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Spanish & French Languages Teacher

school
Bishkek International School
location
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Start date
Start September 2022
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  • Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty, University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • Qualification in teaching Spanish and French Languages.
  • Experience teaching middle and high school students
  • Genuine enjoyment of working with students and ability to enable a wide range of students to reach their academic potential
  • Ability to plan strategically, set and meet deadlines and implement plans
  • Capable of developing new educational programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, team leadership, and membership skills
  • Able to communicate well with students, staff, and parents and gain their confidence and respect
  • A commitment to Professional Development
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Desirables

  • Experience teaching IB MYP, Cambridge IGCSE, and IB Diploma
  • Additional language skills
  • Prior teaching experience in an international environment

Application
• Send your application in English
• Include a brief cover letter summarizing your suitability for the post and the reason for applying; your CV; a list of three referees with contact details.
 

Deadline for Applications
Interviews and appointments will be arranged as soon as appropriate applications are received. Early application is advised.

Salary and benefits are internationally competitive.

Bishkek InterBishkek International School is a non-profit community school providing excellent international education in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. The school opened in September 2011 and now has 360 students from ages 2 to 18. Fifty-five percent of our students are American, Asian, and European citizens, children of employees of embassies, international organizations, and international business or NGOs. Forty-five percent of students are Kyrgyz citizens. The school welcomes all students regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, language, or religious belief, and everyone is encouraged to take part in all school activities. BIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on International Education. As an IB World School, we offer the IB Diploma Programme, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). We are also a Cambridge International School, with Cambridge Assessment International Education accreditation for the IGCSE program.

 

Responsibilities:

Teaching

  • Plan, deliver, and assess Spanish and French languages teaching in the IB Primary Years Programme and/or IB Middle Years Programme and/or Cambridge IGCSE Programme and/or IB Diploma Programme (as required, according to student needs and teacher allocations).
  • Align classroom learning and teaching to program requirements, as appropriate.
  • Create an engaging classroom environment that motivates students to learn and ensures all student expectations are high.
  • Provide a positive learning environment for each student and inspire students to expand their understanding and enjoyment of the subjects taught.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of each student to be socially and academically successful, having regard to the abilities and aptitudes of individuals.
  • Enhance lessons through incorporating technology into the teaching program and be creative in working with limited resources.
  • Use a wide range of assessment methods to ensure student knowledge and understanding are appropriately recorded.
  • Provide individual tutoring for students who need support to progress in their courses.
  • Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching, organization, and high standards of achievement and behavior in lessons Collaborate with other teachers to ensure a consistent approach to learning and achievement of standards for each group.
  • Work with Programme Coordinators to produce relevant planning documents and attend relevant Programme meetings.
  • Plan, keep, and report appropriate records to school management and parents.

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervise Extended Essay Students for the IB Diploma, and/or Community Service projects for High School and Middle School students (as required, according to student needs and teacher allocations).
  • Organize and lead extra-curricular activities and student engagement in teams to promote positive interactions among students of all ages and develop their academic, creative, and sporting potential.
  • Organise and lead relevant educational visits for Middle/High school students if required and agreed upon.

General

  • Maintain knowledge of current educational theory and practice and undertake professional training in liaison with the Head of Department and Programme Coordinators.
  • Act by the budgets, policies, procedures, directions, and decisions of the school management.
  • Act as an ambassador for the school and act in a manner that upholds the values and ethos of the school at all times.
  • Maintain high-quality standards in all areas of the school.
  • Any other activities as agreed with management to contribute to the overall development of the school.

Reporting

  • Report to the Head of Language Acquisition for Middle/High School, and the Head of Language Acquisition in PYP if teaching in PYP.
  • Work closely with the Programme Coordinators for PYP, MYP, IGCSE, and DP as appropriate.

Timing&Duration
The position is available starting as soon as possible in August 2022. This is a full-time long-term position with an initial contract of one, two, or three years (subject to 3 months of probation) which will be renewable by mutual consent.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We are a non-profit community school with 300 students from over 30 countries from age 2 to 18 years old. BIS is an IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for students age 16–18, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students age 11-13 and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students age 3-10.

For students aged 14-16 we provide the accredited Cambridge IGCSE programme as a sound basis to enter the IB Diploma Programme. BIS is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Council for International Schools, providing international accreditation of our High School Diploma and by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, to provide national school completion certificates following state examination.

The country is very welcoming, with an open and democratic approach following independence in 1991. The capital, Bishkek, is home to one million people in the foothills of the Tian-Shan mountains where the low cost of living, cultural freedom and easy access to skiing and hiking make it one of the most attractive cities to live in Central Asia. While being within central Bishkek, the actual school location is in a quiet residential area.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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