- China, Shanghai
- Giraffe English
- Experience: ENTRY LEVEL
- Positions: 5
- Degree Required
Job SummaryGiraffe English is looking for passionate & enthusiastic staff to join our team of educators. At Giraffe, we are not only ESL teachers, but members of a supportive community made up of staff from around the world. Students at Giraffe range from 3 to 12 years old, and our curriculum revolves around creating an enriching environment. Giraffe also has many opportunities for career advancement, holds numerous events throughout the year, and is an ideal place to gain experience while living abroad.
Details of Position
We know that teaching ESL isn’t everyone’s long-term career goal. With our comprehensive training program and countless opportunities for advancement, our goal is for you to leave Giraffe with a stronger resume and more defined sense of purpose than when you began, whether you dream of becoming a teacher or a CEO.
This is more than just the opportunity to live abroad - this is the opportunity to create something, develop yourself, and gain a network of incredible like-minded people.
Giraffe English is a prominent player in the Taiwanese market of English training schools with over 700 locations, and we’ve brought the best of that success to China. Giraffe English Shanghai operates as the flagship school for over 30 Giraffe locations in Mainland China, and with a small but growing number of branches in the city, there is plenty of room for advancement.
Most of our students range in age from 3-12 years old, with young learners making up the majority of our student population. We recently began a new course, called Speak Up, which is geared towards older students who have learned the language and now want to gain confidence in their skills. During this course we teach drama, public speaking, and debating; and we are always looking for teachers with special backgrounds in any of these areas.
Who We Are
We have a staff of over 200 individuals, with jobs ranging from teaching and management to IT and videography. In addition to our amazing Chinese and Taiwanese staff, our foreign teaching department has representatives from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and South Africa. This creates a very dynamic and international working environment, and fosters a sense of community that can be hard to find elsewhere.
Throughout the year, Giraffe hosts a number of cultural, athletic, and leisure events exclusively for members of the Giraffe team to show appreciation for all the hard work everyone puts in. We take a company trip every spring, host badminton tournaments, hold events such as Giraffe Prom and holiday dinners, and let’s not forget the highlight of the Giraffe calendar—the award-show style annual meeting. There are countless ways to get involved, and even among the foreign teaching department there are small interest groups such as a book club, soccer, and Game of Thrones viewing parties.
- Bachelors degree from an accredited university
- Must be a native-level English speaker
- Must enjoy working with children
- Must be open to new experiences
- TEFL Certificate preferred
Salary and BenefitsBenefits
- Competitive industry salary
- Real opportunities for salary increases
- 30 hour work week with full-time benefits
- Paid leave during Chinese national holidays
- Unpaid personal leave also available
- Contract completion bonus of up to one month's salary
- Chinese Work Residency Permit provided
- One-way flight provided for overseas applicants
- Airport pick-up, hotel accommodations for first two weeks, and housing search assistance
- Arrival support and continuous living support from our dedicated team
- Opportunities for career progression
- Chinese lessons
More Company Information
Giraffe English is looking for passionate & enthusiastic staff to join our team of educators. At Giraffe, we are not only ESL teachers, but members of a supportive community made up of staff from around the world. Students at Giraffe range from 3 to 12 years old, and our curriculum revolves around creating an enriching environment. Giraffe also has many opportunities for career advancement, holds numerous events throughout the year, and is an ideal place to gain experience while living abroad.
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