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The Language Academy @ Wofford employs a range of individuals, from language instructors to resident assistants. If you are interested in working at the LA@W check this page often, as we update it with available jobs.  

To apply for a position listed on this page, please email a cover letter and resume to languageacademy@wofford.edu.

Teacher, French Academy
Teacher, German Academy
Teacher, Spanish Academy
Resident Assistant 

Teacher, French Academy 

The Language Academy @ Wofford offers a residential two-week French language immersion academy for middle and high school students. LA@W French teachers collaborate with the Language Director to implement the LA@W curriculum and policies. The Language Director leads a team of creative, experienced language educators to create a rigorous academic and culturally relevant program.

Staff and students commit to remain in language with modifications as necessary for the student age group and language level. Staff commit to providing students with a caring and supportive environment to ensure students are successful in reaching proficiency goals.

The French teacher’s goals are:

  • To ensure that students improve proficiency in the target language and the associated culture/s 
  • To collaborate with peers across levels and languages to create an enriching experience for all LA@W staff 

In preparation for LA@W the French teacher:

  • Reads and understands LA@W guidelines and policies as outlined in the staff handbook
  • Becomes familiar with LA@W French curriculum guidelines and has draft lesson plans
  • Creates a plan for a week-long hands-on cultural project
  • Provides recommendations for instructional resources

During the academy the French teacher:

  • Provides French language immersion instruction
  • Provides academic leadership and supervision of students
  • Assists in co-curricular activities such as evening programs and field trips
  • Monitors student progress, providing feedback to students
  • Engages with students in social settings such as meals
  • Collaborates with peers to increase the skills and effectiveness of all
  • Provides end-of-academy report on each student

Job Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in secondary French language instruction, preferably in an immersion setting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage students with passion and creativity
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards and progress indicators
  • Deep knowledge of French-speaking cultures
  • The energy and enthusiasm to remain positive and focused in an intense academic environment
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) rating of Advanced-Mid or higher

The French Academy teachers will arrive at Wofford’s campus in Spartanburg, SC on the afternoon/evening of June 18, 2012. It is preferred that staff live on Wofford College’s campus for the duration of the program. While it is our goal to assign levels before students arrive, teachers should expect that changes will be made since on-site student assessments are more accurate than online pre-tests.

Staff orientation and preparation for arrival of students will take place on June 19-21. Students arrive on June 22, 2013 and depart on July 6th. Staff depart on July 7th. The salary is $1,550, and includes lodging and all meals.

Teacher, German Academy

The Language Academy @ Wofford offers a residential two-week German language immersion academy for middle and high school students. LA@W German teachers collaborate with the German Language Director to implement the LA@W curriculum and policies. The Language Director leads a team of creative, experienced language educators to create a rigorous academic and culturally relevant program.

Staff and students commit to remain in language with modifications as necessary for the student age group and language level. Staff commit to providing students with a caring and supportive environment to ensure students are successful in reaching proficiency goals.

The German teacher’s goals are:

  • To ensure that students improve proficiency in the target language and the associated culture/s 
  • To collaborate with peers across levels and languages to create an enriching experience for all LA@W staff 

In preparation for LA@W the German teacher:

  • Reads and understands LA@W guidelines and policies as outlined in the staff handbook
  • Becomes familiar with LA@W German curriculum guidelines and has draft lesson plans
  • Creates a plan for a week-long hands-on cultural project
  • Provides recommendations for instructional resources

During the academy the German teacher:

  • Provides German language immersion instruction
  • Provides academic leadership and supervision of students
  • Assists in co-curricular activities such as evening programs and field trips
  • Monitors student progress, providing feedback to students
  • Engages with students in social settings such as meals
  • Collaborates with peers to increase the skills and effectiveness of all
  • Provides end-of-academy report on each student

Job Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in secondary German language instruction, preferably in an immersion setting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage students with passion and creativity
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards and progress indicators
  • Deep knowledge of German-speaking cultures
  • The energy and enthusiasm to remain positive and focused in an intense academic environment
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) rating of Advanced-Mid or higher

The German Academy teachers will arrive at Wofford’s campus in Spartanburg, SC on the afternoon/evening of June 18, 2013. It is preferred that staff live on Wofford College’s campus for the duration of the program. While it is our goal to assign levels before students arrive, teachers should expect that changes will be made since on-site student assessments are more accurate than online pre-tests.

Staff orientation and preparation for arrival of students will take place on June 9-21. Students arrive on June 22, 2013 and depart on July 16th. Staff depart on July 7th. The salary is $1,550, and includes lodging and all meals. 

Teacher, Spanish Academy

The Language Academy @ Wofford offers a residential two-week Spanish language immersion academy for middle and high school students. LA@W Spanish teachers collaborate with the Language Director to implement the LA@W curriculum and policies. The Language Director leads a team of creative, experienced language educators to create a rigorous academic and culturally relevant program.

