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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Spanish Conversation Partner


English & Modern Languages

Job Description

To provide an opportunity for students enrolled in Spanish courses to practice the language in a practical manner; Meet with students enrolled in various Spanish courses for two or more 30 minute sessions per week on a semi-formal basis to practice conversing in Spanish; Additional meetings beyond two hours per week must be approved in advance by the supervisor.


  • Ability to speak, read, and write competently in Spanish

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Ability to help limited Spanish speakers with daily problems through communication


  • Ability to communicate by campus email in a timely manner

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Ability to seek advice from appropriate channels

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Necessary language skills

Personal/Social Development:

  • Desire to learn about other cultures and people and to grow personally
  • Desire for service learning opportunities

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Ability to work positively with a diverse student population

Cultural Enrichment:

  • Participation in cultural activities


Must be fluent in Spanish; Have knowledge of life in the Hispanic world.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

4 Hours

Start Date

February 1, 2013; Please bring completed application to Eric Dickey, Colden Hall 2865.

Application Deadline

January 28, 2103


Dr. Eric Dickey


Colden Hall 2865




Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.