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ESL Tutor

Job Description

Are you a highly dedicated individual who is able to prepare and deliver excellent oral English lessons; both for English and for other subjects? Do you think you’re able to create great teaching plans and exam materials, which students will enjoy and learn from? Do you want to be involved in helping contribute to the education of students aged 13 -18, in one of China’s top high Schools?

If your answer to those questions is yes, then why not consider working as an ESL tutor at the Hangzhou Foreign Languages School?

HLFS in a partnership with LaowaiCareer job site is looking for 2 new foreign ESL tutors to join our excellent teaching team. Located in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, you be able to surround yourself with nature. Including the mystical West Lake and its beautiful views. Moreover, if you hop on a train it’s just 40 minutes to Shanghai.

HLFS offering a competitive package, including a great salary, relaxed working hours, and a personal assistant to help you find your feet once you arrive. We also provide accommodation for our ESL tutors, along with time off during public holidays and school breaks.

Your Tasks:

• Prepare and deliver oral English lessons or for other subjects, lessons taught in English;
• Prepare and retain appropriate teaching plans and exam materials;
• Assesses students’ work and provides feedback;
• Maximum teaching hours: 18 per week (Monday to Friday);
• Attend staff meetings in order to remain current about educational policies and special procedures;
• Class scale: small class about 20 students, big class about 40 students;
• Must be willing to become involved in the life of the school;

Your Profile:

• Speaks English at an idiomatic level;
• A patient listener who is ready to encourage students to do their best;
• A positive attitude with good organizational, presentation and teaching skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of English speakers;
• A love of teaching and learning with younger learners;

ESL Tutor Working Hours:

-18 hours per week, between Monday and Friday.
- Weekends off.

Job Function


ESL Tutor Compensation:

• A monthly salary which starts at $1,500 USD (10,000 in CNY) depending on qualifications and experience;

ESL Tutor Benefits:

- Free on-campus furnished accommodation (including utilities) with cooking facilities and a private bathroom;
- Comprehensive medical and accident insurance while you are employed in China;
- 11 days’ public holiday per year, plus school breaks;
- Reimbursed residence permit, and obligatory medical check-up;
- Regular teaching training supplied by Haida and your school;
- TEFL in China course available free to Haida staff (conditions apply);
- Opportunities for promotion and career advancement within Haida;
- Ongoing team-building activities organized by your school;
- $750 USD (5,000 CNY) airfare allowance paid by the completion of contract;

About Hangzhou Foreign Languages School:

The Hangzhou Foreign Languages School (HFLS, or Hangwai) is one of the most-respected secondary schools in Zhejiang Province and beyond. Founded in 1964, under direct administration of the Zhejiang Education Department, HFLS prides itself on being one of China’s earliest foreign language schools, and it now enjoys the privilege of recommending 20% of its graduates to top universities in China, exempt from entrance exams.

Currently, HFLS is looking for foreign teachers who want to be active in the lives and education of their students. Teachers who – just like HFLS – are ready to commit themselves to providing the youth of today with quality education, so that they are ready for challenges in a world increasingly without borders.

Desired Skills and Experience

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Postgraduate degrees will be looked upon favorably;
- At least two years of teaching experience;
- Ability to provide lessons focusing on English speaking, reading, writing and listening;
- Possess either a TESOL, TEFL, ESOL, or CELTA certificate;

Job Location

Hangzhou, China


Job Details

Mandarin Cafe
  • China: Hangzhou
Employment type:
Not Applicable
Education Management, TEFL-ESL
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