Fall 2013 applications will open in August 2013. Please check back for more updates.
Are instructors paid?
No. All of our instructors are student volunteers who have a genuine interest in sharing their language and culture.
How many hours per week do I have to teach?
We require a minimum of 1 hour per week. However, you may request to handle more than one class or extend the duration of one class.
Until when do I have to teach?
Our schedule coincides with that of the university. Classes begin during the 3rd week of classes in the fall and spring semesters and end the week before finals. However, some instructors choose to end their courses earlier in preparation for final exams.
Is there an interview or exam required?
No. We hold a MANDATORY instructor-training seminar for all applicants in the beginning of the semester. If you are unable to attend this orientation, your application will unfortunately be dropped.
I am not completely fluent. Can I still teach a language?
NUCALLS requires that you are at least high intermediate in order to teach a NEWBIE class. Because we would like to ensure quality of classes, we cannot accept instructors who do not have ample competence in the language. As long as you are confident that you are capable of teaching, you are very much welcome to be part of our instructor team.
I have never taught before. Is experience required?
No previous teaching experience is required. We provide support in the form of instructor orientations as well as various resources including a general curriculum, books, lesson aids, etc. If you would like to borrow any teaching materials, simply email us to arrange a meeting. Our Academic Team will be happy to give you the support you need.
Designed for those who have zero knowledge in the language. Learn the basics of the language such as the alphabet or writing system, pronunciation, grammar foundation and communication.
Targeted for those who already have a working knowledge on the language and can converse at a very basic level.
Students at this level can already hold a decent conversation in a wide variety of topics and have the ability to recognize and correct themselves when speaking.
Tailored for those who wish to brush up or keep up with their language skills; this level emphasizes vocabulary expansion, acquisition of expressions and slang, and conversational competence.