Languages Teacher (Spanish & French), United States

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The British International School of New York (BIS-NY)United States

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The British International School of New York (BIS-NY) is a dynamic and nurturing community educating children in a stunning Waterside campus in Manhattan. We are proud to welcome families from around forty countries to our school, which delivers a distinct and innovative curriculum, combining the International Baccalaureate and English National Curriculum. Alongside this rigorous and engaging curriculum, the school is also committed to providing a broad and inspiring wider programme in Sport, the Creative and Performing Arts and community service. The warmth of relations across the school and close, constructive co-operation with families are other essential ingredients in what makes the school such a great place to work and learn. 2016 was the tenth anniversary of BIS-NY and these posts arise because of the continued growth and development of the school. The school is opening a new Upper School programme from September 2018 offering Cambridge International IGCSE and A Level courses. We are looking for talented, committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our excellent team of staff and help make BIS-NY even better.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed teacher of Spanish and French to contribute to our strong and growing Languages Department. All students across the school follow a language learning programme from Nursery and will be encouraged to take a language at IGCSE level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the school and ideally to have previous experience of teaching IGCSE and/or A Level. The ability to contribute to the wider life of the school through clubs, trips or other activities will also be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Foster a love of language learning in children
  • Work closely with subject leader to develop the languages curriculum
  • Model excellent practice within the department
  • Contribute to wider provision in the school to promote the study of languages
  • Teach either French or Spanish for A Level and university entrance

Person Specifications:

  • Genuine passion for the subject and ability to share energy and infectious enthusiasm for learning with students
  • Qualified teacher
  • Experience in working of IGCSE and/or A Level
  • Excellent communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school
  • Have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload
  • An interest in and understanding of how children learn a foreign language
  • The enthusiasm to work with staff of all year groups to promote these subjects throughout the school
  • Flexible and able to use own initiative
  • Well organised with good time management skills
  • Good ICT skills and committed to its use in class teaching
  • Ability to offer the second language to at least Middle School will be an advantage
  • International perspective
  • Knowledge of IB and/or English National Curriculum including at Key Stages 4 and 5

Why work at BIS-NY?

Combined with the traditional skills of the English National Curriculum, BIS-NY ‘s unique curriculum inspires and challenges our students to develop a love of learning and develop as balanced individuals, academically successful and willing to take risks to face the challenges of our ever changing world in the 21st century.

Our students and teachers come from all walks of life, but the enthusiasm they share for learning and teaching brings them into a unique sense of community that celebrates and thrives on diversity

A strong commitment to collaboration and being part of a team is essential for those interested in applying to be part of our school community.


  • Salary – commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package – medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401 (k)
  • Relocation allowance available for overseas and out of state hires
  • Lunch is provided free of charge in the school dining hall
  • Teachers are required to attend In-Service/Inset and Staff Meetings
  • Subject to fingerprinting and background check
  • The post becomes available from September 2018

The British International School of New York is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. All appointments are also subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

Applications must be filled out online by 21st February.

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More about The British International School of New York (BIS-NY)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 20 Waterside Plaza, New York, New York, 10010, United States of America
Telephone: +1 2124812700
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