Luoyang could be the change of scenery you’ve been looking for!
Joy (Luoyang) has grown from one school in 2004 to ten schools in 2018. We employ more than 170 Chinese English teachers and 14 foreign teachers, supported by a professional management team. Our foreign teachers enjoy excellent contract conditions, which are rigorously upheld, and benefit from a great working and living environment.
What do we offer?
Joy Luoyang, offers you a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience, earn a very generous salary, and enjoy a great package of benefits:
What’s a typical week like at Joy?
It’s a nice balance of leisurely weekdays and a busier weekend. We teach a maximum of 18 classes a week: two classes from 6:30pm – 8:20pm Tuesday to Friday, and five on Saturdays and Sundays. Teachers are given the freedom to schedule their own office hours, and take responsibility for their own time-management when preparing lessons.
We have one fixed day off each week - Mondays - but teachers can request three ‘flexi-days’ off (any weekdays Tuesday – Friday) each month to move weekday classes to the weekend. This nice balance of fixed and flexible days off enables teachers to plan short trips and extended breaks, rather than being tied to only specific days off.
What are the students like?
Our students are aged between 5 and 15. The youngest are probably the cutest wide-eyed tots you can imagine. The teenagers are very smart, focused, and eager to learn. Those in between (aged 7 – 12) are curious, brimming with energy, and great fun to teach.
Students enjoy coming to Joy because learning English at Joy is nothing like students’ learning experience at school. Learning at Joy is fun. We use our own specially-developed books, together with a wide range of interesting teaching materials that make learning interesting, challenging and enjoyable.
What’s Luoyang like?
Luoyang is a pleasant and friendly city with a strong sense of community, and it’s the kind of place where you soon feel ‘at home’. It has many parks and open spaces, and wide boulevards to carry all the bicycles and electric scooters. Being in the center of China, Luoyang doesn’t suffer extremes of temperature: it’s just quite hot in summer and quite cold in winter, but there’s relatively little rainfall for much of the year.
Luoyang boasts an impressive 5,000 years of history. It has been crowned one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China, and is a cultural treasure house. Luoyang is home to a wealth of historical wonders, including the Longmen Grottoes (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & White Horse Temple (the 1st Buddhist temple in China). Luoyang is also a short bus ride from the Shaolin Temple (the birthplace of Kung Fu). Luoyang is China’s ‘peony capital’ (the peony is the national flower) and hosts a huge annual festival, which attracts visitors from all over the world and blankets the city with vibrant colors throughout the spring and summer months.
What’s the foreign teaching team like?
We’re a friendly bunch of professionally-minded individuals. There are currently 11 full-time teachers, aged in their twenties and thirties, and we’re expanding the team to 14. We work side-by-side with our Chinese colleagues, supporting each other to provide our students with the best possible learning experience.
Who are we looking for?
We want responsible, dedicated, energetic and creative self-starters who have a genuine desire to teach children. Formal experience is not necessary, but a strong aptitude for teaching is. Likewise, grammar expertise is not a prerequisite, but a good, basic working knowledge of grammar is.
A degree is required (Chinese government regulation). Graduates over 21 with an English Language degree, or a degree in an education-related field, are particularly suitable. However, all graduates are considered on merit: teaching skills can be taught; personality and aptitude cannot. A TEFL or TESOL certificate is a definite advantage.
We can only accept native English speakers (Chinese government regulation). Regional accents are a fact of life, but a neutral accent is necessary as pronunciation forms a core part of the curriculum. You also need to possess excellent writing skills, and a strong eye for detail, as a key feature of the job involves checking compositions, advising on correction, and helping students to develop their writing abilities.
To apply, here’s what I need:
I look forward to hearing from you!
Foreign Teachers’ Manager
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