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Portuguese Language Teacher (Summer 2021, residential or online)

Company: Concordia College
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title Portuguese Language Teacher (Summer 2021, residential or online) Position Type CLV Seasonal - Summer Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 2 General Employment Period

five weeks, June-August 2021

General Work Schedule (days of week)

up to seven days per week

General shift hours

residential: 14 - 16 hours per day, plus overnight residential supervision responsibilities

online: up to 6 hours per day, plus preparation

Minimum Salary starting at $440 per week, plus room and board (if residential) Job Summary/Basic Function

Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, USA, Concordia Language Villages creates a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own. In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent. We are a community of educators from all corners of the globe, passionate about learning every minute of the day. Our mission is to inspire courageous global citizens through language and cultural immersion.


  • Under the direction of the Four-week Curriculum Facilitator, plan, teach and assess language classes.
  • Maintain accurate grade records, complete mid-session progress reports and final evaluations.
  • Maintain communication with Four-week Curriculum Facilitator on the progress of all villagers in the class.
  • Live in a cabin with children ("villagers"), as part of a counseling team, to provide supervision. Lead games, Cabin Council and other activities to create a cabin community. (residential program only)
  • Assist with other aspects of Village life, including cultural presentations and activity periods.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the dean and leadership staff.


starting at $440 per one-week period, room and board (residential program only) .

General Responsibilities of All Positions:

  • Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the CLV Personnel Policies.
  • Read and become familiar with the responsibilities for your specific area of assignment.
  • After receiving your Staff Handbook and other material from the Village dean, read all information carefully and thoroughly before arriving at the Village.
  • Be advised the entire staff of each Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the dean. While some positions are supervised by other staff, the dean retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the Village.
  • All positions involve teaching language culture, with the exception of summer support positions (e.g. culinary arts, health care, transportation)
  • Report to orientation prior to your first session as designated by your staff agreement.
  • Assist with setting up the Village, preparing for the next session, and maintaining the Village throughout the session.
  • Work outdoors for a significant part of each day
  • Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible.
  • Live in community living arrangements, assigned according to gender. Nearly all positions include living, sleeping and sharing communal bathroom facilities in a unit with villagers (participants); positions that do not include living with villagers do include living with other staff members.
  • Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
  • Remain one day after your final session for cleanup, inventory and evaluation of the program.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.) or international equivalent
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in the Village language, both conversational and written
  • Experience teaching the Village language and culture
  • Experience working with adolescents 14-18 years of age
  • Experience as a teacher in the United States school system, preferred
  • Teaching licensure, preferred
  • Previous Concordia Language Villages or other camp experience (residential or day only), preferred


of all positions:

Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.

of all positions that require living with villagers:

Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group.

All applicants affirm their commitment to the missions of Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages; and to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Concordia Language Villages or camping experience preferred
  • Teaching licensure preferred
  • Experience as a teacher in the target language at the college or university level
  • Skills in teaching the target language and content in the target language

Position Opening Date 11/01/2020 Position Closing Date 08/25/2021 Open Until Filled No Screening Begins EEO Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you must arrange for the submission of TWO references if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. you have not previously worked for Concordia Language Villages;

  2. you have not worked for Concordia Language Villages in the past 12 months;

  3. you plan to use Concordia Language Villages' J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to enter the United States.

You must provide the names and email addresses for at least two reference writers who know you in a professional capacity.

If you have worked for Concordia Language Villages with a break of less than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and the last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the references section.

J-1 EXCHANGE VISITORS: ALL Exchange Visitors who will potentially the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to enter the United States will need to submit two references from an employer and/or university professor ANNUALLY.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference provider. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference providers. Your reference providers will be able to download the reference form and then upload the completed references directly.

You will be able to track whether we have received the references. The process is quick, simple and confidential.

Note: if you are applying for multiple positions, you may wish to let your reference providers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference for each position. If you cannot provide an e-mail address for any of your reference providers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact

Log back in to this application system to ensure that your reference providers have submitted the reference forms.

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Keywords: Concordia College, Bakersfield , Portuguese Language Teacher (Summer 2021, residential or online), Other , Bakersfield, California

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