Teaching high school English, Shanghai middle school teachers wanted
It is known that junior secondary education is compulsory in China while senior secondary education is a necessary stage for the students to enter universities.
In the past few years, more and more secondary school students were studying overseas and most of them went to the U.K., the U.S.A. and Australia. Therefore all the international schools in Shanghai has listed GCSE/A-Level and SSAT/SAT as key courses and seek for native teachers from the U.S.A. or the UK to help students with the preparation for these examinations.
High school (senior secondary school) teaching in Shanghai usually focuses on spoken English, listening, vocabulary, reading and writing with a higher standard than that of primary schools. In addition, mathematics, science, physics are also listed as courses taught in English in some international high schools.
FAQs teaching English in high schools in Shanghai
1. Will this job also give me a working visa or do I need one already?
A legal z visa is offered, and if you already have got one, it can be renewed.
2. Who will I be teaching?
Middle schools students. More precisely, students aged from 12 to 18 (Teenagers).
3. What's the schedule and how many hours will I be working for?
The regular schedule of classes in high school in Shanghai covers from Monday to Friday with 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. The teaching hours are generally 16 - 20 hours per week by average.
4. What is the minimum length of contract?
Usually a one-year contract is required. But sometimes a half-year contract is acceptable.