Public Primary School ESL Teacher Job Description

Public Primary School ESL Teacher


​**Candidates must currently be in China**

Each teacher will receive training and be assisted by a Chinese teaching assistant. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn about Chinese culture while helping students to gain access to an authentic English-speaking environment. 

Suzhou is a quick trip away from Shanghai’s soaring skyline aboard the high-speed train (the fastest takes about 25 minutes), Suzhou is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake and is a part of the Yangtze River Delta region. Marco Polo once declared that Suzhou was one of the most beautiful cities in China. This position is located in Suzhou Industrial Park, the most modern part of Suzhou.

About the position:
  • Contract period: One academic year contract
  • Full-time position: Monday - Friday ; 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • 15 teaching hours per week at most (40 minutes per class) 
  • Responsibilities: *Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class; *Creating lesson plans and modifying accordingly throughout the year; *Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum; *Creating positive educational climate for students to learn in; *Meeting course and school-wide student performance goals; *Working closely with teaching assistant and other colleagues to plan and coordinate work; *Participating in workshops and training sessions organized by the school and education bureau; * Post a short writing piece about your experience in Suzhou every quarter in the official platform.
  • Teaching assistant
  • 10,000 to 14,000 RMB/month
  • Teaching bonus: up to 500 RMB/month
  • Free accommodation provided
  • Contract completion bonus: 6,000 RMB
  • Z visa sponsored and paid for (visa allowance 3,000 RMB)
  • Comprehensive health insurance 
  • Vacation: 2 weeks paid winter holiday, 2 weeks paid summer holiday, 11 Chinese public holidays
  • Airport pick up and arrival support
  • Ongoing training and opportunity for advancement within the company
  • Free Suzhou tour and cultural immersion programs are provided
  • Bachelor degree
  • Native English speaker
  • 22-50 years old
  • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA/etc. certificate OR 2 years full-time classroom teaching experience
  • Clean criminal record and excellent health
  • Previous teaching experience a plus but not required as training is provided
Apply today or contact your placement consultant for more details!

Job Summary

Type of School
Primary/Elementary School
Start Date
Require teaching licence?
Number of Positions
10,000-14,000/month + free housing
Contract Length
1 Year

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