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Spanish Instructor - Job Application

Job Description

Tierra Educational Center, LLC is a Spanish language learning center in Portland, OR with a thriving community of dedicated and enthusiastic students who share a keen interest in the Spanish language and culture. We offer a wide range of well-structured courses for adult students and are currently seeking a talented Spanish instructor who is well-prepared to teach small groups of highly motivated learners.


  • Plan and impart Spanish classes to groups of 4-9 adult students, as well as one-on-one private lessons.
  • Be available to teach in-person classes at our center in NE Portland as well as online classes.
  • Use engaging and dynamic teaching methods to implement the center's curricula and develop additional class activities and exercises as needed.
  • Explain Spanish grammar structures in clear and accessible terms while encouraging students to communicate in Spanish.
  • Implement conversational class activities that require active participation from students, and provide appropriate feedback and correction in an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • Record student attendance and what was covered in each class. There is no testing or grading of students.
  • Attend teacher’s meetings when they are held, at least once per 10 week term.
  • Maintain highly responsive communication with administrative and executive staff.


  • Native level Spanish fluency
  • At least one year (two or more years preferred) previous experience teaching adults (preferably teaching Spanish)
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning styles and ability levels within a group
  • Deep and nuanced understanding of Spanish grammar structures
  • Dynamic classroom presence; demonstrated ability to motivate students and engage them in an interactive learning environment
  • Warm and patient manner with students; professional and friendly demeanor
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency. Well versed in using Zoom and Google suite


Compensation is $27-$29 per hour of instruction, depending on experience. We aim to offer our teachers their ideal schedule and number of hours per week, generally between 8 and 25 hours.

We are currently seeking an instructor available to teach weekday evening classes except Fridays. There are also opportunities for teachers with daytime or Saturday availability.

Please respond with a detailed original cover letter written in Spanish, describing your work experience and qualifications, the reasons you are interested in working with us at Tierra and why you feel you are an excellent candidate for this position.

Applications submitted without an original cover letter in Spanish or resume won't be considered. No calls or walk-ins please.

Tierra Educational Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants must submit both a cover letter in Spanish as outlined above and resume (which can be in English) and currently reside in the Portland, OR metro area to be considered for the position.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx odt.