Profession language school teacher

Language school teachers educate non-age-specific students in a language that is not their native language at a specialised school, not bound by a level of education. They focus less on the academic aspect of language teaching, as opposed to language teachers in secondary or higher education, but instead on the theory and practice that will be most helpful to their students in real-life situations since most choose instruction for either business, immigration or leisure reasons. They organise their classes using a variety of lesson materials, work interactively with the group, and assess and evaluate their individual progress through assignments and examinations, putting emphasis on active language skills such as writing and speaking.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Assessment processes

    Various evaluation techniques, theories, and tools applicable in the assessment of students, participants in a programme, and employees. Different assessment strategies such as initial, formative, summative and self- assessment are used for varying purposes.

  • Language teaching methods

    The techniques used to teach students a foreign language, such as audio-lingual, communicative language teaching (CLT), and immersion.

  • Learning difficulties

    The learning disorders some students face in an academic context, especially Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and concentration deficit disorders.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

Skills

  • Adapt teaching to target group

    Instruct students in the most fitting manner in regards to the teaching context or the age group, such as a formal versus an informal teaching context, and teaching peers as opposed to children.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Supervise spoken language learning

    Conduct active, foreign language learning classes focused on speaking and evaluate students on their progress regarding pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar through oral tests and assignments.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

  • Show consideration for student's situation

    Take students' personal backgrounds into consideration when teaching, showing empathy and respect.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Demonstrate when teaching

    Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.

  • Teach languages

    Instruct students in the theory and practice of a language. Use a wide range of teaching and learning techniques to promote proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in that language.

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Liaise with educational support staff

    Communicate with education management, such as the school principal and board members, and with the education support team such as the teaching assistant, school counsellor or academic advisor on issues relating the students' well-being.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Assess students' preliminary learning experiences

    Evaluate students’ preliminary learning experiences, including academic progress, achievements, course knowledge, and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations.

  • Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements

    Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Provide lesson materials

    Ensure that the necessary materials for teaching a class, such as visual aids, are prepared, up-to-date, and present in the instruction space.

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Employ pedagogic strategies to facilitate creative engagement

    Communicate to others on devising and facilitating creative processes through the use of a range of tasks and activities appropriate to the target group.

Optional knowledge and skills

adult education advise on lesson plans deliver online training work with virtual learning environments support migrants to integrate in the receiving country adapt instruction to labour market ethnolinguistics assist in the organisation of school events facilitate teamwork between students escort students on a field trip provide career counselling education administration provide immigration advice keep personal administration assign homework teach further education manage resources for educational purposes consult students on learning content teamwork principles keep records of attendance oversee extra-curricular activities teach esol language class teach esol literacy class develop curriculum promote education course teach translation techniques improve students' examination skills