Part-Time Spanish Teacher for Non-Profit Language Institute
(Ideal volunteer position for a retired teacher or skilled adjunct language teacher seeking to donate their time and skills to promote intercultural competence, multilingualism and literacy in Spanish)
Who Are We?
ReDefiners is a pioneering non-profit organization with the goal of developing a compassionate community of global citizens, who are both economically and socially responsible, through world language and cultural enrichment. Education in global communication is paramount in developing cognitive skills, creating opportunities for upward mobility, and establishing a foundation to excel in an ever increasing globalized society. We strive to provide local language learning opportunities in Arabic, English, Spanish and Mandarin through our enrichment program to youth and adults, regardless of socioeconomic background.
To promote social change, create equity in educational opportunities, and provide a competitive advantage for youth and adults.
Purpose of Position: Teach in-person Spanish language and cultural enrichment classes for learners in one of many programs offered by ReDefiners World Languages. We are looking to build a team of passionate and highly motivated individuals who can effectively lead small classes of learners (ages 6-12 or adults) at various sites (schools, community centers, summer program locations) and is available to expand learning to lead online classes, if necessary. As a member of the ReDefiners’ teaching team, you will be joining a group of professional individuals who are dedicated to a mission and are great at what they do! Teachers have the flexibility to bring their unique skills, talents, interests and materials to support the ACTFL standards-based curriculum used by ReDefiners World Languages.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Review curriculum and prepare dynamic, student-centered, and communicative-focused lessons
Facilitate interactive and engaging class sessions in target language (80%)
Administer formative and summative assessments
Encourage language use outside of class
Communicate student progress with parents and teachers
Demonstrate effective classroom management skills
Commit to regular training and professional development
Record and report student progress
Ongoing Professional Development
Collaborative team environment
Native or Highly Proficient Speaker of Spanish
Native or Highly Proficient Speaker of English
Coursework in language instruction pedagogy, teacher education, or related field
At least two years of classroom experience
Experience working with students ages 6-12 and/or adults
Strong Classroom Management Skills
Familiar with various proven approaches to language instruction
Able to express and garner enthusiasm about language learning to young children
Highly energetic & Creative
Able to incorporate TPR & conduct an immersive language course using 80% target language
Experience in creating educational resources to support student learning
Proficient in collaborative technological tools to enhance student success
Eligible for volunteer stipend
Free Language Classes for self in Live Virtual Program (English, Mandarin, Arabic)
Opportunity to build community among like-minded individuals
To promote social change, create equity in educational opportunities, and provide a competitive advantage for youth and adults through language and cultural enrichment programs.
Our organization is deeply grounded in our core values. We believe all children, regardless of background, are capable and deserving of language learning opportunities, language learning needs to begin before age 10, intercultural education and authentic relationships promote greater peace and in today’s society, students need to become global citizens.
Founded by a full-time educator, parent, and advocate for language learning, ReDefiners is a non-profit organization that prides itself in being a pioneer in the early language education programing in Hillsborough County. The organization is made up of qualified teachers, international student volunteers and business professionals who are passionate about language and cultural education. We offer language classes in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and English to youth and adults.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 6 shifts
8056 N. 56th St.Tampa, FL33617
June 6, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Orientation or Training
2-6 hours per week of direct service; Spanish Classes (2 days per week, 1 hour per day) and 1 hour per week of non-teaching time for collaborative team discussions, planning and virtual office hour.