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Zabaan is currently encouraging qualifying applicants to apply for the following job opening:

Job Title: Cultural Liaison and Curriculum Developer

Opened: September 15, 2009

Deadline: Until filled


S.A. Zabaan Pvt. Ltd. is a Hindi and Urdu language institute based in New Delhi, India. Zabaan offers high quality Hindi and Urdu courses for the public through group classesand private one-on-one lessons. Zabaan recently began accepting registration for online classes which will start in October. For current class offerings, please visit

Job Summary: As Zabaan seeks to establish strong connections within the international community in New Delhi while at the same time ensuring that its learning materials and language teaching techniques are the best available, Zabaan is thrilled to invite qualifying applicants to apply for a one-year (potentially renewable) Cultural Liaison and Curriculum Developer position starting October 2009. Join the Zabaan team and add to our success over the past seven years by acting as a cultural liaison between Zabaan and the American and European business, diplomatic, academic, tourist, and expatriate communities throughout the Delhi region by researching and attending events and making presentations about the process, importance, and benefits of learning local languages when living abroad. As Curriculum Developer, the successful applicant will take a leading role in expanding our curriculum and learning materials for our Basic and Intermediate Hindi courses and help to adapt the newly created materials for use within our Basic and Intermediate Urdu courses.

Required Qualifications:

* At least a B.A. from an accredited college or university in a field relevant to South Asia.

* A native speaker of English with the ability to write and speak articulately and persuasively.

* A high level of comfort in writing, designing, and giving Power Point Presentations and fielding questions.

* A high level of proficiency in the Hindi language and an ability to at least read and write the Urdu language.

* Knowledge and understanding of second-language acquisition theory and practice.

* Curriculum and material creation experience within at least one second/foreign language program (or the equivalent).

* At least one year of experience living in India.

* A high level of proficiency with Apple and PC computers (familiarity with the applications Microsoft Word, Power Point, Apple Mail, Pages, and Numbers is essential).

Preferred Qualifications:

* A TESOL, CertTESOL, or CELTA certificate (or equivalent).

* Familiarity with other foreign languages.

* At least one year of experience teaching Hindi and/or Urdu for a university, an affiliate, or privately.

* At least one year of experience studying a foreign language in a foreign country.

* Any kind of association or familiarity with Zabaan.

Salary and Benefits: The position Cultural Liaison and Curriculum Developer is a full-time position – the successful applicant is expected to work 40 hours per week. The monthly salary for this position is INR 40,000.00, with an opportunity for advancement upon completion of a six-month review. The successful applicant will be provided a room in a beautiful 400 sq yd flat in South Delhi for the duration of the work contract. Plenty of food is available throughout the day and is prepared by an excellent cook. The successful candidate will be assigned an iBook to use for his or her work. Health care expenses (reasonable expenses for prescription drugs and routine doctor visits) will be covered by Zabaan and all transportation costs related to Zabaan work will be reimbursed.

Instructions for Applicants: Send your resume or CV to along with two cover letters explaining why you think you are a suitable candidate for this position (one in English and the other in Hindi), and two references.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail that their application materials were successfully received.

S.A. Zabaan Private Limited is an non-discriminatory, equal opportunity employer.

Job Opening: Languages and Instructional Labs Coordinator, Center for Digital Humanities, UCLA


Reporting to the Instructional Technology Coordinator (IT Coordinator) of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), the Languages and Instructional Lab Coordinator (LILC) manages the CDH instructional computing labs and assists the IT Coordinator in planning and implementing instructional technology programs and services.  The incumbent supports the academic mission of the faculty of the Humanities Division with particular responsibility for language instruction and instructors. In support of this mission, the incumbent coordinates all aspects of the CDH labs, ensuring the provision of a vibrant learning space. The incumbent plans, develops, documents, and provides training in the use of instructional technology, with particular focus on assets located in the CDH instructional labs; assists in the leadership of a team of consultants that provides technical support to faculty who use instructional technology; and cultivates expertise in all aspects of the course management and other online software tools for language learning and instruction. The incumbent consults with faculty, staff, and students throughout the Division, analyzing instructional technology needs and making recommendations to the IT Coordinator and the  Director. The incumbent participates in teams dedicated to the support of faculty instruction and research that has a significant IT component.

For more information and to apply:

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Robert Cargill < >.

