Frequently Asked Questions about TWI
Where can I find (or recruit for) a teaching job in a TWI program?
Use the Directory of Two-Way Immersion Programs to identify schools or districts where you might like to work and contact the school or district directly.
Use a general K–12 job bulletin board. For links, see the Riley Guide.
There are a few foreign language/Bilingual/ESL specific job sites:
- National Association for Bilingual Education
Jobs for Bilingual Professionals
- Language Magazine, The Journal of Communication & Education
JobShop features openings in ESL/EFL, bilingual, foreign languages throughout the U.S.
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Positions available section lists mostly non-immersion foreign language teaching positions.
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Lists ESL/EFL positions.
- Dave's ESL Café
Links to hundreds of ESL job and professional development web sites.
Consult your local newspaper, as well as newspapers in areas with large concentrations of speakers of the minority language of the program (e.g., Miami, San Juan, or Los Angeles for Spanish).
Create or participate in a partnership that provides student teachers from local colleges and universities that offer coursework in bilingual teaching.
If you are a non-U.S. citizen, check with your country's Embassy in the U.S. to see if it has a teacher placement program.