Resident Advisor-Language House Class (4131)

Class Specifications - A.20

November, 1979

Class Concepts

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Under general supervision, Resident Advisors-Language House plan and direct the activities of a residential unit that is designated as a "language house" within a residence hall facility and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents prepare instructional material and conduct foreign language conversation sessions; organize and direct educational, social, and recreational activities that assist students in acquiring fluency in foreign languages and understanding of the cultures of the countries represented by the languages; arrange cultural exchanges and excursions for language house residents such as attendance at dramatic and musical events, visits to other universities and colleges, and exchanges with cultural organizations; arrange cultural programs by obtaining speakers, performers, and special guests who will assist students in acquiring knowledge and understanding of the cultures of designated countries; lead discussion groups in selected foreign languages to increase the students' linguistic fluency; select and obtain training devices or materiel such as television, tape recorders, record players, books, journals for use in a language house; write and transcribe to tape or other automatic teaching devices, self-instructional material for use in grammar exercises and drills, and to improve discrimination and correct articulation of sounds; and coordinate programs with faculty members, residence hall administrators and student government representatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from college, with a native knowledge of the required foreign language, and two years of experience in residence hall supervision and/or supervising social and recreational activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.