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ESL Jobs in China - EF Hangzhou


Date 2013-01-13 04:01:37 Location : Asia:China


EF English First
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, P.R.China

Position: Full time English language teacher
Interviewing: Now
Website: http://www.GoldStarTeachers.com
Reference no. HZTA01A

The job

EF English First, Hangzhou is looking for a bright, motivated and experienced English teachers to join its teaching team. This is an ideal position for someone who wants to move their teaching career forward with a well established company.

We opened our first school in 2001 and now have four schools in different, major areas of the city. We have a school for adults and children, a school for children & teenagers, a Smart School for adults, and a CLT school for corporate clients. At any one time we employ a total of 50 foreign English teachers throughout our 4 schools so there are always plenty of people to socialize with.

All students are given a personal placement test by our foreign teachers to assess prospective students’ English ability and place them in the correct school and class. Teachers will be teaching a majority of young learner class (aged 4 to 17) as well as some adult classes (aged 17+).

English First, Hangzhou provides teachers with the ideal environment to develop professionally. Our centers are designed to offer ample of support both academically and through pastoral care creating an ideal atmosphere to work and live.

Our schools boast up to date teaching materials and resources, including computers in the classrooms and modern ‘Lifeclub’ lounges which allow for a truly varied and engaging teaching process to be delivered.

Hangzhou – The city

There is a famous saying in China: δΈŠζœ‰ε€©ε ‚ δΈ‹ζœ‰θ‹ζ­, "Above, there is heaven. Below there is Hangzhou and Suzhou." Regarded as one of the two paradises on earth by the Chinese people, Hangzhou offers an ideal destination for anyone seeking to live and teach in China.

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and is located not far south of Shanghai. The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in China with numerous historic relics and natural beauty. Most famous for its picturesque West Lake, elected as a National Key Scenic location due to its historical and cultural significance and many temples, pagodas, ponds and plants.

The city is one of the most livable in China with a natural balance of local Chinese culture and Western amenities providing a dynamic atmosphere of live music, cafes and bars, a variety of events and an eclectic mixture of people from all over the world. Mix a buzzing city with a pleasant year round climate and low cost of living and you see why Hangzhou has earned the reputation it has.

Main Responsibilities
• Maximum of 20 hours teaching per week
• Lesson planning
• Use audio / video materials in classes
• Assist in the placement testing and interviewing of new students
• Carry out teaching related responsibilities including, but not limited to demonstration classes, conversation clubs, tutorials, seminars and presentations
• Attend centre social events

Compensation
• Excellent salary: 6,500 – 7,000 RMB per month for new teachers (after probation)
• Excellent salary: 7,000 RMB per month for experienced teachers (full 12 months)
• Excellent salary: 7,500 RMB per month for teachers with EF experience (full 12 months)
• Free accommodation: Western style, near the school
• Flight allowance: 9,000 RMB half payable after 6 months, half after 12 months
• Legal ‘Z’ work visa
• 12 days public holidays plus 10 days extra holidays
• Insurance
• Bonuses: up to 1,500 RMB for each quarterly appraisal
• On-going training and academic support
• Salary increases in subsequent years with EF Hangzhou
• Promotion opportunities within the EF network

Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• TEFL certificate (No TEFL? We recommend INTESOL, est. 1993, 30% discounts: http://www.GoldStarTeachers.com/INTESOL)
• Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
• Plenty of passion and energy