School holidays (Total of 3.5 month over the summer and 1 month for winter holidays in addition to 11 Chinese public holidays).
You will work for a public school where you will be teaching English to Chinese pupils aged between 16-20 years old. This is an outstanding and exciting, opportunity for an English native speaker who is considering a move into teaching on a permanent basis, a career change, or if you are simply looking for a life-adventure in a totally different culture. You will be well looked after and will be housed near the school in a two bedroom “teachers” accommodation block with another British teacher. Nanjing is a large sprawling city with lots to do and inevitably, you will learn some Mandarin as well as get exposure to the Chinese way of life and culture. This role could also be beneficial to those considering a long term move into the British foreign office or Teaching in the UK .
The best part of this role is forming meaningful relationships with Chinese students and watching them learn and grow.
You will be working for an official Chinese Government scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding.
Familiarising yourself with the English subject curriculum
Timetable classes, plan lessons with a clear focus, marking work, reporting, reading
Preparing interesting, fun and engaging English lessons
Speaking to pupils in English, allowing them cultural insights
Encourage pupil creativity
Create activities, including theatre, music and games that will help pupils enjoy the subject