Above All Else – Quality Education
- China, Changchun
- Perfect English Training School
- Experience: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Positions: 2
Details of Position
= The Job =
You will be responsible for providing a highly engaging, effective and fun learning experience. You will have up to 20 in classroom hours, with the remaining 20 working hours to use at your own discretion (no need to stay in the office!) although you will need to prepare lessons and attend training sessions and meetings. You will use an already developed curriculum, and you will have access to flashcards, realia, DVDs and other teaching resources. A bilingual teaching assistant will accompany you in the classroom. You will also be expected to assist with the schools extra-curricular activities including camps, concerts and English parties. But you will still have time to travel, explore the local culture and of course learn the language.
= The School =
You will be working for one of Changchuns oldest English language training centres, with a history of ten years. We are not a franchise, were a school. That means you will meet the real boss and headmaster, an American, who has been with the school from the very start. You will be joining a school that has a deep interest in the education of English in China. Perfect English is not here to simply entertain students or provide a babysitting service. Our motto is Above All Else Quality Education.
We're not small. We have six branches spread throughout Changchun with plans to open another two. We have contracts with kindergartens, primary schools, middle and high schools and private companies. The team you will be joining is also not small with currently around 30 foreign teachers, some of whom have been with us for over five years. More than half of our teachers renew after the initial one year contract, and the average length of stay for the past three years has been 1.8 years.
= The Location =
Changchun has an intriguing history as the home of the last Emperor of China and the capital of Japanese Manchuria during World War II. With a population of over 7 million, Changchun isnt a small city, and yet you will still see mule driven carts selling fresh produce on street corners. Being a second tier city means the cost of living is a lot lower than Beijing or Shanghai. On the other hand there are mega-sized shopping malls with all the famous brands, three IMAX cinemas and Western style restaurants. Additionally, the Harbin Ice Festival, Dalian and North Korea are all a short train trip away.
If you are planning to head home after an experience to remember, at Perfect English you will have the opportunity to learn transferable skills you can take to your next job. Alternatively you can continue your career as a foreign language teacher with Perfect English as we always promote from within where possible, and as a fast growing school in a new economic powerhouse, there are always opportunities.
= Your Application =
Please prepare the following:
Cover letter detailing your suitability for the job
Earliest availability to begin work
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
= Websites =
QualificationsNative English speaker with a neutral accent, clear pronunciation and good intonation
A college or university degree from an accredited institution
Ability to relocate to China
Commit to working with us for at least a year
Ability to work on Saturdays and Sundays
Agree to teach both children and adult classes
Energetic, enthusiastic and animated in the classroom
Professionalism in oral and written communications
No teaching experience is necessary but candidates with previous experience or a CELTA/TESOL will be considered first
You are expected to be a good teacher pure and simple, be on time, be professional, and teach good classes. That's it! No hidden agenda! We train all of our new teachers whether they are experienced or not and not just once but throughout your time with us.
And perhaps the most important thing is having a sense of humour!
Salary and BenefitsA no nonsense contract written in plain English, which we will uphold
Salary packages starting from 7,500 RMB per month for up to 20 classroom hours per week (zero office hours!)
Additional classroom hours paid as overtime
End of contract bonus of 9,000 RMB
You will get all Chinese National holidays as paid leave, and an additional 3 weeks of paid leave every year
Paid sick leave and a healthcare package
Two consecutive days off every week
If you are new or experienced, our training programme will help you be your best
You get the support of bilingual Chinese teachers in and out of the classroom
Airport pickup and an initial two week stay in a hotel while we help you find your own apartment
24-hour access to a bilingual operations team to help you when you get lost, bargain for you, translate, and help you manage day to day life in China
Free weekly Mandarin lessons, free Internet at the school
And a no cost recruitment process
*benefits subject to change
Perfect English Training School
More Company Information
Perfect English was founded in 2001 by an American couple, Jack and Janet Murray. Janet is still with the school and is the current headmaster. They started the school from scratch at a time when there wasn’t much of an “after-hours school” history or culture to learn from. However, due to their commitment to always provide quality education for young Chinese learners along with their solid western business approach adapted to work successfully in a Chinese environment, the school is not only known for the thousands of students currently taught by Perfect English teachers but also known for its professionalism with teachers, staff, parents, students and community leaders. Perfect English is an active Trinity(*) Testing Centre in northeast China and is the first and only school to offer Trinity tests to middle school students in China. These students attend the Middle and High Schools of Northeast Normal University, ranked 8th in the nation. We also provide foreign English faculty for all three of the Primary Schools of Northeast Normal University as well as staffing our six branches located throughout the city. * Note: Trinity in this context is not directly religious, and simple refers to Trinity College which is part of Oxford University in England. Perfect English is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate race, religion, gender, sexuality or other discrimination.
The Torch Building
2400 Tong Zhi Street 2nd Floor
- +86 431 8567 5119
- +86 431 8567 5132
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- Contact person:
- Leon Buker, Department of Studies
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