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Teach with First Leap in China

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Shanghai, China: East Asia
Start date: 
August 12, 2019
12 months
Candidate Qualifications: 
Native English Speaker, Bachelor Degree, TEFL Certificate (100+ hrs)
Positions available: 
Position type: 
Teacher (ESL Instructor/TEFL)
East Asia

School Description 
First Leap is a teaching institution with a content language integrated learning (CLIL) curriculum. The students learn through creatively designed lessons in subjects such as; art, music, world culture, global leadership, science, reading, virtual PE and logical thinking. First Leap has an already developed curriculum, pre-prepared and tested lessons that are taught with interactive whiteboards. The company originated in Beijing and now have grown over 100 centres in China, there are over 32 schools based in Beijing and around 150 foreign teachers. 


Details of Position: 
You will be responsible for delivering quality lessons to our First Leap students. We are looking for teachers who are positive, active and outgoing who have a passion for education. First Leap constantly gives teachers the opportunity to learn more about teaching through an array of different training programs. Through these training programs First Leap has different career paths to offer.  


Requirements to Teach English in Beijing China: 
Speaks English at an Idiomatic level. 
Degree: BA or above (Education, linguistics or English degree given top priority). 
Experience: TEFL / other teaching certificate OR 2 years teaching experience required. 
Relocate: Must be willing to relocate to China. 

Responsibilities for Teachers in Beijing China: 
Student age range: 2 – 15 years old.  
Class size: 10 – 14 students in one class.  
Class length: 35 minutes to 50 minutes to 1 hour containing various creative teaching techniques. 
Working Hours: 36 Hours (You will have 5 standard working days and 2 consecutive days off-without Saturdays and Sundays); office hours, training, meeting, marketing and teaching hours; office hours, training and teaching hours. 
Curriculum: CLIL (Content Learning Integrated Language) formed curriculum, Chinese teachers provide standard English language classes, Foreign teachers provide different subject classes for students to express English language. Lesson guides and Flipcharts for interactive whiteboards are provided. Training on curriculum is provided initially and throughout the year.  
Chinese Teaching Assistant: You will be assisted with a bilingual Chinese teacher for each class. 
Training: You will receive 15-20 hotel paid days initial training in Beijing. Your first month’s salary is calculated on training days plus working days in your assigned centres. 
Training: On-going training throughout the year – provided by training department team of teachers (Foreign and Chinese). 

Job Benefits

  • 21,000 - 26,000 RMB before-tax/month (First Leap Beijing/Nanjing/Shenyang/Chongqing/Hefei/Shanghai)
  • 13,500 - 21,000  RMB NET income/month (FL Franchise cities)
  • Free flight provided coming to China 
  • Relocation bonus: 9,000 - 10,000 RMB (vary on city)
  • Free TEFL program or TEFL reimbursment  (vary on city)
  • Visa reimbursment 200 USD (finish visa on time)
  • Visa guidance 
  • Arrival: Airport Pickup assistance
  • Insurance: Basic Chinese health insurance. 
  • Public Holiday: Chinese public holidays off, Christmas and New Year's Day off. 
  • Annual Holiday: 1st year teacher has 3 paid days' annual leave. 
  • Sick Leave: 5 paid days' sick leave


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