2018 Grads: Openings for English tutors in Hong Kong, Aug ’18-Jun ’19

Lingnan University cordially invites fresh graduates from our partner institutions in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia and New Zealand to apply for a Visiting English Tutor position. Duties would begin in mid-August 2018.

 Visiting English Tutors (VETs) work in the Centre for English and Additional Languages (CEAL) http://www.ln.edu.hk/ceal/. They work in CEAL’s English Language Support Service (ELSS) (http://elss.ln.edu.hk/) where they provide advice to undergraduate students and aid in the development of self-access materials.

 VETs also design and run workshops for students aimed to develop their writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, with topics covering a wide range of academic and cultural themes. Other duties include organising cultural activities such as English Café’s, Movie Nights, Outings, TEDxLingnanUniversity, etc.

 A major objective of the Visiting English Tutor scheme is to provide opportunities for Lingnan University’s local students to mix with people of a similar age group but from different cultural backgrounds. All applicants for this post must:

§  be about to graduate or recently graduated from one of Lingnan’s partner universities or members of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance in the above-listed countries with a first degree

§ be a native speaker of English

§ be interested in spending a year or two living and working in Hong Kong

§ be interested in interacting with students in Hong Kong

§ be interested in gaining experience in the ESL field at tertiary level

§ have an outgoing personality

§ have a basic Certificate-level teaching qualification, with a minimum of 100 hours input, such as the following: http://www.oxfordseminars.com/index.php  http://www.icaltefl.com/index.php/courses/tefl-tesol-certificate-course

Such a qualification can be gained once a provisional offer has been made.

Benefits are as follows:

§ The position is tenable from mid-August to mid-June and with the possibility of a further extension.

§ The monthly salary is fixed at $HK16,000 per month (approx. $US2,100).

§ Visiting English Tutors are each provided with fully furnished and equipped apartments on campus.

§ Medical and dental benefits are provided by Lingnan University.

§ Assistance will be given in obtaining a valid Hong Kong work visa from the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

 If you wish to be considered for the Visiting English Tutor position, please send your CV with a covering letter to our ELSS Coordinator by email – elss@ln.edu.hk.

Applications close on 28th February 2018

Max Kade International Houses – Applications for 2018-19 due JANUARY 29

A friendly reminder to those interested in applying for residence in the Max Kade Houses in North Village C next year:  your app is due by MIDNIGHT on JANUARY 29.

Students submitting late applications will not be initially considered and will move onto the waiting list.

Please click here for more information and link to the application.

Boren Award scholarships for language & culture study in Africa

The Boren Awards’ African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study French, Portuguese, Swahili, Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu in immersive domestic and overseas language/culture programs.

Please go to the AFLI for Boren Scholars webpage for more information and application materials. Applications for undergraduate scholarships are due February 8, 2018.

View the program flyer here.

Enjoy a Bubble Tea with the Asian & Asian American Awareness Club – 12/10

A5’s Bubble Tea Night: 12/10

World Language Program Internship – Register now for Spring!

Interested in participating in a Crawford Central School District/ Allegheny College collaboration and earning 2 credits?

Have you taken or are you currently in a 200-level or above language class at Allegheny?

If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, you’re a great candidate for the World Language Program — an internship that sends Allegheny students into local fifth-grade classes to provide an introduction to foreign language and global culture.

World Language interns give one lesson per week and are supported by classroom teachers in the schools; at the end of the semester, you will have a portfolio that documents your teaching experience and lesson plans — plus 2 credits!

For more info, please contact Professor Teresa Herrera (therrera@allegheny.edu)

Germany/Poland and South/East U.S. EL Travel Seminar Applications Due: 11/15

Germany/Poland and South/East U.S. EL Travel Seminar Applications Due: 11/15

Spanish House presents “Conducta” film from Cuba – 11/8

This Wednesday, November 8, the Spanish house will be showing the award winning Cuban film Conducta! The film is centered around a young Cuban student who is trying to support his mother and grow in a community that has given up on him, well, everyone except his teacher. The film showcases life for many young Cubans and reflects the daily struggles that la juventud can face on the island. There will be a post film discussion, and PIZZA & REFRESHEMENTS of COURSE!

The Movie Starts at 7pm in North Village I C Lobby.

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CLICK HERE for the trailer!


Time change: Spanish House Coffee & Tea Hour

The Spanish House Coffee & Tea Hour will now begin an hour later, at 4:30pm on Fridays in NVC104.  Same great brews and conversation!

Italy 2018 EL Travel Seminar 11/3

Italy 2018 EL Travel Seminar Information Session: 11/3

LOCATION CHANGE: Welcome Winter Festival featuring Yanlai Dance Academy

Details of this event have changed and it has been relocated to Montgomery Gym.  The revised text follows:

Old Man Winter is on his way — and we’re throwing him a party!  Come to the Montgomery Performance Space on Saturday, November 4th from 5:00 to 6:30pm for the Welcome Winter Festival.”  The event will feature the Yanlai Dance Academy from Pittsburgh, who will exhibit classical & folk styles of Chinese dancing.  Take the “Chopstick Challenge” and learn Chinese calligraphy, too.  It promises to be a fun and enlightening evening — join us!

Sponsored by:
Chinese-American Friendship Society
Department of Dance and Movement Studies
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Office of International Education 
Chinese Studies Program
Chinese House