Profession linguistics lecturer

Linguistics lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, linguistics, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of linguistics, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising
  • Social / Investigative
  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Conventional
  • Social / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Semantics

    The branch of linguistics that studies meaning; it analyses of words, phrases, signs, and symbols and the relation between them.

  • Forensic linguistics

    The use of linguistic knowledge, methods, and insights to provide linguistic evidence during a criminal investigation.

  • Linguistics

    The scientific study of language and its three aspects, language form, language meaning, and language in context.

  • Phonetics

    The physical properties of speech sounds such as how their are produced, their acoustic properties and neurophysiological status.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

Skills

  • Compile course material

    Write, select or recommend a syllabus of learning material for the students enrolled in the course.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Liaise with educational staff

    Communicate with the school staff such as teachers, teaching assistants, academic advisors, and the principal on issues relating to students' well-being. In the context of a university, liaise with the technical and research staff to discuss research projects and courses-related matters.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prepare lesson content

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

  • 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.

  • Develop course outline

    Research and establish an outline of the course to be taught and calculate a time frame for the instructional plan in accordance with school regulations and curriculum objectives.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

publish academic research language teaching methods develop curriculum theoretical lexicography provide technical expertise study acquisition of language establish collaborative relations conduct qualitative research work with virtual learning environments cultural history present reports provide career counselling assist students with their dissertation participate in scientific colloquia assist in the organisation of school events manage resources for educational purposes facilitate teamwork between students conduct scholarly research discuss research proposals keep records of attendance assist students with equipment supervise doctoral students modern languages conduct quantitative research funding methods university procedures monitor educational developments serve on academic committee speak different languages assist students in their learning supervise educational staff learning difficulties classical languages scientific research methodology provide lesson materials assessment processes