Foreign Language Instructor

Washington, D.C
Sep 15, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Full Time

As a Foreign Language Instructor, you will deliver programs that provide intelligence professionals with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively or to perform other language-related duties. Foreign Language Instructors apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet highly customized student needs. You will also complete a proficiency testing certification to conduct and rate language proficiency tests in three modalities: reading, speaking, and listening. In addition, you may be asked to provide a variety of language support services worldwide.

Foreign Language Instructors have advanced proficiency in at least one of the following languages:
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (BCMS)
  • Burmese
  • Chinese-Mandarin (currently only hiring for advanced Chinese-Mandarin proficiency)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indonesian/Bahasa
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
In addition to base salary, you can earn annual incentive pay based on the language and your language proficiency. Foreign Language Instructors who speak multiple languages may also qualify for additional incentive pay in varying amounts. Furthermore, new employees may qualify for a lump-sum hiring bonus.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be physically in the United States or one of its territories when you submit your resume via MyLINK.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national US citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Native-like proficiency in one or more of the foreign languages listed above, as well as professional level ability in English. Candidates will be required to take proficiency tests in their claimed language/languages in reading, speaking and listening.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the language in the context of the culture of the region
  • Ability to use the latest technology and teaching methods
  • Ability to work well and collaborate within a team-teaching environment
  • Experience teaching language skills to adult learners, taking them from beginner to the general professional proficiency level in an intensive setting
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Desired Qualifications

Experience living, working, and/or studying abroad


  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Education
    • Foreign Languages
    • Linguistics
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale