Xiamen is a coastal city in Fujian Province in China. It became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. The name Xiamen means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
First Leap is a teaching institution with a content language integrated learning (CLIL) curriculum. The students learn through creatively designed lessons in subjects such as; art, music, world culture, global leadership, science, reading, virtual PE and logical thinking. First Leap has an already developed curriculum, pre-prepared and tested lessons that are taught with interactive whiteboards. The company originated in Beijing and now have grown over 41 cities in China, there is 1 school based in Xiamen.
You will be responsible for delivering quality lessons to our First Leap students. We are looking for teachers who are positive, active and outgoing who have a passion for education. First Leap constantly gives teachers the opportunity to learn more about teaching through an array of different training programs. Through these training programs First Leap has different career paths to offer.
Speaks English at an Idiomatic level.
Degree: BA or above (Education, linguistics or English degree given top priority).
Experience: TEFL / other teaching certificate OR 2 years teaching experience required.
Relocate: Must be willing to relocate to China.
Student age range: 1.5 – 12 years old.
Class size: 10 – 14 students in one class.
Class length: 40 minutes to 1 hour containing various creative teaching techniques.
Working Hours: 36 Hours (Wed - Sun Work Week); office hours, training and teaching hours.
Curriculum: CLIL (Content Learning Integrated Language) formed curriculum, Chinese teachers provide standard English language classes, Foreign teachers provide different subject classes for students to express English language. Lesson guides and Flipcharts for interactive whiteboards are provided. Training on curriculum is provided initially and throughout the year.
Chinese Teaching Assistant: You will be assisted with a bilingual Chinese teacher for each class.
Training: Initial training is separate to your months’ salary, you get a ‘Training payment’ for the 10 days before you start your ‘official’ paid days of working which begin once you finish training. You will receive 10 – 14 hotel paid days initial training in Beijing (training is paid based on performance)
Training: On-going training throughout the year – provided by training department team of teachers (Foreign and Chinese).
Airfare to China: Flight is provided.
Visa: Assistance in sponsored legal Z Work Visa in your home country and in China.
Arrival: Airport Pickup assistance.
On boarding: Ground service assistance.
Net Monthly income: USD 1400 – 1900 (RMB 10,000 – 13,000) *
Base Salary: USD 1200 – 1600 (RMB 8,000 – 11,000) *
Housing: Provided studio or 2-bedroom apartment, school should provide a few choices.
Bonus: Monthly bonus every month – calculated by teacher’s performance data *
Airfare Bonus: Provided once contract is fulfilled USD 1100 (RMB 8,000).
Demo class bonus: USD 9 (RMB 60) for each student signed up.
Over time: Amount stipulated in handbook by school.
Insurance: Basic Chinese health insurance.
Public Holiday: Chinese public holidays off, Christmas and New Year’s Day off.
Annual Holiday: 1st year teacher has 3 paid days’ annual leave.
Sick Leave: 5 paid days’ sick leave.
Organized team-building activities
Personal Career Development Planning
*Subject to working location details will be specified during the interview process with the recruiter or school.
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