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Literature Creative Writing And Drama Teacher Jobs In Shanghai 32K RMB Benefits

💼 Gold Star TEFL Recruitment
📍Shanghai, China
💰 Competitive Salary
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Full-Time
Part-Time
Job Description:

Reference number: DESE6J
Positions: Literature, Creative Writing and Drama Teacher
Location: Shanghai
Interviewing: Now
Positions: 4
Start date: July & August 2024
Our website: https://goldstarteachers.com/job/literature-creative-writing-and-drama-teacher-jobs-in-shanghai/

How to Apply
Please complete this application form or email your resume to Jeannie at careers@goldstarteachers.com. Quote the reference DESE6J in the email or on the application form.

COVID Update: The China border reopened in January 2023, there is no requirement for quarantine on arrival in China. The work visa application process and flight prices have returned to prepandemic times. We offer you full support on the work visa application and arrival process.

Program Highlights
Excellent monthly salary: 25,000 to 37,000+ RMB depending on qualifications and experience (typical salary is 32,000 RMB)
-Generous benefits and full support provided
-Unique and inspiring curriculum teaching literature, creative writing and drama
-4 days teaching per week for most of the year
-Teach at modern centers in the vibrant city of Shanghai

Literature, Creative Writing and Drama Teacher Jobs in Shanghai
Our specialised learning center in Shanghai is seeking qualified English literature and creative writing teachers to deliver our custom-designed literature-based curriculum to small groups of students, between one and eight students per class, in the vibrant city of Shanghai, China. Our student range from 3 to 16 years old, with the majority of students from 7-10 years old. The students are English speaking and most study at bilingual and international schools in Shanghai and hope to study, live and/or travel abroad in the future.

Our courses nurture the skills and attributes necessary for successful admission into the world’s best middle schools, high schools and universities – and they go so much further than that, revelling in inspiring great thinking and creativity in intellectual pursuits. Students read classic and contemporary English literature in its original and unabridged form, they practice various forms of creative and academic writing, and deliver presentations about their work. Younger students will also participate in drama lessons, the purpose of which is primarily to help students inhabit the chapter books and novels they are reading through generating performances based on them.

Teachers guide their students through three-hour weekly sessions covering reading, discussion, writing, presenting and drama. Outside of the lessons, teachers will maintain communication with parents and colleagues regarding student progress, diligently correct and edit students’ writing, and familiarise themselves with the novels they teach. Our curriculum is well-designed, so excessive lesson planning is not required to teach lessons. Tasks which teachers are required to complete outside of the lessons can be done flexibly in terms of time and location, as we do not require teachers to keep office hours outside of teaching time.

We are looking for candidates with work experience demonstrating versatility across age groups, and success and enthusiasm for classroom teaching. Experience teaching literature and/or creative writing also strong assets, as are an enjoyment of drama and public speaking in the classroom, especially in the primary-school age group.

Our Philosophy
We educate students to become kind-hearted and open-minded human beings of integrity, tolerance and self-discipline who are committed to independent thinking, creative expression and a life lived for the common good. The heart and soul of at our centers is a combined partnership with families and community to provide purposeful, rigorous education that balances intellectual and creative development with moral integrity. At our centers, all students sit at round tables, in small groups of eight students or fewer, where each student’s face can be seen, where each student’s voice can be heard and where every student can think critically, inquire, discuss, imagine, solve problems and create.

Teach English in Shanghai
Shanghai, known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” is a global metropolis at the heart of China’s economic and cultural landscape. This vibrant city seamlessly blends the glamour of its colonial past with futuristic skyscrapers that dominate its skyline, making it a magnet for professionals and expatriates from around the world. As the largest city in China by population, Shanghai serves as a bustling hub for finance, innovation, and international trade. The city’s cosmopolitan nature is reflected in its diverse culinary offerings, extensive public transport systems, and a dynamic lifestyle that attracts those seeking to engage in an environment of endless opportunities.

