We’re kicking off our getting ready for interview season series with questions you should be prepared to answer during your teaching interview. This is specifically for Spanish teachers or World Language teachers. There are going to be things that apply to any teaching interview but they’re definitely a few examples really specific to language teachers. So if you’re ready to get prepared with these Spanish teacher job interview Questions let’s jump in!
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Spanish Teacher Job Interview Questions
- Why did you decide to study education?
- How do you communicate with or involve guardians?
- Why did you decide to study your language?
- How would you motivate the kids who aren’t motivated?
- What can you contribute to the culture of our building?
- How do you incorporate social emotional learning into your classroom?
- How do you involve guardians in the classroom?
- What is your teaching philosophy?
- How do you deal with conflict?
- Tell us about a time you had a conflict with a student or talk about a time you had a conflict with a co-worker. What was the resolution of that conflict?
- How would you deal with a difficult parent or a difficult guardian?
- What are some strategies you use to differentiate your lesson plan to meet the needs of all your students?
- How would you describe your classroom management style?
- How do you maintain your Spanish?
- Be ready for a few questions in the target language
- How do you measure growth?
- What professional goals do you have, and why?
- How do you work towards any professional goals?
- What has been your biggest challenge personally or professionally, and how did you deal with it?
How to Prepare
What I would recommend doing is just kind of sitting down with this list of questions and going through them in your mind to tell you can come up with a short response to each one so that way you’re prepared. You could definitely write out your answers as well, but I think just thinking through them so you have an idea is plenty. You don’t want to feel rehearsed in your responses, but you don’t want to be sitting there clueless, either!
Obviously this isn’t an all-encompassing list sometimes and everything else can throw you a curveball, but it can give you an idea or a feel for the things that you should be prepared to discuss in interview.