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EFL Part Time ONLINE Instructor

Job Summary

Company True Learning
Hourly Pay $25
Class Time Zone UTC+8, China
Student Type Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School
+ Native Speakers Only Yes
+ Degree Required Yes
+ Certificate Required No / Unspecified
+ Experience Required Yes
Please mention ESLROK when applying!
Contact Details recruiting@truelearningonline.com
Added 2019-03-26

Job Description

“True Learning” Job Opening: EFL Part Time ONLINE Instructor

A. Position Summary:

1) We are seeking experienced PART TIME native English-speaking ESL/EFL teaching professionals to join our expanding team to deliver high quality, fun, and interactive online classes to two target segments:

a. Chinese students (age 6-15): Instructors are responsible for “performing” ready-made lessons and providing periodic structured, written student feedback and evaluation. Lessons are 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week (Monday through Friday), except for Chinese and American holidays. All lessons occur during the early morning (US time) to coincide with evening China time. Teachers are free to choose from one to four classes.

b. Chinese students Junior High Exam Prep and Conversational Classes: Instructors are responsible for executing Senior High entrance oral English prep classes with conversational focus. Typically, one hour/week executed in one session. Timing varies, but typically coincides with Friday evening China time or during the weekend, except for winter or summer break periods. High quality lesson plan is provided by True Learning, to be executed online. Typical format is 1x1 or 1x2, but can be up to 1x4. 
2) The position is work-from-home, but requires a professional setting and fast internet to support on-line video streaming. 
3) Rate per hour is USD 25.

B. Key EFL instructor responsibilities include:

1) Make the virtual classroom as fun and interactive as possible; capture and maintain student attention for students to learn optimally. 
2) Use full sentences during class, and encourage students to do the same. 
3) Incorporate both “teacher to individual student” as well as “student-group-interactive-practice” to create a friendly, encouraging environment, to help students let go of inhibition and speak out. Songs and other interactive activities/games are encouraged. 
4) We provide basic lesson plans to ensure consistent core framework curriculum. For each topic, teachers ensure students have proficient command of the core vocabulary and core sentence patterns. If students are ready for more complex work beyond core materials (in your judgement), incorporate extended vocabulary creatively to expand and enrich the student learning experience. Leverage Google for additional age-appropriate images/pictures for the students as needed. 
5) Incorporate daily greetings as much as possible in every session/class, to encourage students to talk about their days. Examples include: how are you today? What did you do today? Did you go to school today? How is weather in your city today? … Adjust the greetings to the English proficiency level of your student group, and build over time. 
6) Incorporate at least 5 minutes of review for core content from prior session in all your classes/sessions. 
7) To create an intuitive context for your students, leverage images/pictures instead of words as much as possible, to enable a “real life” setting to facilitate organic language acquisition for students as much as possible. Note that spelling is not the focus or priority, especially for students that are at lower level classes. 
8) Often ask conversation starters like “do you like…?”, "what's your favorite...?", "what is this?" to create situational context and encourage students to speak up and answer as much as possible. 
9) Praise students often, but also grasp opportunities to show students correct pronunciation and sentence patterns by repeating in friendly, non-critical way to gently “nudge” students to self-correct. 
10)Provide feedback to our customer support personnel if disruptive student behavior is observed in class, so that we can step in and work with parents to resolve issues timely where applicable. 
11)Provide individual student feedback in bullets at the below regularity:

a. Student-specific comments on how each student is doing in class after initial 5 sessions

b. Student-specific comments on how each student is doing in class every month from Month 2 onward

C. Required Qualifications:

1) We would like the teachers to be based in North America (Canada and US primarily), with current teaching responsibilities for these target age groups, optimally with some ESL/EFL certifications and experiences, and ~2-5 years of teaching experience. 
2) Teacher certifications desired 
3) Bachelor's degree in Education, English (ESL-focused), or related disciplines required; advanced degree in related discipline is preferred 
4) Proven track record of effective classroom instruction; experience with online virtual class delivery a plus

D. How to Apply:

1) Email recruiting@truelearningonline.com, indicate interest, and our recruiting team will email you the True Learning Application Form. 
2) When responding to our recruiting team after filling out the Application Form, please include the following attachments in your response: a. Brief Cover Letter, which also indicates which areas you are most interested in (Program for Chinese Students Age 6-15, and/or exam-prep themed classes) b. CV or Resume (include email addresses or phone numbers of two references, recent phone preferred). c. Filled out Application Form (Excel-based Form) 
3) Email recruiting@truelearningonline.com if you have any questions! 
4) If we are interested in your candidacy, our recruiting team will be reaching out to you within two weeks of your full application submission (referenced in step 2 above).

