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The International Baccalaureate (IB) is currently seeking experienced individuals to take on the roles of Examiners Responsible for the following courses:
· Indonesian A: language and literature course
· Japanese A: language and literature course

(These are 2 separate positions.)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering challenging programmes for a worldwide community of schools. It is now represented in over 120 countries and in over 2,000 schools. The IB provides an international pre-university curriculum and an international university entry qualification, which gives access to higher education on a worldwide basis. You may be interested to visit the public website at www.ibo.org for more details.

One of the characteristics of the IB's diploma programme is that students are required to study, as one of six subjects that constitute the diploma, one of three ‘Language A’ course, each designed to develop high social, aesthetic and cultural literacy, as well as communication skills. The IB’s Language A: language and literature course is for students aged 16-18 who have experience of using the language of the course in an academic context. The course is firmly based on the study of both language and literature, with a focus on how the study of texts produced in a language is central to how we see and understand the world in which we live. The texts studied on this course will be diverse and in the literature elements will also include works studied in translation. At the end of the two years, students are expected to be able to focus closely on the language of the texts they study and will be aware of the role of each text’s wider context in shaping its meaning. Formal analysis of literary works as well as an understanding of critical literacy are desired outcomes of this course.

Further information about the course is available at http://www.ibo.org/diploma/curriculum/group1/LanguageAlanguageandliterature.cfm

The duties of examiner responsible include the setting and marking of examinations and may involve occasional (paid) travel to the IB curriculum and assessment centre in Cardiff, UK.

Please note that this position is part-time, involves no relocation, and is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments. In addition, examiners will be given clear instructions and be well supported throughout the process.

We are seeking an experienced individual with the following background:
· Native / fluent speakers of Japanese / Indonesian
· Qualified to at least degree level, ideally in Japanese / Indonesian literature
· Teaching experience
· Examining experience (desirable but not essential).

The IB is committed to offering the Language A: language and literature course in diverse languages, and regularly provides these examinations in sixteen different languages for its international candidature. We would be very keen to hear from all individuals with the above experience.

If you wish to apply, or would like further information, please contact the Examiner Training and Recruitment Department by e-mail (examrecruit@ibo.org).

Thank you very much for reading this message and giving consideration to it. I would be very grateful if you would kindly forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested in this position.






Submitted by Tania Roberts, International Baccalaureate