High School English Language Arts Teacher

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Vanke Meisha Academy is now accepting applications for a candidate pool for High School English Language Arts Teacher. Applicants for this position will be screened based on education, training, experience and other relevant factors.  Once applications are screened, those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted for an initial interview.  

Reports to: Dean of Academic Affairs and/or Principal

Job Goal

  • To provide a rich and varied High School English Language Arts program to empower students to advance with an established literate identity and attain the capacity to be broadly literate, having read, viewed, analyzed and discussed a wide range of genres and disciplines for both pleasure and knowledge
  • To establish a rich language learning environment that is respectful, intellectually challenging, motivating, engaging, and integrates subjects across the curriculum
  • To instill in students the desire to be life-long learners with a growth mindset that they can achieve their goals in life if they are English proficient

Performace responsibilities

  • Uses the current English Language Arts/English Language Development framework to develop and deliver curriculum aligned to Common Core Anchor Standards in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • 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 the key themes in ELA
  • Designs lessons around the four C’s (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) while addressing the three R’s (rigor, relationships, and relevance)
  • Aligns instruction to the meet the four assessment claims for English Language Arts/Literacy in reading, writing, speaking/listening and research/inquiry
  • Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature
  • Plans inquiry-based units, interdisciplinary projects and multi-modal projects
  • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas
  • Collaborates with other teachers to designs thematic units aligned to the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and technology to provide an enriching classroom experience
  • Provides individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds
  • Provides remedial programs for students who have not achieved language competency commensurate with their potential
  • Provides enrichment or lesson extension to students who are advanced
  • Uses formative assessments and other types of multiple measures to assess student learning and make instructional decisions and adjustments
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 principal or the academy
Posted: January 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Shenzhen, China
August 2019
1 year minimum (2 or more years preferred)
Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
High School
USD 3670 - 4520

Job Benefits

  • Monthly housing allowance of USD $730
  • One-time moving allowance of USD $1,000
  • Global health insurance
  • Tax-free salary for the first three years of employment (dependent on country of citizenship)
  • Visa application assistance and reimbursement
  • Annual flight compensation
  • Airport Pickup
  • Monthly daycare reimbursement stipend
  • Retirement pay
  • Holiday travel allowance
  • International health insurance
  • Housing that meets western standards of comfort
  • Excellent bilingual support staff
  • Extensive professional development opportunities and funding
  • Chinese official holidays and many U.S. official holidays

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
English, Education, Linguistics preferred
  • Two years of teaching English Language Arts at the secondary level

Personal Characteristics

  • Is ethical and respectful
  • Holds a high regard for professionalism and maintains a professional demeanor
  • Communicates effectively using excellent oral and written skills
  • Structures a learning environment that is motivating and engages students in learning
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Prepares and completes reports and other required documents in a timely manner
  • Reaches out to parents to include them in their child’s educational experiences


Physical Characteristics

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift and stand for prolonged periods; see to read fineprint and for depth perception; use hands and fingers to perform tasks; speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate effectively.

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)