Position Title: Associate Director, South Asia Language Resource Center, University of Chicago

General Summary: Reporting to the Director of the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC), the Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the body. The SALRC is a collaborative effort funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education and Graduate Programs Service. The Language Resource Center at the University of Chicago is one of fifteen nationwide that exist to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. SALRC primarily focuses on the needs concerning South Asian language pedagogy in American universities.

The Associate Director is charged with program planning and execution, policy making, grants development and administration, management of the Center’s activities – such as the annual Grants competitions, Language Pedagogy Workshops, annual pedagody journal South Asia Language Pedagogy and Technology – along with coordination with national resource organizations and other relevant institutions. The Associate Director will also be engaged in management of the budget, and supervision of the Program and Grants Coordinator.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information and a writing sample as described at the end of the ‘Qualifications’ section below are required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s or higher preferred; a strong academic background especially in teaching preferred; a minimum of three years of experience in a position of comparable responsibility and initiative preferred; experience with websites and databases preferred; supervisory experience preferred; experience with fundraising preferred; grants management experience preferred; strong self-motivated work-ethic, attention to detail, and excellent organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills required; ability to maintain confidentiality required; ability to manage finances required; ability to work occasional weekends or evenings required; ability to travel if needed required; the ability to implement major initiatives such as conferences, grant proposals, and outreach events required; demonstrated interest in the South Asia region preferred; knowledge of or teaching experience in a South Asian language preferred.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information and a writing sample as described here are required to be considered for this position. For the writing sample, please describe your role and responsibilities in a similar position to that of the Associate Director’s. Also describe a project you undertook in this role. What was the project, what role did you play and what types of things did you do in this project?

Interested applicants must apply via the University’s on-line application system which can be found at the following: and search for requisition number 082752

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

John Hopkins SAIS is seeking to fill the position of Coordinator and Instructor, South Asian Language Program, on our Washington, DC campus.


Job duties include teaching Hindi/Urdu courses, coordinating Hindi/Urdu programs, coordinating, preparing, administering & grading Hindi/Urdu placement and proficiency examinations, supervising language Teaching Assistant, preparing & approving syllabi, & designing, developing, testing & implementing teaching material.

Must have Master’s or higher degree in Hindi/Urdu, Linguistics or Education; must have experience teaching Hindi/Urdu and developing related curriculum and teaching materials; must be fluent in Hindi/Urdu.

Qualified applicants should mail cover letter and resume to: Zilla Bristol, Sr. HR Coordinator, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Application Deadline: 28-Aug-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Zilla Bristol
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Room 303
Washington, US 20036

Email Address for Applications: zbristo1 at



General Purpose
Under the direction of the Associate Director for Language Education and research, plan, create and manage the administrative, programmatic, and pedagogical functions for the specialized language initiatives of the Center for Language Study, such as the Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program, the FIELDS program, Languages for Specific Purposes, Tutoring Program, and Faculty Development Programs such as Travel Grants. Design and implement independent and interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students that supplement and enhance existing course offerings. Serve as the primary liaison with other Yale departments, residential colleges, professional organizations, faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Essential Duties:

1. Recommend and develop long-range plans and operational framework for DILS, FIELDS, and discipline-specific language programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, staff, and faculty.
2. Develop procedures and implement policies governing the administration of CLS special language initiatives in collaboration with Yale College, Graduate & Professional Schools; Research and advise Associate Director of new program opportunities and initiatives; identify financial, pedagogical and administrative resources to support programmatic goals.
3. Establish pedagogical guidelines and monitor the administration for language tutoring program and travel grants.
4. Supervisor program staff.
5. Create program application and selection procedures and develop guidelines and timelines Targeted toward specific program objectives.
6. Working with technology specialists, develop and identify materials and resources for language instruction.
7. Hire, train, and supervise instructors and language partners. Establish standards and guidelines for program oversight and evaluation and oversee professional development of instructors.
8. Develop and implement new curricula; establish testing and assessment procedures; monitor student progress and create and maintain student records.
9. Create and oversee foreign language examination process and procedures for students who wish to demonstrate native language competency toward completion of the Foreign Language Requirement in consultation with Yale College Dean’s Office and the Registrar’s Office; reporting as appropriate to individual Yale departments, residential colleges and schools.
10. Collect and analyze program, testing, enrollment and other relevant data; prepare oral and written reports for relevant Yale Departments and other administrative units.
11. Attend (and, when appropriate, present at) professional conferences on specialized and interdisciplinary language programs and on the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).


