Careers with Speak Our Language

  • Does being in the classroom energize you?
  • Are you exhilarated after leading a lesson that was a success?
  • Do you have an outgoing, energetic personality?
  • Do you have classroom experience with children and/or adults?
  • Would you like to earn extra money throughout the year?

Speak Our Language is always accepting applications for contract language teachers. 

The mission at Speak Our Language is to create a unique learning experience for students where they will have fun while learning a new language and culture. Our adult students are driven, curious, analytical, self-disciplined, challenge-seeking, and fun-loving professionals. Our pint-sized students are fun, energetic, curious, high-energy and want to learn, while laughing a lot! Learn more about our class offerings...

Candidates should be:

  • Passionate about teaching
  • Energetic, animated, and a little bit silly
  • Patient and supportive
  • Focused on delivering quality instruction
  • Willing to learn new approaches

Teacher Benefits

  • Competitive contract salary equivalent or exceeding local universities and community colleges commensurate with teaching duties required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Little or no grading or paperwork
  • Lessons are created for you by a professionally licensed instructor with instructional design experience
  • All materials are provided to you in advance
  • Little discipline or disruptions
  • Students who want to be there

Qualifications

Teachers

  • Current teaching license in the State of Ohio in a foreign language, Foreign Language Education, or Bilingual Education
  • High energy levels to engage students and a patient, caring attitude
  • Ability to teach 2 hours completely in your language
  • Native or near-native fluency in your language
  • Experience teaching either children or adults
  • Leadership skills and client oriented

Bilingual Assistants

  • Desire to learn to teach children ages 4-12
  • Feel exhilarated after participating in a lesson that was a success
  • Enjoy being in the classroom
  • Outgoing, energetic personality
  • Optimally experience in the classroom with children
  • Ability to communicate fluently enough to assist 90% or more in your language

Conversation Partners

  • Feel exhilarated using your native language
  • Energized by others wanting to learn your language
  • Outgoing and patient
  • Willingness to speak only in your language at a very, very slow pace
  • Ability to articulate and pronounce words clearly and correctly

Next Steps

  • Fill out an application form
  • If applicable, present a photocopy of teaching licensure
  • Present two professional (non-personal) references
  • Be willing to undergo background check & fingerprinting, and CPR training
  • Sign a contract for the course you will teach or assist
  • Attend mandatory teacher training
  • Demonstrate that you like to have FUN!

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