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Cambridge English Teacher

Vanke Meisha Academy
Shenzhen, China
US 3670 - 4520 a month
Housing allowance provided on a monthly basis
Annual airfare reimbursement of up to USD 3,000
Start August 2020
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2 years
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Master
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • English, Linguistics, Education
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor English or other humanities discipline
  • At least three years of teaching English at the secondary level
  • Prior experience teaching Cambridge curriculum a plus
  • Prior Cambridge training a plus
  • Experience teaching advanced curriculum (AP, IB) a plus


Personal characteristics

  • Committed to the learning and growth of students and teachers
  • Sharing good practices with colleagues, leading by example and promoting high standards in the delivery of the curriculum
  • Being fully involved with the life of the school both inside and outside the classroom
  • Modeling the highest standards of professional practice and interaction with students
  • Inspiring and motivating the School community towards high educational standards
  • Understanding, applying and sharing contemporary educational research, theory and practice in pedagogy, assessment and reporting
  • Demonstrating and sharing the importance of emotional intelligence and empathy in building trust and a positive learning atmosphere across the School community
  • Defining challenges clearly and seeks positive solutions, often in collaboration with others
  • Communicating, negotiating, collaborating and building partnerships effectively while relating to the whole school community
  • Understanding the different demographic groups within the VMA community and is able to work effectively with them 
  • Developing strategies to ensure educational opportunity for all students and staff
  • Global health insurance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Annual airfare reimbursement of up to USD 3,000
  • Housing allowance provided on a monthly basis
  • Pension plan
  • Holiday and allowance and birthday benefit
  • Generous domestic and international professional development
  • China social insurance
  • 178 annual paid non-working days
  • Mandarin classes
  • Bilingual staff to assist with any needs

The Cambridge English teacher has a rewarding and challenging task of helping students to master English language arts standards using a variety of relevant and interesting texts. Not only does this position entail the curation and transmission of western cultural treasures, but it also entails helping students to link the timeless ideas of the past with a rapidly changing present. By grounding students in the rarefied thoughts of great thinkers from past to present, the teaching of English at VMA helps students to understand what it means to be a better human being and inspires them to do so. Students must learn how to read, write, speak, and think in ways that allow them to participate effectively in any democratic process.


Job Goals

  • To prepare students for a successful life by helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning
  • To engage students in becoming proficient in examining the English language by developing an ability to read and analyze material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues
  • To develop curriculum and units in which students will be encouraged to respond critically to a wide variety of texts in a range of forms, styles, and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research, and analysis
  • To develop curriculum and units in which students will develop skills of writing clearly, accurately, creatively, and effectively for different purposes and audiences
  • To develop students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged learners
  • To become proficient in using the Cambridge model for designing and updating syllabuses for A-Level English


Performance Responsibilities

  • Uses the latest Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses to develop and deliver lessons that promote students’ abilities to: communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing, learn how to use a wide range of vocabulary; Builds lessons based on preparing students for college and career success as well as successfully navigating life in the 21st century by including outcomes targeted to address students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening; use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation; develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed
  • Designs lessons that cultivate essential academic skills to gain deep subject knowledge and develop the ability to solve problems, to apply understanding to new situations and to enable learners to progress to the next stage
  • Aligns instruction to meet the course goals that include developing higher-order thinking skills within subject disciplines – problem-solving, critical thinking, independent research, collaboration, and presenting arguments
  • Plans inquiry-based units, interdisciplinary projects, and multi-modal projects
  • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas
  • Collaborates with other teachers locally and globally to design and share units aligned to the Cambridge programs
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and technology in order to provide an enriching classroom experience
  • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural background
  • Provides remedial assistance for students who may experience difficulty in completing the AP course work
  • Provides enrichment or lesson extension to students who seek additional language resources
  • Uses formative assessments and other types of multiple measures to assess student learning and make instructional decisions and adjustments to prepare students to pass Cambridge assessments
  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in law and administrative regulations and procedures of the academy
  • Maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment
  • Maintains professional competence through extended training and using the resources provided by Cambridge
  • Selects and uses appropriate textbooks, instructional-aids, and maintains required inventory records
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs provided by the academy and Cambridge
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the dean, principal or the academy
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Introduction to Vanke Meisha Academy:

Vanke Meisha Academy (VMA) is a private, international, bilingual boarding high school that contributes to the betterment of society by cultivating respectful, responsible, highly skilled leaders ready to be of service to the world.  Excellent teachers and a proactive counseling program deliver an innovative curriculum, emphasize academic achievement, impart healthy habits, and inspire student engagement and both interpersonal and emotional growth.  Committed to maximizing every community member's potential, we support over 70 student-run organizations and generously fund faculty professional growth.  We are proud to announce that, as a result of our efforts, we were fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!  We have so far retained over 95% of our faculty and staff.  Finally, with plans to build approximately 100 K-12 campuses in the coming years, we will be seeking not only world-class classroom teachers but also talented, devoted administrators to fill a variety of director, coordinator, dean, assistant principal, and principal positions, and our commitment to internal promotion ensures extensive opportunities for career advancement and leadership.

Our 653,000 square-foot state-of-the-art campus is in the clean and beautiful beach resort district of Shenzhen, China.  The campus offers clean air and an impeccable natural environment in addition to gym facilities and beach access.  Furthermore, we are less than 30 minutes away from the bustling global metropolis of Hong Kong, and approximately 20 minutes away from the Shenzhen city center.

About the Curriculum:

The school is in its fourth year and aims to prepare students to succeed in the international university arena with the vast majority of students seeking to study in the United States upon graduating.  Our curriculum includes a blend of Chinese national courses, American non-honors high school courses, American honors high school courses, and Advance Placement courses in the experimental sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  Within five years, Vanke Meisha Academy hopes to establish a world-class International Baccalaureate program.

About Shenzhen:

Shenzhen, known as "China's Silicon Valley," is a large, young, and vibrant city with a burgeoning technology industry that promises continued economic growth. Despite its relative youth, the city is a bustling global metropolis with its stock exchange, 15 million people, highly developed and accessible public transportation, a growing population of accomplished, sophisticated, and motivated ex-pats, and access to all western amenities including food and nightlife. Furthermore, Shenzhen is located only 30 minutes away from the global financial and cultural metropolis of Hong Kong, one of the most developed cities in the world. Together, the Shenzhen and Hong Kong international airports offer you easy access to all of Asia. VMA is located in Dameisha, the beach resort section Shenzhen, which promises clean air, low traffic congestion, and fantastic living experience.

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