Teacher of Chinese – All Secondary Schools (Expressions of Interest)

English Schools Foundation (see more jobs from this school)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Secondary Teacher

Teaching Subject: Chinese

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 8 July 2023

ESF is now inviting candidates to register their interest for the following position in advance of our annual recruitment campaign. If you are eager to learn more about any similar opportunities in one of our schools, we recommend that you apply to be kept up to date with the latest openings!

<p><b>Job Description</b></p><p>ESF is now inviting candidates to register their interest for the following position in advance of our annual recruitment campaign. If you are eager to learn more about any similar opportunities in one of our schools, we recommend that you apply to be kept up to date with the latest openings!</p><p>We are looking for a passionate, inspirational and adaptable Chinese language teacher to undertake a full teaching timetable of classes from Year 7-13 starting August 2021. You will be able to teach a diverse range of students from Years 7 to 13 covering Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese as a second language and Chinese as a first language. We offer Chinese at iGCSE and IB Standard and Higher Level.</p><p>Teachers in the department/team are expected to exemplify excellent professional practice which leads to high standards of teaching and learning within the curriculum. Teachers are also expected to support the pastoral and co-curricular work of the school and be reliable in exercising their daily responsibilities. Working as part of a team under the guidance and direction of the Head of Department/Year level Coordinator, the subject teacher is expected to fulfil the following roles.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Main Responsibilities</b></p><ul><li>Provide learning opportunities for every student commensurate to her/his needs, abilities and stage of development, by teaching a programme that gives each student the opportunity to experience success, and which challenges all students to achieve their full potential.</li><li>Establish effective and positive relationships with students based on mutual respect, recognition of the individuality of each student and affirming their cultural identity.</li><li>Provide a safe, effective, challenging learning environment and an attractive and welcoming classroom.</li><li>Teaching students, as timetabled, including the setting and marking of work.</li><li>Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of students in accordance with PYP, MYP and DP guidelines and the assessment policy of the school and ESF</li><li>Co-operating with other staff (whole school) on the preparation and development of courses, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.</li><li>Maintaining good order and discipline among the students and safeguarding their health and safety.</li><li>Keeping up to date on teaching and international educational developments and sharing enthusiasm and resources with other teachers. </li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Requirements</b></p><ul><li>Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in the subject with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent.</li><li>Experience of teaching a range of students across the full age and ability range up to and including Year 13.</li><li>High proficiency in Chinese language and able to teach Chinese literature.</li><li>Innovative and student centred pedagogy.</li><li>A committed team player with the ability to contribute to the work of the department.</li><li>Willingness to embrace change.</li><li>Sound understanding of how to teach students with different learning needs.</li><li>Good writing and speaking skills in English &amp; Chinese</li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Our Secondary Schools:</b></p><p><u>Kowloon:<br /></u></p><p><a href="https://www.kgv.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">King George V School</a></p><p><u>New Territories:</u></p><p><a href="https://shatincollege.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Sha Tin College</a></p><p><a href="https://www.rchk.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Renaissance College</a></p><p><u>Island:</u></p><p><a href="https://island.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Island School</a></p><p><a href="https://www.sis.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">South Island School </a></p><p><a href="https://www.wis.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">West Island School </a></p><p><u>Outlying Islands:</u></p><p><a href="https://www.discovery.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">Discovery College</a></p><p><br /></p><p><i>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.</i></p><p><i>By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </i></p><p><i>ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer</i></p><p><i>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by local laws or regulations.</i></p><p><i>Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF&#39;s Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.</i></p><p><i>Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.</i><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><b>About Us</b></p><p>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.</p><p>There are over 18,000 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.</p><p>ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2020, 22 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.</p><p><br /></p><p><a href="www.esf.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.esf.edu.hk</a></p><p><br /></p><p><b>About the Team</b></p><p>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is a modern, well-managed educational organisation, committed to offering an international education to students drawn from over 70 countries. We are proud to be at the forefront of the educational hub in Hong Kong. We actively take advantage of the opportunities that Hong Kong offers as Asia’s world city and the principal gate-way to China.</p><p>The curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate, is adapted to Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific region. ESF’s 1,100 teachers are highly qualified bringing with them experience from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the UK and many other international school systems. All schools offer a broad range of out-of-school activities in Hong Kong and overseas.</p><p>ESF has over 18,000 students. Our culture is one of joy in learning and pride in achievement. The great majority of our students study for the IB Diploma and gain entry to universities all over the world. ESF has a long-standing commitment to children with individual needs and is the principal provider for English-speaking children with special educational needs in Hong Kong. For further details about ESF, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.esf.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">http://www.esf.edu.hk/</a>.</p>