Part-time Instructor (Online): High School Chinese (Online (Instructors located in US))

The Well-Trained Mind Academy is seeking a part-time Chinese instructor to teach live, online sections of Chinese during the 2024-202 school year. For the upcoming school year, we are offering Chinese 1. The instructor will have the opportunity to grow the Chinese program.
The classes are geared toward high school students.

Position Description

Our world language instructors use a combination of Comprehensible Input and explicit grammatical instruction, fitting with the goals of a classical education. Applicants should be well versed in second language acquisition theory and the ACTFL world-readiness standards for language learning. The successful candidate will be comfortable instructing and evaluating students with a goal of developing proficiency in the target language.

Job Responsibilities:
– Follow course schedule and pacing
– Plan engaging activities that support student language acquisition
– Encourage interaction between students
– Provide effective live instruction, including making learning goals clear to students and using appropriate instructional techniques
– Keep the learning environment positive. Outside material brought into the class is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
– Maintain course pacing and meet the standards outlined for the course, so that students meet the learning objectives for the units.
– Provide clear and actionable feedback on all assignments in a timely manner.


– Bachelor’s degree in Chinese or a related field
– Demonstrable skill in teaching introductory level Chinese

Preferred Qualifications

– Native or near-native Chinese speakers
– Experience teaching online
– 5+ years of experience teaching Chinese
– Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the secondary level
– Experience instructing a diverse student population
– Uses technology to deliver instruction effectively

The position advertised is a US-based position and living in one of the 50 states of the US is an essential qualification for employment. Any questions regarding eligibility based on location should be submitted before proceeding with the application.

Position requires reliable high-speed internet and the ability to comfortably work using a screen for several hours in a row.


Compensation is $5,600/section for the academic year (two 17-week semesters; 16 weeks of instruction, 1 exam week). This compensation includes preparing for and teaching the live sessions, grading student work, and all related email communication.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter that addresses previous teaching experience and a CV or résumé. Email all materials to careers@welltrainedmind.com. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; applications close April 1, 2024.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Chair of World Languages (elizabeth@welltrainedmind.com).