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English Literature Teacher in Shanghai

China - Shanghai
CNY 20,000 - 27,000 per month
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description - Teacher

Who are we?
Élan is an English language arts training service provider to children aged 3-15 in China. The first élan school opened in March 2013. Now there are 20 élan schools in operation in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan. In early 2016, élan school was acquired by Country Garden Education Group (recently rebranded as Bright Scholar Education Group, a NYSE publicly-listed company), which is one of the largest education providers in China with over 30,000 students and 60,000 employees.

What do we do?
At élan, we teach English through engaging with literature and writing practice for students aged 3-15. In the beginning, it’s likely that you will predominantly take on Phonics, Early Reader Program, and lower level literature/writing coursework with the opportunity to teach picture books,novels, grammar, and different writing mediums in the future. Each of the centers has a Library with over 5000 original English books. Students signing up for our Library follow our specially-developed Guided Reading Program designed to make students become independent readerswhile furthering their joy of reading.

Teachers’ responsibilities:
1. Deliver high quality literature, writing, and phonics courses to students including assigned quizzes.
2. Issue, explain and mark all tasks and assignments, including in class and post class assignments, to students and parents of younger students.
3. Conduct phonics tests and free trials for new students and make recommendations for classes.
4. Enforce a “culture of English” and other élan expectations through classroom discipline and focus.
5. Work with the Center manager, Head Teacher and other staff in the center to be informed about schedule changes, absences, and students having trial classes, as well as create strategies for special case students.
6. Substitute for absent colleagues - this may be at short notice and off-site, or involve assistance in the library during busy times, particularly if you have an empty slot on a weekend.
7. Participate in a training course held by the academic department, which will help you become familiar with all aspects of Élan curriculum, lesson flow,and quiz schedules.
8. If your work schedule allows and you have an interest, there is an opportunity to assist with the development of our curriculum, winter and summer classes materials, and also to assist with marketing events.

Working schedule:
Five days a week (three weekdays and Sat/Sun), with two consecutive days off on weekdays.
During probation:
Weekday hours: 11am-8pm (with 1 hour for lunch)
Weekend hours: 9am-6pm (with 1 hour for lunch)
After probation:
Fri: 11am-8pm (with 1 hour for lunch)
Weekend hours: 9am-6pm (with 1 hour for lunch)
Summer and winter holiday schedule will be back to probation schedule


Application requirements:
1. Native speakers and citizens of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and South Africa.
2. Bachelor’s degree or above
3. TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate
4. Formal English teaching experience is preferred: 1 year and above


Benefits and Conditions:
1. Monthly salary: 18000RMB to 21000RMB, before tax
2.Loyalty bonus:3000RMB/month during the pandemic period.
3. Monthly teaching hours bonus and incentive bonus (1K-5K)
4. Discretional bonus based on annual performance
5. Up to 8000 RMB flight reimbursement (one-way to or from, or return to your home country) after completing a one year contract.You can also choose to have 4000RMB flight reimbursement to other countries.
6. Health and accident insurance for a one-year contract
7. A legal Z Work Visa with work permit provided
8. Arrival Support: Airport pick-up
9. If you are coming from abroad, you can have up to 5000RMB for your quarantine and hotel fees. If you are in China, you can have up to 1500RMB hotel fee reimbursement, paid after 2 months’ probation according to your real expense.
10. 15000RMB start-up loan for accommodation (Teachers have to provide their passport and accommodation contract as a guarantee until the loan is paid back in three months).
11. Chinese Public Holidays plus 11 days for paid annual leave. 3 days full paid sick leave and 7days half-paid sick leave (teachers need to provide sick note get from local hospital).
12. Visa relevant paperwork authentication reimbursement up to 4000RMB during the pandemic period


Training Organization / Language School


ESL Teacher


Academic English, Cross-cultural Communication Skills

Language Requirements


Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Visa Support


Only Candidates from this countries can apply:

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, United States, South Africa

Date Posted: 2021-02-19

Date Modified: 2021-02-19

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  • Industry: Primary-Secondary Education
  • Company Size: 5,001 to 10,000 employees
  • Type: Other Organization

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