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Teaching Opportunities

The Boston Medical Spanish Center (BMSC) is looking for enthusiastic instructors to teach our medical Spanish courses on a per program, W2 or 1099 basis. This opportunity is ideal for Spanish instructors interested in teaching projects that work with their schedules and who are interested in increasing equitable access to healthcare in Boston and throughout the country.

These are paid teaching opportunities ($55-$65 / contact hour) formatted to offer instructors flexibility to choose the projects that work for them. While logistical details vary from program to program, the following may be useful information:

  • All teaching will be conducted online via Zoom. Online and in-person teaching opportunities will be available as well. When in-person, classes are held at our various partner sites across Boston and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Classes for most programs are held evenings and weekends.

  • An average program runs 10 hours. Average instructor teaches 80-120 hours per year; some instructors teach over 120 hours per year.

  • Instructors are offered specific projects according to organizational needs. Instructors can accept or decline specific programs depending on the instructor’s availability and interest.

  • Instructors receive support in their online classes from assistant teachers and administrative support from program managers.

  • Free training is available for all teachers, including free training in Spanish for medical fields.

  • Student proficiency levels range from beginner speakers to native speakers who are developing medical Spanish terminology.

RESPONSIBILITIES

All instructors will be responsible for the following:

  • Creating their own lesson plans as needed

  • Communicating class information to students

  • Occasional meetings with program managers

  • For in-person classes: arranging and resetting classrooms as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Online teaching experience is required

  • High fluency in Spanish and conversational English proficiency are required.

  • Responsive and professional communication is required.

  • An energetic and outgoing personality is required.

  • Familiarity with medical terminology is preferred.

  • Familiarity with regional variances of the Spanish language is preferred

  • Available in and/or around the city of Boston is a plus.

  • Please note: we cannot sponsor visas at this time.

* If you are interested in this opportunity but have limited teaching experience or are otherwise not sure you meet the qualifications, please consider volunteering. https://form.jotform.com/42685257682163

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please fill out our online application at https://forms.zohopublic.com/generalinfo/form/SpanishInstructorApplicationForm/formperma/JUZ4CvQO2cOb_xhhDQRk0N3pOOaF45FXr1R76jvZ4H4

After submitting your application form, successful candidates will progress through the following steps in the application process:

  • Initial application (10 minutes)

  • An informational interview (15 minutes)

  • An interview with a program manager (25 minutes)

  • Teaching a 10-minute mock class online (40 minutes)

  • A reference check

ABOUT US

The Boston Medical Spanish Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit initiative of AES World Languages and Cultures Institute, empowers healthcare professionals to improve cultural understanding, reduce miscommunication, and improve relationships with patients through communication in the second most widely spoken language in the United States. For more information, visit our website, www.bostonmedicalspanish.org.

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