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Posted By: International Academic Alliance <hr@iaaprograms.com>
Date: Wednesday, 7 May 2014, at 11:55 a.m.

Teach Academic English at Chinese High Schools & Universities!
1 – 2 year contract

ABOUT THE POSITION
The International Academic Alliance creates educational pathways for students at our various learning centers. Our Academic English Program is designed to prepare students for American university. AEP instructors teach students the academic English skills and competencies critical to success for English-based coursework. These language intensive courses are offered at our Chinese high schools and colleges.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The AEP courses are designed for students to develop the comprehensive skills needed for total success at an American university. This includes:
• English communication skills
• Critical thinking
• Standardized test preparation
• College-level research
• Career planning

QUALIFICATIONS
• Applicants must be willing to relocate to major cities throughout China
• Candidates must possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree
• TESOL or CELTA certification required or an experienced ESL educator
• Adapts easily to new cultures, maintains enthusiasm & has an outgoing nature
*Prior experience teaching or traveling abroad is preferred. Not required.
*Master’s degree in TESOL, Education, English or Linguistics is preferred. Not required.

TEACHING LOAD
Our instructors take ownership of the AEP curriculum development, adapt it according to the students’ needs and actively partake in fostering this unique cultural exchange.
Teachers are expected to:
• Instruct in the classroom up to 20 hours per week
• Spend additional 20 hours per week: lesson planning, conducting writing labs and holding 1-on-1 student conferences at their AEP teaching site
• Work closely with assigned program university or AEP high school and the Director of Studies on: AEP curricula; course delivery; managing/ resolving classroom issues and program development/ evaluation.
• Participate in ongoing professional development events as part of the AEP faculty, including: teacher trainings; professional mentorship with AEP’s American university faculty; curriculum evaluation & program assessment.
• Provide support for students struggling with their coursework. Work with students and program director to identify and solve potential problems.
• Coach students on goal-setting and developing skills for academic success both inside and outside of the classroom

SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Salary is commensurate with experience
• Round-trip airfare and medical insurance provided
• Accommodations: Private 1-bedroom apartment on or near program site
• Z Visa sponsorship and assistance with all visa procedures
• Employment Contract Term: 11-month teaching contract (1 – 2 year contract negotiable)

*Possibility of a $1,000.00 bonus at the end of the contract year based on teaching performance evaluations.
*Eligible for incremental salary increases based on the teacher’s annual performance review from peer, student director evaluations and in meeting AEP program standards.

HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume to Tine Sveberg at hr@iaaprograms.com.

International Academic Alliance is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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