Monday, July 25, 2011

Cardiff University

Norwegian, Korean, Italian and Russian examiners needed for the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is currently seeking experienced individuals to take on the roles of Examiner Responsible for its Language A: language and literature course.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering challenging programmes for a world wide community of schools. It is now represented in over 120 countries and in over 2,000 schools. The IB provides an international pre-university curriculum and an international university entry qualification, which gives access to higher education on a worldwide basis. You may be interested to visit the public website for more details.

One of the characteristics of the IB's diploma programme is that students are required to study a language A course as one of six subjects that constitute the diploma. The IB’s Language A: language and literature courses are for students aged 16-18 who have experience of using the language of the course in an academic context. The courses are firmly based on the study of both language and literature, with a focus on how the study of texts produced in a language is central to how we see and understand the world in which we live. The texts studied on this course will be diverse and in the literature elements will also include works studied in translation. At the end of the two years, students are expected to be able to focus closely on the the language of the texts they study and will be aware of the role of each text’s wider context in shaping its meaning. Formal analysis of literary works as well as an understanding of critical literacy are desired outcomes of this course.

The duties of examiner responsible include the setting and marking of examinations and may involve occasional (paid) travel to the IB curriculum and assessment centre in Cardiff, UK.

Please note that this position is part-time, involves no relocation, and is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments. In addition, examiners will be given clear instructions and be well supported throughout the process.

We are seeking an experienced individual with the following background:

· Native / fluent speakers of Norwegian, Korean, Italian or Russian

· Qualified to at least degree level, ideally in Norwegian, Korean, Italian or Russian literature

· Teaching experience

· Examining experience (desirable but not essential).

The IB is committed to offering the Language A: language and literature course in diverse languages, and regularly provides these examinations in sixteen different languages for its international candidature. We would be very keen to hear from all individuals with the above experience.

If you wish to apply, or would like further information, please contact Michael Rogers by e-mail (

Thank you very much for reading this message and giving consideration to it.

Michael Rogers

Academic Officer

International Baccalaureate, Cardiff, UK

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Job-shadowing a Zurigo

Dalla newsletter di :
Gentili Colleghi, 

durante il prossimo anno scolastico verrà ultimato "Tracce" (,
manuale d'italiano L2 per liceali germanofoni.

Il liceo Hohe Promenade di Zurigo offre a persone interessate alla
collaborazione occasioni di "tirocinio" (da 1 a 6 settimane) nell'ambito del
progetto Comenius di Job Shadowing (

Siamo alla ricerca di persone altamente motivate a collaborare al
perfezionamento del suddetto manuale.
Requisiti minimi: laurea e formazione supplementare in didattica dell'italiano

Gli interessati possono contattare la sottoscritta, co-responsabile del
progetto (, ma soprattutto potranno incontrarmi durante
la settimana dell'11 luglio a Firenze o a Siena (visto che il progetto prevede
una stretta collaborazione occorre verificare se ci può essere affiatamento!).

Cordiali saluti

Sara Alloatti

Saturday, July 2, 2011

St. Mary's College of California - California


Lecturer in Italian, Department of Modern Languages

Saint Mary's College Of California

Moraga, CA

Saint Mary's College of California

Closing Date/Time:
Fri. 07/15/11 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Job Type: Lecturer

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 3,500 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages for Spring 2012. We are seeking an instructor to teach a course in Italian 2 (Continuing Elementary Italian) MWF 11:30-12:30, Tu 11:20-12:20 for Spring 2012.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in course and class preparation and grading on a daily basis, spend four (4) hours each week providing classroom instruction, and hold office hours two (2) hours each week. Candidates should also be comfortable in a small-classroom teaching environment with an interactive learning emphasis.

Experience and Qualifications:
Candidates should hold either a BA along with a demonstrated record of professional and academic excellence or a combination of professional and academic experience. MA preferred.

Demonstrated teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate learners.

Supplemental Information:
Include a cover letter that specially addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College.

A complete application includes a letter of interest, resume, online application and the name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Please visit our website at for complete job and application details.

Saint Mary's College of California is an equal opportunity employer.

Ohio University

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Italian

Institution:Ohio University
Location:Athens, OH
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures
Application Due:Open Until Filled
Type:Full Time
Position Number:

Job Description:
The Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University invites applications for a non-tenure track Instructor/Assistant Professor of Italian position, with the possibility of renewal, to begin academic year 2011-12. Teach three undergraduate Italian language courses per quarter.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in Italian
Excellent proficiency in Italian.
Excellence in undergraduate language teaching (1st and 2nd year).

To Apply:
Please use this link to view the posting details and apply online:

Application Deadline:
Deadline for application and materials is July 15.

Application Information

Contact:University Human Resources
Ohio University
Online App. Form:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Progetto Emergenza Nordafrica

Ricevo da Roberta Firpo:

Cerchiamo un operatore abilitato all'insegnamento della lingua
italiana L2 con esperienza, da inserire in un progetto di Accoglienza
per l'Emergenza Nord Africa.
Sede di svolgimento delle lezioni : Castello 77

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