We currently operate over 50 bilingual Montessori kindergartens throughout China as well as a K-12 International School in Beijing. We're headquartered in Beijing, China and serve expatriate and local families seeking to give their children a head start through international-standard early education programs in our International (English only) or Bilingual (English & Chinese) classrooms. We are recognized by the Chinese government as a National Top 10 Educational Institute and host China's only indigenous AMS /MACTE Montessori credentialing program.
Our school is a collaboration of experts in the fields of education, research, and school management established by alumni from top universities, with representatives of international Montessori organizations.
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 Tianjin City:
Tianjin is best known as the main port of entry for China's northeastern manufacturing corridor. It's the largest coastal city in the north and is just a stone's throw from the capital - going to Beijing is a 30-minute ride by high-speed rail.
Ex-pats find Tianjin to be a very livable city - it has all of the amenities from home including shopping malls, western restaurants and coffee shops. In fact, there are four Starbucks locations located on one city block! Tianjin has a modern and efficient subway system that includes four lines (several more are under construction) and getting around by taxi or bicycle is very easy.
Tianjin has a rich history and has many examples of old British and Italian architecture. The famous Italian Concession Area has the largest cluster of Old Italian architecture outside of Italy. Other local attractions are the Huanyaguang section of the Great Wall, the Tianjin Eye and Tianjin's Ancient Culture Street. Outside the city centre is Binhai, which includes Tanggu and TEDA (Tianjin Economic Development Zone). These areas are home to much of Tianjin's commercial activity and is one of the engines driving the smoking hot Tianjin economy.
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.
Curriculum Implementation & Management:
*Prepare teaching materials during set prep time *Create original teaching materials each month *Ensure all standardized English curricula is implemented in the classroom *Full time, Monday - Friday (1 hour lunch break, 1 hour class prep)
Academic Supervision & Support:
*Lead large group and small group lessons during scheduled times *Provide an immersive English speaking environment throughout the school day *Provide feedback and suggestions to other English Specialists in regards to success/useful teaching methods *Communicate and cooperate with the Chinese English teacher *Monitor student progress and maintain a portfolio for each student
*Complete standardized forms as set by the English Department *Assist Lead Teacher in reviewing and editing all English materials, parent letters, and Student Reports to ensure no language mistakes are made *Attend weekly meetings with classroom teaching team
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
*Greet students and parents at the door (model and practice English) *Maintain good relationships with parents and keep them well informed about their student's progress *Represent our school and participate at campus, school, and community events as needed *Adhere to appropriate dress code for working with young students *Help cover classes in the event of a colleague's extended absence
*Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year university *Native English speaker from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or United States *TEFL/TOEFL certification (min. 120 hours) *Relevant EFL experience *Early childhood experience (preferred) *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
*Salary starting at CNY 13,000 - 18,000/month (commensurate with qualifications) *Professional Development Training opportunities throughout the year *Probation required (2 months at 90% pay) *Assistance finding housing *Work Visa documentation *Contract completion bonus *International airfare allowance *Travel bonuses available with 2 year contracts *International medical insurance *Chinese national holidays, plus five days holiday for Christmas and 20 days holiday for summer break *Career advancement opportunities in cities throughout China.
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
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!
The Recruitment Team at ESL Suite
Please remember to include this job requisition number (PWTJ1503) in the application form.