Understanding others begins with learning their language.

Teaching Foreign Languages

Private/independent schools often have strong language programs including Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, and Latin/Classics. If there is a language that you are passionate about and you would like to spread the joy of learning a second language, you should consider teaching it at an independent school. Many of the independent schools that we work with place a strong value on foreign language acquisition and getting to know other cultures. In fact, many schools offer trips abroad in order to help their students experience the language and culture they have been studying first-hand.


Teaching Foreign Languages at an Independent School

In a private/independent school, foreign language teachers enjoy small class sizes conducive for differentiated instruction, allowing you to give students the individual attention that they deserve.

Teachers can truly get to know all of their students as well as others throughout the school community. The community is what private schools are all about. Teachers find that the focus is not on standardized testing, but instead curricular innovation, collaboration, and nurturing a love of learning in students.


Foreign Language Teacher Requirements

• Degree(s) in Spanish, French, Mandarin/Chinese, Latin/Classics, German, or related field

• Enthusiasm for teaching languages and working with students in an independent, private, boarding or college preparatory setting

• State teaching licensure/certification is a plus, but is NOT a hiring prerequisite



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