Lecturer on French

Karel de Grote Hogeschool



How big do you want to be?

Karel de Grote university college is a warm and ambitious learning and workplace in the super-diverse city of Antwerp. You work together with 1,300 colleagues and for more than 13,000 students.

We opt for innovative and challenging education with room for growth.

For our specializations SME management, International business (IOR) and Finance and insurance we are looking for a:

Lector French - 50%

What are you going to do?

You teach 'Le Français des affaires' in the first year of the specialization SME management and international business and in the second year of the specialization Finance and insurance. This includes contemporary professional communication skills in French. Both vocabulary, grammar and practicing reading, listening, writing and speaking skills are discussed. For SME management that is linked to various aspects of business, ranging from a company and product proposals to placing an order, business telephone calls, applying, ... For finance and insurance you pay attention to French banking (means of payment, investments, loans, etc.).

You also give 'Professional Development' in the second year of the Finance and Insurance specialization. You work closely with the teachers of this course and you act as a coach for a group of students. This is independent of your expertise in the French language. You guide and inspire students during their internships and group assignments (ie improve the financial literacy of secondary school students and investigate the future for bachelors in the financial, insurance or real estate sector).

The total range of duties of a teacher is very diverse .

You give and develop challenging, inspiring and future-oriented education. You assess students and guide and coach them in their learning process and possibly also during internships and bachelor's theses. You integrate modern educational techniques and resources into your approach and look for solutions to deal with diversity within student groups in a result-oriented way. You think along about new (subject) content, working methods, learning lines, ... You like to support your training and your course by participating in course councils, departmental consultations, open days, co-registering, etc. with colleagues and companies as food for your teaching assignment. You not only stimulate the student to develop, but you also work on your own professionalization, both substantively and pedagogically-didactically.

For both assignments you are part of the enthusiastic and motivated training team 'SME management and international entrepreneurship' that focuses on training students to become entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial managers. You work on our Groenplaats campus and report to the head of SME management and international business.

Your profile?

  • Your dynamism, drive and entrepreneurial spirit, that is why we want to work with you so much.
  • You ensure a safe and inspiring context in which students dare to speak French. Your professional knowledge, your gift to transfer this knowledge to a diverse student audience and a practical approach make students enthusiastic and give them guidance.
  • You get energy from teaching and you can empathize with the environment of our students.
  • You guide students in their learning and growth process and you give them strong wings. You encourage them to make a maximum effort.
  • New visions on learning such as high impact learning inspire you.
  • You are a strong proponent of linking a language course to other courses and authentic cases so that it becomes an integrated story. You look for solutions to achieve this.
  • You take an active role in pilot projects to raise the level of French among our students.
  • You have affinity with the business community and with finance and insurance in particular. You are familiar with terms such as business plan, SWOT analysis, MIFID, investment funds and economic principles. Experience in the financial or insurance sector is a plus
  • You can work smoothly with MS Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and you quickly master your new IT applications.
  • Of course you have an excellent knowledge of French. You have a master's degree in linguistics and literature (option French) or equivalent. A pedagogical diploma is a plus.

What do we offer you?

  • An interesting part-time assignment (50%) - as a statutory employee - that starts on 1 September 2019 and runs until 31 August 2020 , renewable after a positive evaluation.
  • Benefits such as flexible working hours, the possibility of working from home, a laptop, training options, a teacher card and an attractive holiday arrangement.
  • A wage according to your qualifications and experience (scale 502 = master). You can find more information about this at http://onderwijs.vlaanderen.be/nl/vind-je-salarisschaal#hoger-onderwijsWe reimburse 100% commuter traffic via public transport and if you come by bicycle you will receive € 0.15 per km.
  • At KdG, your growth is given every opportunity. Space for theory and practice. Space for experiment and innovation. You are not alone in that. Every starting teacher receives an adapted professionalization trajectory.


Tell us! Apply as soon as possible and no later than 15 August via www.kdg.be/vacatures .

Click on the desired vacancy and you will find the 'apply online' link below. We are curious about your course, talents and motivation. Definitely also describe why this vacancy suits you.

  • the 1st selection round is based on the applications received
  • the 2nd round consists of a written online language test
  • the 3rd round is a job interview on August 27 in the afternoon

We think diversity is important, we seek a good balance between men and women, different ages and cultural background. That is why we invite everyone - who recognizes themselves in this profile - to apply.

A Question?

Tom Fleerackers (head of SME management and international business) and Philip Hellemans (head of Finance and insurance) are happy to answer your questions. You can reach them via tom.fleerackers@kdg.be   - 03 613 16 56 or philip.hellemans@kdg.be   - 03 502 23 99. For help with applying, you can contact HR via 03 613 13 36 or hr @ kdg .be.

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