The Director of the Language Learning Center (LLC) plays an essential role within the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) at Grinnell College to promote and coordinate language learning, as part of the College’s overall internationalization efforts. The Director manages the Alternative Language Study Option (ALSO), facilitates the language tutor program, works with the Office of International Student Affairs on administering the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program, coordinates language learning pedagogy programming in partnership with all Grinnell College’s language departments, and contributes to other campus internationalization efforts by IGE. Duties include: hiring, training and mentoring peer language tutors, assisting with the “on-boarding” of foreign language assistants and fellows, developing assessment plans and tools for language departments, and creating outreach programs to integrate language study into the intellectual life of Grinnell students. In addition, the Director serves as the lead for intercultural learning within IGE and will create and administer programmatic workshops, events and contribute to cross-cultural pedagogy.
Required: Master’s degree with strong international content in educational subject area and five years of experience.
Preferred: 5-7 years experience teaching a foreign language outside English within a higher education setting *5-7 years of work experience in language learning pedagogy *Experience building and teaching intercultural communication pedagogy and courses *Proficiency in a second language and/or experience living, working, and/or studying abroad. *Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds *Knowledge of the liberal arts
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