Teach for York English, FuzhouInternational School in Fuzhou
Salary: RMB9000+ / Start Date: March- September 2018 / Student Age: / Type of Job:
Reference n: OC3020
Teach for York English, Fuzhou
York English are a progressive English language organisation originally headquartered in Fuzhou, but with recent expansion to Shenzhen and Xiamen.
Since their very first school in 2003, York have helped thousands of children learn English through fun, engaging and interesting classes, and are now proud to have 12 flourishing schools across 3 cities.
Priding themselves on having high standards, York English aim to do ESL differently. This means putting students first, supporting teachers with excellent training and resources and giving them the tools they need to make a difference to the lives of their students. If you want support, training, on-going professional development all with a big community to help you adjust to life as an expat, start your adventure with York English today!
York English seek teachers for a March – September start, and have campuses in Fuzhou, Xiamen and Shenzhen.
When teaching at York English, each classroom is equipped with two whiteboards as well as a TV with USB and in some cases electronic whiteboards. Outside the classroom each school has a fully-stocked library where students can borrow English books and educational DVD’s to allow them to bring English into their home environment.
At York the students are divided into three groups.
- Kindergarten (Aged 4 – 6)
- Juniors (Aged 7 – 11)
- Seniors (Aged 12 – 16)
Kindergarten classes have a maximum of 12 students, while Junior and Senior classes have 16 students per class. York also provides teaching assistants for all Kindergarten classes and all beginner level classes.
Each group has a specific text series that accompanies it, and a detailed curriculum for the teachers to follow. With that said, the teachers still have the freedom to experiment and bring their own creativity into the classroom. The curriculum is there to guide the general direction of study in the classroom with the teacher deciding on which activities are best suited to the material and the group they are teaching. York strives to provide the best resources possible for the teachers and so you will find the teachers’ office stocked with posters, puppets, flashcards, DVDs and an array of our props to inspire new ideas.
Training and Orientation
When teachers first arrive, it is understood that this is a transition period. It is difficult enough to change cities or change jobs, and the whole experience is intensified by the fact that you are now living in China. With this in mind York has created an initial orientation and training program to help ease teachers into their new lives.
At the moment the school employs over 75 foreign teachers from native-English speaking countries around the world. Though our teachers all come from different educational and professional backgrounds, they are brought together by the same passion for teaching and helping their students reach their full potential.
York teachers experience a strong sense of community and belonging. From your first welcome meal with all of teachers to your farewell dinner when you finally decide to move on, York does all it can to welcome teachers. Staff regularly socialise together, celebrate holidays, travel and support each other.
- RMB 8000 – 11,000 monthly salary, dependent on experience and city location
- High quality modern apartment provided close to the school, or RMB1500 allowance
- Visa and document authentication costs reimbursed
- RMB 8000 flight reimbursement
- Over 5 weeks of paid holiday
- Airport pick up
- Work Z visa provided
- Regular teacher social events, and school sports teams
- Undergraduate degree in any subject area
- 120 hour TEFL/ TESOL certification
- Nationality: UK, US, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand
- A passion for helping young children to learn, and a vibrant, conscientious personality