Language Tutor (French) (103832-0623)

University of Warwick

Vacancy Type/Job category
Teaching Only
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
£29,605 – £32,982 per annum.
University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Overview
Full-time, fixed-term contract for two years. 36.5 hours per week.
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick is looking to appoint a Language Tutor (Lecteur.trice) in French for 2 years from 1st September 2023.
We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to teach French oral classes to undergraduate students across all levels. You will have native or near native fluency in written and spoken French.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Informal email enquiries can be made to Ariane Demeure-Ahearne:
[email protected].
Interview Date: TBC.
Job Description
To teach French oral classes to undergraduate students in the French section of the SMLC, at all levels.
Teaching, learning and assessment:
• Carry out teaching within a clear and established programme.
• Develop own teaching materials, methods and approaches with assistance and support.
• Collaborate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the oral provision at all levels.
• Assess student progress and provide written feedback on student’s oral presentations.
• Undertake teaching-related academic tasks (e.g. setting examination questions, collecting student feedback through questionnaires).
• Run oral examinations at the end of the year at all levels.
• Participate in training.
• Mark the year abroad writing tasks outside of term time, after attending appropriate training.
• Support French activities beyond the classroom (e.g. taking part in the debating and conversation club).
Teaching-related duties and administration:
• Liaise with the other language tutors to plan lessons effectively.
• Attend staff meetings and language group meetings as required.
• Ensure module web pages are up-to-date and accurate.
• Monitor and report student absences and concerns and take appropriate action.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
Native command of written and spoken French. (a,b,c)
Essential Criteria 2
Knowledge, understanding and experience of culture and society of French-speaking countries . (a,b)
Essential Criteria 3
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. (a,b,c)
Essential Criteria 4
Excellent command of French grammar and spelling. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 5
Ability to identify, explain and correct errors in French pronunciation, lexis and grammar. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to comment on the way students structure their ideas in their oral presentations. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 7
Good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 8
Awareness of current affairs and contemporary debates in France and the francophone world. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 9
Training or proven interest in teaching French as a Foreign Language. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 10
Excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 11
Excellent work ethic, flexibility, and commitment to work-related tasks. (a,b)
Essential Criteria 12
Competence in IT (use of Microsoft Office). (a)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience of teaching in a formal or informal context. (a,b)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience in designing teaching material. (a,b)
Desirable Criteria 3
Willingness to reflect on practice, implement advice and develop skills. (a,b)
Desirable Criteria 4
Willingness to support French activities beyond the classroom (e.g. debating or conversation club). (a,b)
Desirable Criteria 5
Recent experience of teaching French at University in the UK. (a)
Further Particulars
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Closing Date
18 Jun 2023

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