Head Teacher/Academic Director

  • Little Mountain Learning Academy
  • START DATE: 10/08/2018
  • Songyuan, Jilin, China
  • CONTRACT TYPE: 1-Year Renewable
  • Asia
Teaching / Faculty Jobs Career College / Language School

Job Overview

Little Mountain Learning Academy is an established language school based in Vancouver, Canada. We’re currently looking for a Head Teacher/Academic Director to join the team in a leadership position at our first Chinese location in Jilin province. We’re a growing company with opportunities in both China and Canada for the right candidates.

Our Head Teacher/Academic Director will have some regular teaching duties at our children’s after-school English academy, along with responsibility for overseeing academic development, progress and enrolment at Little Mountain Education in Songyuan, China. We see this position as a great fit for a professional teacher who is looking to step up into a managerial position. Ideally we would like to hire a Canadian citizen, though anyone from an English-speaking country may be eligible.


  • 22,000 CNY per month after tax (approx $50,000 CAD per year)
  • Fully sponsored Z visa
  • Free, furnished accommodation
  • 4 weeks paid vacation plus Chinese national holidays
  • Return airfare once per year
  • Opportunities to relocate or grow with the business as we expand to open schools in other cities
  • Training in Vancouver, Canada prior to departure, when logistically possible
  • Positions in Vancouver when possible, upon return, for Canadian citizens


Our preferred candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required for Chinese work visa)
  • Teaching certification (TEFL/CELTA and/or BC Teaching Certificate and/or equivalent)
  • At least 5 years of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably with children
  • Native-level English
  • Nationality/passport from one of the following countries (required for Chinese work visa): Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, South Africa

Additional Details

  • November 2018 start date in China, with training in Vancouver prior to departure, if logistically possible
  • 40-hour work week includes up to 18 teaching hours

Employer Description

Little Mountain Learning Academy (LMLA) offers premium Early Literacy, ESL, and Academic Reading and Writing Programs for Pre-k to Grade 12 students in an after-school setting and in Seasonal Intensives.

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