Head Teacher | GAC Exam Prep | Shenyang, Liaoning Province
Please remember to include this job requisition number (GWSY1550HT) in the application form.


Title: Head Teacher - GAC (Global Assessment Certificate)

Location: Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

About Us

We offer overseas studies preparation services for students in Mainland China, and Greater Asia. We specialize in preparation for the GAC exam. The program is the flagship international education program of ACT Inc. and the most widely recognized university preparation program in the world. The GAC program has been operating since 2002 and is now in over 13 countries.

This course is focused on preparing students for tertiary education in a Western education system. It covers a wide range of subjects taught in English - from Academic English to Math and Science - and includes test preparation for the TOEFL, IELTS, and the ACT. This course also equips students with the skills that help them thrive when studying overseas, with focus on expository writing, collaborative projects, oral presentations, independent learning, etc.

The GAC has a well-established curriculum. A full set of teaching materials, assignments, assessments, and teachers' notes are already developed and regularly updated. Our native English teachers focus on teaching, inspiring, guiding, leading, and counseling their students.

About Shenyang City:

Located in the center of Liaoning Province on the bank of the Hun River, Shenyang has a history that stretches back thousands of years. While modern Shenyang grows bigger by the day, glimpses into the past can still be found. Cultural and historical relics, from Neolithic ruins to Qing palaces, are still well preserved.

Shenyang's Forbidden City, the Qing dynasty's first imperial palace, is a major tourist attraction that is worth a visit. Also still standing in the city are four Buddhist pagodas that represented the cardinal points of the city in the 17th century.

Areas outside of the city also offer exciting things to do in your free time. In winter people flock to ski slopes and nearby hot springs. Summer is the perfect time to explore the surrounding countryside on your bike or climb mountains.

Unlike bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai, Shenyang is still a very affordable city to live in. A lower cost of living means that a teacher's salary goes further every month, leaving them free to save, spend on travel, or even send money back home.

Shenyang is not a tourist trap, so foreigners here enjoy a rich and authentic Chinese experience, at the same time as being able to locate the creature comforts that they have at home.


The Director of Studies assumes both a program leadership and teaching roles.

Program & Teacher Management
*Providing academic leadership
-Work together with management in implementing systems, procedures and best practice
-Lead and train teachers in the GAC curriculum and procedures; hold staff meetings
-Supervise teacher-created resources
*On-going teacher evaluations, including class observations
*Timetabling of classes and teaching staff
*Helping recruit and build the teaching team
*Academic counselling of students

Coordination with the GAC
*Compliance with GAC Assessment and Academic Records requirements
*Moderation of student assessment, including cross marking of student scripts
*Liaising with and reporting to GAC's regional managers

Working with external parties
*Articulate the GAC program to prospective parents and students, if needed
*Meeting with parents on student progress (together with a bilingual assistant)

Responsibilities of Subject Teaching:
*Delivering of teaching modules in accordance to the GAC syllabus
*Preparing for classes and students for assessment
*Marking assessment work with appropriate comments
*Selecting a sample of 10% of each cohort's work in assessable activities for moderation purposes
*Developing teacher-based resources and tests, if required
*Preparing student reports
*Meeting with parents on student progress (together with a bilingual assistant)

*Relevant subject degrees. Subjects taught in the GAC program include Academic English, Math, Science, Social Science, Business, and IT
*Master's (or higher) in Education
*U.S. licensed teacher (not required but preferred)
*At least 5 years of related teaching experience
*Native English speaker

*Competitive salaries with housing stipend provided
*Relocation flights and relocation services
*Bonus structure for contract renewals
*Medical insurance

How to apply:

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

Your resume/CV
Scan copy of your passport information page
Scan copies of your relevant degree(s) and TEFL/TESOL certificates
A recent photograph
Your SKYPE ID and best availability for an interview
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 (GWSY1550HT) in the application form.