Graduate position teaching English in Xuzhou, China
Noon Elite Recruitment
salary: 18000.00 Chinese Yuan Renminbi . CNY Annual
Beijing, Beijing, China
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Education
Travel and explore life in China and get paid a great salary and job perks for doing it. This position is based in the incredible city of Xuzhou working for a top language school EF Xuzhou. The school has world class training and support and an excellent reputation. In this 12 month placement teachers will have work experience in far east asia and an opportunity to speak Chinese to conversation level (HSK grade 4). This position is a great foundation year to combine a years travel with an introduction to the Chinese culture through a reputable employer. As China plays a growing role on the world stage a wide range of graduate employers value these Chinese language skills and work experience.
Where Will I Be Based?
EF Xuzhou is a private training school in the city of Xuzhou that teaches students extra curricular English through fun games and activities. The school opened in 2007 and has rapidly grown. There are now over 2500 students, with 36 foreign teachers and 13 local teachers at the school.
Xuzhou is an ideally situated city on the East Coast of China in Jiangsu province between Beijing and Shanghai. The city is on the bullet train network and has a vast array of nearby things to see and do. Basing yourself in a city such as Xuzhou will allow you to get a taste of authentic Chinese life whilst still having access to Western amenities.
What Job Will I Be Doing?
Your role as a foreign English teacher is to be one of a team of educators, working alongside Chinese colleagues to provide interactive lessons with an objective to allow students to apply their English language vocabulary and sentence patterns learned from Chinese English teachers.
Lessons are high energy and active, using a wide range of teaching aids.
The school teaches students from age 3 and above, Students are mainly aged 5 to 15 and are divided into classes by age and ability level. There is a maximum of 10 students for 3-6 year olds, and a maximum of 16 students for classes teaching 7-15 year olds. Students are taught 2 hours each week and the teachers keep their classes throughout the course. This enables teachers to become familiar with their students. In all classes the school use EF materials, which consist of books, Powerpoint Presentations, CD's, quizzes, work cards, flash cards, and in some cases Interactive Whiteboard activities and puppets.
Sounds Good But I'm Not A Teacher Nor Have Any Experience. Can I Still Apply?
The beauty of these positions is that no prior experience is required as full training, support and assistance will be given. Prior to your position beginning, your employer will assist you in an online 120 hour TEFL training course as a foundation to experience and build your teaching skills in the classroom.
But I Can't Speak Chinese. Does This Matter?
Actually contrary to popular belief many Chinese schools prefer teachers with no prior Chinese language skills. This is to help ensure classes are only delivered in English, enabling a fully immersive teaching environment for chinese students.
What Qualifications And Skills Do I Need For This?
We are looking for positive, energetic candidates who yearn to see more of the world and experience a new culture. You must be willing to get stuck into learning Chinese and not afraid to be pushed outside your comfort zone. Prior classroom experience or Mandarin proficiency may be helpful, however, it is not-at-all required as full training and support will be given.
As part of this programme application process you will be required to gain a 120 hour TEFL certificate. Full support will be given to obtain this and candidates do not need a TEFL at the time of applying. Candidates need to speak English to native fluency and must have a Bachelor degree.
This Position Is In China, What Visa Requirements Are There For The Working Visa?
To qualify for the position candidates will need to satisfy the official requirements set by the chinese immigration authorities for a working visa for English teachers. Candidates that hold full nationality of any of the following countries are currently eligible:
* United States of America
* United Kingdom
* Republic of Ireland
* South Africa (additional visa steps currently required)
* New Zealand
Do I Get Added Support, Security And Protection From An Agency Based In The West?
Included in the position is full assistance form Noon Elite Recruitment ensuring full visa assistance prior to the placement, full support during and careers assistance and suggestions following the placement on your return home.
What Does This Position Open Up For My Career?
This position would be an ideal placement to get a real taste for China and build solid foundations in continuing a business relationship with China be that from continued education or pivoting into a different sector. A turbo booster to your CV with the important bonus of travelling all around the world first hand