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★★★ YIWU – IB International Kindergarten: Up to 15,000 RMB per month + 1,000 RMB monthly housing allowance + winter & summer vacation. APPLY NOW!★★★
Posted By: Gold Star TEFL Recruitment <[email protected]>
Date: Monday, 20 May 2019, at 4:50 p.m.
Reference # OUJYWDE05J
Positions: Full time IB PYP Kindergarten Teacher
Locations: Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China
Start Date: August 2019
Our website: www.GoldStarTeachers.com
o Excellent salary: 14,000 to 16,000 RMB per month (housing allowance included)
o Teach at our IB international kindergarten with a large professional foreign team
o Roughly 3 weeks winter vacations + 2 months summer vacations
o Full training & Career development opportunities
Our International Kindergarten develops globally responsible and compassionate young learners by encouraging them to become active and inquiring lifelong learners within an intercultural community. If you are looking to teach at a well established IB international school, then we are definitely a great stage for you!
Our International Kindergarten is one of 3 accredited IB PYP World schools in Zheijiang province. The school was founded in 2011 and has gained the reputation of being the best kindergarten in Yiwu due to our commitment to developing a strong curriculum and offering our students many opportunities to learn in fun and engaging ways. Our staff is comprised of over 50 Chinese teachers and over 25 foreign teachers. Our foreign staff is one of the largest early year staff team in the country.
Most of our students start at 2 to 3 years old and complete 4 years at our school. Their development is closely monitored by the teachers and their progress is guided throughout their time at the school. As an IB school we focus on learning through inquiry and incorporate play based learning into the classroom. Each teacher will teach phonics, math and inquiry lessons. The focus of each subject is mapped out in the school curriculum. The curriculum is reviewed and adjusted by the teachers every year to ensure the right material is being taught to the children.
The school has many experienced teachers that will support and guide new teachers learning IB PYP and teaching in China. All teachers work within a year group and meet weekly to share ideas and help each other plan lessons for their class. Each classroom has a foreign teacher, Chinese English teacher, and Chinese teacher. Each classroom team sets their teaching schedule and plans together. With a large teaching team, transitioning into life in China is much easier as there is constant support for your life inside and outside of the school. You will be part of a team of committed teachers and supportive staff.
Yiwu The City
Yiwu is located in the center of Zhejiang province, not far south of Shanghai, and as such benefits from a pleasant subtropical year round climate. The city is populated with just over a million people, a mid sized city for Chinese standards.
Yiwu is a very international city due to its large space in the small commodities production and trade. It is a hub for the high speed rail making it easy to travel throughout China, like Shanghai which is only 90 minutes away. The city offers a chance to experience traditional Chinese culture with various local markets and friendly people. There is also a large foreign community due to Yiwus large trade market so restaurants and bars with western cuisine are available. The cost of living in Yiwu is very low which makes it a great place to save money.
There is plenty to keep you busy in Yiwu, whether it be outdoor sports, hiking or white water rafting to relaxing in one of the many tea houses and bars or exploring the citys hidden delights.
Reviews from Current Teachers
Upon arriving, I was excited and nervous about moving to a new culture and country but now after sometime I find it is a place full of opportunity and adventure. Our school promotes IB learning, meaning there is always time to play and develop at the same time. This goes for not only the students but the teachers as well, making us feel like children again and promoting a place with happiness in our hearts. I am happy in China and would not want it any other way, the benefits and positive changes in my own life really do come from living in this beautiful place. (Reece: 1.5 years)
At first, it can be challenging being a new teacher but having a supportive team behind you makes it much easier. Ou Jing is an amazing school with experimental inquiries that helps a child to be open minded and I would love to continue working alongside the team here. (Prossy: 2 years)
o 5 working days per week (Monday to Friday)
o 40 hour work week (8:00 to 17:30 including 90 minute off campus lunch break)
o Around 10 lessons per week (other times include specialist classes and free play)
o Class sizes: 20 to 24 students
o Student ages: 2 to 6 year olds
o Team teaching (3 teachers per classroom)
o Create lessons based IB PYP and school curriculum (weekly planning meetings with fellow teachers)
o Excellent monthly salary: 13,000 to 15,000 RMB post tax
o Monthly housing allowance: 1,000 RMB
o Flight reimbursement on contract completion: 8,000 RMB
o 3 meals per day
o Airport pick up and accommodation upon arrival
o Assistance provided with apartment search
o All Chinese public holidays + winter vacation (roughly 3 weeks, full pay for calendar holidays & half pay for the rest) + 2 month summer vacation (unpaid, optional work available)
o Paid and sponsored Z work visa provided
o Medical insurance provided
o Career development opportunities
o Ongoing training and development workshops
o Native English speaker from UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland or South Africa
o Clean criminal record
o Highly responsible team player with hard working ethics
Meet one of the following:o Bachelors degree or above in Education or English
o Bachelors degree in any subject + 2 years of post graduate teaching experience
o Bachelors degree in any subject + TEFL in China (provided by SAFEA)
How to Apply
Please send the following to Jessica at [email protected]:
o Covering letter
o Recent photo
o Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
o Passport photo page (scan or a clear photo)
o Availability to start work
o Include in the subject heading the reference no. OUJYWDE05J
Gold Star TEFL Recruitment
With over 12 years experience in the ESL industry, Gold Star TEFL Recruitment is an honest, professional, British owned recruitment agent. We have helped thousands of teachers find meaningful jobs with excellent schools.
Job Board: fully screened schools, updated daily www.GoldStarTeachers.com/jobboard
Read interviews with our teachers www.GoldStarTeachers.com/interviews
Read articles about life in China www.GoldStarTeachers.com/articles
The entire recruitment process is completely free of charge from start to finish.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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