KG English & Science Teacher - International Sunshine Home - China
No experience required
18th September 2017
Applications close in -153 days
We are International Sunshine Home, a bilingual Montessori-based school for kids ages 2-6 looking for amazing English and Science teachers. Salaries start at 11,000 yuan plus airfare, 22 personal leave days, a moving stipend, a work visa, repayment of visa fees, insurance and a re-sign bonus for a second annual contract. Lunch, snacks and coffee are free.
The qualities that we seek in our teachers are: professionalism, high energy, a positive attitude and a love of children. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (for select English teachers).
We provide a curriculum, an academic outline (in 3-week blocks), sample lesson plans, suggested in-class activities and various printable materials, though we invite qualified teachers to tailor the class to their strengths and preferences.
The class size for all our classes is capped at 18 students, with two assistant teachers for each class. The student-teacher ratio is 6:1. Teachers are given 3 hours of prep time for every 4 hours of class, and a one-hour break per day.
Xiamen is a subtropical island in the Taiwan Strait just off the coast of mainland China. Our summers are warm and our winters are cool but it never snows. The climate, the weather and the size of the city are similar to San Diego, California. Yes, we have Starbucks. Xiamen is often cited as one of China´s most livable cities.
We are only able to hire teachers that are eligible for Z or work visas in the province of Fujian per the Fujian Board of Education. That means that English teachers must have the following: university degree, TEFL/TESOL certificate, 2 years of formal teaching experience and a passport from a native-English speaking country.
Our cumulative second-year pay is a significant bump that can exceed 20 percent (bonus plus raise) because we like to encourage teacher retention.
Qualifications & Requirements
Required CertificatesTESL/TEFL Certificate
Minimum Teaching Experience2 Years
To qualify for a work visa in the province of Fujian, all candidates must:
Have a four-year college or university degree;
Hold a passport from a native-English-speaking country;
Have either a TEFL/TESL/CELTA certificate or two years of teaching experience; and
Present a certifiied criminal record check.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Moving stipend - 2,500 yuan per month (with first paycheck)
Airfare - Half at 6 months, half at 12 months
Visa - Costs repaid at end of probation
Insurance - Comprehensive insurance
Holidays - 21 personal days, 1 religious day, 11 national holidays
Re-sign incentive - 1 month´s salary (half at 15 months, half at 21 months)
Annual raise - up to 10 percent, based on performance review