Language Teacher Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Language Teachers

Reports To

The Founder/Director of The Language Learning Institute, LLC

Job Overview

The Language Learning Institute is seeking language teachers of French, Spanish and Italian, experienced working with young children, young adults, and/or adults. The class size is typically small (3 – 6) and can be both at The Language Learning Institute location and/or on-line. The class demographic ranges from young children to seniors.  The candidate must be willing and able to use the proven methodology (priority on speaking first) and be part of an innovative small team.  The chosen candidate must not only be able to effectively teach the target language as measured by the progress of their students’ language proficiency, but they must also create an engaging learning environment by following the methodology such that the students desire to continue studying at the Language Learning Institute.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implement the curriculum using the prescribed methodology with fidelity
  • Customization of prepared lesson plans for each class consistent with the methodology
  • Build a culture of trust and learning
  • Facilitate a highly engaging learning experience resulting in increasing fluency and student retention
  • Maintain contact with administration daily by checking email twice a day and responding

Other Required Duties

  • Participate in The Language Learning Institute events
  • Prepare materials for class use (PowerPoints, flashcards, etc.) if needed
  • Participate in curriculum development if needed
  • Participate in meetings as requested
  • Copy, scan, and send materials to students
  • Participate in performance evaluation and professional development as requested
  • Communicate with students as required
  • Participate in event planning
  • More Stuff…

Other Potential Duties for those Skilled and Inclined

  • Create marketing and publicity materials for courses and events
  • Write copy for blogs
  • Post appropriately on Language Learning Institute social media
  • Update Website
  • Still More Stuff…


  • Master’s degree in the target language with studies in education or native speaker
  • Background in linguistics and phonetics helpful
  • Legal work status per Homeland Security and US Department of Labor
  • Must have cultural experience from living in the country of the target language
  • Teaching Experience (3 – 5 years) and level of experience (e.g., early ed., high school, adult) or alternative experience
  • Experience with on-line presentation and teaching
  • More…


  • Fluent in the target language
  • Clear diction
  • Good command of the English language
  • Moderate fluency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Problem-solving skills and tendency to think outside the box
  • Ability to work both independently and interdependently
  • Open to new ideas and collaboration with others
  • Reliability regarding meeting deadlines and completing tasks efficiently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new challenges
  • Attention to detail and aptitude for organization
  • Open to feedback and guidance
  • Embrace and apply The Language Learning Institute’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Some experience with photography and video equipment is helpful


  • 6 to 20 hours per week
  • Must be willing to commit to being available two days per week from 8 am to 8 pm (specifics to be agreed upon)
  • Flexibility for other hours acceptable.


Due to the uniqueness of the teaching method and our programs, the signing of non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements and work for hire agreements are required upon acceptance of the position. Also, you agree to work with The Language Learning Institute exclusively.


What Our Students Are Saying

“The Language Learning Institute is the only venue which teaches more than just conversational Italian, other than enrolling in a college course. I had tried a few Italian language classes from other continuing education places but it was always the same: the class was dominated by those planning a trip to Italy and wanting to have travel vocabulary and phrases under their belts.

The Language Learning Institute teaches Italian as a true language-you learn by listening to Italian, speaking it, reading it and writing it. We have a text book and a workbook, and are tackling all the basics of a language-alphabet, grammar, idioms, the way the Italians think. The price is reasonable, the pace is great for working people, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable.”

— Katherine Better (Loudonville, NY)

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