Job: Linguistic Reviewer/Proofreader, Multiple Languages

Deadline: Open until Filled

Welocalize is offering a unique opportunity for those who enjoy a combination of linguistic and technical work. We are seekingLinguistic Reviewers/Proofreaders for a project in Austin, Texas. We need your native level fluency skills combined with strong technical skills. If you are looking for a long-term (no end date) role this is a great opportunity for you!

The tester will be conduct test cases, identify localization bugs, report them via an internal bug tracking system as well as verify the fixes once implemented.

The perfect candidate will possess strong linguistic skills.

Job requirements:

This will be a remote role due to the COVID-19 crisis. Once restrictions are lifted, all successful candidates will be expected to be onsite at the North Austin office location.

Hourly rate: $23

W-2 (eligible for benefits based on hours worked)

Monday-Friday (9 am – 5 pm -> with one hour of lunch in between -> 35 hours per week)

You must have a valid visa to work in the USA

Preferred backgrounds: Marketing, Journalism, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Writing, Translation and/or Localization

Requirements

  • Native-level fluency in their respective language (grammar, vocabulary, composition, punctuation)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Experience working in translation
  • Tech savvy, with experience testing web-based systems and applications on Mac OS X and iOS
  • Ability to prioritize linguistic issues and distinguish between a true must-fix and a nice-to-have
  • Experience working with test cases and test scripts
  • Experience with bug tracking systems
  • Ability to clearly articulate reproduction steps for a given issue and communicate critical information
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with very diverse teams
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong team ethic

Languages we are looking for:

Catalan

Czech

Danish

Finnish

Hindi

Croatian

Brazilian Portuguese

Romanian

Slovak

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Critical Languages Training, Funding, and Info Sessions (Arizona State University)

Info Sessions: October 5, 15, 28, 2020

From Arizona State:

As we did in 2019, CLI 2020 offered training in 12 less-commonly-taught languages: Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. However, this summer’s program was our first (involuntary) foray into online learning. Students and faculty from across the country and across the world came together on Zoom 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Many of them also joined us for virtual co-curricular activities, which included cultural presentations, expert talks, and grant and career info sessions. In the end, CLI served more students than ever before and both internal and independent proficiency testing has demonstrated that these students made substantial gains in fluency and comprehension. (For instance, our internal testing showed that nearly 60% of first-year students reached intermediate proficiency or higher after 7 or 8 weeks! Independent proficiency testing showed that our Title VIII fellows in programs ranging from first-year Armenian to fourth-year Russian gained an average of 3.2 proficiency levels.) This is a reflection not only of their focus and determination, but of the dedication, energy, and creativity of our CLI faculty.  

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Study Abroad Spring Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils is offering its Spring 2021 language programs as both overseas and online options. Applicants interested in remote study abroad can connect with host country faculty and peers through one of the virtual opportunities available for the Spring 2021 semester. To learn more about these programs and how to apply, please visit https://acstudyabroad.org/spring2021/

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Job: Expert in teaching English to speakers of Russian at Duolingo

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Use your expertise in teaching English to Russian speakers to help bring English language education to the world.

Duolingo is looking for an ESL/EFL expert who has native or near-native proficiency in both English and Russian, who has experience teaching beginning English to Russian speakers, and who has experience developing language learning curricula. This is a temporary freelance position (no benefits included). All work will be conducted remotely and hours are flexible.

https://duolingo.breezy.hr/p/786b9828e82f-expert-in-teaching-english-to-speakers-of-russian-at-duolingo

International Peace Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2020

International Peace Scholarship, established in 1949 to provide scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the US or Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. There are two parts to the application process. The first is filling out an on-line eligibility form, which is due December 15.  If you qualify (based on the eligibility form), you will be sent materials to complete the full application. The deadline for that is March 1.

 An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework. In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year. Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

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Funding: National Digital Newspaper Program (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Deadline: January 14, 2021

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible online (see the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website).  An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website directs users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats.  During the course of its partnership with NEH, LC will also digitize and contribute to the NDNP database a significant number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections.

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Apply to Coach Secondary School Teachers of English in Uzbekistan

Deadline: October 19, 2020

The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program (ESN:CP) strengthens secondary school teachers’ pedagogical and classroom English skills in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

PROGRAM DESIGN

ESN:CP will place highly trained U.S. educators in year-long program assignments in five regional Ministry of Public Education In-Service Training Institutes (INSETI) in Uzbekistan.

Each Coach will:

·         Spread high quality pedagogy standards to EFL teachers at local public schools utilizing a team-teaching model;

·         Cultivate a core of professional English language teacher-leaders in their assigned region by providing sustainable methods of clinical supervision to highlight the value of peer observation and feedback;

·         Support the English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program by conducting professional development activities for in-service teachers;

·         Teach EFL in secondary schools identified by the INSETI center;

·         Share U.S. culture and values with students and teachers in Uzbekistan through direct teaching in secondary schools and American Corners;

·         Assist in Embassy-sponsored trainings and conferences.

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Viadrina International Program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Viadrina International Program – for Graduates (VIP) as a funding program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers has funds for 2021.The program is funded by the European University Viadrina and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The VIP aims to support the international networking of doctoral candidates and their stronger involvement in international research contexts and discourses.

International doctoral candidates may apply for research stays in 2021 at the European University Viadrina to get familiarize with the research environment at the Viadrina. These fellowships allow international doctoral candidates to get in touch with Viadrina professors for research co-operations or potential doctoral opportunities (e.g. joint degrees and cotutelle agreements). International doctoral candidates may apply for the following funding line:

•             Fellowships for research stays at the European University Viadrina (max. 3 months)

The application deadline is November 1, 2020 (23:59 pm CET).

For detailed information please see the individual calls on the website of the VIP.

CFP: Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Best Practices

Deadline: September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021 roundtable (March 8-14, 2021, Philadelphia) 

Update: NeMLA has confirmed that virtual participation will be available for this conference, so feel free to apply even if in-person may not be an option for you! 

This roundtable seeks input from instructors of less-commonly-taught languages of the former Eastern Bloc in an effort to share experiences and best practices across languages. Our goal is to bring together higher education instructors of foreign languages in the US (and possibly beyond) to facilitate collaboration and exchange successfully implemented ideas in pedagogy as well as the organization of academic language programs. While these languages are taught at various universities of North America, professional opportunities to compare and exchange such ideas and experiences are limited. We hope to establish a conversation across languages and institutions that can prove useful in the future implementation of best practices to attract and educate learners in these typically small language programs.   

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