Staff and students commit to remain in language with modifications as necessary for the student age group and language level. Staff commit to providing students with a caring and supportive environment to ensure students are successful in reaching proficiency goals.

The Spanish teacher’s goals are:

  • To ensure that students improve proficiency in the target language and the associated culture/s 
  • To collaborate with peers across levels and languages to create an enriching experience for all LA@W staff 

In preparation for LA@W the Spanish teacher:

  • Reads and understands LA@W guidelines and policies as outlined in the staff handbook
  • Becomes familiar with LA@W Spanish curriculum guidelines and has draft lesson plans
  • Creates a plan for a week-long hands-on cultural project
  • Provides recommendations for instructional resources

During the academy the Spanish teacher:

  • Provides Spanish language immersion instruction
  • Provides academic leadership and supervision of students
  • Assists in co-curricular activities such as evening programs and field trips
  • Monitors student progress, providing feedback to students
  • Engages with students in social settings such as meals
  • Collaborates with peers to increase the skills and effectiveness of all
  • Provides end-of-academy report on each student

Job Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in secondary Spanish language instruction, preferably in an immersion setting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage students with passion and creativity
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards and progress indicators
  • Deep knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures
  • The energy and enthusiasm to remain positive and focused in an intense academic environment
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) rating of Advanced-Mid or higher

The Spanish Academy teachers will arrive at Wofford’s campus in Spartanburg, SC on the afternoon/evening of June 18, 2012. It is preferred that staff live on Wofford College’s campus for the duration of the program. While it is our goal to assign levels before students arrive, teachers should expect that changes will be made since on-site student assessments are more accurate than online pre-tests.

Staff orientation and preparation for arrival of students will take place on June 19-21. Students arrive on June 12, 2013 and depart on July 6th. Staff depart on July 7th. The salary is $1,550, and includes lodging and all meals.

Resident Assistant

Job Description

As a daily source of guidance and support, Resident Assistants play an important role in the overall program experience for each student. Through their direct interactions with students, Resident Assistants are expected to facilitate the social, educational, and intellectual development of each resident. An RA is expected to act as a positive role model and representative of the Language Academy @Wofford. They should be committed to meeting their goals of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students and creating an encouraging environment in which students will have a positive and meaningful experience.

During their weeks of employment at the Language Academy, their top priority will be their commitment to fulfilling the expectations and requirements of their role as a Resident Assistant.

Community Development and Resident Interaction - The RA will develop a community that supports student social and academic development in and out of the classroom.

  • Welcome students so that they feel their residence hall is a safe and comfortable environment
  • Build community through activities that encourage student creativity and growth, interaction with one another, and participation in every aspect of the program
  • Encourage the improvement of language proficiency in each student by upholding the language commitment and communicating patiently and constantly with all residents
  • With the assistance of the Language Director, develop plans to teach recreation-related vocabulary to students
  • Be available and accessible to residents
  • Assist residents with personal, academic, and social concerns
  • Communicate constantly with residents to make them aware of rules and expectations
  • Be knowledgeable about program requirements and resources to assist residents with problems or concerns

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assist with move-in and move-out day to ensure the process goes smoothly and residents and their parents feel well-informed
  • Be constantly aware of the schedule of activities and make sure residents are on time for classes and other activities
  • Be available and on time for all RA duties, including the enforcement of curfew and escorting residents to breakfast, etc.

Residence Hall Safety and Language Academy Policy – The RA must adhere to and enforce all Language Academy @Wofford policies and residence hall safety rules and requirements

  • Uphold the commitment to remain in language for all students and staff during the required time period
  • Ensure the safety of all residents by explaining and enforcing all Language Academy policies and procedures in and out of the residence halls
  • Actively confront and document all disciplinary situations and submit an Incident Report to be kept on file
  • Communicate with fellow staff members about current or potential disciplinary problems or circumstances of concern regarding a student’s program experience
  • Report all emergencies and serious situations to the Resident Director immediately
  • Act as a role model for students by upholding all program policies and demonstrating exemplary behavior at all time

Residence Life Staff Community- The RA must display a team member mentality with staff and show a commitment to the Language Academy @Wofford program.

  • Respect and be supportive of other residence life staff members
  • Continuously communicate and maintain positive relationship with fellow RAs, Resident Director, Program Director, and other Language Academy @Wofford staff members

The primary concern of Resident Assistants is the enrichment and development of each of their residents through a successful program experience. The actions and choices of Resident Assistants should be guided by these considerations and the primary objective of creating an environment in which students can thrive academically and socially and will feel safe, welcome, and encouraged.