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Primary and Middle School ESL Positions in Guangzhou, China
Date 2013-01-02 05:01:27 Location : Asia:China
Currently we are looking for kindergarten, primary and middle school ESL Teachers for one immediate position (10 month position) and positions for the next school semester commencing in mid Feb 2013 and running until Jan 2014. Due to new government regulations we require that ALL our teachers are native English speakers and hold a uni degree, an ESL certificate and 2 years teaching experience. Unfortunately if you do not fit these requirements we cannot process your application. Furthermore, if a teacher is currently working in China they also must have an official Class Z working visa that their current company will allow them to transfer over to our company at the end of their contract.
Aipusen currently employs 16 foreign teachers in our central office in Guangzhou.
All information about our company and our teaching programs can be found on our website.
Below is a brief description of what we are all about and what we offer.
What we do:
We work within the local kindergarten, primary and middle school system in the city of Guangzhou.
For more info on the fun and modern city of Guangzhou for expats google “that’s prd“ and “gzstuff“ On these websites for local expats you can find out about all the social events, clubs, organizations and nightlife for the large feign community in Guangzhou. Guangzhou is also only a couple hours by bus or train from Hong Kong and Macau, two great international cities!
Currently we work with 3 different primary schools, 1 kindergarten and 2 middle schools. We incorporate our ESL programs into the curriculum of these schools, so as a teacher with us you will get a chance to work in the local school system and teach a variety of different levels from kindergarten through grade 9. In addition, we have several of our own training centers where students will come to study our specialized ESL programs. We also have a large head office where all our teaching resources and office staff are located. The head office is where all our curriculum development is done as well as a place where teachers come to do lesson planning, meet with other teachers, surf the internet etc. The office is open to our teachers all the time and is equipped with all the teaching materials and resources needed (i.e. computers, internet, photocopying machines, laminating machines, etc.) to prepare your lessons. Teachers also meet at our head office weekly to discuss how their classes are progressing, to share ideas with other teachers and to keep up to date with company events and outings.
What we teach:
Our curriculum is fun and exciting, it utilizes the TPR (total physical response) approach to teaching. We use a lot of songs and games in our classes and really promote the idea that kids learn by having fun. Our curriculum is very structured and easy to teach. Most of our students are given workbooks, activity books and cassette tapes. Teachers are given teachers books for each unit as well as picture cards. We also have a series of master lesson plans written for all our units from kindergarten through grade 6, which provides a good framework for our teachers to work from. There is however, a lot of room for creativity in our curriculum so although the content is set, how you present it as a teacher is completely up to you.
All our teachers are also assigned a bilingual teaching assistant that will work with you in all your classes. They are great at helping control the classes while you teach as well as helping out with any translation that you might need during class when introducing new vocabulary.
What an average workweek consists of:
Teachers will work 5 days a week with the weekend off. Teachers generally teach an average of 3-6 classes a day. Classes range in size and length anywhere from 15-40 students (with most classes being around 20-25 students) to 30-60min (most classes are 40 min in length). Your schedule will be the same every week so you will start with a set schedule and students and you should finish the year with these same students. This way you can develop a good rapport with your students and schools. A Chinese bilingual teaching assistant is provided for each teacher who will initially show all the teachers how to get to their schools and how to navigate the city of Guangzhou as well as the office staff will always assist to make sure the teachers know where their schools are.