PYP Language Integrationist

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission. Campus des Nations is the most recent campus in the International School of Geneva Foundation. Located in the heart of Geneva’s international quarter, this campus has quickly established itself as an educationally pioneering school committed to putting student learning at the centre of all its activities. Campus des Nations is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Our programmes are based on the IB’s ‘Learner Profile’, a set of ideals that inspire, motivate and focus the work of the school and help students to become more thoughtful, moral, cultured and caring. Fostering these qualities is at the heart of all we do.
LocationCampus des Nations (Early Years/petite enfance)
Application closing date21/01/2022
Starting Date31/08/2022

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

PYP Language Integrationist
Full-time – 40  Hour(s)

Overview of the role               

This role consists of overseeing the coordination of language acquisition for students in Primary and the Early Years. This post will have some teaching for 5, 6 and 7 year old students arriving with no English. Other responsibilities include the coordination of curriculum mapping and lesson implementation, staff professional development, review of quality of programme implementation, coordination of student language profile data collection, as well as family language planning for the families in the early years.


Key responsibilities

Leading teaching

  • Support staff in developing pedagogical approaches to student language learning
  • Keep abreast of and propose professional learning opportunities
  • Liaise directly with external professionals such as the language consultant
  • Work with teams to optimise support in an inclusive model

Leading student learning

  • Support students with no English proficiency in accessing the language in the mainstream

Leading community learning

  • Provide workshops for parents and support family language planning

Manage and develop the languages programmes

  • Collect and organise data around student language profiles
  • Lead research and collect data around student language learning over time

Review quality of implementation

  • Support and observe the implementation of multilingual practices in the classrooms


Candidate Requirements:

  • University degree and a teaching qualification
  • Bilingual with a sound working knowledge of French and English (minimum B2/C1 in both languages)
  • Post-graduate studies in the area of language acquisition or linguistics
  • Five years of teaching experience supporting students with L2 language acquisition, preferably working with a school community in an international setting
  • Experience in carrying out small scale research projects

Candidates are requested to apply online, attaching their CV , three references (one of which must be from their current or most recent employer, who can be contacted should the candidate be selected for an interview), and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Mrs Isla Gordon, International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations Campus by 21st January 2022, mentioning the reference number 440 216.


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The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.