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The Ring a Bell Foreign Languages School, Lianyungang - Position: Teacher 15000 RMB - 15 hours / week
Posted By: Lianyungang Zhongsheng Education - Ring a Bell <[email protected]>
Date: Friday, 27 October 2017, at 7:52 p.m.
• Two weeks paid holiday + at least three weeks during August break
• Two consecutive resting days a week + all public holidays
• Housing allowance 1500 RMB; resident permit; social insurance/health coverage paid for
• Bonus one month’s salary + Return flight
• After 12 months: contract upon renewal, seniority + 10% salary increase.
Expect to have:
• a combined total of 9 hours on the weekend
• on the week days 6 hours, including one course of your choice (musicology, stargazing, other language, etc.) and 1 hour of academic meeting
• many optional events and field trips you may choose to take part in and for which you will be paid overtime
• at least one day off for major Chinese holidays and Christmas including a week off for both national holidays and Chinese New Year. There will also be an additional 3 weeks off in the late summer
You must have:
- Nationality and at least a B.A. from UK US AUS NZ CA IE
- a CELTA or CertTESOL strongly preferred, but will train the right candidate with generic TEFL and university degree
- kosher pronunciation, confidence in your teaching ability.
For this school application, it is very important to have wifi, a scanner, your university degree, passport, and other necessary documents on hand. Although there is a large time-zone difference, we still expect timely correspondence, with minimal delays.
Ring a Bell foreign languages is a subsidiary of a large kindergarten organization. Currently we have two foreign teachers, three Chinese instructors, and 132 students. Although their ages range from toddler to adult, they all have one thing in common: a real desire to truly learn English.
We are expanding slowly and that's fine: our marketing budget for the coming year is 0RMB, and we plan to keep it that way. Although our school is small, our budget is not, which not only means that we use Mac computers, interactive white boards, and color printers, but that we also have plenty left over for all the creature comforts that help make this a great place to work. Whether it be the best markers, gourmet coffee for the office, or instruments for a music class, there is no expense that we won’t consider to provide an excellent environment for learning.
Our goal is to make children master and love English and/or French, succeed at school, and help them pass exams from KET to Proficiency and DELF Prim from A to C. We achieve this by using excellent resources in both French and English, which not only include formal instruction manuals, but also worksheets and instruction booklets created by the teachers. While of course focusing on basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, we also offer other more specialized classes and activities to enrich these fundamentals. These range from KET instruction, basic literature, and phonetics to organized field trips, and annual trips abroad (such as the United States and Australia).
Lianyungang is a smallish third tier city, which means there is low, but existing pollution, especially during the winter months. There is also little in the way of western entertainment, with live music either being subpar or occasional, and there not being much of an arts scene. Therefore, the best candidates are those truly interested in having a real China experience, especially those interested in learning the language.
While Lianyungang is not a cosmopolitan city, it is developing rapidly, and it’s increasingly easy to find many of the amenities that you would find in a bigger Chinese city. Gyms are numerous, as are shopping malls, supermarkets, and there are currently four Starbucks as well as several western chain-stores. There are even more artisanal shops popping up, for you Euro-style bread or craft beer lovers. Because of the city’s relatively small size, it is very easy to get around, and you won’t waste time stuck in traffic jams. The most common mode of transportation is electric bike, but bicycles and cars are also in large number. Taxis are cheap and usually quite easy to find. Public buses are ridiculously inexpensive, as well as plentiful. Most important areas are within 20-40 minutes on foot. It is possible to reach several mountains by bike, and the best beach in Jiangsu province is roughly two hours away by bus. You will also find that our salary is extremely competitive, and will go a long way in a city that still has a fairly low cost of living.
For this reason, the salary is not negotiable. We also have to deal with the reality that the visa process in China is getting more complicated, so we request to only hear from serious candidates that meet all relevant requirements, and no have no legal issues.
Please note, we are prepared to hire a non-CELTA certified but motivated and serious teacher for a reduced monthly wage of 13,000RMB. However, we will cover 100% of the costs for a CELTA course (+ accommodation/transportation) if the candidate passes.
Director Alexis de Montigny
Email: [email protected]
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