Student Employment

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Job Title: Conversation Partners

Term/Start Date: Employees are hired by the semester

Job Description: On campus employment for Amherst College international students and native speakers of less-commonly studied languages. The FiveCollege Center for the Study of World Languages is seeking applications from native speakers to be conversation partners. The Center accepts applications in many languages including: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Bangla/Bengali, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, Filipino, Georgian, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Shona, Slovak, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu, and other less-commonly studied languages.  We are seeking in particular: NORWEGIAN, FINNISH, DANISH, ICELANDIC, DUTCH, HAITIAN CREOLE, AND THAI.

Conversation partners work 2-4 hours per week with individuals or small groups of students to facilitate conversation practice in the language. Conversation partners serve as a living link between the students and the language and culture being studied.

Approximate Number of Hours: 2 to 4 hours per week

Requirements: Conversation partners must have native or near native spoken fluency in the language and must also be able to read and write in the language.

Hourly Wage: stipend based on a starting hourly rate of $12.50/hr

How to Apply: To apply, go to http://www.umass.edu/fclang/jobs.html. For questions, e-mail fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu.

Contact Name: Jess Deshayes

 

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