LINGUIST List 16.265

Thu Jan 27 2005

Jobs: English/Applied Linguistics: Teachers, China

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        1.    matthew bloomfield, English & Applied Linguistics: Remote English Teachers, Saybot LLC China, China



Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Remote English Teachers, Saybot LLC China, China

Date: 27-Jan-2005
From: matthew bloomfield <mcbsaybot.com>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Remote English Teachers, Saybot LLC China, China


University or Organization: Saybot LLC China 
 Department: English Language Programs
 Job Rank: Remote English Teachers  
 Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics
 Required Language: English (ENG)
 
 
 Description:
 
 Saybot is a young company located in Shanghai and founded by Chinese and
 American CEO and investors. Its mission is to revolutionize the way Chinese
 learners improve their spoken English abilities, with the use of fun and
 innovative devices and lesson approaches. Saybot is currently interviewing
 candidates for positions as Remote English Teachers in preparation for the
 company's expected growth in 2005.
 
 Saybot is currently collecting a pool of talented native English-speaking
 teachers to work with our future Chinese customers on a remote basis; either
 online, by teleconferencing, Skype or other available media. Each teacher will
 work with perhaps 10-15 students who have selected him/her from Saybot's teacher
 database. The remote teacher will work with the students on their specific
 questions and needs in spoken English, including pronunciation, intonation,
 syllable and word stress, conversation fluency, appropriateness, strategies etc.
 The schedule will be agreed upon by teacher and students, approximately 2-5
 hours per week, and keeping in mind the time differences between Asia and
 America, Europe etc. This will be an additional premium service available to
 Saybot customers, and teachers will be paid an hourly fee based on skill,
 experience and number of students.  
 
 While we do not require a degree in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL),
 experience in doing so--particularly with Chinese learners--is a distinct
 advantage. Of course, spoken Mandarin is a plus, but not a prerequisite. Some
 training, materials and teaching suggestions will be provided, but remote
 teachers will be encouraged to also develop their own engaging content based on
 student needs. Teachers will of course need an up-to-date and reliable computer
 with rapid and excellent Internet connection for their international online
 communications with students.
 
 Interested candidates should send a resume including email contact address and
 phone number, along with a recent photo, demographic data (city, state, country
 etc.) and brief personal profile including outside interests for our database
 profile; and a maximum one-page description of previous work teaching English to
 foreign learners, to the address below or to infosaybot.com  ('remote english
 teachers'  on Subject Line).  Saybot will contact those teachers with whom we
 would like to interview further. Please be advised that the remote teacher
 positions are not for immediate hire, but rather for gathering candidates now
 for work to start in mid-2005.
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
 Human Resources Remote English Teachers 
 Saybot LLC China
 No. 100 YinXiao Rd. Bldg.17 Rm.101 
 Pudong, Shanghai 201204 
 China  
 
 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
 Contact Information:
 
 English Director Matthew Bloomfield 
 Email: mcbsaybot.com 
 Phone: (0086)21-50592467 
 Website: http://www.saybot.com
 
 This announcement was accompanied by a donation to the LINGUIST List!
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