while others are most interested in culture and basic communication skills. The World Languages program is proficiency-based and aligned with the ACTFL World Readiness Standards. The department offers an immersion study abroad experience every other year in both French and Spanish. We are committed to offering “real life” language experiences that foster global stewardship.
The ideal candidate would hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish language, with near native fluency and experience studying abroad or working in a Spanish-speaking country. An advanced degree in the language is a plus. The successful candidate will be trained in AP Spanish Language teaching or willing to attend such training over the summer. The candidate must be familiar with current trends in World Language methodology. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Lincoln Academy faculty members are also required to advise a group of students, collaborate with colleagues and students in a diverse academic setting, and participate in some duties associated with the school’s boarding program. Experience with second language learners is helpful. Evidence of positive, professional relationships with students, colleagues, and parents and a commitment to continued professional development are important qualifications.
Lincoln Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
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