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Elementary School ESL Teacher

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
2 years
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