Immediate Job Openings for EFL Teachers in China (3)

Date posted:2015-02-04 | Writer: U-Learn Education | Email: [email protected]

We have an immediate opportunity for two EFL teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. “Foreign Teachers on Campus” is a government project sponsored by Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Education Bureau. 35 foreign teachers were involved in this project for the 2013-2014 school year. The main purpose of this project is to provide students with an authentic English learning environment, improve their English proficiency and enhance their cultural awareness and sensitivity. As one of the partners, U-learn is delegated to run the project in every matter of operation from recruitment to day-to-day support.  

Why teach in a public school?

English is a very important component of public school’s curriculum in Suzhou. However, unlike private schools and international schools where most of the classes are taught in English, students in public schools rarely have the resources and opportunities to practice English outside of regular English classes. Your commitment to the project can help the students gain access to an authentic English-speaking environment and experience a taste of western culture.

On the other hand, this project also allows you to learn more about China’s public education system. As a full time employer of the school, you will have the chance to interact with teachers and school officials and participate in workshops and teacher seminars organized by schools and SIP Education Bureau.

Why live in Suzhou?

A quick nap away from Shanghai’s soaring skyline aboard the high-speed train (the fastest takes about 25 minutes), Suzhou is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake and is a part of the Yangtze River Delta region. Marco Polo once declared that Suzhou was one of the most beautiful cities in China. While Polo’s Suzhou was a charming merchant town of whitewashed houses, tree-lined canals and sumptuous gardens, the modern Suzhou has well preserved its historical heritage and at the same time transformed itself into a fashionable and worldly city.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class;

•Creating lesson plans and modifying accordingly throughout the year;

•Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;

•Creating positive educational climate for students to learn in;

•Meeting course and school-wide student performance goals;

•Working closely with teaching assistant and other colleagues to plan and coordinate work;

•Participating in workshops and training sessions organized by the school and education bureau;

•Organizing and taking part in school events, outings and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening.

Who we look for?

Skills and Specifications

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate a strong passion and dedication for teaching and education and other traits including:

•Commitment to the project mission and values

•Strong adaptability to new things

•Strong sense of responsibility

•Positive work ethic

•Patience

•Flexibility

•Creativity

•Punctuality

•Independent thinking

•Excellent team player and builder

•Excellent supervisory skills

•Excellent communication skills

•Cultural awareness and sensitivity towards cultural issues in the workplace

•Attention to detail

Education and Qualifications:

•Bachelor degree

•TESOL or TEFL Certificate preferred

•Native level speaker (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand)

•Previous teaching experience a plus but not required as training is provided

•Contract period commitment

•In good health condition


What we can offer?

•Location: SIP

•Working schedule: 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm

•Classes per week: Around 20 classes per week(40mins/class)

•Salary:7000- 8000RMB (based on experience and qualifications)

•Contract period: March 1,2015 -Jan 15, 2016( renewable contract can end on June 30th,2016)

•contract completion bonus: 6000RMB

•Monthly stipend: up to 500RMB

•Accommodation: Free two bedrooms shared fully furnished apartment or 2000RMB monthly apartment allowances

•Airport pickup

•Z visa (work visa) is sponsored and paid

•First week orientation and continuous life support

•Comprehensive health insurance is covered

•Vacation: 2 weeks paid summer holiday and paid chinese public holidays

•Free breakfast and lunch at school

•Teaching assistant is provided

Required documents:

•A curriculum vitae (resume) with current detailed contact information such as Skype ID(Date and time suitable for interview )

•Copies of degrees and TEFL/TESOL certificates

•Recommendation letter from professors or current employer

•A copy of passport

•Copies of police background check

•A recent photo of candidate

•Copy of completed physical health check

  University transcript

Release letter and recommendation letter (if candidate has worked in china before, they should be provided with those two letters)

Living Situation:

•Fully furnished two-bedroom shared apartment with one roommate (another foreign teacher, same gender). Apartment includes basic furniture, bedding, washing machine, internet access, TV, air conditioner, kitchen basics (fridge, hot plate, pots/pans, utensils). Rent is free, but utilities like water/electricity/ gas fees (roughly 200RMB per month) need to be paid by teachers.

•Other option is to get 2000RMB apartment allowances per month . U-Learn can assist teacher to search for an apartment.

Please send your application materials to the email address given on the job heading.  

 

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.

 

The content in this unit is focused on grammar. I feel that this unit has been a good refresher, and I am sure that it will be useful to present myself to my future students as someone who is comfortable with the mechanical aspects of the English language. Although the opening paragraph stated that this is not a comprehensive guide to grammar I believe that it does present a useful overview.This lesson teaches reported speech, as well as conditionals. It identifies what conditionals are, how to use them, and the different kind of conditionals there are. It talks about mistakes when using conditionals, as well as some useful teaching ideas. This lesson also teaches the change in tenses when using reported speech, as well as mentioning that there are cases where it is different.

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