ACTFL seeks up to 12 Polish language experts who will work as consultants on a 5-day project. Consultants will participate in a working group tasked with creating a scoring protocol for a test of Polish reading and listening proficiency (DLPT5). This test is being developed on behalf of the US government.
About the Project: During the five-day work session, participants will take the DLPT5 test and then discuss each question to determine the likelihood of a test-taker answering it correctly. This will be a research-based discussion.
Dates & Location: This work session will take place July 22-26, 2019 (5 work days) in the BWI area of Maryland.
Compensation: Participants’ compensation will be $2,000 (TOTAL) for this assignment. In addition, travel and lodging expenses along with a per diem are paid by ACTFL.
Qualifications: ACTFL is seeking participants with the following qualifications:
Advanced professional proficiency in Polish reading and listening (native speaker OR L2 learner)
Professional proficiency in English reading, listening and speaking
Previous professional experience using Polish (ex: teacher, translator, interpreter, journalist) or using the language in the context of the Department of Defense
TO APPLY: If you are interested in this consulting assignment, please submit:
Resume/CV: A current resume or CV that concretely references professional experience with Polish with attention to the above qualifications.
Statement: A paragraph that comprehensively summarizes your experience using Polish in professional settings.
* Please submit the resume and statement as a single PDF document or a single Word document.
About American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Since its founding (in 1967), ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their students. From the development of Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher.
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