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Training Specialist – East Asian and Pacific Languages: U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, School of Language


The Foreign Service Institute is looking for a few good Training Specialists in the East Asian and Pacific Languages Department
If you are a U. S. citizen and a native or near-native speaker of an
East Asian or Pacific language (Burmese, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mongolian,
Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese), you might want to consider a
career with the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State.

Training Specialists:
Assist in student development, organization of language training programs, and implementation of program objectives.

–Teacher Training and Staff Development

Working in conjunction with the department’s Language Training
Supervisors, Training Specialists direct the preparation of
professional development plans for language training personnel and
assume a lead responsibility for teacher development in the department.

–Curriculum Development

Training Specialists provide major substantive input for the
planning, design, development and evaluation of the content of language
courses and, in consultation with Language Training Supervisors,
identify the need for and make recommendations for changes in the
curriculum. The Training Specialists take the lead on projects
involving the development and revision of language curricula and
training materials.

–Classroom Instruction

Training Specialists may work as a classroom instructor in teaching
speaking, reading, listening comprehension and writing (if required)
skills to a full range of students at all levels of language
proficiency, including those for whom standard course materials and
curricula are not appropriate.

The Foreign Service Institute: The Foreign Service Institute is the
Federal Government’s primary training institution for officers and
support personnel of the U.S. foreign affairs community, preparing
American diplomats and other professionals to advance U.S. foreign
affairs interests overseas and in Washington.


–Must be native or near-native speaker of an East Asian or Pacific
language and must have taught that language to adult students in an
intensive language training setting.

–Must be a US citizen.

Salary:  $73,100.00 – 95,026.00  This position is 24-month appointment, renewable indefinitely, with benefits.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted November 16, 2009 to December 7, 2009

Contact Information: Maria Garza
Phone: 703-302-6813

To Apply:  Go to
and search for FSI-2010-0022 in the “What” field for the detailed
vacancy announcement and information on how to apply.  In order to
receive full consideration for the position, please read and follow the
instructions carefully.

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