York English was founded in 2003 with the aim of doing ESL differently than other schools in China. At York English Fuzhou, the quality of ESL education really counts and York English aims to give engaging and creative lessons to their Young Learners students helping them to grow and explore.
Our school aims to support teachers in the best possible way. You’ll be welcomed to the school and city by a supportive group of teachers who will give you the warmest welcome, initial job training and on-going care and development possible. We’ll make sure that you have the best possible resources, care and teacher training to do your job well.
The York School of English is in Fuzhou, the largest city in Fujian Province. We have over 60 full-time native speaking teachers like you teaching English to over 3,500 students. We are one of the most recognized English schools in the city and we welcome you to join our team to teach English in Fuzhou.
What are classes like?
English classes at York English are active, engaging, full of language production and educational. Whether you are using songs, chants, crafts, or activities to get your students about the lesson, York English strives to make learning English fun.
Courses at York English Fuzhou
We have three levels that students are divided into based on their age: Kinder, Junior and Senior. Within each of these levels, students are divided into different classes based on their ability ensuring that each of your students are of an even ability.
The Curriculum at York English Fuzhou
Our teachers are given a detailed curriculum to work from, meaning you don’t need to spend countless hours worrying about what to teach in the weeks and months ahead, but instead can use your own creativity to come up with amazing ways to present and practice language with your English students.
To help you with this, we have stocked each teachers’ office with an amazing array of materials, posters, puppets, props, and toys allowing you to make the most of each lesson.
What is the teaching schedule and office hours at York English?
*working hours may vary during summer and winter courses or special events
The Support You'll Receive at York English
Whether you are new to ESL or have been doing this for a few years, everyone needs and bit of help from time to time. At York English, you will have lots of support – from your Academic Coordinator or Senior Teacher, to your fellow teachers sitting all around you. There are lots of people willing to share their ESL ideas and classroom experiences.
For each class, you will have a Teaching Assistant ready to help you out. Whether they are acting as a second pair of eyes and ears in your class, helping to monitor students during activities, or providing a timely translation in Chinese, your TA is a valuable part of the teaching team.
Your On-Going Training and Support
Each week on Friday there is a team meeting. This is designed to keep teachers informed about what is going on at York English and to take feedback from staff and to listen to their suggestions and ideas.
Once a month, you’ll be part of teacher training workshops, usually conducted by Senior Teachers, which are aimed at helping York English teachers gain more confidence and teaching skills when taking on certain types of lessons.
A few times each quarter, teachers receive an observation which will help them to identify areas in their teaching which they can change and tweak. The feedback is very useful and will give you great suggestions about how you can make your English lessons even better.
Peer observations at York English provide a valuable opportunity for you to watch other TEFL teachers employed by York English in action. You can see how they do things and the type of activities they d and use. If you like, you can also let other teachers watch and learn from you too!
Once or twice a year, all foreign teachers will come together for a full day of training which gives them a variety of activities and how to teach them. After the day is over, there is a teacher Olympics which ties a lot of ideas together with prizes for winning teams.
Team planning at York English gives TEFL teachers a chance to brainstorm teaching ideas together. There is a good opportunity to learn new activities, teaching methods and ways to teach ESL classes.
Can I develop my career at York English?
Yes! If you love teaching and working at York English, then there are many opportunities for promotion within our company. First off is Senior teacher; perfect for those who love teaching, but want a bigger hand in training other teachers, The Senior teachers at York English Fuzhou have a lighter teaching schedule, allowing them time to train new teachers and write ESL teacher workshops.
For those drawn into ESL academic management in China, the Academic Coordinator handles the admin duties of their branch. From completing observations to helping create and execute marketing plans. The foreign Academic Coordinator is involved in all sides of the company.
Living in Fuzhou
Fuzhou is located on China’s southeastern coast with clean air and stunning scenery. It is surrounded by mountains and a variety of beautiful parks and green spaces, meaning into is easy to get out of the thriving city into nature. All the greenery makes Fuzhou one of the cleanest cities in China.
Fuzhou is a rapidly developing city, but unlike China’s eastern coast, most of this development only started about 15 years ago, meaning many of its original buildings and traditions are still intact.
Min Cuisine is one of China’s eight famous cooking cuisines and so you’ll enjoy wonderful Chinese food on a daily basis here.
Salary package for York English
The salary package at York English goes up the longer you teach there and the better you perform as an English teacher. New English teachers fresh out of TEFL training start on 7,000RMB per month whereas more experienced English teachers begin on 8,000RMB per month.
Each three months you work with York English, your salary will be raised by 500RMB per month if you hit your targets as a teacher, meaning you’ll end the year on 1000RMB more per month than when you first started.
If you choose to sign for a second year, then you get an additional 1000RMB per month on top of this, meaning a new teacher starting on 7,000RMB per month would start on 9,000RMB for the second year. Experienced teachers starting on 8,000RMB for the first year, would start on 10,000RMB for the second year. Again at each quarter, 500RMB per month would be added to salary each month if teaching targets are met.
Airfare Bonus and Free Housing
All teachers are given 8,000RMB bonus at the end of their contract to cover flight costs to and from China. Additionally, teachers on their second year are given and extra 6,000RMB – an incentive to stay on with an excellent school already. Free shared housing (with one other foreign teacher) is given or a 1,500RMB extra on your salary should you wish to find your own place by yourself.
Join York School of English, Fuzhou!
We will look after you and care for you every day to make sure your China experience is everything you want it to be. You’ll be given the tools and skills to teach your classes and grow as a teacher. Better still, you’ll be surrounded by a friendly team of TEFL teachers just like you. APPLY to join us right here by licking the green button to begin the application process.
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