Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 10:44 AM
Job Description: Want to experience the very depth of Chinese culture? Interested in getting involved with helping the Chinese nation with their English level? Looking for a professional school where it truly cares for its education quality? As an overseas ESL teacher at Kids Harbor English Club, a model of society where multiculturism, repect for others nations and social skill development are encouraged, you will be able to not only add new teaching skills and experience to your career but also to influence our future leaders with diversity, while enjoying the friendly and hospitable city of Jinhua which represents the real China. As much as we welcome candidates from all over the world to apply, we are looking for hardworking, passionate, reliable teachers with TEFL qualifications and / or at least 1 year of ESL teaching experience who are willing to gain knowledge in teaching young and very young learners and pre-teens. We are interested in professional teachers of different nationalities who have an advanced or proficient level of English and are qualified to teach. At Kids Harbor, we teacher a maximum of 18 hours a week, covering 6 groups of students aging from 3 to 12 years old. Our students are divided into different groups by their age and lever. We teach each group twice a week, one hour during the weekdays and two hours at the weekend. Our classes are small and co-taught by an overseas teacher and a Chinese teacher permanently, which enables us to really get to know our students and them to have the time and attention needed to reach their potential. Outside the classroom, we track our students developments and learning needs. We keep in close contact with parents, keeping them up to date on their childs progress and offering advice to improve further. We also spend our time planning for our lessons, our school provides teachers with full support including but not only teacher notes, workbooks, flashcards, supplementary material, assessments and props, songs and videos, office / classroom equipment, all of which is available for every teacher. There is one week induction for all the teachers at the beginning of the contract to get help with understanding the curriculum, examining our teachers guide, planning their lessons. We also arrange peer observations for the newcomers. We like to interact with our students before the actual learning takes place. Our Social Club provides students with life-based activities where they can apply and practice what theyve learnt in class. Reference contact of current teachers openly available upon request. About Jinhua Zhejiang Province is home to a flourishing and vibrant city called Jinhua. Jinhua is relatively new and still developing as a modern city. But Jinhua doesnt have many of the negative connotations that come with a developing city, such as pollution, low foreign population, and crime. Jinhua, when compared to other cities in China, is relatively small. The major factor that determines a citys size is largely its population. Jinhua encompasses Jinhua city and seven other surrounding cities. Altogether its population is around 5 million and growing. But dont let the size of the city influence your view of the standard of living. Jinhua is much more relaxed and slower paced city, unlike Beijing and other metropolis. Car traffic is low, the air and water quality are amongst the best in China, and not to mention the environment is vast and beautiful including, gorgeous mountain ranges, breath taking bamboo forests, and clear lakes and rivers. With mild winters and long summers, one can take many opportunities to experience the plethora of natural wonders Zhejiang beholds. The cost of living in Jinhua is extremely affordable. Restaurants, food markets, apartments are all very cheap when compared to larger cities. Therefore ones money can go much further in a city like this. Public transportation is also very convenient. Everything from high speed railways, trains, buses, city buses, public bikes, and cabs are all at ones disposal. It will take 1.5 hours to get to Shanghai and 0.5 hour to Hangzhou. Also a new subway system is currently being built and is expected to be finished in 2019. It will connect Jinhua city to Yiwu, the biggest trading market in the world and another city Dongyang, where the Oriental Hollywood is is located. Jinhua has two universities within the city. At both of these institutes there are large numbers of foreign students that come to study. Also the neighboring city Yiwu is a giant commodity hub for domestic and international business which attracts people from all over the world to come and do business. With foreign population of the rise, the city is also advancing to catering the needs of this demographic. Things such as western and ethnic cuisines, bars and clubs, and foreign goods are all becoming more and more prevalent. Generally speaking the locals view of foreigners is one that is curious and welcoming. Cheating, scamming, and stealing are significantly lower when compared to larger cities and cities in the Northern region. Jinhua is a great city to call home away from home. Requirements: Notarized Bachelor's Degree from Canada, the USA, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia; Applicants not from above countries should have advanced level of English with neutral accent; No preference for gender or race; 120 hour TEFL certificate (two-year experience equals TEFL) or other equivalent certificate such as CELTA / TESOL (or willing to obtain one); Notarized Criminal Record Check, valid within 6 months; Any experience in teaching young learners is beneficial; A spirit of work hard and play hard; Benefits: Competitive salary of 13,000 RMB (after-tax) during the first contract; Automatic annual raise; Additional rund trip flight allowance of 10,000RMB; Two days off per week; Paid national holiday of 11 days; 2 vocations of two-week each; Paid residence permit and foreign expert license, sponsored Z-Visa; Paid private vehicle pick-up from airport and welcome dinner; Paid induction and profession training; Paid medical check and health insurance; Paid well-located and fully-furnished accommodation ready upon arrival; Paid staff trips and parties as well as regular team-building activities; Paid gym membership; Free Chinese lessons available; Holiday welfare occasionally; Flexible and caring management helps settling in and solving everyday problems from important purchases to health issues; Fantastic professional development and promotional opportunities: constant support from experienced academic staff; weekly teachers meetings, regular workshops and training sessions; formal and peer observations and feedback; supportive atmosphere of working with enthusiastic and professional teachers; Skills: Caring, English as a Second Language (ESL), Highly self-motivated, Highly-organized, Maintaining A Positive Attitude, Passionate about work, Reliable, Responsible, Team Spirit This listing is for a position with Kids' Harbor English Club.
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