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San Francisco Unified School District seeks Mandarin Literary Specialist

Please respond to Judy Hutchinson <>
The San Francisco Unified School District has an immediate opening for
a Mandarin Literacy Specialist to work in their well respected Mandarin
Immersion Program at Starr King Elementary School and Jose Ortega
Elementary Schools.

This is an opportunity to work on a program that has been featured in
the media, including (please copy and paste link into browser):
ABC News “Demand increases to learn Chinese” (


USA Today “As China booms, so does Mandarin in U.S. schools”

CNN Anderson Cooper 360 “Kindergartners Immersed in Chinese”

San Francisco Chronicle, Educational Series
“Kindergarten's big triumph Starr King students ace their Mandarin immersion program”

“UPDATE: Mandarin Immersion Class, San Francisco Chinese language program a stunning bilingual success” (

“A Daughter-Mother Chinese Language” A Starr King parent and child
recount their experience with Mandarin Immersion in the Kindergarten
class. (Video courtesy of Better Chinese) (

The specialist will assist with Chinese language development in
Mandarin (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of students in the
Mandarin Immersion programs. The job consists of both small group and
one-on-one instruction. The teacher must be able to work with the
Mandarin Immersion classroom teachers to identify particular areas of
need and students in need of support.

§       Native-like fluency in speaking Mandarin, reading and writing in simplified Chinese form
§       Knowledge of Chinese customs and culture
§       Be familiar with California State’s Foreign Language Framework
for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve and
the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in 21st Century
§       Be knowledgeable of current teaching methodologies, strategies
and research, which support implementation of district-approved
immersion programs
§       Be knowledgeable of the content of immersion programs
§       Be knowledgeable of the pedagogy for teaching Mandarin to non-native as well as native Mandarin-speaking students
§       Ability to plan and implement challenging lessons
§       Ability to use a variety of materials
§       Ability to be a cooperative player on the educational team
§       Be knowledgeable of effective techniques for classroom management
§       Be able to use differentiation and engagement strategies
§       Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress
§       Use of technology

§       A current California Teaching Credential:  Single Subject in
Mandarin with CLAD
(authorization to teach English Learners) OR
Multiple Subjects
with supplemental in Mandarin and CLAD OR
out-of-state equivalent OR active enrollment in a university intern
program (minimum G.P.A. of 2.5)
Please note: The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires all
public       school districts to hire “highly qualified” teachers.
SFUSD is committed to hiring teachers who meet the NCLB description of
highly qualified.
§       Legal authorization to work in the U.S
§       Bilingual and biliteracy skills in Mandarin and English
§       Professional teaching experience in bilingual, immersion or foreign language classroom preferred;
§       Outstanding and/or Highly Satisfactory Summary Evaluations.

§       Serve as Mandarin literacy specialist to elementary school
students in the Mandarin Immersion programs at Starr King Elementary
School and José Ortega Elementary School
§       Implement Chinese language arts in Mandarin and multicultural curriculum, as defined by program staff
§       Responsible for the instruction and welfare of students in the
assigned Mandarin Immersion programs, in small group and whole class
settings, in accordance with the provisions of the Education Code and
the Policies and Procedures of the Board of Education.
§       Maintain adequate profiles of individual pupil progress and conferences with parents.
§       Participate in staff development activities related both to immersion/foreign language as well as district programs
§       Maintain home-school contact
§       Work and plan with colleagues of the Mandarin Immersion teams

1.0 FTE position
LOCATION: Starr King Elementary School
José Ortega Elementary School

Qualified applicants please submit cover letter and resume to
For more information on the schools, please visit and (copy and paste address to browser)

This job description is posted by Search Committee Parents of Starr King Elementary School.




而且是短期缺 (TSA) 到六月

校長說如果表現好的話,可能會被給予full-time offer.