Teacher of English Adults (CHI-T-1877)
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Location: Nanjing, China | Contract: 2-year (renewable) | Start Date: as soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 27 January 2019 (23:59 UK time)

Teacher of English Adults (CHI-T-1877)


The British Council China is recruiting EFL teachers for its first teaching centre in Nanjing.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic professional teaching team who are dedicated to delivering the best English teaching in China.

The posts offer excellent developmental opportunities, as well as the chance to be part of a dynamic, highly motivated team.

To be considered, you should be a highly proficient user of English with an undergraduate degree. You should also have an internationally recognised TEFL-I qualification (i.e. Cambridge CELTA/ Trinity CertTESOL) and a minimum of 2 years full-time relevant post-certificate teaching experience with a wide range of classes, levels and age groups.

Teachers contribute to British Council objectives through the delivery of quality English Language Teaching. The main duties are:

• Teaching Adults to standard as timetabled

• Taking part in the professional development programme and to attend staff meetings

• Carrying out routine administration and customer care as required by the Teaching Centre and to assist in the testing, counselling and registration of new students

Teachers teach 21 contact teaching hours per week plus 3 hours timetabled substitution (paid if taught). Placement testing may be timetabled or offered as overtime throughout the year.

Courses for Adults follow a syllabus and are well-resourced to support teaching quality and reduce planning time. In-house materials are primarily used, while supplementary resources created by teachers are organised into folders for sharing.

Teachers can submit preferences for specific levels to fit their professional needs. In general, teachers are given between 4-6 levels to plan and teach, although there are times when this number goes up and down as operational needs vary.

Teachers are able to participate in a variety of developmental opportunities to ensure the quality of teaching. The Performance Management and Professional Development system ensures every teacher has a line manager to go to for support and feedback. There are regular in-house professional development sessions.

Teachers can expect to have a combination of fixed and semi-flexible leave. In order to facilitate the term structure and leave, teachers have fixed periods when they provide planned rolling cover for other members of the team.

There is a Staff Association which meets to discuss areas of concern or interest to teachers.



For more information, please see Vacancy Documents and British Council Generic Behaviours  


Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date.


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


 If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 27 January 2019 (23:59 UK time).


About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team (EAteacher.Recruitment@britishcouncil.org.sg) based in Singapore.


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. 

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