French Teacher

  • Greater Chicago Area, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Language Stars, the leading provider of early childhood foreign language education, is a rapidly growing educational organization that offers play-based, full immersion foreign language programs in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Mandarin Chinese for children ages 1-10.  We currently teach 6,000 students each week, helping them move toward proficiency in a foreign language, build cognitive skills and have fun at the same time!  Our dynamic, native-speaking teachers immerse our students 100% in the target language through our FunImmersion® curriculum, comprised of games, music & movement, art projects and many other engaging activities. We focus on a young child's "Window of Opportunity" to absorb a foreign language naturally, and we track the progress of each child. We offer our FunImmersion® programs in 9 Language Stars language centers, 8 satellite centers and over 100 public and private schools in the Chicago and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas.  We have plans for additional nation-wide expansion.

Job Description

Teach FunImmersion® programs in multiple Language Stars centers and at-school programs:

  • Run structured activities supported by materials, session plans & training provided by Language Stars.
  • FunImmersion® delivery requires significant physical movement and energy to achieve educational goals.

 

Support Language Stars program quality and growth:

  • Progress tracking: complete progress comments daily and summarize for enrolled families each season.
  • Communicate with parents at drop-off and pick-up time about progress, including examples of children using the foreign language.
  • Participate in weekly training sessions with groups of multi-lingual teachers.
  • Participate in center management, including preparation of materials and administrative activities.
  • Participate in marketing programs at Language Stars centers and in the community.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field.
  • Native or native-quality speakers of Spanish, French, Italian, German or Mandarin Chinese.
  • Excellent communication and  superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team.
  • Shared passion for working with children and achieving Language Stars mission.

Additional Information

Job Logistics:

  • Full-time Teachers generally work 5 days per week spanning Monday-Saturday, from approximately 8:30 am – 5:45 pm in multiple Language Stars locations
  • Part-time Teachers generally work in increments of half days (mornings or afternoons) based on seasonal program demand in one or more Language Stars locations.

Starting Compensation & Benefits:

  • Paid Training
  • Percentage     #      half days/wk        Compensation

100%                     10                    $28,000 per year salary & $1,000 end of year bonus

90%                       9                      $25,200 per year salary & $900 end of year bonus

80%                       8                      $22,400 per year salary & $800 end of year bonus

  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Successful teachers can enter trajectory toward Senior/Lead Teacher promotion, involving greater responsibility and compensation

 

Senior Teacher Compensation & Benefits:

  • Paid Training
  • Percentage     #      half days/wk        Compensation

100%                     10                    $30,000 per year salary & $1,000 end of year bonus

90%                       9                      $27,000 per year salary & $900 end of year bonus

80%                       8                      $24,000 per year salary & $800 end of year bonus