Foreign Teacher

Foreign Teacher

Nov. 22, 2017


DegreeNo degree
NativeNon-native English speakers can apply




*Details: *Hello! We are looking for a qualified and competent teacher to join us ASAP here at Ant&Elephant
in Zunyi, Guizhou Province.
About the job
The position will involve teaching kindergarten through primary school students. We are a training
school for people of all ages, therefore some adult 1-on-1 and/or high school level classes may be
added to the schedule in the future. There may be an overlap in duties as the school expands. We
provide help from fluent bilingual Chinese teaching assistants in all classes. We will provide quality
materials, guidance, and support for planning the curriculum. We use the Let’s Go and American
Headway textbook series, which are a step above the usual texts. We try to focus on developing
strong verbal communication skills because the local public schools are largely lacking in this skill
set. We are not just in it for the money; we genuinely strive to give our students a quality education.
As such, we do not restrict learning to the classroom. Often we take students out for lunch or play
sports to affect a more natural learning environment.
We never overload our teachers with classes; most likely teachers see around four classes a day,
with an absolute max of six classes on the busiest days (generally weekends). Currently, no one is
teaching more than 19 classes a week. We guarantee two consecutive days off a week, and we are
flexible with accommodating vacation and travel days. In general, we are much more reasonable to
work with than many local employers. We like to have fun, and our work environment reflects this.
Our staff is young and sociable, and everyone here gets along really well, so we hope to continue
with this sense of camaraderie!
The job includes quite nice, conveniently located free accommodations complete with all utilities
including high speed internet and either help with incoming flights OR a 1,000 USD contract
completion bonus. We will handle ALL visa costs and logistics. The monthly pay is anywhere from
9,500-15,000RMB depending upon experience and contract duration, which is the equivalent of
20,000-25,000+RMB in Shanghai/Beijing/etc. Teachers can easily save two-thirds of their income
or more and live very comfortably. We also go on several team building trips throughout the year
paid in full by the company. Get paid to travel. All Chinese holidays are observed and include paid
time off.
About you:
This is not your typical training school! Unlike many training schools in Shanghai and Beijing, at
Ant&Elephant teachers are not workhorses expected to routinely regurgitate American culture and
language. Chinese people of all ages are here not only to learn English, but to make meaningful
connections with a cultural perspective rarely found in Guizhou province. Positive energy,
enthusiasm, an outgoing personality and a good sense of adventure are all essential. We desire
someone with a love for young children (obviously) and are invested in delivering a quality
educational experience. We strongly prefer candidates with at least two years teaching experience,
and we would give preference to holders of TEFL certifications or relevant education degrees. If
this sounds like you, please contact me ASAP!
About Zunyi:
Get off the beaten path and see the southwest of China! This prefecture level city of around 1
million is much less westernized than most. Some aspects of Western culture are ubiquitous in
the global age (McDonald’s), but Zunyi has still kept a lot of its local zest. Locals are known for
their sociable attitude and penchant for spicy, exotic flavors and dishes. The old town here was
where Mao was first elected leader of the CPC and has kept much of its old character. Set
amongst striking mountains, Zunyi sits adjacent to an impressive natural scenery (and very little
pollution compared to the rest of China) with various outdoor activities including rafting, climbing,
and hiking. It never gets too hot in the summer or cold enough to snow in the winter. It is
extremely affordable compared to most parts of the country. A meal from among the infinite street
side restaurants average around 8-10RMB (6.8RMB = $1). Groceries, taxis, etc. are similarly
much cheaper than in the coastal cities. It is impossibly easy to save.
I am the Foreign Director from the U.S. and have lived in China for several years now. Our Chinese
owner is also American educated, so we can offer better-than-average support and communication
here. No confusion, no bait-and-switch, no misdirection! Please feel free to contact me with any
questions you might have about the job or the city, I’m quick to respond!