LINGUIST List 12.1776

Mon Jul 9 2001

Jobs: ESL/EFL Gradeschool Teachers Liaoning, China

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  1. Ted Wong, ESL/EFL Teachers: at South Ocean School Dalian, Liaoning P. R. China

Message 1: ESL/EFL Teachers: at South Ocean School Dalian, Liaoning P. R. China

Date: 8 Jul 2001 02:50:15 -0000
From: Ted Wong <>
Subject: ESL/EFL Teachers: at South Ocean School Dalian, Liaoning P. R. China

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: ESL/EFL Teachers
Other Desired Areas: Kindergarton Teachers
University or Organization: South Ocean School Dalian
Department: International Office
State or Province: Liaoning
Country: P. R. China
Final Date of Application: 20 August, 2001
Contact: Ted Wong

Address for Applications:
Daheishi Holiday Resort, Ganjingzi District
Liaoning 116036
P. R. China

Teach in South Ocean School, Dalian Campus, China
TEFL teaching vacancies for Year 
2001/Nov. --- 2002/Jul. 
(10 available, starting on 30th Aug, 2001) 

South Ocean School Dalian 

- -------- >> General Information 

South Ocean School Dalian (SOSD), located in Dalian at the tip of
Liaodong Peninsula of China, is currently the largest of the seven
schools invested by South Ocean Development Group. This newly
established coeducational boarding school currently has over 1,600
students, grades K through 12, filling up nearly half of the school's
capacity. About a half of the students come from local communities and
the other half come from families in different cities and areas that
reflect the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of
northeastern part of China. 

Relying on the green hills and facing the blue ocean, the school's
21-acre campus includes 15 school buildings with the unique
architecture styles perfectly harmonious with local natural
environment. There are two five-story modern classroom buildings, in
which almost all the students have their own computer connected to the
school network that accessible to Internet. Modern library and
learning centers, multi-media computer areas, language labs and
science labs are always open to students and teaching staffs. Art &
music facilities include ceramics, calligraphy painting, pianos and
various instruments practice areas. Sports and PE training facilities
include a national standard running track, a gym with indoor
basketball fields, shaping and dancing practice areas, outdoors tennis
courts, basketball, volleyball and football fields. 

- -------- >> SOSD Education Ideology 

Keeping in step with the world and facing the new millennium, this
school aims at education reform and the development of students'
quality in all aspects by means of education practice and services,
thereby our emphasis is to educate students the proper way of
studying, living, behaving and creating. Distinguished itself by its
modern education principles and concepts, SOSD takes its leading role
in providing unique style of education service to its
students. International Baccalaureate system has been adopted as a way
to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to
relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world
outside, eventually prepare the students to become critical and
compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in
local and world affairs (Mission of IBO). Moreover, the school
endeavors to reinforce its curriculum development and quality
education by international education exchange and cooperation with a
number of schools around the world.

- -------- >> English Education 

In order to meet the development demands of economy and culture, and
provide each student with a pass to the coming era of economy of
knowledge, SOSD lays much emphasis on English education by practicing
"Reform Scheme of English Course in South Ocean Schools"(instructed by
Dr. Chen Lin, a famous English educator). To improve students' abilities
of conversation and communication in English, the school has adopted new
textbooks, new teaching methods, and recruited EFL native English
teachers to assist students with a more practical way of learning

- -------- >> Our Faculty 

Employing qualified teachers and administrative personnel from all
around China and overseas countries, SOSD continuously enhances the
quality of its faculty with assessment, encouragement, competition and a
complete set of training system. Our qualified education contingent,
with the average age of no more than 36, is composed of mid-aged
educators and supported by experienced experts. 

- -------- >> Community Involvement 

SOSD's distinctive practice bases of quality education. There are
farm, zoo, gardens, crafts workshops (pottery, cookery, sewing,
textile, etc.) on campus which help students to get close to the
nature, participate in practice, and exploit their
intelligence. SOSD's abundant campus cultural background, featured in
laboratories, gymnasiums, art galleries, science and technology
exhibitions, astronomical observatories, television and broadcasting
stations, ensures the ultimate recreation both mentally and physically
and broadens the students' outlook. 

