Teach Young Learners EFL in China

Date posted:2015-04-15 | Writer: Teaching Nomad | Email: [email protected]

No one speaks the language of children better than Disney English, and nothing captures their imagination more than a great story. If you want to use your TEFL qualification to teach children in a fun environment, this may be the job for you. We combine the art of storytelling, breakthrough language learning methodology and innovative technology to inspire learners’ passion for English. Since the opening of our flagship Center in Shanghai in 2008, we have been sharing the gift of English with thousands of children across China. By providing an award-winning academic curriculum and engaging children with their favorite stories, songs and characters; our client creates a fun, lively, and highly effective learning environment.

This unique opportunity to use your TEFL skills allows you to make a difference in the lives of children, all while receiving ongoing professional development and gaining valuable experience within this huge Fortune 500 company. The role of Foreign Trainer could be the experience of a lifetime. Bring your talent, creativity and unique experience, and discover why a career with our client is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Available cities of employment:

•             Beijing

•             Guangzhou

•             Shanghai

•             Wuhan

•             Tianjin

•             Chengdu

•             Nanjing

•             Suzhou

•             Ningbo

Position Overview:

Foreign Trainers are responsible for providing a highly engaging and effective learning experience to learners aged 2-12 through the delivery of innovative and immersive educational content. The Foreign Trainer is responsible for ensuring measurable academic results in a fun and lively learning environment, delivering an outstanding service experience to learners and parents, and collaborating closely with their Learning Partner.


•             Deliver curriculum with energy and enthusiasm, using immersive learning techniques such as story-telling, singing, dialogue and role playing in combination with formal exercises

•             Communicate with learners in an engaging, age-appropriate way, ensuring that language learning is both effective and fun

•             Measure progress and educational results through the delivery of formal and informal assessments and progress reports

•             Collect audio & visual portfolio material of learners’ work and progress during lessons to share with parents

•             Partner closely with the Learning Partners to maintain strong relationships with parents, ensuring high level of program engagement and outstanding service, by communicating both in person and through our online portal

•             Contribute to Center’s success by leading engaging demonstrations of lessons for potential learners and their parents

•             Participate in various marketing and referral events to drive learner enrollment as needed

•             Ensure classes are run efficiently and start and end, as scheduled

•             Prepare print materials, technology and supplemental materials prior to the start of each lesson

•             Deliver private lessons as required, due to learner absences or for learners that are falling behind

•             Contribute to overall Center success by ensuring consistently high learner renewal rates, through the delivery of great service and measurable learner progress

•             Participate in regular safety and security training and drills, understand and execute the Center’s Emergency Response Plans

Basic Qualifications:

•             Minimum 24 months of post-bachelor’s work experience

•             Minimum 12 months of post bachelors' teaching/instructional experience

•             English language fluency including but not limited to: proper grammar, sentence structure, word tense, subject-verb agreement, and proper use of adjectives and adverbs

•             Demonstration of a neutral accent, clear pronunciation, good intonation and English language rhythm

•             A passion for educating young learners and a keen interest in their development

•             Ability to command the attention of large groups of children in an engaging and compelling manner

•             Energetic, enthusiastic, animated approach to storytelling and delivering content to learners

•             Ability to thrive in a fast paced, high-change work environment

•             Professionalism in oral and written communications

•             Customer-service oriented with creative problem solving skills

•  Able to stand for extended periods of time, squat and bend. Frequent lifting of 0.4 – 1.9 K.G. or 1 - 5 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 15 -19 K.G. or 40-50 pounds

•             Ability to relocate to China for a 12 to 15 month contract

Preferred Qualifications:

•             Internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL certification

•             Experience traveling internationally and/or working abroad

•              Familiarity/affinity with the Disney brand

Required Education:

•             Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Compensation and Benefits*

•             10,000 – 15,000 RMB monthly salary

•             3,000 – 4,850 RMB monthly housing allowance

•             7,000 RMB training bonus

•             Health and dental Insurance (Chinese based insurance company)

•             Minimum 40 hour work week (20-25 contact teaching hours) including evening and weekends

•             Paid sick and vacation time, plus 11 Chinese national holidays

•             3 weeks hotel accommodation upon arrival in China

•             Robust academic training

•             Paid airfare to China and a monthly travel stipend toward return trip

•             Rosetta Stone Mandarin license

To apply:

send a copy of your resume and passport page 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.


This unit focuses on the such grammatical points of English as conditionals and reported speech. These topics involve a specific set of rules and would generally require teaching students all of them. Howe, a teach can always come up with different creative ideas to avoid boring grammar rules drilling. For example, while teaching conditionals he/she can use the game-discussion about dilemmas.In this unit i leaned how and when to use the active and passive voices. i Also learned the difference between a defining relative clause and a non-defying relative clause. Then i saw how complex the 3 types of phrasal verbs are. Getting to grips with these can be tricky and if I find this tricky Imagine how an student that's leaning English for the first time would feel about the complexity.