With a written history of over 2,500 years, Changzhou has long been a national hub for tourism and commercial activity. Situated on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Changzhou is within an earshot of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuxi.
A relatively small but growing city, Changzhou is a fantastic place to live and work. Our language center downtown currently has nine teachers from overseas plus a local staff of nearly twenty teacher's assistants to offer classroom support.
At work our teachers receive ongoing support from our management team - starting with our robust teacher induction program and continuing with opportunities for professional development in the form of teacher's workshops and training seminars. We put a lot of pride in helping our academic team receive the support they need to improve.
We hope you can join our growing team and help our Changzhou center continue to build its reputation for academic excellence!
About Changzhou City:
The earliest history of Changzhou started at the beginning of the Western Zhou Dynasty - the original town was founded in 221 B.C. - the city got its current name in 589 A.D. and after the Grand Canal was constructed it quickly became a canal port. Noted with its people's honesty and faithfulness, Changzhou now boasts both economic prosperity as well as a well-protected environment.
The city's land transportation is comprised of railway lines and many highways, connecting the city to all of its subdivisions as well as its neighbor cities. It has an efficient network of municipal public transportation, consisting of BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), taxi and a long distance bus system. Public transportation is still the dominant mode of travel for locals. The city also has a domestic airport that connects Changzhou to all of the major cities in China.
Changzhou is one of the tourist destinations in the southern area of Jiangsu Province. Tianning Temple is famous for its high pagoda and extremely long history - nearby is Red Plum Park. Changzhou also has a well-known Dinosaur Park in its New North District which has over fifty dinosaur fossils on exhibition - this includes the world's earliest, biggest and most complete hadrosaur fossil. Another place of historical significance is Comb Lane - this is the scene of the last farewell of Jia Boayu's classic novel "A Dream of Red Mansions."
Changzhou is famous for its cuisine - especially its small snacks. These include pickled radish, sesame candy, dumplings with glutinous rice and silver thread-like noodles. Many famous handicrafts such as the "crisscross" style of silk embroidery and carvings made from green bamboo.
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 work independently. -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.
-Bachelor's degree or equivalent -TEFL/CELTA certificate is preferred -Must be a native English speaker from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the US or UK. -Previous relevant working experience is preferred -Candidates should be professional, enthusiastic and motivated
Total package of CNY 11,500/month which breaks down into:
-18-month contract (2nd term can choose to sign 12-month) -CNY 7,500/month -Flight allowance CNY 13,500 (paid in two installments, every 6 months) -Housing: Well furnished single-room apartment (or cash allowance CNY 2,000/month) -Full medical insurance covering all major risks -Peak season bonus: over 1000/ year -15 days paid annual leave -12 days leave for Chinese public National holidays -Team-building and annual outing in April -Free weekly Chinese lessons -Induction training and ongoing job training -Fully sponsored working (Z) visa and Residence Permit
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 (RSSCZ111) in the application form.