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Hiring Secondary School EFL Teacher - Korean International School in Yanbian – Clean air. Sufficient salary for living and also saving money

Posted By: Korean International School in Yanbian <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 6 June 2019, at 12:30 p.m.

- Korean International School in Yanbian –

Korean International School in Yanbian (KISY) is hiring Secondary EFL teachers for the upcoming semester, which begins on August 14th, 2019. KISY is a grade 1-12 International School run by the Korean government in China with authorization from the Chinese Ministry of Education. Students at KISY study in three languages: Korean, English, and Chinese. There are currently 66 students total at the secondary level (grades 7-12). KISY is located in Yanji, a city known in China for its clean air. It is also has a unique linguistic and cultural environment due to generations of ethnic Han Chinese and ethnic Koreans living side by side in one city. Both Chinese and Korean are spoken in many areas of the city.

The school year at KISY runs March-December, but KISY often hires applicants mid-year to accommodate international calendars in education. The salary for a qualified applicant is sufficient for living in Yanji and also saving money to travel or possibly pay off loans. Please see the attached average costs to get an idea of the cost of living here.

1. Position Description:

• Contract duration: Minimum one year with possibility of renewal, starting August 12, 2019.

• Working hours: from 7:30am to 4:00pm (Monday through Friday when school is in session, and some teacher work days preceding and following vacation times)

• Weekly classes: maximum of 22 classes / week, 45 minute class periods, average class size: 10-12 students

• Subject Area: EFL listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the secondary level

• Winter & Summer English Camps: each camp is 15 teaching hours
Winter Camp: January 6-8, 2020. Summer Camp 2020: TBD

2. Salary and Benefits (pre-tax)

1) Basic Salary: 13,500CNY per month
2) Housing Allowance: 2,500 CNY for housing per month
3) Monthly Salary Add-ons based on qualifications
Certificate - 1,000 CNY for a teacher¡¯s certificate holder or

- 500 CNY for other English certificate holder (¡Ø No duplicate payment)

Other :
4) Some portion of visa application process will be reimbursed by the school
5) Bonus : 13,500 CNY a year in 2 installments
6) Extra class pay (if applicable) according to the school scale
7) Airline ticket: 1-way airfare from near home city on economy class reimbursed in the first month of teaching and 1-way return ticket to near home city on economy class reimbursed upon completion of contracted period
8) Paid summer and winter vacation

3. Required Qualifications

Route 1: 1) Bachelor¡¯s Degree from a university in an English-speaking country

in any subject area
2) ESL certificate (CELTA, TESOL)

Route 2: 1) Degree from a university in an English-speaking country related to English or education

4. Procedure

¡Ø Application document review => Interview => Notice of acceptance => Submission of documents for visa

5. How to apply

1) Send the following items to [email protected]
• full resume with recent photo and contact numbers
• cover letter
• copy of diploma or degree and any certificates

2) Please note: the visa process takes 2-4 months, so interested applicants should submit application as soon as possible

6. School Information

Korean International School in Yanbian, 2728A, Choyang-st, Yanji-city, Jirin Province, China

School Website:

For Any Questions: contact mobile number +86-4332914263(Mr. Ha) or above email address

Basic Costs (estimates provided by teachers currently living in Yanji)

• apartment rent : 800-2000 CNY per month. It is likely you will need to pay the whole year of rent plus a month deposit and maintenance fee when you sign the rental agreement.

• electric bill: average 100 CNY

• water bill: 50-70 CNY

• cell phone bill: 50-80 CNY

• internet : 50-100 CNY

• monthly groceries : varies depending on how much you eat at home and if you entertain. 1000 CNY

• transportation in city : taxi-7-20 CNY per 1 way trip in city destinations.
bus-1-2 CNY per trip

• one meal in a restaurant : for local food average 20-40 CNY. for Western food average 40-60 CNY

• electronics : relatively same price as in USA or South Korea, however, if made in China will be mostly in Chinese, so suggest bringing from home

• other : simple home goods can cost less than in USA, larger items such as furniture tend to be expensive

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