English Teacher - Secondary French Stream – American Section

Contract Term: Two years renewable from mid-August 2019

The French International School in Hong Kong is recruiting for an English (Language, Literature) teacher to work in the Secondary French Stream - American Section (OIB).

Established in 1964, the French International School (FIS) is the oldest international school in Hong Kong. It is a dynamic educational institution, which welcomes over 2,600 students from around the world. It offers both French and British-style curricula and is the largest French school in Asia.

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, under an overall Headmaster appointed by the AEFE. The French Stream follows a French curriculum and has approximately 2000 students. The International Stream follows a curriculum broadly based on the English national curriculum leading to IGCSE and then the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. It currently has approximately 642 students registered.

The American section of the International Option of the French Baccalaureate (OIB) combines the breadth and rigor of the French Baccalaureate with extra subjects taught and examined in English, resulting in a bilingual, bicultural diploma. Students in the OIB program have the opportunity to take English language and literature and history and geography courses taught from an American perspective by certified anglophone teachers.

The OIB team at FIS is comprised of 14 teachers from 7 different nationalities working together to help the students achieve academic excellence in a nurturing environment.

Job Position

  • Full-time position teaching 20 periods per week (55-minute periods)

  • Teaching responsibilities include the English Language and Literature component of the American Section (Section Internationale Américaine), as well as English as a Second Language (ESL)-- (LV).

We are seeking teachers who are:

  • Well qualified with an internationally accepted degree and teaching qualification;

  • Dynamic, forward-looking professional with the experience and skills to contribute to a dynamic faculty;

  • An outstanding teacher who is passionate about learning and teaching and sets high expectations for every student;

  • Able to work collaboratively with a team of teachers;

  • Internationally-minded and culturally sensitive;

  • Committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement;

  • Able and willing to teach both Middle and High School level (6th to 12th Grades);

  • Native English speaker

 

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.

 

Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or both of the following experience:

  • Working knowledge of French

  • An additional qualification in drama

Please submit your application (resume and cover letter) by 15 April 2019 to the Recruitment and Human Resources Development Manager by email: recruitment@lfis.edu.hk

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.