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Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Futian International and Fine Arts School
Shenzhen , China
US 3600 - 5400 a month
Housing allowance negotiable depending on level of experience
Travelling allowances for up to 10,000RMB (1500 USD) inclusive for travelling to home country or other destinations annually
Start August 2019
1 year
  • Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • Director/Principal, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Literary, Reading and Writing, Curriculum, Instructional leadership
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Master degree preferred
  • American, British, Canadian or Australian would be considered more desirable 
  • Middle school or high school teaching experiences in China or abroad preferred 
  • A talent for communicating with middle or high school students and encouraging academic achievement and well-rounded development is essential for the job
  • Skills in other areas (e.g. social studies, world languages, drama, music, character education or counselling) is 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 and within the team
  • 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 
  • School provides assistance in preparing needed documents for applying work visa (costs mostly paid by the school) 
  • 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 
  • End of Contract bonus: Up to 5000 RMB (700 USD)  
  • Housing allowance negotiable depending on level of experience 
  • Travelling allowances for up to 10,000RMB (1500 USD) inclusive for travelling to home country or other destinations annually

We are currently seeking qualified subject teachers as our full time Lead Middle School English Language Arts Teacher. This position is responsible for creating a positive classroom environment for no more than 25 students that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops appreciation of good literature of all types; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and that discovers and develops special talents of students in the field of English and literature to prepare each student to meet the school standards. Additionally, this teacher will inculcate educational, behavioral, emotional and social skills in students for their overall development into capable, responsible, and mature individuals, as well as Leading students to participate various school activities (e.g. afterschool clubs, arts festival, field day and hosting monthly school assembly). He/she must also communicate well with the parents of their students, especially regarding any potential social or behavioral concerns they may have. Additionally: 

  • Have up-to-date knowledge of an objectives based curriculum at the middle school level, up to high school level or AP level preferred
  • 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


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 5:00pm) 


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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