Bachelor’s DegreeFields of Expertise:
ESL/EFL , Elementary , ESL to Children , Salary:
Job Title: Primary, Middle, High School ESL Teachers
Vacancy: 6-7 positions
Monthly Salary: 13,000 - 15, 000++ CNY (negotiable based on experience)
Certification: MUST have a University Degree and ESL Certificate - Z Visa
Other details: 13,000 - 15,000 RMB for 25 teaching hrs max., 5-days wk Monday – Friday schedule + free western style shared 2 Bdrm Apt. + year end bonus (7,000 - 10,000 RMB) + paid national holidays (inc 1 wk for CNY) + 5 paid sick days + 3-4 week break during Chinese New Year/Summer to travel in SE Asia!
Currently we are looking for primary, middle and high school ESL Teachers for the 2018 (semester 2) and 2019 (semester 1) school year. The 1-year work period will commence on February 15, 2019 and run until January 2020.
Aipusen employs 17 foreign teachers in our central office in Guangzhou.
Below is a brief description of what we are all about and what we offer.
What we do:
We work within the local primary, middle and high school systems in the city of Guangzhou. Currently we work primarily with one primary/middle school and one high school. In addition, we have our own training centre where students will come to study our specialized ESL programs. As we work primarily with local schools, we work a Monday to Friday teaching schedule.
We incorporate our ESL programs into the curriculum of these schools, so as a teacher with us you will get a chance to work in the local school system and teach a variety of different levels from grade 1 through grade 12, although we try to keep teachers with 1-2 grades for the entire school year.
We also have a large head office where all our teaching resources and office staff are located. The head office is where all of our curriculum development is done as well as a place where teachers come to do collaborative lesson planning, meet with other teachers, develop teaching materials, etc. The office is open to our teachers all the time and is equipped with all the teaching materials and resources needed (i.e. computers, internet, photocopying machines, laminating machines, etc.) to prepare for lessons.
Teachers also meet at our head office weekly to collaboratively plan lessons, discuss how their classes are progressing, share ideas with other teachers and keep up to date with company events and outings.
What we teach:
Our curriculum is fun and exciting. It utilizes the TPR (total physical response) approach to teaching. We use a lot of songs and games in our classes and really promote the idea that kids learn by having fun. Our curriculum is very structured and easy to teach. Most of our students are given workbooks, activity books and cassette tapes/CDs/DVDs. Teachers are given teachers books, lesson plans, picture cards and word cards for each unit.
We also have a series of master lesson plans written for all our units from kindergarten through to middle school and high school, which provides a good framework for our teachers to work from.
There is however, a lot of room for creativity in our curriculum so although the content is set, how you present it as a teacher is largely up to you. In addition, we have modernized most of our classrooms so teachers have use of AV equipment from computers to TV screens/DVD’s etc.
All of our teachers are also assigned a bilingual teaching assistant that will work with you in all of your classes. They are great at helping control the classes while you teach, as well as helping out with any translation that you might need during class when introducing new vocabulary, activities, etc.
What an average workweek consists of:
Teachers will work 5 days a week with the weekend off. Teachers generally teach an average of 3-6 classes a day. Classes range in size and length anywhere from 15-40 students (with most classes being around 20-25 students) to 30-60min (most classes are 40 min in length). Your schedule will be the same every week so you will start with a set schedule and students and you should finish the year with these same students. This way you can develop a good rapport with your students and school.