primary ell teacher - aug 2024 - shenzhen, china

job category
international teaching
job type
£ 2,200 - £ 3,200 per year, Housing, flights, medical & more
reference number
primary team, teachanywhere
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job description

Primary ELL Teacher (G1-5)
Shenzhen, China

Region: Far East and South East Asia
Start Date: August 2024
School Curriculum: Schools own / AP
Age of Students: from 3 to 18 years

The BASIS Group

BASIS International & Bilingual Schools is a rapidly growing network of schools in China with a tradition of academic excellence and rigour. Their first school opened in Shenzhen in 2015 and since then they have opened schools in Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu and Wuhan, with two new schools coming to Shenzhen in 2024.

The BASIS mission is to provide students with transformative early childhood and K-12 education. With the cutting-edge BASIS Curriculum, through exceptional teaching and faculty mentoring, they will produce graduates who have broad intellectual capabilities, international perspectives, critical thinking proficiency, and creative problem-solving skills to be leaders in their future academic and professional lives. BASIS graduates have been accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world, including Princeton, Oxford, Cornell, Imperial College London, MIT, University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins, and many more-with an overall acceptance of nearly 100% to Top 50 U.S. universities.

Teaching in China with this school group offers many unique benefits and opportunities. Teachers enjoy excellent facilities and resources, a higher standard of living with perks such as paid housing, and the opportunity to explore and continue their own learning as part of a new culture and geographic area. The group's network of schools in China is rapidly growing, offering excellent opportunity for growth, promotion and development.

BASIS Bilingual School, Shenzhen

BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen is the group's first bilingual school in China. It opened in September 2020 in Shenzhen's Futian District for prekindergarten to 5th grade students; the campus expanded in 2021 to add middle school grades; and it will eventually offer courses through 12th grade.

With state-of-the-art classrooms, multi-activity space, and office facilities, the campus has added a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, 200-metre track and soccer field, Apple computer lab, theatre, and additional classrooms.

BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen combines the core of the BASIS School Curriculum with much of the language, history, culture, and values of the traditional Chinese curriculum. A multi-national team of educators works alongside each other to build an environment where students and faculty thrive.

Living and Working in Shenzhen

Located in the expat-friendly suburb of Shekou, there are numerous Western restaurants, grocery stores, IMAX movie theatres with current releases in English, and shopping opportunities close to the school. Shenzhen itself is a wonderful planned city filled with plants and shrubbery on the coast in the warmer southern climate of China. Additionally, the area has easy access by car or ferry to Hong Kong and other Chinese cities, such as Macao, Zhuhai, and Guangzhou.


  • Fully qualified with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
  • Previous experience within an EAL setting
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence.
  • Open to new ideas in teaching.
  • Knowledgeable, passionate, and believe in transforming education.
  • Able to motivate students to reach their highest potential while also elevating own skills through peer collaboration and a culture where learning is of the utmost importance.
  • Being a brand new school, flexibility is important, as are strong relationship building skills and the ability to build a strong school community.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary from approx. $55-65k USD per annum (360 - 420k RMB), more for leadership roles
  • Start and end of employment travel provided
  • Housing provided by the school
  • Moving in allowance
  • Free tuition for 2 students (3 for teaching couples) if dependent visas are being issued
  • Generous Bonus Structure, including compliance bonus, attendance bonus, and retirement bonus
  • Global Insurance
  • 3 year contract
  • Fantastic chance to join a successful and expanding global network of schools, with opportunities for career growth and advancement


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