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Second Language English Teacher

Shenzhen Vanke Meisha Academy
Shenzhen, China
US 4500 - 5500 a month
Housing allowance
Flight allowance
Start date
Start July 2024
3 years
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
    TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
    TESL/TEFL Certificate
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Linguistics, or related field.
  • Teaching certification or qualification in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
  • Proven experience in teaching English as a second language, preferably in diverse cultural and linguistic contexts.
  • Strong understanding of second language acquisition theories and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with the CEFR framework and its application in language teaching and assessment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and motivate learners of varying proficiency levels.
  • Creative and adaptable approach to lesson planning and delivery, with a commitment to continuous professional development.

If you are enthusiastic about helping students achieve their language learning goals and are dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity!

  • One of our goals at VMA is to create an equal work and life balance, and we will also provide you with:
  • Multiple on-campus, domestic, and international Professional Development opportunities
  • Competitive compensation
  • Holiday allowance and birthday benefit
  • Relocation allowance
  • Flight allowance
  • A pension plan
  • Global health insurance and Social Insurance
  • Housing allowance
  • Free tuition for VMA staff's child entering VMA
  • Paid public holidays, winter and summer holidays, Christmas holidays
  • Outings and various activities
  • Mandarin classes
  • Two 0.5-day paid personal leave per month and 15-day paid sick leave per academic year
  • Marriage leave, bereavement leave, and maternity leave by Chinese laws

Join us in creating a community of learners!

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Second Language English Teacher to join our team. As a Second Language English Teacher, you will be responsible for creating a dynamic and engaging learning environment where students can develop their English language skills effectively. Your primary focus will be on student-centered learning, ensuring that each lesson integrates the four essential language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Student-Centered Learning: Design and implement lessons that prioritize active student participation and engagement, fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment.
  • Integrated Skills Approach: Incorporate all four language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—into every lesson to ensure comprehensive language development for students.
  • Lesson Planning: Develop well-structured lesson plans that follow the PR (Presentation, Practice, Production, Review) framework, allowing for effective introduction, practice, and reinforcement of language concepts.
  • Teaching to Different Learning Styles: Recognize and accommodate various learning styles and preferences within the classroom, utilizing diverse teaching methods and resources to meet the needs of all students.
  • Utilization of Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): Align teaching objectives and assessment criteria with the CEFR standards to ensure consistency and clarity in language learning goals.
  • Cycled Assessment: Implement regular and ongoing assessment strategies to evaluate student progress in speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. This includes formative assessment throughout lessons and summative assessment at the end of each cycle.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Introduction to Vanke Meisha Academy:

Vanke Meisha Academy (VMA) is a private, international, bilingual boarding high school that contributes to the betterment of society by cultivating respectful, responsible, highly skilled leaders ready to be of service to the world.  Excellent teachers and a proactive counseling program deliver an innovative curriculum, emphasize academic achievement, impart healthy habits, and inspire student engagement and both interpersonal and emotional growth.  Committed to maximizing every community member's potential, we support over 70 student-run organizations and generously fund faculty professional growth.  We are proud to announce that, as a result of our efforts, we were fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!  

Our 653,000-square-foot state-of-the-art campus is in the clean and beautiful beach resort district of Shenzhen, China.  The campus offers clean air and an impeccable natural environment in addition to gym facilities and beach access.  Furthermore, we are less than 30 minutes away from the bustling global metropolis of Hong Kong, and approximately 20 minutes away from the Shenzhen city center.

About the Curriculum:

VMA offers three major curriculum programs: Sino-US Integrated Curriculum (US Track), Sino-UK Integrated Curriculum (UK Track), and VMAA Curriculum (VMAA, namely Vanke Meisha Arts Academy). Students in the three programs can apply to universities all over the world for further study, not just in one country or region.

About Shenzhen:

Shenzhen, known as "China's Silicon Valley," is a large, young, and vibrant city with a burgeoning technology industry that promises continued economic growth. Despite its relative youth, the city is a bustling global metropolis with its stock exchange, highly developed and accessible public transportation, a growing population of accomplished, sophisticated, and motivated ex-pats, and access to all Western amenities including food and nightlife. Furthermore, Shenzhen is located only 30 minutes away from the global financial and cultural metropolis of Hong Kong, one of the most developed cities in the world. Together, the Shenzhen and Hong Kong international airports offer you easy access to all of Asia. VMA is located in Dameisha, the beach resort section of Shenzhen, which promises clean air, low traffic congestion, and a fantastic living experience.


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