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Bilingual Teacher job in Houston

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Texas (TX), Houston
Employer:  DIVERSITY in Ed
City:  Houston
State:  Texas (TX)
Zip Code:  77024

Bilingual teachers do much the same work as conventional K-12 classroom teachers, except they teach their subject area expertise in at least two languages. Some bilingual teachers help native English-speaking students to learn a foreign language, while others help English language learner (ELL) students improve their fluency in English.

Bilingual teachers’ duties mirror those of K-12 teachers. In elementary schools, they usually teach several subjects to one class of students. In middle and high schools, they teach one or two specialized subjects to multiple classes. The one central difference is teaching the designated material in two languages.

Some bilingual classrooms help immerse native English-speaking students in a foreign language and culture, while others help ELL students learn English while providing a high-quality education in the standard K-12 academic subjects. With a growing bilingual population and greater cultural and socioeconomic importance placed on speaking at least two languages, bilingual teachers play an increasingly valuable role in today’s education system.

As a bilingual teacher, your office will be your classroom. Your day-to-day job duties will likely include:

Teaching a curriculum provided by the school

Assigning and grading homework

Creating and grading tests and quizzes

Engaging your class with lectures, classroom discussions, relevant activities and demonstrations. 

You’ll also be challenged to connect course curriculum to pop culture, current events and the social realities of your students’ lives. These activities will help your students engage with the subject matter and understand how the content of the course plays a role in the larger world.

Who makes a good bilingual teacher?

Someone who is:

Fully literate in English and at least one more language 

Thoughtful about interacting with people from diverse backgrounds

Excited about learning

Sociable and easy to talk to

Patient and resourceful

Skillful in leading discussion

Open to answering questions

Good at motivating and inspiring students

Organized and careful about time management

Devoted to learning

Service-oriented

Able to express ideas precisely in writing and in oral presentations

Qualified with a degree in an education-related field

Job Category:  Elementary/Primary
Middle School
High School
Position type:  Full-Time
School Type:  Urban Schools
Charter Schools
Suburban Schools
Rural Schools
Independent Schools
Subject:  Bilingual Teachers
Salary:  $50,000 - $74,999
Additional information:  DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT PARTNERS is committed to helping school employers who are fostering a learning environment where diversity is encouraged in recruiting and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of their students and surrounding population and to hiring the best employees of all backgrounds who will bring their unique talents and skills into their school system. Bilingual, multicultural and diverse teacher candidates are encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions:  Apply to job on DIVERSITY in ED for HR Recruiters to quickly access your resume.
05/16/18
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