French/Spanish Teacher – International Secondary Stream

French/Spanish Teacher – International Secondary Stream
Campus
  • Blue Pool Road
Contract Type
  • Full-Time
Category
  • Teaching staff
Application Deadline
  • 01/03/2024
About the French International School

Established in 1963, the French International School (FIS) is the oldest international school in Hong Kong and was the first school in Hong Kong to offer the IB (in 1988). It is a dynamic educational institution, which welcomes over 2,700 students from around the world. It offers both French and international curricula and is one of the largest French schools in Asia.

FIS currently operates four campuses, next year all of which will accommodate students in the International Stream. Regarding the three primary schools, one is surrounded by greenery in Jardine’s Lookout and another campus is by the sea in Tseung Kwan O and the third is a beautiful campus in Chai Wan.

FIS is a private, not-for-profit organization. In the last five decades, it has grown from a small school with 35 students to one of the most renowned international schools in the region. Its students are from 40 countries speaking some 30 languages – it is a truly multicultural learning environment.

FIS operates two streams, French and International. The French Stream follows the French national curriculum and has approximately 1700 students. The International Stream follows an English and Mathematics curriculum based on the English national curriculum and also the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leading to the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in years 7 and 8, then to IGCSE and finally the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. It currently has over 1000 students registered. In 2020/21 the international stream successfully went through the IEYC/IPC Accreditation process.

Job Description

Teacher of French/Spanish, International Stream Job Outline

Contract Term: 2 years full-time contract from August 2024

Due to growth an exciting opportunity has arisen for a teacher of French/Spanish at FISHK.  We are seeking inspirational and energetic people to teach in the secondary school. The successful candidates will have a proven track record of academic success, innovation and development throughout their careers. 

Responsibilities

This is an opportunity for candidates to help the Leader of Learning for World Languages to shape the future of the faculty and help lead the ambitious vision and mission of the school. French is a core option for students through the school from years 7 to 11, and is offered at all levels from foreign language to native speaker.  IGCSE courses run for students of foreign language French, whilst near native/native speakers are entered for the DELF examinations. It is a popular option at IBDP level with courses run at French A HL/SL, French B HL/SL and French Ab initio.

Spanish is an option for students through the school from years 7 to 11 alongside Mandarin, and is offered as a foreign language.  It is a popular option at IGCSE and IBDP Spanish B HL/SL.

Requirements

IBDP Spanish B HL/SL.

We are seeking a teacher who will:

  •       Have a deep knowledge and teaching experience of international curriculum including IGCSE and International Baccalaureate diploma. Experience or understanding of the French DELF system would be an advantage as well as an ability to teach Spanish B in the IBDP
  •       Be well qualified with an internationally accepted degree and teaching qualification.
  •       Be a dynamic, forward-looking professional with the experience and skills to contribute to the faculty;
  •       Be an outstanding teacher who is passionate about learning and teaching and sets high expectations for every student;
  •       Be able to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  •       Be internationally-minded and culturally sensitive;
  •       Be committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement; 
Benefits
  • A competitive compensation package including cash allowance and gratuity
  • International worldwide medical cover
  • Subsidised education for children at French International School
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development.
  • A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment.
  • The chance to work in a culturally diverse context.

Please apply via: https://fis.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers with a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides. Please send your application by 01 March 2024. Early applications are recommended as the School reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline should a suitable candidate present him or herself.  Address your application to Mr. Mark Williams, Principal of International Secondary.  Interviews will take place in  person in Hong Kong, or via Google Meet.

All information provided by the applicants will be kept confidential and used for employment-related purposes only.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with our personal data policy.