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Seeking TESOL Teachers to Teach Intensive Academic English at Chinese High Scho

Annie Han
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Seeking TESOL Teachers to Teach Intensive Academic English at Chinese High Scho

Seeking TESOL Teachers to Teach Intensive Academic English

at Chinese High Schools and Universities

The International Academic Alliance (IAA) seeks highly-qualified TESOL teachers to teach Academic English in Chinese high schools and universities. This teaching position within an American university-affiliated English program provides teachers with a growth-oriented opportunity to diversify their teaching portfolios, gain experience in English curriculum development, and be mentored by American university faculty towards professional development.


Instructors teach intensive English courses to American college- or graduate school-bound Chinese students within the Academic English Program (AEP), a collaborative program developed between IAA and American universities.TheAEPcurriculum prepares students to thrive in an American university and classroom, with particular emphasis placed on SAT/TOEFL preparation and to provide support to succeed in English-based, higher education coursework. By exposing students to a rich range of English reading materials, as well as providing instruction in English core competencies through vocabulary building, grammar and syntax drills, public speaking, and pronunciation, teachers provide dynamic English instruction that will ensure students’ ability to succeed academically in an American classroom. This unique, rigorous program provides students the opportunity to experience American college-level coursework, and to receive college course credit transferrable to any accredited American university upon completion of theAEP.


Hourly commitment: Teachers will instruct 20 hours per week and will spend up to an additional 20 hours per week conducting writing labs and holding one-on-one student conferences at theirAEPteaching site.

Work closely with your assigned program university or high school’sAEPteaching cohort (up to 3AEPteachers) and the Director of Studies on:AEPcurricula; course delivery; managing or resolving classroom and student issues; and program development and evaluation.

Participate in ongoing professional development events as part of theAEPfaculty, including: teacher trainings; professional mentorship with theAEP’s American university faculty; curriculum evaluation; etc.


$2,000.00 starting base salary

Round-trip airfare and medical insurance provided

Accommodations: Well-appointed private 1-bedroom apartments close to program site for teachers’ personal use provided

Z Visa sponsorship and assistance with all visa procedures

Employment Contract Term: 11-month teaching contract with possibility of a $1,000.00 bonus at the end of the contract year based on teaching performance evaluations, along with a contract renewal option based on performance evaluation with additional $1,000.00 bonus upon renewal signing.

In addition, following the teacher’s annual performance review based on peer, student, and director evaluations and in meetingAEPprogram standards, teachers would be eligible for incremental salary increases.

Candidate Qualifications

Applicants must be willing to relocate to various major cities throughout China byFebruary 15, 2014, with their teaching assignment extending throughJanuary 15, 2015.

Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree with TESOL certification, or be an experienced ESL educator currently in a TESOL certification training program.

An ability to adapt to a new culture and previous experience teaching or traveling abroad is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume.

Send materials to: Annie Han

Due to the expected volume of applications, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

About International Academic Alliance

The International Academic Alliance (IAA) partners with a network of accredited international and American universities to deliver in-demand academic programs to American university-bound international students. IAA’s Pathway programs allow students the unique opportunity to pursue their education goals in an innovative, structured and flexible format. IAA’s flagshipAEPprogram offered across the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels prepares international students for success in the Western and American higher education system through emphasis on facilitating transition to college-level academic rigor, developing key academic skills, and promoting a learning community of intellectual engagement within an American university setting.

International Academic Alliance is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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