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Part-time hours, full-time pay, tropical island, free rent.... . We Invite you to come teach English on a tropical island in the South China Sea in Haikou, Hainan
Posted By: Happy Town International <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, 15 April 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
Part-time hours, full-time pay, tropical island, free rent.... . We Invite you to come teach English on a tropical island in the South China Sea..
Starting each day in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan island, I always have a smile on my face. The sun is shining and the forecast says it will hit 34 degrees Celsius today. Whether you are on foot, bike, bus, or riding a scooter like me to one of our Happy Town campuses, your journey into work will be a new adventure each day with many unique and interesting things to see and discover. On my way into work I pass by the park and see small groups of people practicing Tai Chi, as they do every morning. In many ways Haikou is like the cities back home with sky scrapers, shopping malls, and fast food joints, but with much nicer weather, beaches, and streets lined with palm trees!
Our classes are really unique. We have two campuses and teach children of all ages. Our Beginners English program is for our youngest students who are 12 - 30 months old. There are 10 students per class. We offer a vibrant program that introduces them to English through music, sensory activities, and much more. Each semester a dynamic curriculum is created for our teachers to follow. All of our BE teachers are given a week of training when they first arrive and work Tuesday - Saturday.
The Daily English program is for children 3 - 5 years of age. They attend multiple 30 minute classes a day that focus on developing their English through the growth of their cognitive, social, fine and gross motor skills. Each class requires a lesson plan and follows a fun and vigorous curriculum. The children absorb a surprising amount and are a lot of fun to teach.
Each teacher will teach a total of 6 half hour classes per day with a 3 hour lunch break from 11:20-14:20 hrs. During the lunch break some teachers head home, some do their shopping either at the supermarket or one of the many open air markets, and others like me are faced with the difficult decision of relaxing with a coconut in the park or going to the beach. All DE classes are finished at 16:50. Each DE teacher will work Monday - Friday.
All DE teachers are all given a week of training when they first arrive that focuses on the developmental stage of their students, how to creatively put together a lesson plan using the format, and observing the students they are to teach. We use Super Tots for DE 1, 2, and 3. DE 4 follows the Complete Canadian Curriculum. Each class will have a maximum of 12 students. Each teacher will have a Chinese teacher and TA to assist them.
Our Second School is our Beginner’s English Program (B.E program)
This is a brand-new state of the art campus that is creating an environment unlike other schools to teach in, such as a water proof room, recording studio, batting cages, and much more. Not to mention the view over the water from the classrooms.
The BE program is focused on young learners. These children will vary from 12 months to 36 months of age. These toddler years the children are active explorers and need many small and gross motor activities as well as opportunities to problem-solve. Language, cognitive skills, social emotional development and physical development are the four areas of focus for the toddler group. We have an environment in which is safe for the children to explore these areas.
When you join our family you will get:
8,000 RMB per month (after tax) for 24 weekly teaching hours total (with a raise available for outstanding performance up to twice a year!)
• A fully furnished apartment close to the school or 1500 RMB housing allowance
Sponsored Z visa, Foreign Expert Certificate, and Medical Exam paid for by Happy Town
• Contract completion bonus of 5000 RMB
28 days of vacation
We are currently looking for several DE and BE teachers who are:
North American (We may also consider those from countries whose official language is English.)
English as their first language
• Committed to a 1 year contract
Passionate about teaching young children
Experience working with young children in schools like Happy Town, daycare, and/or equivalent experience
BE Teachers: July & August
DE Teachers July & August
The Chinese government & Happy Town require you to have:
• A completed Bachelors Degree from a recognized university
A TESOL or equivalent certificate
Ready for a new teaching experience? Send your resume and a recent photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject bar which program you are interested in.
For more information about our school visit http://happytowninternational.com/teachers/
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