- -------- >> School Services 

SOSD offers students with best studying and living
conditions. Students are disposed in the same uniform and with the
same articles of daily use; they are accommodated in separate
dormitories operated under comprehensive care and security; school
canteen provides varieties of nutritious diets for students of
different ages; school buses shuffle students between school and home
regularly; school clinic provides 24-hour services. The school
accommodations ensure that their parents devote themselves to

Teach in China -- SOSD
TEFL teaching vacancies for Year
2001/Aug --- 2002/Sept.
(10 available, starting on 30th Aug, 2001)


1. A Native English Speaker
2. Holder of a university degree (Educational or related majors are
3. Enjoy working with children/teenagers with a strong sense of
responsibility and education
4. Lively, enthusiastic, creative, and has a strong sense of humor
5. Active with cultural interaction, love to get involved with new
people and new environment
5. Teaching experiences, TEFL /CELTA/ BEd/ PGCE/ MEd or equivalent is a

- ------------------------------------------

Conditions and Benefits

* Maximum teaching load of 20 hours per week at either elementary or
secondary level
* Lessons will place an emphasis on improving the oral skills of each
student in addition to grammar and vocabulary work
* Active in participating the school's teaching & research, curriculum
development, extra-curriculum activities and occasional social
* Be willing to take his/her part in staff training and cultural
exchange activities

* Monthly salary starts from 3000RMB to no upper limit.
 --- Bachelor's Degree, without any teaching experience, 
 starts at RMB 2500/month
 --- Bachelor's Degree, more than 1 years' teaching experience, 
 starts at RMB 3000/month
 --- Bachelor's Degree, more than 3 years' teaching experience or
Master Degree, more than 1 year teaching experience, 
 (includes teachers on special program), starts at RMB 4000/month
 --- Master's Degree, more than 3 years' teaching experience
starts at RMB 4500/month) 

* Free fully furnished apartment on campus with computer accessible to
* Free meals at school cafeteria
* Free ride once a week for shopping or city tour
* Limited medical care on campus clinic
* RMB6000 ($750) for international airfare subsidy when two semesters
are completed
* RMB2200 of travel allowance for school vocations
* Free local telephone calls in teacher's apartment.
* Full paid school breaks and public holidays

Contract Period : 1 year, starting on 1st Sept.,2001
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How to APPLY

To apply for the teaching vacancies, applicants should send the
following documents by post or send the scan pictures by E-mail: 

1. A Cover letter and Resume or CV, please indicates:

Your Name, Age, Gender, Place of Birth, Nationality, Marriage status,
Contact information, Educational background, Work experience and job
responsibilities, Reference contact details

2. Letters of Recommendation

At least two letters of reference or testimonials from your professors,
tutors or former employer, addressing your personal and professional
suitability on teaching or working

3. Copies of all relevant supporting documents
(Degree certificate, TEFL course certificate etc.)

4. A copy of your current Passport's main page(s)

5. A recent photo
(note: A positive outlook is important for a teacher)

- --- To:

International Office, South Ocean School Dalian

Add: Daheishi Holiday Resort, Yingchengzi Town,
Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, 
Liaoning 116036
P.R. China

Tel: 86-411-6760418
Fax: 86-411-6760180

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What happens next?

1. After we receive your application, we will send you an email of
2. You will be informed within two weeks that if your application is
3. You will be asked for a few more questions upon any query we may have
in your documents.
4. Job offer notification
5. Your confirmation of the job offer
6. Send you our official invitation letters for visa application
7. Apply for a working Visa ("Z" type)
8. Reserve an air ticket
9. Welcome meeting, orientation, meet with students and teachers.
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 Dalian, Liaoning Province, China 
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