We have a good opportunity in Macau for immediately start or Aug 2022. If you are interested in this role, please let me know.
Secondary English Language and Literature Teacher
A teacher who can continue to raise the bar of English and Literature among our secondary students, for many of whom English is not their mother tongue. This teacher needs to teach high school students IGCSE and IBDP level English language and literature.
Solid understanding of English and Literature
Familiar with and support school ethos and standards of practice
Cooperate and support decisions made by the school
Possess competent classroom management, educational planning, and student follow-up skills
Incorporate a variety of teaching and learning approaches including strategies for differentiation, teaching ESL students, and inquiry-based learning
Communicate frequently and constructively with parents
Pay attention to details of the latest syllabi and curricula, plan and teach accordingly and effectively
Exercise appropriate care for students’ intellectual, emotional and physical health
Communicate with appropriate colleagues and administrators regarding school’s expectations regarding academic, behavioral and moral standards
Cooperate with colleagues and show due diligence in planning and other paper work
Show creativity in lesson planning, departmental activities and school-wide activities
Middle School and Secondary
Our Middle School comprises students aged 10 to 13, while Secondary consists of students from age 14 to 18. The class size is between 20 and 25. Students’ English fluency includes ESL learners, but by Form 3 most are at or approaching natural-level proficiency. We emphasize vertical and horizontal collaboration between teachers and expect teachers to work diligently for their students’ character development, thinking skills, academic performance, spirit of service, emotional, and physical health.
We see early adolescence—also known as junior youth—as representing a special period of life with unique needs and vast potential. Therefore, programmes at Middle School for this age aim to engage their interests, mould their capacities for service, and involve them in meaningful social interaction with peers and older youth. Students are assisted to gain proficiency in various academic disciplines while also helping them develop their spiritual perception, powers of expression and a sound moral framework to guide their decision making.
Students enter adolescence, also known as youth, in Secondary school. This is a period of life characterized by blossoming capacities, strength and vigour. We believe youth possess great potential to bring about constructive change and have an expanding capacity for meaningful service. Their sense of purpose and thirst for knowledge finds expression through greater ownership of their learning and growth. Our secondary programme aims to assist students to further develop their intellectual capacities along with the qualities, attitudes, and understandings that will enable them to make growing contributions to society. Through rigorous academic training spanning a variety of subjects, they are prepared to succeed in IGCSE exams in Form 4, the IB Diploma Programme in Form 6, and their further studies upon graduation.
Working Hours & Schedule
Teachers have 36 working hours per week, which is comprised of up to twenty 45-minute teaching periods, various responsibilities, and some planning time.
There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 50 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual base salary, including housing allowance, is approximately US$44,000, after tax, and is slightly increased based on years of experience. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s professional development subsidy of at least US$600 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive is around US$58,000.
Benefits include local healthcare coverage, reduced tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, internal professional development, and assistance in finding an apartment which includes a one-week hotel stay. The school also covers basic quarantine costs, if needed, for arriving teachers.
UPDATE: As of 3 December 2021, Macau has continued to pursue a strict, zero-COVID strategy. While local residents may enter the territory directly, currently, foreigners may only enter by land from Mainland China or Hong Kong after residing there for at least 21 days. The future state of the pandemic and corresponding regulations cannot be predicted with certainty. However, the school expects to continue to see additional and less cumbersome channels open for teachers to enter Macau from abroad going forward, certainly by Summer 2022.
This year, fully vaccinated teachers will be hired from all countries, although slight preference will be given to those who can more easily enter Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau.
A relevant bachelor’s degree. (Coursework completed at the Master or Ph.D. level is highly valued but can only be used to partially satisfy this specific requirement of the Education Department. Other teaching qualifications and certifications, always appreciated, are not required for employment as a Middle School or Secondary teacher in Macau).
Fluency in English, which is the medium of instruction.
Although new teachers typically reach Macau in early August and enter the classroom from September, the school would like to fill this position immediately. Practically, this can take place a few days after the contract signing of a local applicant or approximately two months for those not already teaching in Macau.
If you are interested in them, please contact us ASAP!