KG English & Science Teachers for subtropical isle of Xiamen, China
- China, Xiamen, China
- International Sunshine Home
- Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
- Positions: 4
- Degree Required
Job SummaryInternational Sunshine Home is a bilingual Montessori-inspired school for kids ages 2-6. Salaries range up to 16,700 yuan plus a 2,000 yuan monthly housing allowance, airfare incentive, 22 personal days, moving stipend, repayment of visa fees, insurance and a re-sign bonus. We provide a curriculum, an academic outline (in 3-week blocks) and in-class activities. Classes are capped at 18 students, with two assistant teachers per class.
Details of Position
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, 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.
QualificationsWe only hire teachers eligible for Z (work) visas in the province of Fujian per the Board of Education. Teachers must have the following: university degree, a passport from a native-English speaking country (visa requirement), a criminal record check and a TOEFL certificate OR 2 years of post-university teaching experience.
Salary and BenefitsCompensation
Salary - Up to 16,700 yuan per month (dependent on certifications, experience and desired workload)
Housing - 2,000 yuan per month
Moving stipend - 2,500 yuan (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
Free Chinese classes
Our cumulative second-year pay is a significant bump that can exceed 20 percent (bonus plus raise) because we like to encourage teacher retention.
International Sunshine Home
More Company Information
International Sunshine Home is often cited as Xiamen’s premier bilingual school for younger children. Opened in 2010, Sunshine Home has a robust curriculum and teaching approach that relies on a Western approach -- positive reinforcement, emphasis on creativity and small class sizes. The Montessori method is an important inspiration for Sunshine Home. The school focuses extensively on language development & science skills. Classes have at least three staff members for each group of 18 students.
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