Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

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What they do:
Teach 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities

  • foreign language
  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Math and Science

  • sociology and anthropology
  • geography

Business

  • administrative services

Skills

Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Social

  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Self Control
  • Persistence
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Learning management system LMS In Demand
  • Moodle

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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