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5th Grade Part-time Chinese Teacher Washington, DC


Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of N.W. Washington, DC seeks a part-time Chinese language teacher for its Middle School division to teach 5th grade Chinese. Applicants must have a native or near-native proficiency in that language.

Significant classroom experience as a Chinese teacher, an ability to motivate and support students, and a willingness to work collaboratively with others are required. The successful candidate will also have an educational background in Chinese language pedagogy (or a related discipline), experience with TPRS methodology, and experience in the use of technology for the language classroom.

The successful applicant must have a clear understanding of the needs of middle school students, be able to work cooperatively with a group of adults in a team setting, be comfortable in and excited about working with children from diverse backgrounds, and actively support the Quaker philosophy that underlies the school. This position begins August 2013. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to:

Sidwell Friends School
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202-537-2418

Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, economics, gender, sexual orientation, and physical disability in its student body, faculty, and staff