UOWD6126 - Casual Arabic Language Teacher

Business Unit: Academic
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Department: Language Studies Centre
Contract Type: Casual
Location: Dubai
Position Profile:

University of Wollongong in Dubai is seeking applications to recruit for the position of Casual Arabic Language Teacher.

The position of Arabic as a Second Language Teacher has an important function in the Arabic Language Program provided by the English Language Centre in UOWD.

The role of the classroom teacher is central to the quality of this program and the experience of students learning Arabic as a second/foreign language in the ELC. Without well qualified and experienced ASL/AFL teachers, the Arabic language program will not be competitive and distinguished among Arabic programs currently available in Dubai, UAE.

The ELC has a number of casual positions available throughout the year to cover the flexible class times offered to our students and other corporate clients. A casual position requires teaching from 3 to 20 hours per week.

  • A Bachelor’s degree and an AFL related teaching qualification, (such as TAFL).
  • Evidence of other Arabic teaching experience in areas of language education and training, such as industry or mainstream education would be considered favourably
Essential Criteria:
  • UAE Residency Visa with No Objection Certificate from the visa sponsor.
  • Bi-lingual fluency in Arabic and English 
  • BA with at least 2 years of teaching qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language to adults in a tertiary environment.
  • Have the ability to teach Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), as well as Levantine and Gulf dialects.
  • Have the ability to remain open to new theories and methods in ASL/AFL instruction.
  • Be flexible in responding to students' needs.
  • Have a pedagogical rather than a punitive approach to students' errors, and a willingness to teach a full range of levels and Arabic language courses.
  • Availability to teach across the whole teaching period - morning, afternoon, evening, and at weekends.
  • Have the desire to promote the English Language Centre as an educational centre of excellence through a professional and team-spirited approach to all responsibilities within and outside the classroom.
Desirable Criteria:
  • A higher education degree up to MA or PhD in a related field, such as Adult Education, Second language teaching.
  • A willingness to travel within Dubai and Adu Dhabi to conduct classes for corporate clients.
  • Computer literacy and an interest in Computer assisted language learning.
  • Evidence of other ASL/AFL teaching experience in other fields, such as industry or mainstream education.
To Apply:

Closing Date: 19th February 2018 

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website at http://employment.uowdubai.ac.ae. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Appointment of the best candidate will be made on the basis of qualifications, relevant experience and past performance.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV