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Lower Elementary Homeroom Teacher

Futian International and Fine Arts School
Shenzhen , China
US 2500 - 4700 a month
10,000 yuan travel allowance yearly
Start August 2019
1 year
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Elementary Education, Early children education, ESL, Special Education.
  • Teaching Credential/License
    TESL/TEFL Diploma Level
  • American, British, Canadian or Australian preferred
  • Teaching experiences outside of home country preferred 
  • A talent for communicating with young children and encouraging academic achievement is essential for the job
  • Since many kindergarteners are still learning how to behave in a classroom setting, a high level of patience and behavioral management skills are needed
  • Kindergarten or elementary teaching experience in China or abroad preferred 
  • Drama and music teaching experiences would be considered a plus
  • Teaching experience in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to collaborate with local Chinese working partners and international working partners, teachers and school staff
  • Capable in developing positive relationship with students and parents 
  • Be able to apply constructive and inquisitive approach in teaching students, and assist students learning
  • Competent in differentiating and identifying students various needs and provide a catering and fluid educational approach
  • Acquiring skills in developing school curriculum and program further in collaboration with other teachers and staff
  • Showing commitment and self-initiation towards continual professional development
  • Having keenness or holding open-mindedness to Asian/Chinese culture and customs in the workplace
  • Further desirable if applicant could show us with a cultivated background with professional code of conduct e.g. proper dress code, neatness and punctuality, team playing skills 
  • Candidates will be more considered with positive outlook in life and healthy in physical condition in general, and non-smokers preferred 
  • Paid winter/summer holidays 
  • Travelling allowances: 10,000RMB inclusive for travelling to home country or other destinations annually
  • School provides assistance in preparing needed documents for applying work visa
  • Upon successful issuing of work visa, our school shall also cover your employment with proper local insurance
  • Free services available to help candidate in settling life in China 
  • On-going professional development and possibility of promotions within the school 
  • Free school tuition for up to one child 

We are currently seeking qualified subject teachers as our full time Lower Elementary Homeroom Teacher. Being in such position, you will be the head teacher to one class of size not exceeding 25 students.  We hope our teacher could be equipped with the capability to teach the following subjects:

  • General English
  • English reading 
  • Mathematics
  • General science (a daily session) as well as covering topics on health 
  • Behaviour Management and Character Education 


Lower elementary teachers deliver lessons on elementary reading, writing and mathematics and also introduce basic science concepts to students. It’s important that the teacher can use music, arts and crafts, classroom games, and other activities to help students understand the lessons. The role also requires the teacher to communicate with parents and supervisors about the educational and behavioral challenges of individual children. The job duties include:

  • Leading group study, discussion and demonstration
  • Introduction of new concepts
  • Behavior management 
  • Evaluation and observance of students
  • Challenging students in preparation for advanced education
  • Material preparation and delivery


Working hours are approximately as follows:

  • 5 classes maximum per day/ 25 classes per week 
  • 40 work hours week 
  • Teaching and office hours 7:30am to 16:30pm 

Contract duration: Starting from one year minimum, and more desirable if you have plans to consider settling in China for two or more years. Prospects of professional development and promotions available within the school for candidates considering long-term development. 

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

Hong Kong Ngai Lam Education Group is a well-known music education brand in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Focusing on providing quality education for more than 30 years, this group has a set of well-developed, enriching, fun and creative curriculums and teaching methods. Such curriculum is reinforced by the use of authoritative assessment grading systems offered by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM),delivered by experienced and qualified instrumental/vocal music teachers, all of which forms a comprehensive music education system from kindergarten level to university level. Located in beautiful mangrove bay, Futian International & Fine Arts School (FIFA) has been operated by the Hong Kong Ngai Lam Education Group since 2004. Our school now has more than 700 students and teachers; each comes from a diverse background and different parts of the world. This makes us a truly international and multicultural family. Within the environment, our school continues to uphold our educational philosophy to “educate well-rounded global citizens and creative talents drawing on the best of both Western and Chinese values”. To achieve our educational philosophy, our school elementary curriculum draws from two cultures through the medium of three languages (English, Chinese and music) within a small class environment to deliver differentiated effective teaching. American CCSS Curriculum: CCSS (Common Core State Standards) is an American national curriculum developed English language arts and Maths based on the strengths of educational standards from various states, and informed by other top-performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society. Today, 42 states in the United States have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards. Our school utilizes English language arts and Math textbooks developed based on CCSS, taught by experienced international teachers. This set of curriculum ensures that our students will be equipped with critical thinking and higher order thinking skills necessary to be ready for any international programs in middle and high school in China or abroad, ready to succeed in the future global economy. Chinese curriculum: Our Chinese curriculum covers a wide range of knowledge about Chinese as a language, literature, history and culture. It aims to foster students’ abilities to master and apply Chinese as a native language, to embrace Chinese cultural heritage, to gain knowledge in Chinese history as an ancient civilization, and to appreciate Chinese literature through reading and creative writing. Compared with a traditional Chinese curriculum, our school values the importance of: The use of language instead of exams-orientated teaching methods. Fostering interests in Chinese learning and utilizing various teaching methods to foster encourage students’ enjoyment of learning. Learning Chinese classical literature as a form of heritage while fostering students’ international horizons using progressive teaching methods. Fostering reading interests and promoting reading comprehension through breadth of genres to build up vocabularies, knowledge foundation and fundamentals of language. Multiple intelligence curriculum: based on the multiple intelligence theory, our school designs a multiple intelligence curriculum that offers rich experiences for our students whose talents can be fostered and excelled. Various opportunities in ABRSM music theory, musicals, drama, arts, and outdoor sports activities are both offered as part of the school curriculum and extracurricular activities.

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

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