GCE Lab School prepares high school students for success as citizens in our interconnected and multicultural world. Our model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world questions in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential career paths.
In Fall 2023, GCE will introduce Mandarin study as a new option for ninth grade students. In the coming academic year, we will offer just one year of introductory Mandarin. Additional sections will be added in subsequent years.
The Mandarin Instructor will inspire students to genuinely explore the language through innovative & interdisciplinary curriculum and personalized, hands-on instruction. The Instructor will be responsible for motivating each student to develop competencies, knowledge and skills in comprehending, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin. The Instructor will share the culture of China and other countries where Mandarin is spoken to discover and develop special talents of students in communication. The Instructor is expected to help students communicate their understandings through the lens of global citizenship. This position includes space for personalizing the Mandarin curriculum to fit the instructor’s interests and students' needs, consistent with GCE’s project-based pedagogical model.
Design and facilitate instruction in Mandarin language and Chinese culture, consistent with best practices in language instruction and GCE’s project-based pedagogical model
Teach a single course in Fall, Winter and Spring terms.
Actively engage students with different learning styles and behaviors by preparing lesson plans that reflect student needs and group dynamics
Communicate with parents to help students excel in their foreign language courses
Connect lessons with current events in Chicago and in the world
Assess and monitor student progress and performance
Actively participate in GCE’s professional development program
Collaborate with colleagues
Summary of Qualifications and Expectations
Teaching experience in a secondary school preferred
Fluency in Mandarin
Experience working as a mentor or advisor to adolescents within an academic setting
Experience working in multicultural and multi-ethnic environments
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Established interest in progressive education
Living abroad/travel experiences preferred
Time & Place
This is a part-time position following GCE’s annual and weekly calendar. Position begins no later than August 1, 2023.
Submit Cover Letter & resume?
Introductory virtual interview
Submit writing sample
Onsite interview with Head of School & Faculty
How to Apply
No phone calls please. Please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, or reply through NAIS. We will contact those candidates we wish to interview. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Using the city as a classroom, we embolden a community of socially responsible citizens to respond courageously to the world's biggest challenges. Our Global Citizenship Experience model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world problems in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential job and career paths.