Edvectus will be hosting 3 interview events for this excellent group of schools with over 80 vacancies for next academic year.
On three weekends, Edvectus has been contracted to host an exclusive, invitation-only interview day for Yew Chung and Yew Wah international schools with campuses in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Yantai, Qingdao, Chongqing and more for their August 2019 vacancies. Teachers will have first access to all jobs for August 2019 through this event and interview directly with principals.
Started in the 1930s, The Yew Chung Eucation Foundation pioneered bilingual internatioanl education and through its Yew Wah schools can offer a fully rounded education that meets the needs of local Chinese students who want to have both a Chinese and international grounding.
Yew Wah is truly an East meets West programme where Western and Chinese teachers work in harmony. The environment suits teachers who work well in a team environment and who are interested in learning more about the world around them. Class sizes are small and behaviour problems are non-existent.
Teachers interested in attending the interviews must apply through Edvectus who is managing the event.
" I am currently living and teaching in Beijing, China . Overall, I love the atmosphere and inviting presence of the school. YCIS is also in a great location. My daughter and I are really enjoying our time here. I have had many positives since coming to China. The first positive is that I'm actually enjoying teaching more than I did when I was in America. Here in China, I feel valued and respected as a teacher" -EP
" Shanghai is a very easy city in which to relocate! There is something for everyone and a large expat community in which you can be involved compared to other cities in China. YCIS makes you feel welcome immediately. On my first day I had felt like I had been here for years already. Very helpful in providing a comfortable transition.... If you are from a smaller city, be prepared for large crowds everywhere you go. You get accustomed to this pretty quickly, but if you do not do well with large crowds it may be difficult at first. Research Chinese culture before you arrive. So many amazing foods, traditions, etc. so be open minded and give it a shot! If you find local foods that you like, your pocketbook will love you! Don't be phased by people staring and taking photos as they are just intrigued by obviously different appearances. They aren't judging, they are just curious!" - KM
"I am really enjoying the location of the school - we are very close to the center of Shanghai, and there is always something exciting happening in the area. If anyone is on the fence about moving to Shanghai... take the plunge! Life is so easy here. For any NZ teachers - the workload is almost halved here! I don't take work home in the evenings or on the weekend. I finally have a work-life balance!
The positives are the location and the people - I started with a great group of new teachers and we have all become very close. The students are great too, they are very well behaved - there are very few behavioral problems." - AC
"What I like most about my school is the trust in the teachers to do their jobs and the support I have found when I have any questions or any confusion. Beijing is a bustling busy place which is full of all types of experiences. I’m still getting acclimated but I am enjoying exploring. The challenges have been the language barrier and getting around in the city specifically cabs. I haven’t found any culture shock per say but I consciously made a decision that the first few months I would just try to experience this place and country before saying I liked or disliked anything. I would encourage that mindset to others as well because it is a very unique place." - AP
Besides a very competitive top-range salary which is comparable to schools in other regions such as the Middle East, Yew Chung and Yew Wah offers excellent benefits flights yearly, housing, medical insurance, visa application assistance and more. The schools are family friendly with a housing allowance and free tuition for dependent children (number varies by school).
Beijing is the capital city of China that has a history stretching back several millennia. Modern meets ancient in Beijing, which is home to foreign embassies and host to the Olympics as well as cultural sites such as the Forbidden City, Hutong, the Summer Palace and the nearby Great Wall of China. Expatriates can enjoy an active social life with many expatriate sports and social clubs, bars, restaurants, gyms and parks. Top sites in Beijing here with a very perky Naomi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kGXvQwK6kY
Shanghai is on China’s central coast and the financial hub of China. A very multicultural and vast city, it started as the major trading port for eastern China and has turned into a modern city complete with the tallest building in China and an efficient, clean metro system. Shanghai is a beautiful and welcoming city that’s easy to live in. A great overview of the city is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr5BhBxWKT8
Yantai is a coastal town in the Shandong province that still has colonial charm and access to plenty of outdoor activies. Yantai Hill Park and Nanshan Parks are on your doorstep and you can enjoy the beaches in the summer and nearby skiing in the winter and hit the bars and restaurants all year long. https://youtu.be/96cDbf3nSrA
Shenzhen is a vibrant city, adjacent to Hong Kong. Known for manufacturing and shopping, many expatriates live in Shenzhen making it a lively place to work. With one of the highest GDPs per capita in China, you will have everything you need at your fingertips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhqkplxnjCI
Chongqing is probably the largest city you have never heard of. It is located up-river from Shanghai on the Yangtze River and whilst no longer technically part of the Sichuan province, it retains a love of spicy food. Chongqing is set to become the most important city in West China with plans for huge growth. Nearby Three Gorges is a beautiful boat ride away where you can travel down sharp bends alongside huge limestone cliffs. Here’s an informative BBC show about this new mega-city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8BVivw3TzI
Guangzhou is a short train ride away from Hong Kong and is a vibrant and multicultural city. One of the top five largest cities in China, it has become a major gateway into China. With a great combination of city and nearby parks, Guangzhou is a great place for singles and families alike. https://youtu.be/wDJdax2xqwY
Applicants are encouraged to keep an open mind on location, and not to narrow choices too quickly to improve their chances of getting a job offer from the group. Yew Wah and Yew Chung encourage and facilitate movement between schools for all successful teachers, allowing you to see more of China and the world whilst working for a respected school group.