Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Also called: French Professor, Professor, Spanish Instructor, Spanish Professor

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • foreign language
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • sociology and anthropology
  • geography
    Business
  • administrative services

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Self Control
  • Persistence
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
    Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    doctoral degree
    master's degree
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