Are you ready to take your career abroad for the 2022-23 school year? We have opportunities for experienced teachers across a wide range of subjects, with campuses located in some of China’s most dynamic and exciting cities. Our rapidly growing network of highly acclaimed schools also offers teachers opportunities for personal growth and career development within our network as we continue to open new campuses each year.
Our international and bilingual schools have a variety of open positions for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about what teaching with us is like, read about lessons our current teachers have utilized, and career opportunities!
Math comes alive in our classrooms, not only through in-depth subject knowledge from our teachers, but also through practical application of the concepts learned. Students begin to learn foundational math and science concepts beginning in Kindergarten. In elementary classes, our teachers guide students to see the practical applications in mathematical concepts. Basic addition and subtraction turn into making change, and in the primary grades, concepts of science are related with math as students learn to see the overlapping concepts of STEAM subjects. Students discover the application of STEAM, such as how the scientific method is part of how everyone uses science in daily life.
Students in middle and high school classes use the Saxon math curriculum to work through Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, and Calculus. Students will typically take AP Calculus in grade 10 with many students even taking classes beyond AP Calculus as they prepare for mathematical work at top universities.
“Students in AP Calculus classes have been designing and building roller coasters. Students started by researching different types of roller coasters and then they applied what they learned together with calculus concepts to design and build unique roller coasters. Each roller coaster had to include at least one loop and two hills. Students modeled the shape of the roller coaster using piecewise differentiable functions and calculated the point where the velocity was maximum and minimum.
It was amazing that some of the students really engaged in the different aspects of the project:
- Designing the schematics using mathematical modeling software
- Making sure that their model met the requirements of continuity and differentiability to ensure a smooth ride for the marble
- Displaying their artistic abilities to decorate the roller coaster, find a theme, or give it a creative twist
Through this project, students have used skills from various areas, not just Calculus, but also Physics and Art. The students developed abilities to work in a team, applied their calculus knowledge to a real-life situation, and had first-hand experience on the use of limited resources to achieve a goal without sacrificing functionality.”
– Madalina Ailincai, Calculus teacher, BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
Featured position: Algebra Teacher at BASIS International School Guangzhou
Teaching English at BASIS International Schools gives teachers the opportunity to go beyond basic language skills and delve into grammar, writing process, reading comprehension, and more. The beginning of reading and writing in Kindergarten and 1st grade develop into more in-depth lessons in reading comprehension, writing process, and grammar. Social science topics cover world history, beginnings of geographic awareness, and basic civics–preparing students for subject specific classes in the middle grades.
As students progress, middle and upper school English classes focus on building upon the foundation of the elementary years and challenging students with high level material. Language Arts concepts cover differences in writing styles, grammar, and literary and rhetorical devices. In literature classes students read and analyze a variety of high level selections, including Shakespeare, classic works of English literature, and poetry. AP level classes begin in 10th grade and cover topics related to the AP Language and Literature exams. Our students boast a high pass rate with a high percentage of students receiving 4s and 5s on their exams.
“The Post-AP English class at BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour engaged in a “four corners” activity. This is a student-centered learning strategy in which students are presented with a provocation, such as a recent prompt based on the novel we are currently reading, John Steinbeck’s The Pearl.
To begin with, students must have a mastery of the language within the discipline in order to debate such a topic effectively. In this case, students needed to have a comprehensive grasp of the concepts of protagonist and antagonists and fully understand the role that each category of character plays in a literary text.
Four Corners is an activity centered on students being able to voice their opinions and beliefs and being asked to justify them. This strategy encourages inquiry, as students are exploring and evaluating the subject matter, along with critical thinking, as students are identifying and evaluating the quality and credibility of the evidence in the text in order to inform the decisions they are making. Students are also honing their collaboration and communication skills as they work with their groups and explain their positions.
Our students engaged in a very robust and animated discussion, allowing them to demonstrate a firm grasp of the chapter’s content as well as the deeper issues percolating throughout the novel. Since young people love to debate and share their voices, the students are eager to participate in four corners sessions. When students enjoy a classroom strategy, it increases their motivation and energy and promotes the thinking and collaborative skills touched on earlier.”
– Dale Wood, AP English teacher, BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
Featured position: AP English Language Arts Teacher at BASIS International School Shenzhen
Our schools not only emphasize the importance of core subjects such as math, English, science, and history, but also underscore how involvement in the visual and performing arts enhances the overall learning process. Beginning in early childhood classes, students learn and participate in art class and create work using a variety of media and styles.
Art students have produced many outstanding and inspiring works in a variety of media and utilizing complex techniques. Art history and important movements in art are also incorporated into classes. Artwork is frequently on display at all of our campuses and showcases the unique talents and abilities of our school community. Several graduates have also been accepted to top art schools in the United States.
“In December 2021, art students from grades 6 and up at BASIS International School Shenzhen participated in the first-ever Sidewalk Chalk Art Show. Each group of students was given four rectangular slates as their canvas. The students first sketched their image on the ground. Then, they used various materials such as chalk, charcoal, and pastels mixed with water to fill in the sketch and add layers of detail. Creating the chalk paintings required time and effort, and the artwork emerged slowly over the course of the day, transforming the sidewalks into beautiful chalk paintings.
The show’s winner was a team of two eighth graders, Eagle P. and James D., who impressed us with their creative and beautiful rendering of koi fish in a pond. They created a 3D effect and produced the most complete and well-planned artwork.”
– Art Department at BASIS International School Shenzhen
Featured position: Art teacher at BASIS International School Hangzhou
English Language Learners and Support
For most of our students, English is their second language. While many possess a very high level of English language proficiency, others need additional support to thrive in our rigorous academic environment. This is where our ELL Coordinators come in. These educators help support all aspects of English language development for our students, including working with teachers to provide instructional expertise on integration of ELL best practices into the classroom, providing intervention and support, on-going student assessments, and communicating with school leaders and others on student progress.
Featured position: ELL Coordinator at BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen.
These are just a few of the opportunities available for serious, experienced, and subject expert educators to thrive in our school communities. We offer the ability to work with talented colleagues from around the world, in a professional environment with motivated and hard-working students.
Visit our careers website for more information about teaching jobs with BASIS International Schools and apply online today!