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Teacher, World Languages

  • Certificated

Salary range: Placement on the teacher's salary schedule

Reports to: Site Principal or Assistant Principal


The World Languages Teacher provides an educational program for students (grades 6-8 or 9-12) for foreign language instruction; assists in other school programs as assigned; maintains control over the classroom; preserves suitable learning conditions; and evaluates student progress.

  • Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree
  • Fluency in spoken and written language of the assigned world language
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Possession of a valid California Teaching Credential, in appropriate content area, as required by the California Education Code
  • Possession of an English Learner certificate (CLAD or BCLAD), as per by Board policy, may be required
  • Within 60 days of hire, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code
  • Teach skills and knowledge in world language (French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, and/or Spanish) instruction to secondary pupils, utilizing course(s) of study adopted by the PAUSD Board of Trustees and California Department of Education and other appropriate learning activities emphasizing aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Instruct pupils in citizenship, basic communication skills, and other general elements of the course of study specified by State law, Board policy, and administrative procedures of the District.
  • Provide effective learning experiences, utilizing techniques which develop the basic communication skills. Utilize digital or electronic recording equipment and other electronic equipment as appropriate.
  • Instruct pupils in proper use, care, and operation of electronic equipment used in foreign language instruction. Make minor adjustments and request repairs to equipment as required.
  • Develop pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the assigned world language is spoken (including geography, history, art and literature).
  • Maintain proper control and discipline in a positive manner by establishing good, wholesome rapport through healthy, human relationships between individuals involved in the learning processes and in accordance with District policy and procedure.
  • Realistically evaluate pupil progress-with expectations appropriate for the child's age and for the content area, keep appropriate records, prepare progress reports, and effectively communicate with pupils, supervisors, and parents.
  • Perform basic attendance accounting and business services as required.
  • Maintain professional competence through participation in professional growth activities.
  • Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and/or group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Create, with assistance from pupils, a functional and attractive environment for learning through displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers that will motivate language learning.
  • Select and requisition books, instructional aides, and instructional supplies and maintaining required inventory records.
  • Ensure a comfortable room environment through control of heating, lighting, and ventilation to the extent possible.
  • Assume responsibility for a reasonable amount of non-teaching activities such as directing of extra-curricular work, teachers' meetings, professional study, in-service training, curricula revision, student supervision, and other similar activities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and evaluate the work of instructional aides, teacher assistants, and other assigned para-professionals.
  • Perform other specific duties as indicated by program/content area and grade level, or as directed by supervisor.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work comfortably with students, staff, parents, and the community, from diverse backgrounds, while being responsive to their needs
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and record keeping skills
  • Knowledgeable about training in current approaches to teaching and structures for differentiated instruction
  • Positive, successful record as an educator, in appropriate grade level or content area, preferred
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.

Work Year: 187 days

Revision Date: 03/23/2017

Initial date: 03/23/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.