English Language Teacher at Xiamen Aston
Located at the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a tourist city of Fujian Province and the most popular tourist destination during national holidays on the Chinese mainland, famous for its attractive seascape. As one of the major seaports since ancient times, Xiamen boasts gorgeous seaside surroundings. The name of 'Xiamen' was consequently given, which means 'a gate of China'.
Being of a subtropical monsoon climate with mild weather all year round, Xiamen is an ideal destination for you. It is a green city with abundant tourist attractions such as islands, mountains, temples and parks, etc., providing you with a full sightseeing schedule. The well-known Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple and other tourist areas like Jimei, Hulishan Battery, Wanshiyan, etc. are highly recommended. A sea tourist line is also available for you to enjoy the amazing scenery of many beautiful small islands around.
Xiamen has a large expat community which has helped in developing a lively bar and entertainment scene. There are many places in the city to catch up with friends for a coffee or a cold beer. Expat events such as football games, beach parties and social gatherings are common. Xiamen has a huge range of supermarkets and foreign stores which are guaranteed to service most of your culinary and cooking desires.
Xiamen Aston has steadily grown into a very well-known school within the city. We have around 20 full-time staff and everyone is dedicated to making Xiamen Aston a successful and enjoyable place to work. The school is centrally located with excellent public transport access.
With over 20 years' experience bringing teachers to China, we at Aston understand that it is a big decision to move to a foreign country, which is why we support you every step of the way. From our friendly and knowledgeable foreign recruiters, to expert help throughout the visa process, then to being warmly welcomed at your arrival in the airport, you will never be left to fend for yourself.
Each year we hire a mix of experienced and inexperienced teachers. So if you are a recent graduate or do not have any teaching experience, do not worry. We can teach you what you need to know. All we ask for is that you have a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in teaching.
We want you to feel comfortable with making the move to China, so we are happy to put you in contact with some of our current teachers if you wish to hear of their experiences.
WHAT WE OFFER OUR TEACHERS
Low hours and various contract lengths:
One thing we don't want (and I'm sure you don't) is for our teachers to come to China, only to have to work 40 hours a week and not get to fully enjoy the experience of being in China. This is why we offer 23 hour a week contract, which includes 3 days off. Giving you plenty of time to explore the city you are in, study Mandarin or do some travelling. Of course, if you wish to work more hours we also have the option of a 28 hour contract. Don't want to commit to a full year? No problem, come and try 6 months first.
While rent in China is not terribly expensive compared to western standards, the initial costs involved can be a hit to your wallet. With rent paid generally every 3 months, you are looking at having to pay 6000-9000 RMB in set up costs. Add to that the hassle of having to stay in hotels and search for an apartment, it is an unnecessary stress.
We prefer that you have a place to call home as soon as you land in China. So for that reason all our schools offer free accommodation, fully furnished with everything you need. Zero set up costs.
Training and professional development:
We offer all new teachers our 28-hour TCERT training when they arrive in China. Our experienced teacher trainers will be able to fully prepare you to teach your first class through both practical and theoretical training. We have designed our own curriculum and books in house, so lesson planning is a breeze and takes minimal time.
Our goal is to provide you with a supportive environment and the guidance and training to allow you to continually develop your teaching skills.
- Passport holders from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA (visa requirement).
- A university degree in any subject
- Clean criminal record
- A genuine desire to live abroad
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic and adventurous
- Flexible and adaptable
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
- Competitive salary up to 18,000 RMB per month for less than 25 teaching hours per week. Negotiable, depending on experience
- Flight Allowance
- Full work visa
- Free accommodation
- Free 4 hours of Chinese lessons per week
- Free airport pick up
- Free insurance
- Plenty of free time, 3 days off per week
- Paid holidays plus other national holidays
- Ongoing training and support
- Potential leadership opportunities available for career advancement