1. Advanced Degree
2. Ph.D. or equivalent level degree in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Skills & Abilities:

1. Demonstrated interest in curricular innovation, especially outside traditional course structures and for non-traditional learners.
2. Experience with less commonly taught languages (LCTLs)
3. Experience with language testing
4. Experience with teacher training and program administration
5. Experience with technology-mediated language learning


Send all applications to:

The reference number for the position is: 7599BR.

The National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland is seeking an Urdu speaker to review previously selected Urdu listening content to confirm that it meets our criteria for length, ILR level and topic.


The work will start ASAP and continue for approximately 2 months. Anyone interested, please email your resume to

· Solid understanding of the ILR proficiency levels
· Experience leveling Urdu language audio
· Native or near-native speaker of Urdu
· Basic computer skills
· Permission to work in the US

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas invites applications for a one-year renewable Lecturer position in Hindi language for the academic year 2009-2010.


The appointee will be expected to teach beginning Hindi language classes. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Hindi, a University degree in a related field, and proof of excellence in teaching

Dossiers consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference should be sent to (Herman van Olphen, Hindi Search Committee Chair, Department of Asian Studies G9300, University of Texas, WCH 4.134, 1, University Station, Austin, TX 78712.) Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Bengali language and culture, to begin 25 August 2009.


We seek a skilled language instructor to establish a new language program.   Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Bengali and an MA or higher academic degree.   Ability to teach courses on South Asian literature or culture, and prior experience teaching Bengali at the university level are preferred.   The teaching load is three courses per semester.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (; Posting Number 0603694. Please attach a cover letter of application and curriculum vitae.

Further, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to:
Mehr Farooqi, Chair
Bengali Lecturer Search Committee, MESALC
P.O. Box 400781
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Mehr Farooqi

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Hindi beginning September 1, 2009.


The position is a renewable one-year appointment, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: Hindi language, literature, or linguistics; Hindi Studies; second-language acquisition, TESL, etc. Native or near-native proficiency in Hindi and English is required; at least one year of experience teaching Hindi at the college/university level is preferred. Duties will include 12 weekly hours of instruction in all levels of Hindi language and active participation in teamwork and program affairs. The application dossier should include an application letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, evidence of teaching excellence, a teaching demo videotape/DVD, and/or samples of self-developed teaching materials would be desirable. Kindly send your application packet to: Hindi Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Suite 6111 Thayer Building, 202 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608. Or electronically <> Review of applications will begin on June 1 and will continue until the position is filled. University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.

MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. ( is a foreign language services firm providing translation, interpretation, innovative language and cultural instruction and course materials development services to both government and private sector clients throughout the world. Office is located in Rockville, MD.

MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking Subject Matter Experts in both Foreign Languages and Area Studies.


MultiLingual Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking Subject Matter Experts in both Foreign Languages and Area Studies in the following languages, dialects and respective countries: Afan Oromo, Amharic, MSA and all Arabic dialects, Balochi, Bambara, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chavacano, Chechen, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, French, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Kirundi/Kinyarwanda, Korean (northern and Southern dialects), Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani), Pashto, Persian Farsi, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek, Wolof, and Yoruba, who will be responsible for online materials/course development and ensuring the content and quality of the course, module, learning object and/or assessment object meet the requirements.

The work is part-time and most of the work may be done from home.

Area studies topics may include: history, religion, demographics, geography, social institutions, finance, economics, military and defense systems, political structures, geo-politics, social stratification, and technology-related topics.

Subject Matter Expert- Language


· Minimum of four (4) years of applied, practical work experience, within the last six (6) years, in the specified subject matter, which may include teaching or course development experience,

· Native speakers who have completed secondary education in the native language,

· Language capability of a minimum equivalent to an ILR level 3.

Subject Matter Expert- Area Studies


* Undergraduate degree or a University accredited certification received in the last 5 years that required a minimum of 80 hours of formal education and training,
* Minimum of four (4) years of applied, practical work experience, within the last six (6) years, in the specified subject matter, which may include teaching or course development experience.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send the following as soon as possible via fax or e-mail to Ms. Ever Moreno at or 301-424-7331 (fax):

*A detailed updated CV (as an attachment in Word or PDF),
*A cover letter highlighting key qualifications and relevant teaching and translation experience,
*Information regarding current commitments/earliest availability,
*Salary requirements,
*Type of security clearance held, if any, and
*Nationality/visa status.

*** Subject of your cover email should be “Online Course Development Position”

Ever Moreno

Project Manager

MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.

Professional Education and Training Division (P.E.T)

Tel: (301) 424-7444 ext. 30

Fax: (301) 424-7331

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