Thursday, March 8, 2018

Pitt hiring native Chinese speakers as "language buddies" for this summer's STARTALK program.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures is hiring 20 native Chinese speakers for this summer's STARTALK program. From the job posting:
Pitt Chinese STARTALK program hosted by the Department is East Asian Languages and Literature is seeking a student Language Buddy. The Language Buddy (LB) will work under the Lead Teacher to provide one-on-one practice in Chinese with high school students for one hour daily from 1:00-2:00 PM from June 21 to July 13, 2018. We strive to create an encouraging environment where students can freely explore Chinese language and culture. If you are patient, open-minded, and enjoy being around teenagers, we welcome you to join our team.

Job Requirements
• Attend orientation on June 18th (Monday) from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
• Review activity plan before coming to each session
• Attend daily meeting at 12:45 pm
• Fill in the progress report after each session and monitor student performance and progress
• Use maximum Chinese to communicate and interact with high school students
• Must attend every session during the summer camp
• Maintain a professional but friendly relationship with students