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Teda Global Academy, Tianjin

Language Support Specialist

¥21K-30K/Month Tianjin, China 1 position available Starting date in 2021-02-22

About The School

Teda International School was established by the governing body of the Tianjin Economic Development Learn more about this school

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in TGA! Located just outside of Tianjin in the People’s Republic of China, our school was established in 1995 by the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) government to support the families of the international business community.

TGA offers early childhood, primary and secondary educational programs, including a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) offerings, to children of foreign and local families in the area. Our U.S.-oriented curricula incorporates internationally-recognized learning standards, and academic core instruction is integrated with our Core Values, ensuring that our mission-driven program leads to well-rounded learners. We offer wide variety of extracurricular programs, clubs and activities, and our interscholastic athletic program runs year-round. Although Chinese language and culture are incorporated into our curricula, English is our primary medium of instruction.

We have 40 foreign teachers on our staff. Their average tenure is 4 years. We experience about 20% foreign staff turnover each year. Our teachers come from all over the world.

TEDA is a “new city” by Chinese standards, just 35 years old. Part of the Binhai district, it is near the international shipping port, and is characterized by wide avenues, plenty of green space, modern buildings, western-style malls and stores, international restaurants and cafes, clinics and hospitals. Western food and groceries are readily available, and most residences, shops and TGA are located within 3 kilometers of each other. Rental bikes and taxis are cheap and plentiful, and most destinations are a short walk or ride away.

Our school is looking for the following position: Language  Support Specialist

Reports to: Principal

Primary Objective

This highly collaborative position shares responsibility for ensuring that all students, particularly those who lack proficiency with conversational and academic English, receive the support necessary for high quality learning and equitable access to the full range of learning opportunities available.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supports an inclusive model of English language support

  • Consults/co-plans with teachers to design lessons that

    incorporate objectives and strategies for language learning

  • Co-teaches in content-area classes to ensure language and

    conceptual understanding

  • Ensures usage of research-based language acquisition

    strategies to support learning in the regular classroom

  • Provides, or facilitates provision of, instructional language

    support to students in the regular classroom

  • Provides instruction and support to students in individual and

    small group settings on a limited basis; develops and enacts transition plans to facilitate full-time placement into the regular classroom

  • Participates on and collaborates with the Student Support Team to ensure that referred and identified students receive comprehensive support; monitors student progress

  • Meets with parents to discuss language learning needs and external support, when necessary

  • Communicates regularly with classroom teachers, other specialists, and administrators regarding student needs, especially regarding changes or updated information

  • Ensures effective student transition between classes and grade levels; informs teachers of detailed student needs at the start of the year and throughout the year as needed; facilitates year-end meetings between current and next-year teacher(s)

  • Maintains documentation and records of student needs, interventions, and progress

  • Provides relevant professional learning opportunities to teachers

  • Advocates for student and program needs; discusses and

    recommends program improvements with school leaders

  • Commits to and practices child safeguarding standards and

    requirements; ensures that all students are protected from

    exclusion, discrimination, harassment, abuse and neglect

  • Commits to school Guiding Statements and Teacher Profile

Key Relationships

• Teachers
• Student Support Team members • Students
• Parents


  • State or provincial certification as a professional teacher

  • Extensive training and experience working with academic

    English language development and acquisition; English

    language learner certification preferred

  • A consultative and collaborative approach to teaching and

    learning; experience and comfort working with a wide range of


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to develop and communicate

    plans, evaluate progress, and facilitate appropriate follow- through in a timely manner


• Competitive tax-free salary:15k/month-23k/Month for basic Salay
• Housing allowance (single ¥54,000/yr. More for families)
• Flight allowance (includes dependents)
• Extra baggage allowance
• Professional development allowance
• Worldwide health coverage (includes dependents)

• Tuition waiver for dependent children
• Paid accommodation on arrival (up to one week)
• Airport pickup at start of contract
• Full pay salary during summer and winter holidays
• Working visa provided

Post date: 2020-11-06
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