Our network of public schools in Suzhou currently employ 35 foreign teachers. Our main objective is to provide students with an authentic English learning environment, improve their English proficiency and enhance their cultural awareness and sensitivity.
English is an important component of public school's curriculum in China. However, students in public schools rarely have the resources and opportunities to practice English outside of regular English classes. You will have the opportunity to help the students gain access to an authentic English-speaking environment and experience a taste of western culture.
About Suzhou City:
Suzhou is located in the center of the Yangtze Delta, just a short train ride to Shanghai and in the heart of China's "Golden Triangle". Jiangsu Province is known throughout China as one of the most beautiful areas, and Suzhou is right at the top of the list of attractions, thus earning its reputation as China's "earthly Paradise".
Taihu Lake, East Hill, West Hill and other scenic areas attract throngs of tourists year round, and its canal waterways have earned it the nickname "Venice of the Orient." With its mild climate and breathtaking scenery, Suzhou an attractive destination to visit or to settle down and is always among China's "Most Livable Cities."
Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is the most modern part of Suzhou; it was developed in 1994 as a technological cooperation project between China and Singapore. It has developed into an internationally competitive, high-tech industrial park. Because of SIP, Suzhou has transformed into an advanced international city while maintaining the charm of old China.
You will benefit from:
*The ability to develop your skills as an English teacher *The opportunity to working alongside a highly qualified staff *Ongoing communication and mentorship from our local team *Extensive training including on-the-job experiences *The chance to work in a high quality, collaborative learning environment
*You possess the ability to work effectively in a team environment to accomplish organizational goals * You have sound analytical and problem-solving skills *You are able to maintain effectiveness in a changing, multi-tasking environment *You have a high degree of self-motivation *You have strong interpersonal, listening and verbal and written communication skills *You thrive in a multi-cultural workplace
About the Job:
*Contract period: September 1 - June 30 *Full-time position; Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm *20 teaching hours per week (45 minutes per class)
*Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class; *Creating lesson plans and modifying accordingly throughout the year; *Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum; *Creating positive educational climate for students to learn in; *Meeting course and school-wide student performance goals *Working closely with teaching assistant and other colleagues to plan and coordinate work *Participating in workshops and training sessions organized by the school and education bureau *Organizing and taking part in school events, outings and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening
*Native English speaker *Citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States *Bachelor's degree or higher *TEFL/CELTA certificate *24-53 years old (for visa purposes) *A clean criminal record *Excellent physical and mental health *Can start by September 1, 2016
*Relevant teaching experience *Experience working with children or teens *Candidates already in China on a work visa will be shortlisted
Salary and Benefits:
*Salary of CNY 7,000 - 8,000/month *School provided apartment or CNY 2,000/mo. housing allowance *10-month contract completion bonus: CNY 6,000 *Monthly stipend: up to CNY 500 *Sponsored working "Z" visa *Medical insurance *Airport pickup and arrival support *Ongoing training and opportunity for advancement within the company *Holidays: 3 weeks paid winter holiday, 2 weeks paid summer holiday; 11 days Chinese public holiday, and off on Christmas day. *Free breakfast and lunch at school *Teaching assistant is provided
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 SKYPE User ID *Your current location and earliest available 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 (YOUSZ1713) in the application form.