International School of Zug and Luzern

Date de publication 15.04.2024

High School French Teacher (Spanish preferred)

General Description

In collaboration with their colleagues, teachers are responsible for planning and implementing an appropriate, school-aligned instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfil their academic and personal potential.

In addition, all teachers participate in our student Personal Development Programme as a Homeroom Teacher or teacher of our MYP 'Core' Programme. We also expect all our staff to support an ethos of holistic learning through their support of an after school club, activity or sport and attend a residential PDW for at least 5 days in term time with students.

Teachers are expected to meet (or commit to a growth plan to fulfil) the community expectations of ISZL's educator competency domains.

The HS Teacher of French is expected to:
  • Teach primarily French Acquisition courses in the High School (from MYP, IBDP, AP and/or ISZL courses) and maintain curriculum documentation for these courses.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student centred and inquiry driven pedagogy.
  • Involve students in planning for their own learning through appropriate and regular assessment;
  • Plan and implement significant units of work within a framework of continuity and progression;
  • Using a variety of different teaching strategies and resources to cater for a variety of different learning situations, abilities, and styles. Experience of UDL planning is an advantage but not essential.
  • Offering regular, written, formative feedback on student progress.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management that shows an understanding of the academic, social and emotional dimensions of learning.
  • Participating in Personal Development Week (experiential education trip) and our Personal Development Programme (i.e, teaching PSHE, Homeroom or Service as Action).
  • Be able to offer a co-curricular activity or sports team coaching after school as part of our wider programme.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the school through performing regular duties and being familiar with school policies.
  • Lead by example and partner with students in their engagement with the community, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Working with ISZL Colleagues
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure departmental and school-wide philosophical alignment.
  • Collaborate within course teams to review, develop and refine the French language courses to maximise and enhance student learning.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional and schoolwide meetings as appropriate.
  • Engage with colleagues to deepen practice and learn from each other through regular meetings, lesson observations and professional development opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to professional learning, reading and demonstrate professional curiosity.

Working with ISZL Parents and External Community
  • Engage parents as a true partner in the learning process.
  • Keep parents informed about the learning of their children, and be proactive in communication with parents.
  • Display student work to showcase their learning and accomplishments.
  • Present occasionally at parent evenings.

Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Please refer to ISZL's Candidate Profile
  • The candidate should hold a recognised teaching qualification or certification
  • Candidates must have a Swiss or EU passport/valid Swiss work permit (or be approved for a Swiss work visa).


Compensation for this position will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and is very competitive globally.

What we offer
  • Paid insurance benefits (accident insurance + long-term sickness)
  • Generous pension fund contributions
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition discount
  • Social events
  • A modern, dynamic and collaborative work environment

Key ISZL Reference Documents
  • Guiding Statements
  • Learning Principles
  • Inclusion Policy
  • ISZL Teacher Candidate Profile
  • Visit the Employment section of ISZL's website for more information

ISZL is an equal-opportunity employer

As such, ISZL agrees to support, respect, and seek inclusion with regard to the safety and care of all community members, including potential members looking to join our school. This includes but is not limited to: age; disabilities; ethnicity; gender; gender expression; gender identity; health needs; languages spoken; marital status; mental health; national origin; political affiliation; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation, and any additional characteristic protected under Swiss law.

ISZL endeavours to understand and protect the civil and human rights of all individuals, striving to maintain a high level of multicultural awareness and knowledge about all applicable laws and statutes related to non-discrimination and inclusion.

Child Protection

ISZL is committed to the use of the International Task Force on Child Protection screening and assessment practices for schools for all hiring processes. ISZL takes very seriously its responsibility for safeguarding our students against abuse and neglect. All staff and other adults associated with ISZL are expected to share this commitment and to immediately report any concerns regarding a student's safety or well-being.

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