Gold Star TEFL Recruitment
We are currently holding interviews for English language teachers to join our academic team in the vibrant city of Shanghai. If you are looking to teach in a modern, professional school and have the energy and creativity to inspire our young learner students, then we would like to speak with you.
We have a competitive package, and an unmatched work-life balance, with a schedule that allows you to pursue all of your own interests and hobbies and to explore Shanghai. We aim to be the most respected and effective English language training provider in China, helping students to improve the quality of their English by delivering internationally recognized content through professionally trained teachers.
Our school is equipped with modern facilities and up to date technology as well as a variety of course materials popular with both teachers and students. Our courses are divided into three groups. Talk to Beeno, Phonics for Kids, and Picture Dictionary for preschool students, Big English for kids aged 6-12, and New Opportunities for teenagers. For all levels and textbooks we provide systematic training, materials, and software for use in your classes. Every step of a young learner’s journey in our schools has been thoughtfully planned for and no matter what the age or level, both teachers and students will have an experience that matches their needs and expectations.
We currently have 25 campuses all across Shanghai, and are in the process of opening more schools. As a teacher you will be assigned to a single location, teaching mainly young learners aged 3 to 12 years old. Each student is placement tested on entering the school which means students studying together have the same level of English. Class sizes are kept small to ensure real progress is made.
Our schools in Shanghai provide a challenging and supportive English Language learning environment that draws students and faculty together with a nurturing spirit in the pursuit of knowledge. We want our teachers to be the most effective and professional they can be to ensure our students come away with the best English language instruction possible. With this goal in mind we have developed an up to the minute new teacher training program that covers topics ranging from early childhood development to effective strategies for teaching complicated grammar topics to older students.
Teach English in Shanghai
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Shanghai is truly an international metropolis in every sense of the word. The most vibrant and progressive city in China, Shanghai is the economic and cultural center, blending an incredible mix of Eastern and Western culture. On one side of the mighty Yangtze River flowing through Shanghai is the Pu Dong district, rural farm land just 20 years ago, it is now the financial and commercial hub with skyscrapers stretching ever higher. Along the western bank of the river, the iconic Bund is a reminder of Shanghai’s colonial past featuring grand European architecture.
For those who like to shop, party and eat, Shanghai has all you could possibly want and more. But despite its cosmopolitan reputation, pockets of quaint tradition remain alive and well, dotted throughout the city. Explore countless old markets, back streets crammed with local eateries and discover incense filled temples still central to the locals’ daily life.
• 24 teaching hours teaching per week
• No office hours after probation
• Classes are held during weekday evenings and on weekends (2 days off during the weekdays)
• Lesson planning to young learners age 3 to 12
• Use audio / video materials in classes
• Cooperate with the CM and DOS in ensuring the constructive communication and efficient operation of the centre
• Assist in the placement testing and interviewing of new students
• Carry out teaching related responsibilities including, but not limited to demonstration classes, conversation clubs, tutorials, seminars and presentations
• Attend centre social events
Salary and benefits
+ Earning potential: 18,000 – 24,000 RMB per month (work overtime)
+ Legal ‘Z’ visa
+ 11 days paid public holidays plus 10 days paid personal holidays
+ Contract completion bonus
+ Health insurance
+ Visa costs reimbursement after completion of probation (receipts provided)
+ Flight cost reimbursement after completion of probation (receipts provided)
+ Comprehensive health insurance
+ Accommodation assistance loan: 10,000 RMB (overseas applicant only)
+ 2 weeks stay in hotel upon arrival
+ Assistance in finding suitable accommodation
+ On-going training and academic support
+ Promotion opportunities within our extensive network
• TEFL certificate minimum of 120 hours (notarised) (No TEFL? – We recommend INTESOL - http://www.goldstarteachers.com/INTESOL)
• Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
• Teaching experience highly preferred, but we can consider new teachers
• Genuine interest in teaching children
• Open-minded, an adventurous spirit and professional flexibility
• Clean criminal background check
• Experience traveling internationally and/or working abroad preferred
How to apply
• Covering letter
• Recent photo
• Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
• Passport photo page (scan)
Include in the subject heading the reference number EBLMSH02Y
There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.