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===>Language Learning Director (Director of Studies). Can you lead a team of teachers? Positions in major cities across China: 18,000 RMB (3,000 USD) + Up front flights paid + Housing + much more
Posted By: Gold Star TEFL Recruitment <DisneyLLD@GoldStarTeachers.com>
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
Disney English - Language Learning Director
Reference no.: DNLLD10A
Position: Language Learning Director
Locations: China 14 cities
Start date: Year round
Our website: www.GoldStarTeachers.com/DisneyEnglish
Disney is looking for exceptional Language Learning Directors (LLDs) to manage all academic operations inside Disney English Language Learning Centers in China, including:
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Dalian, Ningbo, Chengdu, Nanjing, Chongqing and Wuhan
The Language Learning Director will oversee all academic operations within their assigned Language Learning Center. The LLD manages all Foreign and Assistant Trainers within their Center, ensuring staff retention, ongoing development, and ensuring consistent excellence in program delivery for learners aged 2-12.
Essential qualities for this challenging position include strong people management skills and the ability to motivate and lead a team of international teachers. A proven track record in teacher training through workshops, class observations and one-on-one support are vital to this role.
The right candidate will be organized and logical in planning and implementation of new school initiatives. Excellent creativity and problem solving skills are also needed.
You will have a degree and credible TEFL qualification as well as a wide range of teaching experience, especially to young learners. You will be well versed in TEFL methodology and teaching techniques.
The Disney Approach Immersive Storytelling
No one speaks the language of children better than Disney, and nothing captures their imaginations more than a great story. Disney English combines the art of Disney storytelling, breakthrough language learning methodology and innovative technology to inspire learners passion for English. Since the opening of our flagship Center in Shanghai in 2008, Disney English has been sharing the gift of English with thousands of children across China. By providing an award-winning academic curriculum and engaging children with their favorite Disney stories, songs and characters; Disney English creates a fun, lively, and highly effective learning environment.
An opportunity with Disney English allows you to make a difference in the lives of children, all while receiving ongoing professional development and gaining valuable experience within The Walt Disney Company. The role of Language Learning Director could be the experience of a lifetime. Bring your talent, creativity and unique experience, and discover why a career with Disney is the opportunity youve been looking for.
Course material features Disney characters throughout and places an emphasis on natural English communication. It is backed up with an amazing array of supplementary materials to really bring the class to life, from flashcards, an entire room full of realia, song CDs, games, digital material, toys and a comprehensive teachers guide.
Each classroom is fitted with an interactive white board & digital presentation wall which is packed full of animated teaching material helping to further enrich the student-centered learning environment.
Summary of Responsibilities
Motivate staff and support continuous development of skills needed to deliver an academically effective and engaging language learning experience
Ensure consistency in academic excellence experience by observing lessons regularly, and providing constructive coaching and development to Trainers
Provide ongoing leadership to Trainers, delivering timely and constructive feedback, in addition to comprehensive performance reviews at company determined intervals
Ensure swift and successful resolution to any academic, operational and/or personnel issues as they arise
Ensure that comprehensive learner records are maintained by each Trainer in both print and electronic format through occasional audits and on-going training assessments
Conduct ongoing staff meetings to communicate all changes in the academic delivery or content and resolve all pertinent learner and classroom management issues
Oversee the classroom schedules for all Trainers to deliver optimal staff utilization based on the number of enrolled learners
Provide coverage for absent Trainers, and deliver lesson content to learners as needed
Collaborating with the Center Manager, support the Marketing and Sales teams in meeting new learner enrollment targets, participating in academic and sales events within the Center
Through the delivery of guest service excellence and measurable academic results, and support of the sales process, ensure that Center performance goals are met through new learner enrollment and existing learner renewals
Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in education and management
Internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL certification
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Proven success in team leadership, performance management and staff development
A passion for educating young learners, with a focus on delivering measurable results
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, flexible to change and able to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated success in delivering high quality customer service
Professionalism in oral and written communications
English language fluency including, but not limited to: proper grammar, sentence structure, word tense, subject-verb agreement, and proper use of adjectives and adverbs
Demonstration of a neutral accent, clear pronunciation, good intonation and English language rhythm
Resourceful, self-motivated, with creative problem solving skills
Ability to commit to a 12-15 month contract in China
Experience traveling internationally and/or working abroad
Successful experience managing cross cultural teams
Familiarity/affinity with the Disney brand
Compensation and Benefits
18,000 RMB monthly salary
Paid airfare up front to China and a monthly travel stipend toward return trip
7,000 RMB training bonus
3,000-4,350 RMB monthly housing allowance
Eligibility for additional quarterly incentive, based upon overall center performance
Health and Dental Insurance
Maximum 40 hour per week work schedule, inclusive of evenings and weekends
3 weeks hotel accommodation upon arrival in China
Rosetta Stone Mandarin license
Robust Academic Training
Paid sick and vacation time, plus 11 Chinese national holidays
*Benefits subject to change.
Please send the following to Aidan at DisneyLLD@GoldStarTeachers.com :
Covering letter detailing your suitability for the job
Earliest availability to begin work
Top 3 preferences for city locations (if any)
Quote reference number DNLLD10A
We look forward to discussing things further with you.
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