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ES ELA Teacher

Job Purpose: 

  • Facilitate intensive academic vocabulary development
  • Teach students about the structure and content of the English language, including proper grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
  • Develop a culture of reading through stories/ articles
  • Help students interpret a variety of texts including literature, poetry, history, and science.
  • Develop students’ literary analysis skills
  • Equip students to learn through collaboration

SMIC’s Chinese Track Elementary ELA program is an intensive, all-English bridge to improved vocabulary, reading comprehension, and composition skills. Its purpose is to prepare students for international school or overseas studies.


Job Duties:

  • Teach a maximum of 20 periods a week from Monday to Friday
  • Create lesson plans and modify throughout the year. Utilize various curriculum resources in planning
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance through varied assessments
  • Grade papers, tests and homework in a timely manner
  • Maintain grade books, especially online
  • Create a positive educational climate and manage student behavior in the classroom
  • Communicate clearly in and out of the classroom with students and parents
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development sessions
  • Learn through observations of self and of peers
  • Participate in school wide events such as the Charity Fundraiser, Sports Day, student recruitment, etc.
  • Take an active role in required meetings (departmental; grade level; committees, faculty; etc.)
  • Assist with additional duties as assigned
  • Promote our school values of Excellence, Honor, Community and Joy
  • Demonstrate strong positive commitment toward school improvement
  • Demonstrate commitment to integrated education at the elementary level including innovations and best practices
  • Develop and follow the established elementary language arts’ curriculum including designing units to support it
Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, China
September 2019
2 Years
Licensed Teacher
USD 2500 - 3500

Job Benefits

  • Salary Scale: RMB 18,000+ BA, plus qualifications RMB 20,000+ MA, plus qualifications RMB 22,000+ Admin, plus qualifications
  • A Chinese New Year bonus at 50%-120% of monthly salary and an annual 10% raise of the yearly salary (Both based on performance)
  • Up to 60% tuition reimbursement *terms apply
  • One round trip ticket for employee and dependents 12,000 per year stipend for home visit
  • Legal Working Visa Dependent Visas for family HR Staff assists through the whole process
  • USD 1,000/ single USD 2,000/ family Assistance in resettling
  • 7 weeks paid summer vacation 5 weeks paid winter vacation
  • Insurance: Medical, Dental and Evacuation for employee and dependents, Long Term Disability, Life
  • Individual PD Allowance - 60% Tuition Reimbursement In-house Collaborative PD
  • On campus housing, Subsidized housing (Dependant on availability)
  • Paid public Chinese holidays, Short Christmas break, Short New Year's Eve break
  • Personal, Marriage, Bereavement, Emergency, Child Adoption, Maternity, and Paternity Leave 5 Days Annual Leave

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
  • Knowledgeable about ELA teaching style and how primary level classroom instruction integrates into it
  • Comfortable working in a school that integrates western style educational philosophies
  • Comfortable with computers for school related purposes including data management, email, and MS Office programs
  • Fluent in both oral and written English at a professional standard
  • Desire to actively engage in professional development opportunities as provided by the school or through individual initiative
  • Flexible in adapting to a multi-cultural environment with school community members of many nationalities
  • Experience in teaching ELA at least for 2 years
  • Evidence of current relevant professional development preferred