Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Cultural Exchange with China (CEC) - in collaboration with AITECE, Hong Kong - offers the opportunity to teach in China in 2017.
SKILLS NEEDED: Competence to teach third level English language. A bachelor's degree or teaching diploma is required, along with fluency in speaking, clarity in enunciation and a lively teaching style. A TEFL diploma is a help (and essential for those without teaching experience). Alternatively, competence to teach (through English) WTO-related skills, such as Accountancy, Law, Marketing.
AGE: Ideally between 22 and 60, but teachers up to 65 may also be accepted.
PERSONAL TRAITS: Thorough in teaching work; adventurous; approachable and outgoing; good at relating to young people; able to enjoy solitude; feeling at home with small or large groups; flexible and at ease in new situations; open to, and accepting of others.
MISSION DIMENSION: Being able to say: "I try to live by Gospel principles, to trust, to pray and to be led by God". Clearly, this is 'mission' in the sense of mutual development and understanding both for teacher and students. It entails being receptive to a rich and ancient culture, willing to share with others one's knowledge, gifts and graces and also being affirming of life through personal witness and service.
LIFE AND WORK: The contract is for one year (renewable). The college year runs from late August to early July. Accommodation is normally provided free-of-charge on the campus. Salary is adequate for the needs of a simple, but comfortable, lifestyle and air fares are refunded or subsidised. Applicants pay preparation costs, such as medicals, insurance.
Orientation in Hong Kong will be provided by AITECE. CEC may give assistance in individual cases.
A teacher commented: "I was stunned and culture-shocked at first, but slowly the warm affirmation and friendliness of my students got me hooked."
The deadline for applications for the next college year (August 2017 to July 2018) is February 2nd 2017.
For further information, please contact:
Cultural Exchange with China (CEC)
St Joseph's, Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4TY
Tel: 020 8202 2555 Fax: 020 8202 5775 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on CEC visit: www.cecchina.co.uk