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Urdu Language Instructor 2 (FSI)

Salient CRGT Published: September 9, 2019
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Job ID 2019-9118

LCATFSI - Language Instrctr 2

Work Status:Full-Time Regular

Job Description

Department of State's Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the School of Language Studies (SLS) at FSI.

Salient CRGT has the important mission of offering student-centered language programs that develop authentic target language use, focus on individual goals, and enable students to be successful in a global environment.

Salient CRGT is contracted by Department of State's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) to provide and manage onsite staff of high-quality Language and Culture Instructors, Testers, Examiners, Raters and Curriculum Developers to support the School of Language Studies (SLS) at FSI. If you are interested in joining the Salient CRGT project team at FSI, please upload your most updated resume.

The School of Language Studies (SLS) at the U.S. Department of State's (DOS) Foreign Service Institute (FSI) provides language training and testing to DOS employees and other government agencies in over 70 foreign languages. Enrollments in the School surpass 2000 students annually including up to 1000 distance learning enrollments. SLS consists of approximately 450 technical and professional personnel with expertise in the field of foreign language teaching, culture, and applied linguistics.

 

Why Salient CRGT?

We’re passionate about the inspirational missions of our customers and we entrust our employees and teams to deliver exceptional performance to enable the safety, security, health and well-being of our nation. We provide the tools and resources to help you be successful, and our culture fosters an environment in which idea sharing and collaboration is essential. Are you ready to make a difference?

 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for

  • Design, implement and coordinate a comprehensive quality management program for the Language Testing Unit.
  • Organize and improve test data reporting and analysis to track in-house testing trends and vendor performance on outsourced tests.
  • Coordinate test review processes, including responses to test review requests and mediation in cases of test score discrepancies.
  • Coordinate testing materials development and refresh.
  • Coordinate and conduct validity and reliability studies.
  • Assess the need to update test procedures and propose initiatives when appropriate.
  • Advise on and draft policies and guidelines related to testing processes and procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching adult learners the foreign language they will be providing to FSI in a classroom setting (2 or more students).
  • BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D., or foreign equivalent degree(s) in any field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching foreign language with proficiency-based or task-based curricula.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience administering proficiency-based assessments (i.e., DLPT, ACTFL OPI, etc.).
  • A minimum English proficiency level of a 2:2 on the ILR proficiency scale.

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Desired Qualifications

 

  • BS/BA or MS/MA or foreign equivalent degree in relevant language education field preferred.
  • Experience developing foreign language instructional materials and/or curricula preferred.
  • Experience teaching with the communicative approach preferred.
  • Experience incorporating a variety of educational technology in teaching preferred.
  • Experience teaching blending learning activities valued.
  • Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.
  • Experience administering proficiency-based assessments valued.
  • Experience teaching with vocabulary-based language learning materials valued.
  • Experience delivering training targeted to needs of diplomatic community valued.

 

 

Salient CRGT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by applicable anti-discrimination laws.

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