Additional class details are below for your reference.

Position Detail: Classes for Chinese Students Age 6-15

1) We are offering levels 0-6, with 0 for children who have very limited English exposure (typically aged 6-7), to Level 6, where children can handle daily as well as topic-based conversations proficiently (typically aged ~15). Age groups will most likely be 6-15 years old, based on current enrolled student population. 
2) Our format is a 30 minute/daily program for all participating children to provide an environment of "total immersion." Lesson time is Monday through Friday, except for both Chinese and American holidays. 
3) Class format: 1 (teacher) to <=4 (kids), offered via video conferencing, with all lesson plans prepared, but with enough leeway for teachers to add their own individual creativity. The electronic platform is user-friendly and requires only a good high-speed internet connection (full training provided). Teachers are able to use the technology platform to interact with web pages and lesson plans using annotation functions provided on the platform. Our intent is that the same teacher and students can stay in the Program throughout the year. 
4) All lesson plans are customized and cater to topics of interest for the target student population in China. 
5) Teachers can teach at home by logging onto the technology platform, so there is no commuting hassle. Since lesson plans are already made, teachers only need to spend a few minutes to ready themselves for each class. 
6) Since the US and China are in different time zones, we are targeting teachers that are available for any 30-minute increments between 6:30 am - 9:00 am CST (or the CST equivalent for EST, Mountain time, or PST). Teachers can sign up for as few as one class or as many as four classes. The rate of pay is $25/hr. 
7) Our special features, compared to other online China-based schools, are

a. custom-made student-group specific lesson plans, with each student tested into any of our given level classes;

b. high quality customer services for students and parents, with weekly to monthly feedback loop;

c. high quality classes enabled by highly experienced teachers, and

d. structured and customized teaching materials, delivered on a versatile technology platform for online interaction between teachers and students.

Position Detail: Exam-prep Themed Classes, Chinese Students Age 15-16

1) This is a targeted dual-purpose class with focuses on preparing Chinese Junior High grade 3 students for the oral English component of their Sr. High Entrance Exam, as well as enabling their English conversational capabilities on customized and cater to topics of interest for the target student population in China. 
2) Our format is a 60 minutes/week program for all participating children. Lesson time can vary, but typically is on Friday evening or the weekends, China time. 
3) Class format: 1 (teacher) to <=4 (kids), offered via video conferencing, with all lesson plans prepared, but with enough leeway for teachers to add their own individual creativity. The electronic platform is user-friendly and requires only a good high-speed internet connection (full training provided). Teachers are able to use the technology platform to interact with web pages and lesson plans using annotation functions provided on the platform. 
4) All lesson plans are customized and cater to topics of interest for the target student population in China, as well as improving students’ pronunciation and intonation, in simulated exam context, to help students score well in the Oral English Exam component of Senior High Entrance Exam 
5) Teachers can teach at home by logging onto the technology platform, so there is no commuting hassle. Since lesson plans are already made, teachers only need to spend a few minutes to ready themselves for each class. 
6) Since the US and China are in different time zones, we are targeting teachers that are available for any 60 - minute increments between 6:30 am - 9:00 am CST (or the CST equivalent for EST, Mountain time, or PST) for typically Friday, as well as potentially for the weekend. The rate of pay is $25/hr. 
7) Our special features, compared to other online China-based schools, are

a. custom-made student group specific lesson plan;

b. high quality customer services for students and parents, with weekly to monthly feedback loop;

c. high quality classes enabled by highly experienced teachers, and

d. structured and customized teaching materials, delivered on a versatile technology platform for online interaction between teachers and students.

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