Outstanding services – everyday, to everyone, everywhere
Our core values are:
Respect: we consider everyone as being equally important and valued
Fairness: we are open and transparent, giving everyone equal access and opportunity
Integrity: we are honest, fair and professional in all our interactions
Professionalism: we always deal with people and situations from an experienced, informed and educated position
In 1982, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) felt the need to train its staff in French as a second language and to assess the second language capabilities of its employees, in-house and by its own linguistic specialists. Second language instructors were hired and started in-house teaching as well as designing occupationally-related second language training programs and proficiency assessments. The latter were conducted to determine the actual linguistic capabilities of CHEO’s staff.
The language training and testing sections of what was then called the Bilingual Services Department evolved into the Children’s Hospital Language Training Centre in 1987. In 1991, it became New Avenues Linguistic Services inc. and was privatized in 1996. Since then, New Avenues Linguistic Services (NALS) has provided consultation, language assessments, language training along with translation services in Ottawa, eastern, northern and southern Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and the Yukon.
Recruiting part-time teaching staff (evenings):
We are always looking for instructors of French and English as a second language for adults. We require a high standard of our teaching staff.
The type of candidate we are looking for must have the following qualifications:
• A university degree in linguistics, teaching, or some field related to our client base (this could be in nursing, allied health professions, education, legal, insurance or management);
• One thousand plus hours of experience in teaching second language to adults;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Excellent people skills;
• Love of teaching a second language;
• A strong desire to motivate professionals who may be very tired at the end of a very taxing day.
Although academic skills are highly regarded, we value most the character of our teachers. You will be treated (and paid) as a professional and you will become part of the family here at New Avenues. Our teachers are our strength so our clients have come to expect excellence. We invite you to apply.
Recruiting translators (English to French and French to English)
Minimum of a B.A. in translation
Previous experience in translation
Must be bondable
If you are interested in working with New Avenues Linguistic Services as a language instructor or translator, please e-mail your resume with three (3) professional references and the number of hours you have taught English or French as a second or first language to adults in your career or the years of experience for translators. In that latter case, three (3) examples of translations are required.
Please note that most work is done on a part-time basis and (for instructors) involves evening teaching.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us
New Avenues Linguistic Services inc.
2301 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa ON K1G 4J7
By fax: 613-738-4838
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org