Elementary School ESL Teacher

Daystar Academy - More Info

Responsibilities and Duties

Using the WIDA and Daystar's Planning Framework, our EAL teachers:

  • Facilitate the admissions and exiting of students into the Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) program (i.e. identification, eligibility, implementation, and evaluation)
  • Analyze standards-based content and assessments in terms of accessibility (comprehensible input) and guide expectations of students’ written production by language proficiency levels
  • Collaborate with homeroom teachers to ensure the intentional planning and integration of language learning strategies in daily instruction to support student engagement in rigorous, meaningful, and authentic learning
  • Provide scaffolding and research-based differentiated support aligned with WIDA Performance Definitions appropriate for each stage of academic language development
  • Implement flexible push-in and pull-out grouping and maximize language clarification and student output
  • Develop academic vocabulary in both languages of instruction and support learning across languages and disciplines
  • Utilize standards-aligned differentiated formative and summative assessment data to inform instructional planning and delivery and to target linguistic areas of growth
  • Engage in reflective practice and professional development aimed at improving classroom practice


Beyond classroom academic instruction, our EAL teachers:

  • Create a safe and supportive environment that encourages critical and creative thinking
  • Communicate effectively with all Daystar community stakeholders, including students, parents, colleagues, and administrators
  • Collaboratively plan with classroom teachers and participate in co-curricular activities
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Elementary School Principal
Posted: April 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, China
August 2019
University Graduate
USD 3800 - 5000

Job Benefits

  • Relocation Allowance
  • High-end medical insurance
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Annual Health Check
  • Full paid winter, summer holiday
  • Housing Allowance

Qualifications and Requirements

TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
  • Native English speaker
  • Strong foundation in second language acquisition and instructional best practices
  • A strong knowledge of differentiation strategies Bachelor's degree and CELTA/TEFL/TESOL Certificate
  • Fluency with WIDA framework as an assessment tool for guiding instruction (preferred)
  • Experience teaching academic English and developing linguistic support (preferred)
  • Experience working in a bilingual setting (preferred)
TEFL certification required

About China

One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

Beijing, China
Standard Mandarin
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)