Dear Hiring Manager,
As a Latin Teacher with 6 years of instruction experience in private school settings, I apply with enthusiasm for this opportunity.
I recently returned from Italy, where I taught Latin at the private Medici International High School in Florence for 6 years. I had the pleasure of working closely with high school students from beginner level through to fluency, preparing them for potential future careers such as history, language teaching, interpretation and translation, and the church.
As well as the planning and delivery of high-quality teaching in physical and virtual settings, I am experienced in administering and evaluating assessments in preparation for Latin examinations. I employ a range of traditional and progressive methodology, incorporating experiential learning opportunities whenever possible. While I often use textbooks, I also enjoy creating tailored material for all levels.
I find teaching to be both energizing and intellectually stimulating, especially in view of the steep challenges that learning a classical language in the modern world presents. While I teach my students to be excellent linguists, I also strongly believe that immersing oneself in a classical language such as Latin positively influences communication skills and linguistic expression for their entire life. While it is important to draw upon original material, I proactively seek out contemporary sources to engage and stimulate younger learners. In addition to my experience, I hold an MA in Latin Studies.
I am interested in this position because of the exceptional teaching opportunity it represents within a dynamic school culture. I am eager to work in a collaborative environment where my passion for Latin and enthusiasm for facilitating engaging instruction can make a meaningful impact.
Please find attached my curriculum vitae for your consideration. Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you regarding next steps.