Kid Castle English Teacher Position, DandongKindergarten in Dandong
Salary: RMB8500 - 12000 / Start Date: March to May 2016 / Student Age: / Type of Job: Full time
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Kid Castle, English Teacher
Kid Castle English School requires English teachers with an affinity for working with young children – various start dates available between March and May 2016.
The school teaches children aged 3 to 12, in small class sizes of up to 12 students.
School website: http://www.kidcastle.com.cn
Further information upon application.
- RMB8500 – 12000, dependent on experience
- Accommodation provided
- End of contract flight reimbursement
- 11 days public holiday plus one week of annual leave
- Bachelor’s degree
- TEFL/ TESOL certification
- Native English passport holder, age 21+
- Non-native English speakers will be considered, however the school are unable to sponsor work z visas for such candidates.
Kid Castle Schools
A combination of teamwork, training, and years of experience have helped to ensure a friendly and professional environment for staff. Each school has a slightly different schedule; however a typical full-time schedule consists of about 30 hours per week in the afternoons and evenings. These hours usually include about 20 teaching or contact hours in the classroom and 10 preparation or administrative hours in the office.
Kid Castle offers three programs for its students:
• Language school program for students age 9–16 in the afternoons and evenings.
• Preschool program for young learners in the morning.
• After-school program for elementary school students (homework assistance conducted in Chinese).
Classes – Classes range from 40 minutes to an hour or two hours. Classes include phonics, language arts, songs, stories, grammar, conversation, and plenty of activities. Some branches also offer extra curricular subjects:
Environment – Each clean, colourful Kid Castle branch has a stocked library, a room of modern computers, and a teaching resources area where teachers can find the teacher’s guides, resource books, games, and any other teaching materials they need.
Classrooms usually have between 8 and 15 students. For some classes, especially those with young learners, a co-teacher is also present in the classroom. The co-teacher will have other responsibilities for the class (usually communicating with parents, checking homework, completing administrative duties, etc.). For most classes, the foreign teacher’s main objective is to strengthen the students’ English speaking and listening skills.
Curriculum: The R&D ELT Department has developed curricula designed to meet the needs of students. The textbooks have a gentle start to ease beginner students into the English environment. New teachers joining Kid Castle are able to adapt to the logical structure of our textbooks.
Although Kid Castle provides a rigorous curriculum, teachers must use their office time to read through the teacher’s guides, prepare for classes, have meetings with the co-teachers on the status of the class or its students, and grade homework and tests. All of these tasks can be completed in a full-time teacher’s allocated weekly office hours.
Dandong lies in the southeast of the Liaoning Province, separated from the North Korea by the exotic Yalu River. The Yellow Sea is off its south edge and the modern city Dalian is just adjacent to the city in the northeast. The pace of life is relaxed,
History: Situated in China’s frontier area, Dandong has always been a vital fortress of great military importance since extremely long ago. During the last years of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the cutting-off of trade communication with outside areas made it decay, and it was gradually involved in a promising state in early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It was until 1965 that it was changed its present name from Andong City.