Professional Development: 2017-2018 Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute

California needs well-qualified language teachers in its classrooms to ensure that students gain the proficiency and confidence to use their Mandarin language skills in real-world situations.  To address this growing need, The UCLA Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute (MTLI) is providing Mandarin teachers with the tools they need to become master teachers of Chinese language and culture, and to serve as leaders in the K-12 Mandarin teaching community.

As a participant, you will learn fun, creative strategies for developing lesson plans that emphasize exclusive use of the target language while also fulfilling California’s Common Core language, culture, and content standards. You will also learn how to effectively incorporate authentic materials and technology into your classes.

Application Process

  • All applicants are required to complete an online application and send a copy of their resume to by December 4, 2017.
  • Admission to the program is by invitation only. Selection will be based on a number of factors including teaching experience, educational background, and professional references, online application content, as well as geographic distribution. A goal of our program is to produce a cohort of trained teacher-leaders who will be able to serve as language teaching mentors in diverse parts of our state.

Program Cost 

The total cost of the program, including tuition, fees, and lunch, is $695.00. Scholarship support is available through the UCLA Confucius Institute. Teachers needing scholarship support should email: Those receiving scholarship support are expected to attend all class meetings.


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Occidental College
1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041


Job Opportunity: Academy Study Center in LA looking for STEM tutors

The Academic Study Center, located in West Los Angeles, is seeking energetic, patient and compassionate STEM instructors with expertise in the liberal arts to teach and provide one on one home tutoring. Candidates who can teach high school level STEM subjects including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and advanced Calculus are ideal.

This position would provide 10-20 hours a week. Instructors are needed for independent study programs, after school and evening hours.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from accredited 4-year university and reliable transportation. Starting pay depends on qualifications and experience but applicants can expect at least $25 per hour to start.

The center has been providing educational services on the west side of Los Angeles for over 50 years, and prides itself on upholding a collegial and supportive work environment and commitment to a belief that every student can learn and flourish. All interested  applicants  must send a cover letter and resume to Bod Brody at

Academic Study Center

12016 Wilshire Blvd. #6

LA, CA 90025

Disney English

Hello Trojans,

Did you know that Disney has English education centers all over China? If you want to teach English abroad and love Disney, this may be a great opportunity for you! Please check out Disney English jobs at the link:

On-Campus Job Opportunity: English Language Program Coordinator and Teachers wanted!

Hello, please find attached on-campus job opportunities with the Office of International Services at USC. The English Language Program (ELP) is looking for domestic students to teach English as a Second Language instruction to members of the international community at USC. Please find attached the application and job description for the Coordinator and Teacher positions.

You may apply directly on ConnectSC here:

ELP Position documents:

Job Opportunity: Alta Public Schools Seeking Teacher

Please see below for job opportunity with Academia Moderna Charter School in Huntington Park, CA.

Hello!  My name is Sue Jin and I am the Dean here at Academia Moderna Charter School with ALTA Public Schools located in Huntington Park, CA.  We are currently looking for passionate, social justice oriented educators to teach and learn from our scholars.

Sue Jin Kim, Ed.D, 

Dean for Academia Moderna Charter School

Alta Public Schools

Tele:  (323) 923-0383


Conference Opportunity: MECA in Anaheim August 19-20, 2017

Academia Foundation would like to invite you to MECA (Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim).  This multicultural, education-focused conference is free to attend and will be held Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The conference will feature presentations from some of the world’s leading linguists as well as intercultural communication experts.  We also invite teachers to give presentations in any of the following themes:

  • bilingual education
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • intercultural communications
  • school leadership and classroom strategies
  • international film and culture
  • initiatives for peace and sustainability

Key speakers will include Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey: world renowned linguists in the field of TESOL.

REGISTER TODAY! One-minute online registration:
There is no charge to attend. Registration form must be completed for each attendee. To register, please fill out the form from here.

If you are interested in presenting at MECA:

Teachers interested in presenting at MECA can visit the website for instructions in how to submit their materials. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.

Please visit for more information and to register for MECA.  We look forward to seeing you in August!

MECA -Conference flyer here

TESOL Job: Summer ESL Teachers Wanted!

Hello, please see the following opportunity for summer part-time employment with Cal State-Fullerton.


Part-time ESL/EFL teachers needed for the English Language Program at FLS International’s CSUF 2017 Summer Camp. Instructors will work with set curriculum to provide high-quality instruction to international students 3-6 hours per day. Morning and afternoon classes offered.

FLS International has two categories of teacher, General English Teachers and College Preparatory Teachers. The hiring requirements for the two categories are as follows:

English Language Teachers

Educational Qualifications: Teachers hired for this program must have a MA in TESOL or a closely related field, such as linguistics or foreign language pedagogy OR an MA degree (in any subject) and a certificate in TESOL/TEFL with a minimum of 100 hours of study.

Experience Qualifications: Teachers hired for this program must have at least eight months (an academic year) of English/ESL classroom teaching experience.

General English Teachers

Teachers hired for these programs must have a BA/BS degree, a certificate in TESOL/TEFL with a minimum of 100 hours of study, and at least eight months of teaching experience. The teaching experience may include ESL classroom instruction, ESL tutoring or classroom instruction and tutoring in related fields such as English, foreign languages and test preparation.

Rate of pay: $18 – 22/hr., DOE.

FLS International offers English Language Programs and Tour programs at various locations throughout the United States designed for international students. We operate seven year-round programs, as well as seasonal study-tour programs.


E-mail the following to: Nancy Lay

Submit cover letter and resume for consideration

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2017

Job Opportunity in China: Hong N Education Hiring over 100 teachers!

Hello, please see the email below and the attachments for information on the teaching positions at Hong N Education in China. Please contact Heather Novak directly at if you have any questions.


My name is Heather Novak and I am the Director of Career Services at My Job Tank, Inc. I am hoping you will be able to help me promote a wonderful opportunity for the students in your classes. We just signed a contract with Hong N Education English School, an English-language teaching school in China. They have hired us to recruit TESOL teachers for their organization and have over 100 openings that we are helping them to fill! I would love to get these positions in front of your students.

Hong N Education Information – Hong N Education – English Teachers

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Heather Novak, Director of Career Management 914-420-3674

Job Opportunity: LAUSD seeking Middle School Teachers

Hello, please see below for email from Cristina Marquez-Avila ( for three teaching positions available through LAUSD. Please contact Cristina directly for more information on how to apply.


We currently have three teaching positions available at our middle school. We would like to encourage eligible applicants to interview.
We are seeking a science teacher, English teacher, and an English Learner teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you know of any candidates who may be interested in any of our positions, please provide them with my contact information.

Thank you,

Cristina Marquez-Avila, M.S., P.P.S.
School Counselor
Joseph Le Conte Middle School