Part-Time Mandarin Teacher – International Secondary Stream

Part-Time Mandarin Teacher – International Secondary Stream
  • Blue Pool Road
Contract Type
  • Part-time
  • Teaching staff
Application Deadline
  • 30/04/2024
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

Part-Time Teacher (16 hours per week) of Mandarin, International Stream Job Outline

Contract Term: 1 year part-time contract from August 2024, renewable

Due to growth an exciting opportunity has arisen for a teacher of Mandarin with an ability to teach native speakers at FIS.  We are seeking an inspirational and energetic person to teach in the Secondary school. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of academic success, innovation and development throughout their career.



This is an opportunity for the candidate 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. Mandarin is a popular option for students through the School from Years 7 to 13 and is taught at all levels. Foreign, second and first language examinations are offered to IGCSE candidates: IBDP students currently undertake language B HL/SL courses and Mandarin A HL/SL is planned for the upcoming school year.


We are seeking a teacher who will:

  • Have a deep knowledge and teaching experience of international curriculum including IGCSE and International Baccalaureate diploma, with an ability to teach students at all levels of Chinese: 1st, 2nd and foreign language
  • 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 has experience of inquiry-based learning 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

●       Is a Holder of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or dependant visa


We will provide:

  • 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: with a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides.  Please send your application by 30 April 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.  We encourage applications from any candidate that has applied previously for the role.

Address your application to Mr. Mark Williams, Principal of the International Secondary Stream.  Interviews will take place in Hong Kong via Google Meet in April/May 2024.


The French International School – Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer.
At our School, we value all employees and job candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our School. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with our personal data policy.