TESOL Planet provides the TESOL Teaching community with current TESOL teaching jobs, TESOL Teacher Training, and TESOL Information for those English speaking teachers looking to Teach English as a Second Language around the world. TESOL planet is here to help all TESOL teachers make informed choices about their TESOL teaching career.
Welcome to TESOL Planet!
Aston English is the flagship division of The Aston Educational Group. Aston English started in the city of Dalian in 1996. With over 100 Aston English schools throughout China, we have a location for everyone. Whether you want the bright lights of Nanjing or Chengdu, the cultural hub of Xian, the amazing cuisine of Yinchuan, or the more relaxed atmosphere of coastal Weihai. If you’re unsure of what part of China would be a good fit for you we can offer plenty of guidance.
With over 20 years’ experience bringing teachers to China, we at Aston Education understand that it is a big decision to move to a foreign country, which is why we support you every step of the way. From our friendly and knowledgeable foreign recruiters, expert help throughout the visa process, to being warmly welcomed at the airport when you arrive. You will never be left to fend for yourself.
Each year we hire a mix of experienced and inexperienced teachers. So if you are a recent graduate or do not have any teaching experience do not worry, we can teach you what you need to know. All we ask is that you have a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in teaching.
We want you to feel comfortable with making the move to China, so we are happy to put you in contact with some of our current teachers if you wish to hear of their experiences.
What we offer our teachers
Low hours and varying contract lengths
One thing we don’t want (and I’m sure you don’t) is for our teachers to come to China, only to have to work 40 hours a week and not get to fully enjoy the experience of being in China. This is why we offer 23 hour a week contract, which includes 3 days off. Giving you plenty of time to explore the city you’re in, study Mandarin or do some travelling. Of course, if you wish to work more hours we also have the option of a 28 hour contract.
Don’t want to commit to a full year? No problem, come and try 6 months first.
While rent in China is not terribly expensive compared to western standards, the initial costs involved can mean your wallet can take a hit. With rent paid generally every 3 months, you are looking at having to pay 6000 – 9000 RMB in set up costs. Add to that the hassle of having to stay in hotels and search for an apartment, it is an unnecessary stress.
We prefer that you have a place to call home as soon as you land in China, so for that reason all our schools offer free accommodation, fully furnished with everything you need. Zero set up costs.
Training and professional development
We offer all new teachers our 3 days TCERT training when they arrive in China. Our experienced teacher trainers will be able to fully prepare you to teach your first class through both practical and theoretical training. We have designed our own curriculum and books in house, so lesson planning is a breeze and takes minimal time.
Our goal is to provide you with a supportive environment and the guidance and training to allow you to continually develop your teaching skills.
As well as our initial training, we provide ongoing professional development throughout the year. As an example, we will be holding a ‘Creativity in the Classroom’ workshop this June for all of our teachers. This will be an opportunity for teachers to both gain and share teaching ideas based on their experiences, as well a chance for teachers from different cities to socialize and network.
At Aston we also have great career opportunities for those who wish to stay longer (or for more experienced applicants). Foreign Assistant Manager, Location Manager, Regional Support Officer and Teacher trainer are but a few positions available to our ambitious teachers.
Salary and Benefits
• Competitive salary up to 12,000 RMB per month for only 20 teaching hours per week
• Flight Allowance
• Full work visa
• Free accommodation
• Free Four hours of Chinese lessons per week
• Free airport pick up
• Free insurance
• Plenty of free time, 3 days off per week
• Ongoing training and support
• Paid holidays
• Opportunities for career advancement
Who we are looking for:
• Passport holders from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
• A university degree in any subject
• Clean criminal record
• A genuine desire to live abroad
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Enthusiastic and adventurous.
• Flexible and adaptable.
How to apply
Secure your position today and speed up the application process by emailing your resume and a recent photo to the Aston English Recruitment Department at firstname.lastname@example.org