*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 [email protected] 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
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
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
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.
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
and we would give preference to holders of TEFL certifications or relevant
education degrees. If
this sounds like you, please contact me ASAP!
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
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.
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
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!