Native English Speaking ESL TeacherAmerican Eagle Institute Published: July 21, 2015
Schools in Nanjing, Dongguan, Xuzhou & Chengdu are seeking teachers with the following characteristics to join our Eagle family as ESL and Kindergarten teachers.
Positive and easy-going
A lot of people are looking for adventure when they think about traveling abroad, but when people arrive the stress of the process taxes a lot of people. Those who think positively and are able to relax and see the good in a situation are the ones who succeed in China. Inside the classroom teachers require a confident attitude and belief that students are capable of learning, rather than being jaded by the work to be done.
Organized and motivated
Unorganized teachers create unorganized students. We ideally want a teacher who makes efficient use of their time and moves in a planned and systematic way. This also requires enthusiasm, and an understanding of what motivates students. Sometimes a teacher may not have the best planned classes, but their enthusiasm is so infectious that students are easily caught up in it and love the class.
Experienced in the work force
Previous experience with children or teaching is also a huge plus, even if it’s coaching or mentoring. A TEFL certificate also shows the candidate is willing to spend money on their own professional development and that they are motivated to get into the field (rather than teaching simply being the sole available way to live into Asia).
An applicant with a diverse workplace background can show adaptability. Not only does changing countries require adaption, but in teaching itself seldom is one day like the next. Willing to alter plans and directions is a necessity in teaching and in living abroad, especially in China, where often things will change ‘last-minute’ by Western standards.
Most parents and a lot of the students at your school will be incapable of fluent interaction with teachers. Therefore, especially at the beginning of the semester when teachers are first introduced to parents, it’s important to have teachers who can present themselves, both through appearance and a friendly attitude. A smile and a handshake or a nod of the head is really all it takes along with being neatly dressed.
If not humorous, at least not completely humorless! Teachers are not comedians, but especially with 3-6 year olds we need teachers who are willing to be a little childish.
Student Age: 3 to 15
Type of School: Private Language School
Class size: 15 -30 depending on the program.
Salary: Competitive Salary on offer to teachers in each location.
Accommodation: Free and provided. Close to but not on campus.
Contract Length: 12 months or for the duration of the 2015 - 2016 school year
Working Hours: 35 hours / week Teaching Hours: 25-27 hours / week
Work Permit: z-visa and work permit provided, cost reimbursed by the school
Training: provided for free at the beginning of school year. Teachers will receive ongoing Professional Development training by the Management Team throughout the school year.
Education: Teachers must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. TEFL certification preferred.
Nationality: Canadian, American, British, South African, New Zealand, Australian
(Candidates must be a native English speaker)
Experience: At least 2 years of teaching related work experience post bachelor’s degree. Previous ESL teaching experience preferred
Other: No criminal record
Materials needed to Apply
Please send the following to Alexandra at email@example.com
-Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
-Passport photo page (scan)
-Availability to start work
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