Ambassadors Policy

Welcome to the Books4Languages Ambassadors Program. Ambassadors are representative Collaborators of Books4Languages and must represent Books4Languages in a way that is in line with our values and standards.

Please carefully read through the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills that should be in a Books4Languages Ambassador.


We are searching for passionate and dependable teachers to join our Books4Languages Ambassadors team. The ambassadors’s responsibilities include teaching oral and written language, tailoring lesson plans to individual students or classes, and setting homework and assessments.

To be successful as a Books4Languages Ambassadors, you should be passionate about the language and culture. Outstanding teachers are energetic and able to inspire passion for the language in their students.

Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Reading the Editors Guide and additional resources to gain a thorough understanding of them before developing lesson plans and curricula.
  • Collaborating with other Ambassadors to develop lesson plans and teaching strategies.
  • Developing lesson plans and curricula based on the CEFR for Languages.
  • Developing lesson plans and curricula based on the needs of individual students.
  • Creating and presenting lessons that are congruent with students’ educational needs.
  • Ensuring all curriculum, school, and state requirements are met.
  • Preparing resources for oral and written examinations.
  • Providing suggestions for further learning.
  • Preparing students for formal and informal assessments.
  • Grading tests, pop quizzes, assignments, exams, and other assessments, and communicating with parents, students, teachers, and counselors regarding underperformance and other concerns.
  • Teaching writing and language composition classes.
  • Organizing feedback.
  • Conducting research on teaching methods, materials, and language games that can be used in class.
  • Using technology to improve lesson delivery and recordkeeping.
  • Expanding teacher networks and participating in workshops and other learning opportunities.
  • Reporting recurrent technical difficulties and other notable incidents to the appropriate member of staff.
  • Attending Ambassadors meetings, as required.

Ambassador Requirements:

  • Personal computer with a built-in or separate webcam.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in any language, in literature, or an equivalent may be required.
  • Proven written and verbal proficiency.
  • A teaching certificate or license may be required.
  • Computer literate.
  • Strong interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Well-organized and able to handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Detail-oriented and resilient.

Ambassador Expected behaviour

Every Ambassador is responsible for their own behaviour. In all Books4Languages projects, spaces and events, behaviour will be founded in respect, civility, collegiality, solidarity and good citizenship. This applies to all Ambassadors and participants in their interaction with all Ambassadors and participants, without expectations based on age, mental or physical disabilities, physical appearance, national, religious, ethnic and cultural background, caste, social class, language fluency, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or career field. Nor will we make exceptions based on standing, skills or accomplishments in the Books4Languages projects or movement.

Mutual respect

We expect all Ambassadors to show respect for others. In communicating with people, whether in online or offline Books4Languages environments, we will treat each other with mutual respect.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Practice empathy. Listen and try to understand what Ambassadors of different backgrounds want to tell you. Be ready to challenge and adapt your own understanding, expectations and behaviour as a Wikimedian.
  • Assume good faith, and engage in constructive edits; your collaborations should improve the quality of the project or work. Provide and receive feedback kindly and in good faith. Criticism should be delivered in a sensitive and constructive manner. All Ambassadors should assume unless evidence otherwise exists that others are here to collaboratively improve the projects, but this should not be used to justify statements with a harmful impact.
  • Respect the way that collaborators name and describe themselves. People may use specific terms to describe themselves. As a sign of respect, use these terms when communicating with or about these people, where linguistically or technically feasible.
  • During in-person meetings, we will be welcoming to everyone and we will be mindful and respectful of each others’ preferences, boundaries, sensibilities, traditions and requirements.

Civility, collegiality, mutual support and good citizenship

We strive towards the following behaviours:

  • Civility is politeness in behaviour and speech amongst people, including strangers.
  • Collegiality is the friendly support that people engaged in a common effort extend to each other.
  • Mutual support and good citizenship means taking active responsibility for ensuring that the Books4Languages projects are productive, pleasant and safe spaces, and contribute to the Books4Languages mission.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Mentorship and coaching: Helping newcomers to find their way and acquire essential skills.
  • Looking out for fellow collaborators: Lend them a hand when they need support, and speak up for them when they are treated in a way that falls short of expected behaviour as per the Universal Code of Conduct.
  • Recognize and credit the work done by collaborators: Thank them for their help and work. Appreciate their efforts and give credit where it is due.

Ambassador Unacceptable behavior

The Universal Code of Conduct aims to help community members identify situations of bad behaviour. The following behaviours are considered unacceptable within the Books4Languages movement:

Harassment

This includes any behaviour intended primarily to intimidate, outrage or upset a person, or any behaviour where this would reasonably be considered the most likely main outcome. Behaviour can be considered harassment if it is beyond what a reasonable person would be expected to tolerate in a global, intercultural environment. Harassment often takes the form of emotional abuse, especially towards people who are in a vulnerable position, and may include contacting workplaces or friends and family members in an effort to intimidate or embarrass. In some cases, behavior that would not rise to the level of harassment in a single case can become harassment through repetition. Harassment includes but is not limited to: Insults, Sexual harassment, Threats, Encouraging harm to others, Disclosure of personal data (Doxing), Hounding, Trolling…

Content vandalism and abuse of the projects

Deliberately introducing biased, false, inaccurate or inappropriate content, or hindering, impeding or otherwise hampering the creation (and/or maintenance) of content. This includes but is not limited to:

  • The repeated arbitrary or unmotivated removal of any content without appropriate discussion or providing explanation
  • Systematically manipulating content to favour specific interpretations of facts or points of view (also by means of unfaithful or deliberately false rendering of sources and altering the correct way of composing editorial content)
  • Hate speech in any form, or discriminatory language aimed at vilifying, humiliating, inciting hatred against individuals or groups on the basis of who they are or their personal beliefs
  • The use of symbols, images, categories, tags or other kinds of content that are intimidating or harmful to others outside of the context of encyclopedic, informational use. This includes imposing schemes on content intended to marginalize or ostracize.

Disciplinary procedings

If your conduct or performance is of a serious nature or a serious breach of the Books4Languages code of conduct occurs, you may be required to leave. This may be effective immediately.

Ending

Books4Languages or the Ambassador may terminate this collaboration at any time with or without cause.

Books4Languages reserves the right to delete Ambassador that have been inactive for extended periods of time.

Upon the termination of this collaboration for any reason, all rights or licenses granted hereunder shall immediately terminate and you will immediately cease use of, and remove all links to the Site, and all Books4Languages trademarks and logos, other marks and all other materials provided in connection with the Ambassadors Program.

Credits

Books4Languages will use commercially reasonable efforts to give you credit as the Contributor of the Content part you worked with, also as a member of the Ambassador program, but it will hold no responsibility if the Ambassador is not mentioned. The Ambassador knows and renounces his/her rights to any claims regarding not being credited for the work they carried out, which is in line with the business practices common for their use.

For more information, please, read the Terms of Service.

Others

Ambassador, as Collaborators, are subject to Books4Languages Terms of Service (including the Acceptable Use Policy, Honor Code, and course-specific eligibility requirements, and other terms).

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, franchisor-franchisee relationship, etc. is intended or created by this collaboration.

Expected and Unacceptable behavior is base on wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct