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Job Title: Middle-School Spanish Language and Literature Job Class: Full time

EBI is seeking a full-time middle-school Spanish teacher to teach Spanish Language and Literature. Students are in the high-intermediate to advanced range.

The Head of School of EBI are seeking faculty and staff members who, in addition to their specific responsibilities, demonstrate the following:

●  Enjoy working in an international, diverse school environment;
●  Share in our values of bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, global citizenship,

and the cultivation of character;
●  Support the mission of EBI;
●  Bring a positive attitude and a sense of professionalism to the School community.

The Middle-School Spanish Teacher position reports directly to the Head of Middle School.

The Teacher will guide students through the different learning processes involved with various subjects and/or skills, thus contributing to the students’ development as mature, capable and responsible world citizens. The teacher must be able to develop and maintain a classroom environment that ensures effective learning and incorporates pedagogical innovations and research. He/she must employ the appropriate teaching methodology in order to meet established program objectives and be capable of understanding and meeting the needs of students.

Specific responsibilities include:

Planning & Preparation for Learning
●  Know the subject matter well.
●  Incorporate International Baccalaureate pedagogy.
●  Have a good grasp of how students learn.
●  Backwards plan with big ideas, essential questions, knowledge, and skill goals.
●  Plan on-the-spot and unit assessments to measure student learning.
●  Design lessons that target multiple learning needs, styles, and interests.

Classroom Management
●  Foster positive interactions and teach useful social skills.
●  Have a repertoire of discipline “moves” that can defuse most behavior problems before

learning is impacted.
●  Capture and maintain most students’ attention.
●  Maximize academic learning time through coherence, lesson momentum, and smooth


Delivery of Instruction for Spanish classes
●  Activate students’ prior knowledge and hook their interest in each unit and lesson.
●  Use clear explanations, appropriate language, and examples to present material.
●  Orchestrate effective strategies, materials, and groupings to foster student learning.
●  Have students think about, discuss, and use the ideas and skills being taught.
●  Differentiate instruction to accommodate most students’ learning needs.

Monitoring, Assessment, and Follow-Up
●  Provide clear criteria for proficiency, including rubrics and exemplars of work.
●  Frequently check for understanding and give students helpful information if they seem

●  Have student set goals, self- assess, and know where they stand academically.
●  Take responsibility for students who are not succeeding and get them extra help.

Professional Responsibilities
●  Complete paperwork, duties, and assignments accurately and punctually.
●  Demonstrate professional demeanor and maintain appropriate boundaries.
●  Be ethical and above-board, use good judgment, and maintain confidentiality with student

●  Collaborate with colleagues to plan, share teaching ideas, and look at student work.
●  Seeks out effective teaching ideas from colleagues, workshops, and other sources.


●  BA in Spanish, Latin American or Spanish Literature, or related field
●  Bilingual English / Spanish

●  Experience teaching middle-school students
●  Experience teaching Spanish Literature or Spanish as a Foreign Language
●  Experience teaching in other international or bilingual schools
●  Have PYP, MYP, or IB Diploma training

Application Process
To be considered for the position, please complete an application, and send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including supervisors, to Raquel Vizcaíno, Principal (2-8) at Please generate all documents as one MS Word doc or a converted PDF file. Incomplete files, or files or candidates that do not meet the desired qualifications, will not be considered.

EBI is an equal opportunity employer.

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