Kindergarten Teacher | Chengdu, Sichuan Province
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About Us:

Our school takes pride in offering programs that not only include world class best practice in Early Childhood Education but also contain new ideas and innovative trends in educational facilities specially designed for children in China. These programs set modern benchmark standards in both operations and learning. Our educational vision includes the creation of high quality Chinese kindergarten programs by combining international knowledge, people and processes with local experience and best practices.

Since our founding, we have utilized educational philosophies and models of successful school management from around the world in improving China's early education sector.

About Chengdu:

Chengdu is the capital of the "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo) and is most famous for being the habitat of giant pandas and for its cotton-rose hibiscus. Chengdu boasts profound historical and cultural background - among which are historic places of interest such as the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu , Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Monastery. Natural beauty abounds in surrounding areas such as in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area and Huang Long Valley (Yellow Dragon Valley). The Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center supports the world's only giant panda breeding and research base.

Sampling the famous Sichuan cuisine is a must on a trip to Chengdu. Enjoying the food as well as the culture, shopping and sitting for tea at an ancient tea-house afford a deeper understanding of Chengdu.

Improved land and airlines have extended nationwide and provide convenient means of travel for those looking to explore other regions of China. Chengdu is also the main inland access city to Tibet.

About the Candidate:

*You should be enthusiastic, dedicated and responsible.
*You should like being around children and be genuinely concerned with their academic and social development.
*You should be able to plan engaging lessons using school provided courseware and your own imagination to delight your students.
*You should be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to solve problems creatively and with a positive attitude.
*You should enjoy working with technology in the classroom.

Position:
Foreign English Teacher, Kindergarten

Location:
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC

Responsibilities:

*Working hours Monday - Friday, 08:45am-05:45pm or 10:00am-19:00pm,some business travel may be required
*Foreign English Teachers (FETs) will submit weekly lesson plans one week prior to when they will teach that lesson to give time for the Chinese English Teachers (CETs) to digest the information and prepare supplementary lessons in Chinese. The principal will occasionally review these lesson plans.
*It expected that all staff will make sure that they are at class on time. Small children need constant supervision.
*Communication with parents is a vital part of childcare and it is your responsibility to interact with parents either verbally, in writing or electronically. Your Chinese teacher will assist you.
*You will be the English expert at the kindergarten so should you see any misspellings or incorrect sentences please bring this to the attention of the office staff to be rectified.
*Daily schedules may vary a bit for the younger classes and at different kindies.
*Learning Centre Activities are times when you are to interact with the students as they play at various learning posts.
*Morning Circle incorporates things like: greetings, calendar, weather, songs, and stories (within age appropriateness)
*Outdoor Activity-the first 10 minutes might be their music and exercise routine. You should have approx 20 minutes of prepared games and a half hour or more of free play (2-3 games per week since they don't get bored with the same games over and over).
*You should type out the words to any chants, poems or songs they are doing for the parents as well as the CETs. This electronic file should be kept in the same file folder the lesson plans are kept in. This should be on the computer in the reception area or teacher preparation area for easy access by the CETs.
*Be aware that each class takes a turn at performing a play, song or story at least once during the semester for "Story Time". You will be asked to organize at least one of them.
*Every other month the FETs need to have the students produce a short book. It can be theme-based (Halloween, my body etc.) or based on what they have learned that month.
*We have school-wide activities/field trips once a month that will usually cut two lessons out of your schedule every month. So if you are counting on having time to finish a project, make sure you take those days into account so that you don't come up short.
*Be aware that we usually have special activities planned during the holidays and you may be asked to prepare special songs, plays etc., and that the Chinese teachers may ask to use some of your time to help the students prepare properly.
*Please keep a folder with copies of all of your art projects to leave with the school at the end of each semester.
*Every month we will submit a list of supplies needed for the following month, usually sometime in the middle of the month.
*Mid-June to mid-July is usually "swimming" lesson time and will affect your lesson planning. You may spend half of each day just supervising children at the pool.
*If you are allocated to the oldest age group/class, June is also the month when you need to start preparing what you are going to do for the huge "graduation" performance held at some time in mid-July. They will probably want to act out a story and sing a song or two and even recite a poem. Practicing for this will take up most of their free play time and most circle time becomes dedicated to learning whatever songs, etc. are going to be performed.
*Other job assigned by the school.

Qualifications:

*Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year university, preferably in a related field such as ECE, English, etc.
*Native English speaker from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or United States
*TEFL/TOEFL certification is preferred
*Two years relevant EFL experience
*Must be able to commit to a one year contract
*Between 24 and 55 years of age (to meet Chinese work visa requirements)
*Clean criminal record
*Excellent mental and physical health

Package Information:

*Salary starting at CNY 13,000 - 18,000/month (commensurate with qualifications)
*Housing allowance CNY 2,000, plus assistance finding housing
*Work Visa documentation
*International airfare allowance
*Monthly allowance for medical insurance
*Chinese national holidays, plus 15 days holiday for summer and winter break

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, we kindly request you prepare the following materials:

*Your resume/CV
*A recent photograph
*Scan copy of your passport information page
*Scan copies of your degree and TEFL/TESOL certificates
*Your current location and preferred start date
*Your SKYPE user ID and best available times for an interview

Due to the volume of applications received, please understand it may not be possible for the company to contact each candidate individually. A recruitment professional will be in contact with you if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy further.

Thank you again for your interest in this position and for choosing ESL Suite to assist you with your job search in China!

Sincerely,

The Recruitment Team at ESL Suite
Please remember to include this job requisition number (CD123K) in the application form.
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