TEFL in Shandong Province, China

Date posted:2004-10-15 | Writer: Shengli New Zealand International School | Email: [email protected]

ESOL Teacher required for immediate start. NZ INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Shandong, CHINA

Shengli-New Zealand International High School, located in Dongying, Shandong province, is seeking a motivated ESOL teacher for immediate start.

The School Shengli-New Zealand International High School is a private school opened in September 2003. It is a joint venture between New Zealand-owned development company EdPac, Shengli-Oilfield and the Dongying Education Department in China, and is operated by Chinese and New Zealand management. For further information, please visit the schoolí³ website at Contact us

The position * Up to 25 contact periods a week Mon-Fri. 18 of these will be teaching middle school classes (children aged 11-14). Others will include adult evening classes. * This is a full time position till August 31st 2005.

The working environment * You will join our English Department team of native-speaking and Chinese teachers, and become part of the 20-strong staff teaching and working in other school departments.

Our ideal teacher will: * Have an undergraduate degree + ESOL qualification * Have experience with children aged 11-14 * Be an energetic, innovative teacher with 2 years experience preferred * Be available to start early November 2004

Remuneration The school is offering a monthly wage based on an annual salary of NZ$25, 0000 (approximately NZ$2083 or US $1, 400 per month). A performance-based bonus of up to NZ$5, 000 is offered upon contract completion.

Paid Holidays Spring Festival (February): 10 working days. May Holiday (May 1): minimum of 3 working days. New Year: 2 days Summer Holiday: August 1st - August 31st

Accommodation: The school offers accommodation in recently renovated apartments 15 mins walk from the school. The apartments have separate kitchen, living, bedroom and bathroom, are heated, and are furnished. Rent is paid by the school, though teachers are required to cover costs for gas, water, electricity (approximately 100RMB/NZ$25 a month), optional internet connection and phone bills.

Travel Costs: The school will reimburse air travel within China. Reimbursement of international air travel may be negotiated.

Application: Please e-mail cover letter with CV as a separate attachment to: Catherine Marsh, Director of English Studies, [email protected]; subject heading 쓨engli-NZ positionî® All applications will be replied to.

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.


I learned many methods in which to be able to teach students. You would first need to engage students in the language you are teaching like teaching basics of the language and simple words. Then have them use the language in an activity like talking in a circle. Having them study to help them learn more vocabulary and pronunciations. Then repeat all until the students become very comfortable with the language they are speaking.Unit twelve discussed the productive skills of speaking and writing. Within the speaking section, the unit discussed the difference between accuracy based and fluency based activities and the importance of both. I think that the way these units are set up is very helpful for my understanding. Each unit gives both academic information that is useful to me as well as lesson management knowledge, which is also very useful to me.