Elementary Teacher Abroad - Beijing, China

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Michigan International Education Services
Position Details: 

VACANCY: Elementary English Language Teacher/Foreign Program Assistant (1)

                     Middle School English Language Teacher/Foreign Program Assistant (1)


VACANCY DESCRIPTION:  The Xicheng District Education Research Institute of Beijing, China, is seeking experienced teaching candidate(s) to work with students in the Xicheng District of Beijing and also serve as Foreign Program Assistants responsible for developing and delivering professional development using multiple formats for the research institute.  Xicheng District Education Research Institute is seeking experienced teachers (1 middle school teacher, 1 elementary teacher) to teach a pre-determined curriculum as part of their assignment, and foreign program assistant for the balance of their assignment.  Xicheng District Education Research Institute is seeking enthusiastic, (preferably) native English speakers with a bachelor’s degree, and classroom teaching experience working young students, to create a unique experience and create excitement for learning English and additional subjects in English.  Current teaching credentials and certificates and previous teaching experience are required.


Xicheng District Education Research Institute are seeking these positions or the 2018-19 school year, and they will provide a comprehensive package for those seeking and successfully obtaining a position.  This is a one-year contract position with the option of renewal for subsequent years upon successful performance evaluations.  Enthusiastic experienced teachers who are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience are encouraged to apply.


Xicheng district is located in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, and it is home to numerous historical and cultural sites in China.  Beijing is known for its temples, parks, museums, public transportation, and city views.  There are numerous universities in and around Beijing and the Bo Wen program is affiliated with Beijing Comparative Education Institute.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Teaching certificate for any subject grades K-8
  • Background in English and language instruction or experience teaching or working with elementary age students
  • Native or near native English speaker
  • Experience working with non-native English speakers
  • Flexibility and creativity, ability to work well with students
  • Ability to build relationships with students and families
  • Instructional knowledge and pedagogy for English instruction and techniques
  • Ability to deliver an English curriculum to elementary learners and engage students
  • Experience leading and/or designing professional development


  • English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Learner (ELL) certification, training or coursework
  • Experience teaching in a foreign country or with non-native English speakers
  • ESL/ELL/EFL program development and/or work with ESL/ELL students in a general education classroom setting
  • Culturally responsive teaching practice knowledge and experience
  • Experience and understanding with and/or teaching U.S. culture combined with language instruction or good working knowledge of U.S. culture and the ability to teach it to secondary students in an interesting, engaging way
  • Ability to follow pre-developed lesson plans and the ability to modify lessons as needed during instruction
  • Professional development design and leadership experience



POSITION START DATE:  Teachers should arrive in Xicheng District the fourth week of August 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Until filled.  Applicant reviews conducted as applications are received.

Please submit all required application documents via the email listed below or through MIES jobs application portal (www.michies.org)

For questions or more information please contact: 

Rick Schaffner, Executive Director for Michigan International Education Services

Director for China Services International for the United States



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