High School Russian Teacher Position, Noble Street College Prep (Chicago)

Noble Street College Prep is looking for a full time high school teacher to instruct a first year mixed course in Russian language, culture and history. The idea candidate would be able to effectively teach elementary Russian language skills as well as critical thinking skills regarding the history and culture to students of all ability levels. Additionally, the ability to relate positively to teenagers and manage a classroom is a must, as is enthusiasm for all things Russian and the ability to create engaging lessons. The school is a charter, so a teaching certificate for Illinois is not necessary. Noble Street is a non-selective enrollment school. Students would be 11th graders.

Interested candidates should apply online at http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=NOBLENETWORK&cws=1 (select Noble Street College Prep and the position of ‘Russian Teacher’ will be listed). Noble Street’s principal, Bill Olsen, is in charge of hiring.

National Security Languge Initiative for Youth (High School Students), Deadline: December 4

The US Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer, semester, and academic year international immersion programs. NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply.

National Security Language Initiative

NSLI -Y is part of a broader government-wide presidential initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogues, support American engagement abroad, and attain better understanding of global cultures and issues. NSLI encourages a lifetime of language study and cultural understanding by supporting K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional language programs for languages that have traditionally not been taught in the United States.
NSLI-Y Programs offer:

* Scholarships to learn Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish
* Unique language immersion programs in China, Egypt, India, Korea, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and other countries around the world
* Alumni networks to continue language and cultural learning
* Springboards to other government sponsored programs to achieve language fluency

NSLI-Y Participants will:

* Begin a lifetime of learning and working with global peoples and cultures
* Participate in language classes, cultural immersion, and community service projects
* Interact with host country friends, families, and communities, in person and through online technologies
* Gain a deeper understanding of their responsibility in an interconnected world
* Continue language study and share cultural awareness and understanding when they return home
* Promote international dialogues and the study of international languages in their home community

For more information, please visit: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/nslicms-0.2/
For instructions on how to apply, visit: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/nslicms-0.2/content/apply-now