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The position is located in the European and African Languages (EUA) division; School of Language Studies (SLS), Foreign Service Institute (FSI).

The incumbent(s) of this position is primarily concerned with assisting the Language Training Supervisors by performing a wide variety of functions directly involved in the development and administration of the French language training programs and in the structured training and development of the staff of the department. On a part-time basis, the incumbent may also serve as a classroom French language and culture instructor and participates in oral proficiency testing as needed.


Note: The Department reserves the right to terminate a conditional offer of employment if the individual does not receive a security clearance within 18 months from the date of the tentative offer letter.


The incumbent of this position will assist in student development, organization of language training programs, and implementation of program objectives.

Teacher Training and Staff Development:
As tasked by and working in conjunction with the department's Language Training Supervisors, the incumbent directs the preparation of professional development plans for language training personnel and assumes a lead responsibility for teacher development in the department.

Curriculum Development:
Provides major substantive input for the planning, design, development and evaluation of language courses and training materials and, in consultation with Language Training Supervisors, identifies the need for and makes recommendations for changes in the curriculum. Under the direction of the Language Training Supervisors, incumbent takes the lead on projects involving the development and revision of language curricula and training

Classroom Instruction:
May work as a classroom instructor in teaching speaking, reading, listening comprehension and writing (if required) skills to a full range of students at all levels of language proficiency, including those for whom standard course materials and curricula are not appropriate.