Salary: RMB11000- 13000 / Start Date: February/ March 2018 / Student Age: / Type of Job: Full time, Wednesday- Sunday
Reference n: OC2046
Accolade English, Wanzhou Chongqing, requires English teachers for a February/ March start. With a friendly management team, community of foreign teachers, and good accommodation provided, the position is ideal for new TEFL teachers seeking a supportive role in a city often compared to San-Francisco!
Accolade English Institute was originally established in 2005. Now, this institute is at the forefront of quality English tuition in the Wanzhou district of Chongqing. Located in the CBD area of Wanzhou, Accolade English Institute caters to students of all ages and levels, from kindergarten through to college/university and adult. As the only government licensed independent school in Wanzhou, Accolade English Institute employs the services of teaching professionals from all over the world. Accolade English Institute is committed to providing the best English tuition for Chinese students, and the best living and working conditions for foreign teachers. In 2008, Accolade English Institute was awarded “Best English Tuition Center” by the Wanzhou District Branch of The Chong qing Municipal Education Commission. In 2009, Accolade English Institute sent ten students to “The Star of Outlook English Talent Competition”, which is the most renowned English competition in Chongqing. Eight of these students advanced to the semi-final, with two progressing to the final in Beijing, which was broadcast on CCTV 10. In 2011, Accolade English Institute sent eighteen students to “The Star of Outlook English Talent Competition”, which is the most renowned English competition in Chong Qing. Two of these students respectively won the championships of Primary Student Group and High School Student group, and they both progressed to the final in Beijing, which was broadcast on CCTV 10.
Accolade’s friendly team is made up of foreign teachers and local teachers who work closely together. There are currently foreign teachers from a variety of countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.A. working at the school.
The school has a well-stocked resource library with course books, flashcards and other useful teaching aids. In addition, we have all the typical resources found in most modern schools such as computers, photocopiers, printers, and wireless internet access.
Accolade English offer a variety of English courses to suit students of all ages and abilities, although most students are young learners. The main courses are:
Super Tots [3 to 6 year olds]
High Flyers [6 to 10 year olds]
Trailblazers [10 to 16 year olds]
In addition to these courses the school offer variety of other courses at different times of year and/or subject to demand. These include:
- 1 to 1 classes
- General English
- Summer & winter intensive courses
- Conversation classes
Accolade also teach classes at a local high school.
Classes cover all aspects of English but focus on speaking and listening. Teachers aim to make the classes as fun and enjoyable for the students as possible so that they enjoy their time with us.
- RMB 11,000-13,000 per month (dependent on experience)
- Modern furnished 2 bedroom apartment provided, shared with one other teacher
- One-way flight reimbursement awarded within first 2 months of work
- RMB3000 travel allowance awarded after one year.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Chongqing is very low, especially compared to larger cities such as Beijing or Shanghai. Your salary will allow you to live a very comfortable lifestyle and still have money for travelling or personal savings.
To give you an idea of the cost of living in Chongqing we have compiled a list of some everyday expenses.
Average cost of eating out – 25 RMB to 60 RMB per person
Lunch (local food) – 5 RMB to 15 RMB
Coca Cola 600ml – 3 RMB
Bottled Water – 1 RMB
Bottle local beer 600ml – 3 RMB to 6 RMB
Loaf of Bread – 4 RMB
Latest DVDs (Copies, of course) – 2 RMB to 10 RMB
Taxi to school – 5 RMB to 7 RMB
City bus – 2 RMB
Gym Membership – 50 RMB to 100 RMB per month
Internet Service – 400 RMB per year
Position responsibilities and other requirements
Teaching Language: English
Average Class Size: 25~30 students/class
Courses: Oral English, Reading, Writing
Workload: 20 teaching hours (25 classes) per week (45 minutes per class hour), 5 days per week
Teaching Venue: On campus
Class Times: Morning, Afternoon
Important information for potential applicants
(1) Preference will be given to experienced applicants who hold a degree in any discipline, in addition to a TEFL/ TESOL certificate (or equivalent qualification).
(2) Preference will be given to native English speakers
(3) Preference will be given to applicants who are flexible and capable with regards to the levels at which they are willing to teach.
(4) Accolade English Institute is a non-denominational and politically neutral work environment.