College Foreign Language Teachers
On the Job
College Foreign Language Teachers teach courses in languages other than English, including American Sign Language (ASL). They may also do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach humanities courses at the college level.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
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