ES ELA Teacher

Beijing SMIC Private School and Kindergarten - More Info

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

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)