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Language Teaching Fellow

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

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Language Teaching Fellow

Department this Position Reports to:

Rassias Center

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Please inquire.

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SEIU Level:

Not an SEIU Position

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Regular Full Time

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Location of Position:

Marlborough, MA
Primarily at the New England Innovation Academy(NEIA) in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Remote Work Eligibility?:

Onsite only

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Position Purpose:

The Language Teaching Fellow in English to Speakers of Other Languages is a Dartmouth College employee, directly supported and mentored by Dartmouth’s Rassias Center and immersed at New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) with school roles and community and residential responsibilities at NEIA. The Fellow will teach English language programs remotely to students of English at NEIA’s sister institution, Wahaha Bilingual School, in Hangzhou, China, and in person to English Language learners in the greater Marlborough community, with the support of students enrolled at NEIA working under the Fellow’s guidance and mentorship. This is an academic year position from August, 2022 through June, 2023, located at the New England Innovation Academy in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Full-time residency at NEIA with dorm parent responsibilities is required.

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp:

Bachelor's degree

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Native or Near Native Fluency in Language of Hire (English)
  • Committed to understanding and working within the philosophy of NEIA, Dartmouth College, and the Rassias Center.
  • Desire to be trained in and / or familiarity with and/the Rassias Method® of language instruction.
  • Ability to learn Rassias Master Teacher Techniques and to incorporate them into lesson plans.
  • Experience mentoring/teaching middle or high school age youth (e.g. camp counseling, trip leading, tutoring, volunteering).
  • Ability and desire to work in an entrepreneurial academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with professionalism, discretion, sound judgment, equity, honesty, and personal accountability at all times.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage the time of self and others.
  • Willingness and ability to live in a dorm on the same floor with students and to serve as a dorm parent performing all associated duties.
  • Proficiency or ability to develop proficiency in educational technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a welcoming and supportive community for diverse populations of learners.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Direct knowledge of the Rassias Method as a driller or drillee.* Special talent(s) that will benefit the NEIA community.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title:

Jim Citron, Language and Culture Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check:

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts . A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Student Advising – Serves as a dorm parent, performs associated duties including leading afternoon activities each season, chaperoning school events, and supporting an advisory group.

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Classroom Teaching – Reporting to both Dartmouth College, Dartmouth/Rassias’ Language and Culture Specialist (LCS) and NEIA/Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation Coordinator, works with LCS and Lead Language Teachers at NEIA to incorporate Master Teacher Techniques into lesson plans; ensures quality control of Rassias Method and adherence to the Intellectual Property Agreement. Teaches English remotely to students at NEIA’s sister school(s) in China and in person to adults in the greater Marlborough, MA area with the assistance of students enrolled at NEIA who will be working under your mentorship, guidance, and supervision.. Observes other NEIA staff in the classroom as a learning experience and is observed and mentored by the LCS.

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Institutional Collaboration with NEIA - Works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in various curricular areas and divisions, investing in the life of the school by participating in the advisory program, social and emotional learning, weekly department meetings, and multidisciplinary team meetings, anti-bias training, residential life, and in support of the student experience. May include online or in-person ESL instruction. Attends Rassias Center and NEIA faculty orientation in August.

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Training - Works under Lead Mandarin/Spanish Teacher to continue expanding knowledge and expertise in incorporating the Rassias Method into classroom teaching.

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Other Duties as assigned by NEIA in accordance with TF talents

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.

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