Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. It serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East 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 are over 25 schools based in Beijing and around 150 foreign teachers.
We expect our teachers to be responsible, imaginative and to provide a nurturing environment for our young learners. 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.
Delivering quality lessons to our First Leap students.
Adapt your teaching style to create a nurturing learning environment for students.
Attend meetings and training arranged by the company.
Join in on marketing events.
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: 3-12 years old
Class size: 10 to 14 students per class.
Class length: 40 to 50 minutes per class.
Working Hours: 36 Hours (Your days off will either be Mon/Tues OR Wed/Thurs – discussed with school) 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.
Initial training: This 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).
On-going Training: On-going training throughout the year – provided by training department team of teachers (Foreign and Chinese).
Flight: One way to China.
Visa: Sponsored legal Z Work Visa.
Arrival: Airport Pickup assistance.
On boarding: Ground service assistance.
Monthly income: USD 2700 – 3000 (RMB 18,000 – 20,000) after tax*
Base Salary: USD 1600 - 2000(RMB 11,000 – 13,000) after tax *
Housing: Monthly stipend USD 600 (RMB 4,000) *
Bonus: Monthly bonus every month – calculated by teacher’s performance data *
TEFL Reimbursement: One-time payment if you need to obtain it for your visa – paid on first payslip USD 460 (RMB 3,000).
Relocation bonus: One-time payment - paid on first payslip USD 1100 (RMB 8,000).
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 contract by school*
Insurance: Basic Chinese health insurance.
Public Holiday: Chinese public holidays off, 25th December and 1st January off.
Annual Holiday: 1st year teacher has 3 paid 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.
A business unit of TAL Education Group (NYSE, TAL), established in Beijing in 2009.
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