Bachelor’s DegreeFields of Expertise:
ESL/EFL , Elementary , ESL to Children , Kindergarten , Summer Camp ,
The position would primarily involve teaching kindergarten through primary school students. We
are a training school for people of all
ages, therefore some high school or adult/conversational level classes may be added to the
schedule in the future. There may be an
overlap in duties as the school expands. We provide help from fluent bilingual Chinese teaching
assistants in all classes. We will provide
quality materials, guidance, and support for planning the curriculum. We use the Let’s Go
(younger students) and American Headway
(older students) textbook series, which are a step above the usual texts. We try to focus on
developing strong verbal communication skills
because the local public schools are largely lacking in this skill set. We are not just in it for the
money; we genuinely strive to give our
students a quality education. As such, we do not restrict learning to the classroom. Often, we
take students out for lunch or to play sports
to affect a more natural learning environment. We are a small company, so we allow more
leeway with lesson and curriculum planning to
benefit the students and the teachers.
We never overload our teachers with classes; most likely teachers see around four classes a
day, with an absolute max of six classes on
the busiest days (generally weekends). We guarantee two consecutive days off a week, and we
are flexible with accommodating vacation
and travel days. In general, we are much more reasonable to work with than many local
employers. We like to have fun, and our work
environment reflects this. Our staff is young and sociable, and everyone here gets along really
well, so we hope to continue with this
sense of camaraderie!
Compensation and Benefits:
The job includes quite nice, conveniently located free accommodations complete with all utilities
including high speed internet and either
help with incoming flights OR a 1,000 USD contract completion bonus. We will handle ALL visa
costs and logistics. The monthly pay is
anywhere from 13,000-18,000RMB depending upon qualifications, experience, contract duration,
and your choice of accommodations.
Ant&Elephant can provide free accommodations close to school including utilities and internet
OR a 3,000RMB stipend for housing.
Teachers can easily save 75% of their income or more and live very comfortably. We also go on
several team building trips throughout
the year paid in full by the company. Get paid to travel.
-Federal level authentication of diploma and criminal background check
-Authentication from the Chinese Embassy in the city nearest you
-We will guide you through the process to make it as easy and painless as possible
This is not your typical training school! Unlike many training schools in Shanghai and Beijing, at
Ant&Elephant teachers are not
workhorses expected to routinely regurgitate American culture and language. Chinese people of
all ages are here not only to learn
English, but to make meaningful connections with a cultural perspective rarely found in Guizhou
province. Positive energy, enthusiasm,
an outgoing personality and a good sense of adventure are all essential. We desire someone
with a love for young children (obviously)
and are invested in delivering a quality educational experience. We strongly prefer candidates
with at least two years teaching
experience, and we would give preference to holders of TEFL certifications or relevant education
degrees. If this sounds like you, please
contact me ASAP!
Life in Zunyi:
Get off the beaten path and see the southwest of China! This prefecture level city of around 1
million is much less westernized than most.
Some aspects of Western culture are ubiquitous in the global age (McDonald’s), but Zunyi has
still kept a lot of its local zest. Locals are
known for their relaxed and friendly attitudes, are extremely sociable and welcoming of
foreigners, and have a penchant for spicy, exotic
flavors and dishes. The old town here was where Mao was first elected leader of the CPC and
the city has kept much of its old character.
Set amongst striking mountains, Zunyi is adjacent to an impressive natural scenery and various
outdoor activities including rafting,
climbing, and hiking. It never gets too hot in the summer or cold enough to snow in the winter. It
is extremely affordable compared to
most parts of the country. A meal from among the infinite street side restaurants average around
8-10RMB (6.8RMB = $1). Groceries,
taxis, etc. are similarly much cheaper than in the coastal cities. It is impossibly easy to save.
I am the Foreign Director from the U.S. and have lived in China for several years now. Our
Chinese owner is also American educated, so
we can offer better-than-average support and communication here. No confusion, no bait-and-
switch, no misdirection. Please feel free to
contact me with any questions you might have.