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October 26, 2015

Hilton School District seeking hosts for two Chinese language teachers

Beginning in Jan. 2016, the Hilton School District will be participating in the Chinese Guest Teacher Program through the Confucius Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Two teachers will be spending one year in the Hilton School District teaching Mandarin Chinese at Merton Williams Middle School and Hilton High School. Students will have the opportunity to take the .5 credit elective course during study hall time in the spring and fall semesters. Additional courses may be offered through Hilton Community Education.

The district is currently seeking hosts to provide housing, transportation and sight-seeing opportunities for the two guest teachers for the 2016 calendar year. Host families would need to provide a separate bedroom and bath, in-home laundry access and a kitchen facility. An in-law apartment situation works best. Transportation to and from school, shopping, etc. would also need to be provided if the housing is not located on a bus line. The Institute will pay a stipend each month to the host families.

Community mentors are also needed to show the guest teachers local sights. Community mentors do not have to be the person or family providing the housing.

For more information, please contact Gloria Hoffer at 392-1000, ext. 3153 or email ghoffer@hilton.k12.ny.us.