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SENIOR TEACHER 15000 RMB - 15 hours / week, Lianyungang, The Ring a Bell Foreign Languages School

Posted By: Zhongsheng Ring a Bell <[email protected]>
Date: Saturday, 11 November 2017, at 3:09 a.m.

Package reference: W45ST15

o 15000 RMB per month for 15 hours a week
o Two weeks paid holiday and at least three weeks during August break;
o Two consecutive resting days a week and all public holidays;
o Resident permit, social insurance and health coverage paid for;
o Housing allowance 1500 RMB;
o Bonus one month¡¯s salary + return flight;
Upon contract renewal, the Senior Teacher may become Associate Teacher with a 10% salary increase and a performance bonus.

Tentative schedule:

o Expect busy weekends with a combined 9 hours on Saturday and Sunday;
o The remaining weekdays will be a total of 6 hours, including a 1 hour course of your choice (musicology, photography, stargazing, etc.) and a 1 hour academic meeting;
o At least one day off for major Chinese holidays and Christmas, including a week off for both National Day and Chinese New Year.
o There will also be an additional three weeks off in the late summer.
o Optional events and field trips are paid overtime

You MUST*:

o Hold a passport from the UK, US, AUS, NZ, CA, IE, as have a B.A. from these six countries;
o Provide a CELTA or CertTESOL or a B.A. in Education;
o Have clear pronunciation and confidence in your teaching ability.
*We will offer applicants with generic TEFL and good motivation a non-senior position and cover all costs of full Cambridge CELTA training.

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 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. Our classrooms are beautiful, our school is small, our budget is not limited, which not only means that we use Mac computers, interactive white boards and color printers, but 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 we won¡¯t consider for an improved learning environment.

Our goal is to make children master and love English and/or French, succeed in their public school, and help them pass exams from KET to Proficiency and DELF Prim from A1.1 to B1. We achieve this by using excellent interactive resources in both French and English, with matching instruction manuals and homework books, instruction booklets and 300 worksheets created by the teachers and over 3000 documentaries, cartoons and movies. 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).

The Pitfalls:
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 being 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.

The Perks:
Lianyungang is developing rapidly and it is 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 bikes, 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 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. We also have to deal with the reality of the Chinese visa process getting slower and more complicated, for that reason we will not take time to negotiate the salary and we request to only hear from candidates that meet all relevant requirements, and 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. Once the teacher passes his CELTA, he will be raised to the full Senior Teacher position and salary.

Contact Information:

Jeffrey Rottschafer, Associate Teacher

Email: [email protected]
WeChat: jeffrey_rr
Skype: jeff.rottschafer

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