Teaches languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
- Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as how to speak and write a foreign language and the cultural aspects of areas where a particular language is used.
- Conducts research in a particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in scholarly journals, books, or electronic media.
- Keeps abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and activities.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
- Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
- Selects and obtains materials and supplies, such as textbooks.