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Job Opening: Spanish-Language Special Education Teacher

LILA has an opening for a Spanish-Language Special Education Teacher as well as other positions. For a complete list of all up-to-the-minute openings, click here to be taken to LILA's application page. See the list of current openings under "vacancies" (in the box in the upper left corner of the screen).

Spanish-Language Special Education Teacher

This job opening is located at Lakes International Language Academy's Main Campus, 246 11th Ave SE, Forest Lake, MN 55025.

To apply, please go to current openings to fill out an application.

Job Duties:

The special education teacher will work under the direction of the special education director in Lakes International language Academy, a bilingual immersion charter school in Forest Lake, MN. Work involves teaching subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students, including audibly and visually handicapped students. Specific duties include:

  • Will provide differentiated instruction, based on the individual students’ ability levels and unique challenges.
  • Participate in parent and teacher communications.
  • Develop appropriate methods for meeting educational objectives for each child.
  • Evaluate student performance.
  • Provide instruction and direction in both English and Spanish, consistent with the goals and methods of immersion curriculum.

Join The LILA Float At The 4th Of July Parade

LILA will once again have a float in the Forest Lake 4th of July Parade!

We need participants to ride on the float and to walk alongside the float, passing out candy and/or LILA postcards. The only requirement is that you wear a FREE white DRAGONS shirt and smile as you represent LILA!

Participants who don't have a white Dragons T-shirt from last year's parade are welcome to pick up your FREE shirt at Headwaters Campus (19850 Fenway Ave N, Forest Lake, MN 55025) between 9am - 2pm through the week of June 26th.

Please sign up here: 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba8ad2ca0fe3-2017.

Camp Dragon Registration Is Open

Registration is now open for U.S. students and host families. Sign up today for:

Camp Dragon - Mandarin By The Lake 2017
Chinese Summer Language & Cultural Exchange Program

Camp dates: July 24 - August 4, 2017 at LILA's Main Campus for students who have completed fifth grade and up

Experience Chinese language and cultural learning with student visitors from China.

Expect hands-on projects, social activities, tours, and tons of fun! We've partnered with the Chinese Society of Education, the first and largest academic education organization in China, to create Camp Dragon - Mandarin by the Lake. This exciting program is bigger and better than ever! See you there!

Host families, please sign up today for special savings if your child is attending the camp. NOTE: This is a separate registration for hosting.

We appreciate that the LILA community is helping to welcome Chinese students for the two weeks of camp.

For more information, U.S. student registration form, please click here.

International Travel Information

LILA encourages students to build their language skills and broaden their global mindedness through travel abroad. We have some special opportunities coming up. Watch for follow-up meetings and application/payment due dates. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Apply here for International Travel today. Some programs have application deadlines!

Current International Travel Opportunities

Yinchuan, China: A 10-day cultural tour and school exchange with the students who visited LILA for last summer's Camp Dragon. It will include a visit to the Giant Panda Research Base and the Great Wall. See the presentation from the Parent Info Night here.

Madrid, Spain: A two-month exchange with CASVI, an IB World School in Madrid, beginning with Spanish students here for the month of September and LILA students in Spain for the month of October. See the presentation from the Parent Info Night here.

Xela, Guatemala: A service-oriented trip for students interested in medicine or dentistry, through Global Public Service Academies (GPSA), which works in collaboration with professors and students from Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities. See the presentation from the Parent Info Night here.