ESL Internship at Bard-Smolny
The Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) at Bard College seeks a former Bard-Smolny semester or academic year program participant to join us for a unique opportunity to spend an academic year as an ESL intern at Smolny College in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
ESL Internship at Bard-SmolnyBeginning September 2020, the ESL intern will provide supplemental conversational English instruction as well as focus on academic writing skills primarily to first and second-year students at Smolny for the 2020-2021 academic year. The ESL Intern will be expected to contribute approximately 16-20 academic hours a week during the 16-week fall and spring semesters, holding open office hours in addition to classroom sessions. Additional tasks may be assigned by the Bard-Smolny Program Manager during the course of the semester.
Travel medical insurance and some visa support will be provided, but no other benefits are included. The intern will be responsible for her/his flight and housing. Additionally, the intern must enroll in at least one course per semester at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), this is both a benefit and a requirement of the post.
The successful applicant will be an alumna/alumnus of the Bard-Smolny semester or academic year program and be committed to international liberal education. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in fostering an atmosphere of cross-cultural exchange between the Russian and American students at Smolny. Although applicants with previous successful teaching experience are highly valued, applicants do not need an ESL certificate to apply. However, the accepted candidate must obtain one before arriving at Smolny in September 2020.
Application deadline: May 25, 2020
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of two references (not the letters themselves) to Michael Freese, Bard-Smolny Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Caroline Clark, Smolny/AUCA Program Coordinator (email@example.com).
*The position is dependent upon the global health situation, availability of international flights, and the fall semester being conducted on-site. The position may be delayed to the Spring 2021 semester at the discretion of the Bard-Smolny leadership.
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