For faculty and staff
Two Language Assistants
Needed for the Bilingual Teacher Training Degrees at the Escuela Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros, Avda. Jesuitas, 34 (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid) www.cardenalcisneros.es.
We’re looking for:
- Native speaker or proficiency-level speaker
- University degree (CLIL training will be an advantage)
- 2 years min. experience in teaching EFL and/or CLIL, or similar
- Familiarised with the Spanish educational system
- Sociable, communicative skills, and creativity
- Availability to work from Monday to Friday (mornings)
- Availability to complete on-site training on bilingual education
Language assistants spot students’ language needs and reinforce their communicative competence by creating opportunities for communication and revising difficult language issues. They should ensure that students do not find the foreign language an obstacle to access and produce contents. Some of their tasks include:
- Carrying out remedial activities in the classroom which focus on problematic language skills necessary to access or to produce contents
- Supporting and fostering students’ output (both oral and written).
- Observe and analyse lessons to foresee possible linguistic needs, and help content teachers plan in advance to cater for those.
- Revise materials created by content teachers.
- Full-time work contract as an Assistant teacher (30 hours)
- Around 800 euros/month
- Free training on bilingual education/CLIL
- Free access to our resources and materials
- Possibility of complementing work as a Language Assistant with other training courses in the afternoon/evening (with complementary remuneration)
- Good working atmosphere
Culture of Spain Professor
Course description: Culture of Spain: An Anthropological Perspective
The recent changes in both Spain and Portugal are only the latest in a series of important transformations which these two countries have undergone over the past fifty years or so. In that time, they have both gone from being predominantly rural societies where the majority of the population live and work on the land to become industrial societies not unlike those of northern Europe and North America. Yet the underlying cultural heterogeneity of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula has meant that different regions have often had very distinct reactions to the various pressures towards political, economic and social change. The course format will be a combination of lectures by the instructor and of discussions in class of the set readings in which student involvement will be actively encouraged.
Desired Outcomes: As well as introducing students to some of the basic concepts used in the study of social change, this course concentrates on examining the ethnographic diversity of the various regions of Spain and Portugal. Knowledge of this underlying diversity is essential in comprehending the importance that regionalism has played in Iberian history and its relevance to the understanding of the acceptance or rejection of such change by the different regions in contemporary Spain and Portugal. The course will specifically help you to examine and understand the rapidly changing role of women in both countries.