For those considering relocation, Shanghai offers an array of attractions and amenities that enhance its appeal as a top-tier world city. The iconic Bund, with its historic buildings lining the Huangpu River, offers a picturesque view of the modern Pudong district’s skyline, including the towering Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Cultural explorers will delight in the city’s museums, such as the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum, which provide insights into the rich heritage of the region. Additionally, Shanghai’s various green spaces, like the tranquil Yuyuan Garden, offer peaceful retreats from the urban hustle. With its blend of rich history and modern luxury, Shanghai promises a high-quality lifestyle and a unique blend of experiences for its residents.

Working Hours
4 days teaching per week for 30 weeks per year:
-Fridays + Thursdays OR Mondays: 3:00pm-8:00pm
-Saturdays and Sundays: 8:45am to 7:45pm
-15 to 24 contact teaching hours per week, with a combination of private (1 student) or small group (up to 8 students) lessons
-Additional hours may be available for additional pay

5 days teaching per week for 8 weeks per year:
-Mondays to Fridays in Winter School (Jan - Feb 2-3 weeks) and Summer School (Jul- Aug 4-6 weeks)
-8:30am to 4:30pm
-30 hours group classes (maximum 8 students per class)

Main Responsibilities
-The teacher will be able to teach our challenging and ambitious curriculum which is different from and more rigorous than commonly-used state, national, and international curriculums
-The teacher will be a proponent of the philosophy that it is possible to teach non-native English speakers/bilingual students using native level materials, and that non-native speakers can be guided to perform at levels far beyond what are considered standard grade-level expectations. Ideally, a track record in this area will prove this commitment
-The teacher will demonstrate outstanding classroom management skills
-The teacher will be punctual and reliable
-The teacher will wear professional attire during teaching/tutoring sessions, and at all times when working at our school, whether in-person or online
-The teacher will follow lesson plans provided by Studio Education and prepare for their lessons accordingly
-The teacher will be responsive to questions and concerns from parents, as well as questions from colleagues and supervisors about student progress and lessons
-The teacher will make careful and detailed corrections, and will provide written and timely feedback, on all story and essay writing assignments at the following lesson
-The teacher will ensure that all students maintain high quality writing portfolios
-The teacher will guide the students to rehearse and deliver engaging presentations and/or drama performances

Compensation
-Excellent monthly salary: 25,000 to 37,000+ RMB depending on qualifications and experience (typical salary is 32,000 RMB)
-Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided
-Medical insurance with access to leading international hospitals provided
-38 working weeks per year, 14 weeks holiday
-Two weeks holiday at Christmas, plus generous time off for all Chinese public holidays
-Centers located in vibrant, cosmopolitan neighbourhoods in Shanghai
-One-year contract with option to renew
-Strong work-life balance; teachers have pursued language lessons, music lessons, master’s degrees and PGCE certifications while working full-time with us
-Opportunity to work additional hours for additional compensation
-Assistance with relocation and with integrating into life in China (setting up bank accounts, SIM cards, seeking apartments, etc.)

Requirements
-Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland & South Africa
-Bachelor’s degree or above required
-Special consideration given to candidates with undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in English Literature, Education or related field. The ideal candidate’s qualifications will demonstrate high achievement in their own academic background
-TEFL / CELTA / teaching license certificate (No TEFL? We recommend INTESOL - www.goldstarteachers.com/intesol)
-At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience
-Work experience will demonstrate versatility across age groups, and success and enthusiasm for classroom teaching. Experience teaching literature and/or creative writing also strong assets, as are an enjoyment of drama and public speaking in the classroom, especially in the primary-school age group

How to Apply
Please complete this application form or email your resume to Jeannie at careers@goldstarteachers.com. Quote the reference DESE6J in the email or on the application form.
-Covering letter
-Resume
-Recent professional photo
-Passport photo page (scan)
-Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
-Quote reference # DESE6J in the email subject

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