Job Opening: Arabic Language Teacher

The Lebanese Arabic Institute is recruiting an Arabic Language Teacher.*

Are you a native speaker of Lebanese Arabic? Are you interested in an opportunity to teach colloquial and formal Arabic to non-native speakers? Do you meet the qualifications for the position as described below? If you can answer yes to these questions, we’d love to hear from you!

*UPDATE (March 2, 2018): This position has been filled. However, we are always interested to hear from qualified candidates, so please feel free to submit your C.V. and a cover letter explaining your interest in working at the Lebanese Arabic Institute.

Company Description

The Lebanese Arabic Institute is a language school located in Beirut, Lebanon. We offer group classes and private lessons in Lebanese Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic to non-native speakers. We are a small but growing school, committed to excellence in the teaching of Arabic. Learn more about us: https://www.lebanesearabicinstitute.com/

Job Description

Job Title

Arabic Language Teacher

Job Location

Beirut, Lebanon

Type of Position

Contract, with the possibility of extension and conversion into a full-time position

Deadline to Apply

Applications should be received by 15 January 2018 in order to ensure full consideration. However, this position will remain open until filled.

Start Date

Negotiable

Job Overview

The Arabic Language Teacher will teach Lebanese Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic at various levels (elementary, intermediate, and advanced) to non-native speakers, both individually and in groups. (S)he will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Arabic language in both its colloquial and formal varieties, and able and willing to follow a standardized curriculum as well as to develop and deliver lessons and instructional materials to meet the needs of Arabic learners. (S)he will work independently as well as consult with the Lead Instructor on lesson planning and delivery.

Hiring Process

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a formal interview and may be asked to teach a class session. We will then invite the successful candidate to receive paid training in our program. During this training period, the candidate will be given certain teaching responsibilities. If the candidate’s performance is deemed satisfactory upon the completion of this training period, the candidate will be offered additional teaching opportunities in accordance with student demand. The duration of each contract will depend upon the length of the course(s) included in the contract.

Qualifications

Education

A university degree is required, preferably in Arabic language and literature, English language and literature, translation, or a related field.

Experience

Previous language teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Languages

  • native fluency in Arabic (Lebanese dialect)
  • excellent knowledge (practical and theoretical) of Modern Standard Arabic
  • excellent knowledge (practical and theoretical) of English
  • knowledge of other languages, especially French, is an asset but not required

Computer Skills

  • proficiency in Microsoft Office is strongly preferred

General Skills and Character Traits

  • cross-cultural competence
  • patient and understanding of the needs of Arabic language learners
  • punctual, reliable, and well-organized
  • effective communication skills
  • motivated and proactive
  • willing to learn

Legal Work Status

As we are unable to arrange a work permit for this position, applicants must have Lebanese citizenship or a valid work permit for Lebanon.

Work Hours

An ability and willingness to work flexible hours is very important for this position, as we schedule classes at various times of the day (morning, afternoon, and evening). It is also important that the applicant understand that the amount of available hours may fluctuate from time to time in accordance with student demand for lessons.

How to Apply

Please apply by sending the following materials in PDF or Word Document format to admin@lebanesearabicinstitute.com, with the subject line “Job Application – Arabic Language Teacher”:

  • a cover letter indicating how you are qualified for the job, your legal work status in Lebanon, and when you are available to start
  • your C.V., including a list of three references with contact information
  • statement of your approach to teaching, specifically discussing the teaching of Arabic to non-native speakers

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Those who are selected for an interview will be contacted directly.