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History & English Language Arts Teacher - Upper Primary School - Guangzhou

BASIS International Schools
Guangzhou, China
US 4500 - 5400 a month
Furnished housing is provided
Full airfare for employee and accompanying immediate family at beginning and end of assignment
Start date
Start August 2024
3 years
  • Elementary
  • University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • English, Literature, English Language Arts, Education, History

Work Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the teaching subject or related field 
  • Master’s or higher is preferred 
  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience as the lead teacher in a classroom 
  • An eagerness and willingness to collaborate with and elevate teaching colleagues 
  • High academic standards 

At BASIS International & Bilingual Schools China, we understand that investing in the care and growth of our teachers and leaders is the best way to ensure the finest global education for our students. As such we offer unparalleled benefits and support, including: 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Furnished Housing 
  • Relocation allowance 
  • Global health coverage 
  • Professional development 
  • Career growth opportunities 
  • HR support throughout the process, including visa, travel, home settling and more 

BASIS International School Guangzhou is seeking qualified candidates for a History & English Language Arts (Humanities) Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. 

About Our School:

The second BASIS International School in China, BASIS International School Guangzhou opened in 2017 and has grown to a capacity of approximately 1,200 students in Grades Pre-K – 12. It is also the first BASIS International School to offer weekday boarding. Our teachers guide bright and high-achieving students to success in a wide range of areas, including the arts, where the school’s drama department has won several awards. 

Set in a suburb of Guangzhou, the campus offers a friendly atmosphere just outside one of China’s largest cities, with easy access to modern and historic sites in the greater Guangzhou area. 

About the Position:

Our Primary School teachers adopt a collaborative, co-teaching approach to enhance student engagement and learning opportunities. The Subject Expert Teacher (SET) assumes the lead in delivering engaging, subject-specific learning experiences, while the Learning Enhancement Teacher (LET) ensures individual student understanding. Together, you cultivate a joyful and rigorous learning culture that celebrates hard work and where intellectual pursuit leads to exceptional student outcomes.  

As a Humanities Subject Expert Teacher, you establish a strong foundation of language and social science skills and knowledge. This includes Language Arts topics including beginnings of reading and writing, reading comprehension, writing process, and much more. Humanities topics include world history, American history, and the beginnings of geographic awareness. You also collaborate with fellow teachers to tie in lessons with what students are learning in other subjects, such as music and art. 

You will also: 

  • Foster meaningful relationships with each student to ensure a personalized and successful learning trajectory 
  • Guide students in pursuing academic achievement, personal responsibility, and intellect 
  • Pursue continuous professional growth by participating in ongoing professional development, collaborating with colleagues, and staying informed on the latest educational techniques and best practices in your field 
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative school community 

BASIS International & Bilingual Schools China is a distinguished network of schools educating students at the highest global standards. Since opening our first campus in 2015, we have evolved into a thriving learning community encompassing ten schools in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Wuhan, with plans for new schools in the coming years. We are united in our mission to prepare our graduates to be leaders with broad intellectual and international perspectives, critical thinking capabilities, and creative problem-solving skills. We achieve this through exceptional teaching and faculty mentoring, and the cutting-edge BASIS Curriculum. 

At BASIS International & Bilingual Schools China, you will teach some of the world’s most talented and driven students. Our graduates are accepted at prestigious colleges and universities, including MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, University of Toronto, Imperial College London, and many more, with an impressive overall acceptance rate of over 90% at the Top 50 U.S. universities. Our students accomplish great things because they are taught by educators who deeply care about teaching excellence. Working at BASIS International & Bilingual Schools China means joining a community of bright, passionate minds who see every day as an opportunity to challenge themselves to elevate their students’ learning. 

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Our nine BASIS International Schools campuses in China and Thailand continue the BASIS Curriculum Schools vision of delivering the gold standard of education by combining the BASIS Curriculum with highly qualified teachers who are sought after, and hired for, their deep subject matter knowledge.

Our first international school, BASIS International School Shenzhen, opened in 2015 and is the flagship of a network that has seen quick expansion with its second school, BASIS International School Guangzhou, launched in 2017, and campuses in Hangzhou and Park Lane Harbour launched in 2018. In 2019, new BASIS International Schools opened in Nanjing, China, and Bangkok, Thailand.

Our first bilingual school, BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen, opened in September 2020. In the fall of 2022, BASIS International & Bilingual School Chengdu opened--becoming the first school in our network to house both international and bilingual programs. BASIS International & Bilingual School Wuhan opened in 2023, continuing this vision. 2024 will bring two more schools to our network: BASIS Bilingual School Guangming Shenzhen and BASIS Bilingual Kindergarten Nanshan.

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This is a Direct to School Job

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)
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This is a Direct to School Job
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