Teaching English in Shenzhen Foreign Languages Primary School, China

Deadline: Sun 21 Apr 2019 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Sun 21 Apr 2019 00:00:00 UTC
  • China: Shenzhen Foreign Languages Primary School, China.
  • Education Gateway UK
  • Experience: NO PREFERENCE
  • Positions: 4
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

- Very prestigious primary school in Shenzhen, China
- To join their established foreign teachers team and happy working environment from start of September
- Students are age 6-12, class sizes up to 20.
- Competitive package of c. £31,000-£35,000 pounds Sterling per year offered. 11 month initial contract
- Great opportunity to enhance leadership & management skills in a very successful school
- Skype meeting with the head of Shenzhen School before the contract is arranged directly with school

Details of Position

- Teach and improve the English language skills, with the focus on reading and writing. English drama teaching or the second foreign language teaching is very welcome.
- Students are age 6-12, teaching Years 1-6 in class sizes up to 20.
- Teaching is week days, with the weekend off.
- Teaching hours not more than 24 hours per week
- Teachers will need to attend school related festival events eg Halloween, Christmas and school open days and to assist in organising these events
- There will be regular meetings to discuss plans and resources.

Shenzhen Foreign Languages Primary School is situated in the heart of the modern and vibrant city of Shenzhen in the south east of China. The school is rated one of the best schools in China and is situated on a modern, attractive campus with top class teaching equipment and excellent facilities. The school has a first class and inspirational teaching staff. Students at the school are brought up to be very well behaved and to be respectful with great enthusiasm for learning, making them a pleasure to teach.

The Head of the school, Tracey Wang, is enthusiastic, internationally aware and passionate about furthering the international outreach and English language teaching excellence of the school, where it is already strong.

The students have a good level of English language ability, performing well in national competitions. Many of them have progressed to further education overseas and a high percentage of parents have an overseas education background.

Shenzhen School has been a partner school of Milton Road Primary School in Cambridge UK for 8 years, and teacher and student exchange visits have occurred in both directions.
Shenzhen borders Hong Kong, it is a global centre for scientific, technological and industrial innovation, and it is within the top 3 highest GDPs in China.


You will need to be an enthusiastic, innovative teacher, open to new ideas and cultures and have a strong commitment to teaching at primary level. Also:

- A native level English speaker with passport holder of UK, USA, Ireland, Canada,New Zealand and Australia (visa requirement)
- Related teaching certificate
- Bachelors degree or above
- No criminal record

Salary and Benefits

A generous package of salary and benefits is available - approx. £31,000-£35,000 pounds Sterling per annum.
It will include:
- Salary - 17,000 to 20,000 RMB Chinese currency per month
- Accommodation - A free self-contained and well-equipped 1-bedroom apartment is made available, around 15 minutes walk from school.
- Meals - Breakfast and lunch are provided in school
- Flights - Return flights to/from China are paid for
- Arrival pick-up from within Shenzhen will be arranged
- Medical Insurance will be provided
- Holidays - 11 paid public holidays plus paid summer and winter holidays, circa 3 months
- There will be assistance with legal working visa and residence permit and good support and training within the school

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