|Sent on:||Friday, April 6, 2012 11:57 AM|
To Whom It May Concern:
I hope this email finds you well.
I would like to inform you that we currently have an opportunity at Ft. Bragg, NC for a part-time Chinese Instructor. We therefore wanted to take a moment to inquire about your ability to refer a fellow Chinese Instructor to support the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade’s Language needs at Ft. Bragg starting next Thursday, April 12 from 0900 to 1300.
The Chinese Instructor will be required to perform every Thursday from 0900 to 1300 (4 hours). The compensation associated with this position is $22.57 per hour. Additionally, MLS will be responsible for an additional $3.59 per hour for Health and Welfare benefits. The total hourly compensation will therefore be $26.16 per hour.
This is weekly small-group instruction. Students of varying ability levels may be present. The goal of the above training is to improve student ability in speaking, listening, and reading proficiencies, as
well as student scores on the OPI and/or DLPT. Where practicable, testing will occur after training to measure student proficiency and effectiveness of training. A practical test will be administered in very low level classes to assess survival skills.
Instructors should track student progress by assessing speaking and comprehension skills on a monthly basis. Students will take DLPT or OPI after sustained training events, if within allowable window.
The instructor will be required to provide instruction at the Sustainment and Enhancement levels.
· At levels assessed at 0+ or below, concentration on survival skills and skills measurable on practical exam (introducing oneself, describing self, family, profession, ability to count and name common objects, give/understand simple directions, nationalities, telling time).
· At levels assessed near 1 – 1+, focus is on speaking with sufficient grammar explanation/exposure to allow students to move to connecting thoughts with compound sentences, vocabulary to allow broader descriptions of terrain, weather, simple past and future events, ordering/describing food, statement of problems/challenges.
· At levels assessed near 2, focus is on broadening vocabulary to include support of opinion, more accurate use of past and future tense, speaking and comprehending paragraphs. Understanding native speakers in differing dialects and varying speeds of delivery, output understood more readily. Listening/Reading comprehension exercises to be used in view of DLPT, utilizing real-world texts and audio. Students speaking exercises should require extemporaneous discourse, as well as planned presentations requiring research on their part.
· At levels near 3, reading, listening and writing should support speaking. Exposure to higher level texts and audio should challenge students (both native and non-native speakers to use suggestion, persuasion, nuance and tailoring of language. Output should be near professional level, with some return to emphasis on grammar, punctuation, and appropriate form.
We greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide in locating a qualified Chinese Instructor.
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
Professional Education and Training Division (P.E.T.)
Tel: (301)[masked] ext. 365
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