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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 100 centres in China, there are over 5 schools based in Chongqing and around 20 foreign teachers. 

Details of Position: 

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.  

Requirements to Teach English in Chongqing China: 

  • 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. 

Responsibilities for Teachers in Chongqing China: 

  • Student age range: 2 – 15 years old.  
  • Class size: 10 – 14 students in one class.  
  • Class length: 35 minutes to 50 minutes to 1 hour containing various creative teaching techniques. 
  • Working Hours: 40 Hours (You will have 5 standard working days and 2 days off-without Saturdays and Sundays); office hours, training, meeting, marketing and teaching hours; 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: You will receive 14 hotel paid days initial training in Beijing. Your first month’s salary is calculated on training days plus working days in your assigned centres. 
  • Training: On-going training throughout the year – provided by training department team of teachers (Foreign and Chinese). 
  • Teaching centre: might teach 2-3 centres at same time  
  • Professional development programme and attending staff training or meeting   

What We Offer our Teachers: 

  • 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. 

Your compensation will include: 

  • Monthly income: USD 3100 - 3400 (RMB 19,000 - 21,000) before tax 
  • Base Salary: USD 1500- 1800 (RMB 10,000- 12,000) before tax 
  • Relocation loan. 
  • Housing: Monthly stipend USD 450(RMB 3,000). 
  • City allowance:UDS 150(RMB 1000)
  • Bonus: Monthly bonus USD900 (RMB 6000) -calculated by teacher's performance data * 
  • Over time: Amount stipulated in International employee management manual by school. 
  • Insurance: Basic Chinese health insurance. 
  • Public Holiday: Chinese public holidays off, New Year's Day off. 
  • Annual Holiday: 1st year teacher has 3 paid days' annual leave. 
  • Sick Leave: 5 paid days' sick leave. 

Other benefits include: 

  • 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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First Leap English, a business unit of TAL Education Group (NYSE, TAL), established in Beijing in 2008, is flourishing and expanding across China, with over 30, 000 students, and top 3 brand recognition in the Chinese education industry. Created to provide much-needed quality afterschool English training for children aged 1.5 – 15 years old, in a fun, motivating and entirely English speaking environment. 

First Leap provides children with high quality and full scene English education. The school has developing and innovating internationally leading educational products and services since 2008. Which committed to providing scientific parenting solutions for Chinese families. Teaching English is not only purpose, but also encourage and cultivate children’s self-confidence, happiness, and comprehensive quality leadership, with a new generation of global competitiveness.

First Leap has opened more than 80 teaching centers in more than 30 cities in China. The full curriculum system is based on the CLIL education concept, the high-tech education method, which developed and innovated by domestic and foreign experts. The curriculum covers young children stage, pre-school stage, primary and junior high school stage, which help children get through overseas high school.

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About Chongqing

Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers.

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